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5 things your downtown can plan and launch in less than 30 days

By |June 20th, 2017|Communications, Marketing|

By Gregg McLachlan WorkCabinCreative.ca Simple actions. You can do each of these. Starting now. Not six months from now. Or next year. Now. Your downtown's creativity and willingness to adapt is being continually observed by the public. The most overlooked word in revitalization is perception. Does your downtown have the [...]

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5 reasons your small business Facebook efforts are not paying off

By |June 15th, 2017|Marketing, Social media|

By Gregg McLachlan WorkCabinCreative.ca Many small-town businesses are eliminating traditional forms of advertising, or even having an active website presence, in favour of Facebook. "Oh, hey, we'll put up a few posts each week and everyone will see them and that's how we market our business today!" LOL. Good luck [...]

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5 reasons your small-town business marketing sucks

By |June 13th, 2017|Marketing|

By Gregg McLachlan WorkCabin Creative When a small-town business fails, that's not the time to reflect on your marketing and say "I wish we had done things differently!" Sadly, that is exactly what happens. The days of only slapping an ad in a newspaper or on the radio, and calling that [...]

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How your business can easily treat your best customers extra special each month

By |June 2nd, 2017|Marketing|

Tupperware parties were once all the rage. Excited invitees would attend the party and get an exclusive look at new products and special pricing. And of course, attendees would talk about the party afterwards. These parties created great buzz for Tupperware. Every small-town business can learn from this example. Stores [...]

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Business video filmed and produced for The Waterford Girl brand

By |May 11th, 2017|Branding, Marketing, Video|

WorkCabin Creative has filmed and produced a new video for The Waterford Girl brand. The shop hired WorkCabin Creative to create another product video and accompanying messaging, this time highlighting its gift spa baskets. So, out came the cine lens, LED lights and sliders to create a unique look. The [...]

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The Social Media Funnel is not traditional marketing

By |April 26th, 2017|Social media|

In this video, Gregg talks about how so many small-town businesses get social media all wrong because they try to use a traditional sales funnel for their approach social media. Social media uses a completely different funnel that begins with people getting to know you, getting to like you, becoming [...]

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New website launched for Open Road Luxury Vans in Simcoe, Ontario

By |April 12th, 2017|Web|

WorkCabin Creative has launched a new website for Open Road Luxury Vans based in Simcoe, Ontario. Open Road Luxury Vans is where customized vision drives sophisticated comfort, and where possibilities are as limitless as the Open Road that beckons. Whether you are looking for a luxury passenger van for Leisure, [...]

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Gregg is social media guest speaker in Chatham-Kent

By |March 8th, 2017|Coaching, Marketing, Social media|

Gregg's most recent roadtrip was to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in Chatham, ON to speak about social media and inspire small businesses. Gregg spoke at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre. The event was a joint initiative by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and Ontario Southwest Tourism Corporation. Businesses learned about [...]

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5 ways to help folks move past the “We’ve always done it this way” mentality

By |February 13th, 2017|Coaching, Communications, Marketing|

By Gregg McLachlan We’ve all heard that dreaded phrase in small towns: “We’ve always done it this way.” Make no mistake: these are the six deadliest words for every organization or business. The problem hits the crisis stage when this mentality becomes embedded in the culture of an organization. Resistance to [...]

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The pitfalls of recycling the same marketing ideas year after year

By |February 11th, 2017|Communications, Marketing|

By Gregg McLachlan One of the biggest pitfalls I see, especially in rural areas, is the trend of marketing clutter or marketing fatigue. The culprits are organizations, small businesses and downtowns. So what is marketing clutter? Well, the best examples are organizations all holding golf tournaments or silent auctions. Soon [...]