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Accessibility: An Experiential Design Perspective

Website accessibility is an important—and too often overlooked—facet of one’s online brand. Fortunately, the costs for making your web site accessible to all have come down dramatically over the years.

Recently, we successfully piloted our solution with a Sales Renewal client expert in accessibility, design and branding: Image 4, a Brand Marketing Agency with offices in NYC and Manchester NH. Read on to learn what got them excited about our accessibility package.

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Website Accessibility & the Law: Why Your Website Must Be Compliant

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 wrote into law the right of all persons to have access to public facilities, spaces, and resources regardless of visible or invisible disability. While this legislation has been very helpful in increasing physical accessibility through initiatives like ramp-building, TTY programs, designated parking areas, and more – the ADA was drafted before the internet became a mainstay of daily life, and does not provide clear guidance on how to adapt accessibility to the digital and virtual realms. Because general accessibility liabilities apply equally to your business’ physical store or office location and to your company website, it’s important to understand how the ADA applies to your digital presence. Learn more about accessibility law and how to be in compliance in this article.

Read the full article at: www.searchenginejournal.com

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What is Digital Accessibility?

You’re probably familiar with the concept of accessibility – adding wheelchair ramps, reserving disability-friendly parking, including Braille on signage, providing automatic doors, and many other initiatives and adaptations that allow equal access to stores, facilities, and resources. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has enforced the right of all people to have equal opportunity regardless […]

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Six Ways Going “Green” Can Boost Your Bottom Line

We’ve heard it over and over again: it’s important for the environment to work “green” or eco-friendly initiatives into our lives whenever we can. For individuals, the path to a greener lifestyle is simpler, but for businesses, an eco-conscious approach may seem difficult to integrate at first.  We think there are plenty of green initiatives […]

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Despite Economic Uncertainty, Small Businesses Are Gaining Optimism

CEO confidence in their businesses is growing despite economic uncertainty, according to the July Vistage/Wall Street Journal survey.

Source: www.vistage.com

We’re going to start posting this WSJ monthly of Small Businesses each month.

The WSJ spun the July report as significant improvement but there’s a glass half empty/full aspect to it.

Yes 75.% is a great improvement in confidence over 44.7% but it’s still DOWN 80% from where it was in Feb.

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Q2 2020 North American M&A Report | PitchBook

M&A activity in Q2 2020 continued to decline as COVID-19 remained an unrelenting problem in North America, and especially the US. Nevertheless, certain sectors are seeing pockets of stable dealmaking.

Source: pitchbook.com

M&A activity in the second quarter of 2020 continued to decline,  with $336.8 billion over 2,025 transactions. This is a substantial decline from the record activity seen in recent years which the report calls “the canary in an M&A coalmine.” Quarter over quarter declines were 41.1% and 24.2% for deal value and count, respectively, compared to an already slow Q1 2020.

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Webinar: Considerations for Adapting Your Business and Marketing Strategies for the New Normal

Covid requires marketing to adapt

The New Normal for Business and Marketing Strategies As businesses around the country try to assess what’s next after the big Shut Down, many are realizing that it won’t be “business as usual”, not just because of the reopening guidelines imposed by the government, but because customers and clients may not feel comfortable reentering the […]

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New Normal After Coronavirus: 3 Changes Businesses Will Need to Adapt

Commentary: Government intervention, a contact-free economy, and automation will all define the new normal.

Source: fortune.com

Now that many of the worst-affected states are beginning to reopen their economies, we are all realizing that the post-pandemic world will be very different than it was just a few short months ago. We can expect increased government intervention as a result of the huge stimulus and bailout payments, and greater emphasis on promoting “an economy that serves all Americans”. According to the authors, the seismic shift to a contact-free economy will be seen in three areas in particular: digital commerce, telemedicine, and automation. All businesses need to rethink their business models and the name of the game is resilience. Companies will have to build, or strengthen, backup and safety plans, step up succession plans, and expand work-at-home capabilities. The good news is that the authors also anticipate some positive outcomes as a result of these changes. Sales Renewal is talking to a number of our clients on how they can adapt their businesses for success in what is being called the new normal.

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Marketers Are Taking Greater Ownership Over CX Initiatives: Survey

Until as recently as two years ago, customer experience, or CX, tended to fall under the purview of such diverse departments as IT, customer service, and operations but a new survey shows that that responsibility has made a clear shift into marketing departments.

Research company Gartner looked at four specific areas of CX — voice of customer, defining customer personas, customer journey mapping and user experience — and discovered that marketers are now more likely to take ownership in all four areas. In addition, 74% told researchers they expect CX investments to rise either slightly or significantly this year. That increase is evidence that CX initiatives are paying off and delivering measurable value and that companies are better able to connect the dots between positive customer experiences and increased revenue. Have you considered how you can improve your customers’ experience?

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What Is Influencer Marketing and How Can It Help My Business?

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Influencer marketing is a very powerful strategy when done right! This article explains the do’s and don’ts of effective influencer marketing and describes its impressive potential; 92% on consumers have made a purchase after reading about a product on a blog they follow. Read on to see how you can incorporate influencer marketing into your marketing mix.

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