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Is your SEO Agency any good? How do you know? The truth is that results are just numbers, and it’s hard to define something as a direct result of your agency’s strategy when you have no idea what that strategy is to begin with. Why not just luck, then? The point is you need to assess if your agency is right for you by assessing their methodology, and you can’t

The Weekly Compete Pulse

The obvious event of this week is President Obama’s social media exploit, in which he sat down for an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.com. The chat itself lasted about a half-hour, and the response has been mixed. AdAge contends that the tactic itself was smart, but actually empty of deep insights. Next month, you can count on us to check back to see if the President’s appearance registers in

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Marketing is about standing out. Sometimes. Mostly it’s about translating a message across a medium in a promotional fashion, but what happens when marketing gets in its own way? This is often the case in brand extensions, where quixotic gimmicks like Cheetos Lipgloss are created to draw attention back to a brand but actually cause a consumer to simply shudder. AdAge’s John Parham recently put out a guide to extending