I’m an Association—why Should I Worry About SEO?

Working with member-based organizations and trade associations is one of our specialties—and we love helping these groups spread their message. But we find many associations ignore one of the most powerful and cost-effective marketing tools out there: organic search. Improving traffic from search engines might seem unnecessary when your members already know your name. The truth is, people use Google,...

10 Ways You Know You Work at Willow Marketing

10 Ways You Know You Work at Willow Marketing By Caroline Patterson   I had a mix of emotions running through me as I walked up to the doors of Willow Marketing on my first day. I was excited to start this new chapter of my life, but also nervous for the challenges and various tasks that I would be undertaking...

A Triple Win

Have you ever worked on a project and thought to yourself, “This just feels right”? I recently had this experience when working on a project for one of our clients at Willow. It was a rare moment when all the stars aligned. By stars, I mean my personal passions, Willow’s service offerings, and the client’s needs and desires. Our friends...

SEO Best Practices for Associations

As a marketing agency that offers digital marketing expertise, we work with many trade associations and member organizations on their search engine optimization (SEO). Goals for these groups are often quite different from more retail-focused businesses—but does that mean their SEO needs to be handled differently?  The short answer is no; the basic tenets of SEO (which we’ve begun to...

Getting it “Just Right” When Talking to Creatives

Where’s your Goldilocks Zone? You know, the place where everything is just right? See, Goldilocks, adorable little criminal that she was, might have had a penchant for breaking and entering, but she also knew what she liked. Bed too hard? Too soft? Never fear—Goldie will try them all until she finds the perfect fit. Porridge too hot? Not for our...