Latitude: Community Marketing

The Future of Economic Development Is Online

Nov 19, 2015 6:13:19 PM

Posted by Jenny Lee

Chances are your EDO is online.  But when it comes to your organization’s website, how would you describe it?  One that’s simply online, or one that’s vibrant and engaging?  In today’s world, the latter is crucial for economic development websites to succeed.

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Information. The Currency of Economic Development.

Sep 11, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Posted by Polo Willman


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What We Live and Breathe at Atlas Advertising

Jul 7, 2015 9:29:02 AM

Posted by Whitney Daly

"If you live and breathe an activity or subject, you spend most of your time doing it or thinking about it."

We couldn't agree more. In fact, we want to take this definition one step further. We believe that living and breathing a certain activity means you're fervently passionate about that certain something, you wish for it to succeed, you pour your heart and soul into making it the very best it can be, and you don't stop until...well, actually, you never stop in your endeavor to make it happen. 

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Becoming a Major Player in the Economic Development Game

Jun 11, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Posted by Polo Willman

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Should you Attend that Site Selector Event or Industry Tradeshow?

Jun 5, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Posted by Whitney Daly

Attending a conference or tradeshow has its appeal—you’re able to get out of the office, escape the monotonous day-to-day tasks, and see and talk to people you don’t typically converse with Monday – Friday. However, if you’re simply going to an event for a change of scenery, it might be time to think about the real benefits you’ll reap from attending a work-related gathering.

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

May 19, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Posted by Whitney Daly

Summertime travel season is quickly approaching. Does your family have its annual Disneyland trip scheduled? Or maybe you’ve decided to go international sans kids. Even a “staycation” sounds nice to us. Wherever you decide to go this upcoming summer, think of us as your strongest advocates to explore new places. After all, we’re relentlessly curious and proponents of discovery. We’re place marketing enthusiasts, and so it’s only natural we have a knack for travel.

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Gated Content: A Nuisance for Users or Smart Marketing?

May 6, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Posted by Whitney Daly

Are email addresses “the high value currency of exchange on the web?” According to some, yes. Obtaining an email address is now valued as much as, if not more than, prospecting with someone in the flesh. Why? Both are considered leads, and both are considered warm leads. So what makes an email address so prized? Some say an email address is the lifeblood of any successful list, but to us, it’s so much more. It’s the gateway to communication, conversation, opportunity, and taking that next step with someone who’s ready to explore, join, and even buy with a company or organization.

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Does Diversity Equal Economic Success?

Apr 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Posted by Gus Delaporte

Linking diversity to a thriving economy can be troublesome. It comes down to the old scientific disclaimer that correlation doesn’t equal causation. But data from the World Bank and World Economic Forum suggests religious diversity is positively associated with a number of economic indicators, including competitiveness, entrepreneurship, and productivity.

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What is the Optimal Office Space Layout?

Apr 10, 2015 10:29:02 AM

Posted by Whitney Daly

Office space designed to support employee productivity is all the rage these days, but research suggests some modern innovations—particularly the “open office”—may, in fact, hinder productivity. 

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A Note on the Future of Retirement

Mar 25, 2015 11:59:08 AM

Posted by Whitney Daly

More than ever, people are concerned about their retirement—up over 144 percent from 40 years ago. Will the money be there when I need it? Will I have enough? These are all questions employees are asking; many of them worried they’ll never be able to retire.

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