Author Archives: Liam Dempsey

Learning from podcasts

Lessons from Sharing: What We’ve Learned from the Start Local Podcast

We know that owning and operating a business or non-profit can be challenging, even in the best of times. Now, businesses and non-profits have had to learn and adapt to keep their doors open in the COVID-19 economy. The good news is that we are not alone, and that we can learn from the experience of others. In the hopes that we can all keep learning together, we are sharing one of our favorite resources for local businesses. Continue reading »

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A podcast setup with microphone and laptop

The Business Value of Starting Your Own Podcast

In the past three years, we have launched a variety of podcast shows and produced over 160 episodes. Given our level of podcasting experience, we want to share what we’ve learned with those who might be considering a podcast for their own business or non-profit. We have crafted a list of 10 key business values that podcasting can generate.

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Starting a company newsletter

Starting a Company Newsletter: How to Get Started

With our last blog post, we talked about building our distribution lists. One valuable way to capitalize those lists is with a company newsletter. We want to share some tips on starting a company newsletter.

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Distribution Lists: The Key to Online Marketing Campaigns

From businesses to non-profits, our clients rely on online marketing, and we do our best to help them maximize results. We’re always exploring ways to make our online marketing more effective. Yet for any marketing campaign to deliver top quality results, a distribution list is an absolute must-have.

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A computer screen reviewing stats for a zero day attack

Zero Day Attacks: Minimizing the Risk for WordPress Websites

As marketing and design consultants, we work to keep our clients, and ourselves, safe from hackers and malicious software, primarily from website hackers. Given the nature of zero day attacks, websites may be vulnerable before there is a solution, but there are still ways to reduce the risk of these vulnerabilities.

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Start Local podcast

Launching Start Local: A Podcast Focused on Supporting Businesses in Chester County

As local government leaders and health professionals extended business lock downs and stay-at-home orders, we were working to find ways to support our local business community. As a business, we’re based in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and with the dramatic downturn of the economy, we wanted to support our business neighbors. To that end, we recently launched a new podcast, Start Local.

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Repurposing Content: Think Outside the Box

As marketing and design consultants, we know that businesses and non-profits of all sizes struggle with generating content for their online marketing efforts. Understandably, it can be a real challenge for business professionals to find the time and ideas for what they can produce as blog posts, videos, or podcasts. Over the years, we have helped a lot of folks expand the value of what they have already created by repurposing content for use and sharing in different ways.

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A note about using an editorial calendar

Editorial Calendar: The Backbone of Online Marketing

As marketing and design consultancy, we place a lot of value in the use of an editorial calendar in online marketing. We believe that a good editorial calendar is the backbone of any successful online marketing campaign. A well-crafted calendar provides the structure and direction to ensure that marketing content is consistently on message, on time, and on target. Continue reading »

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An illustrated hot dog with mustard

How Do You Like Your Hot Dogs?

To celebrate National Hot Dog Month, we got a bit silly with the July 2019 issue of the LBDesign newsletter. We focused entirely on hot dogs, sharing all sorts of stories and articles about this wonderfully delicious and iconic food. We had a lot of fun with the issue, and from the feedback we received from our readers, they enjoyed it too.

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Central PA Open Source Conference

Speaking at Central PA Open Source Conference

If you’re unable to get to Pittsburgh for Abstractions II this week, you can catch Liam’s talk in Lancaster, PA in mid-September at the Central PA Open Source Conference (CPOSC). Liam’s talk for both conferences is entitled Programming Language: Learning to Present, Talk, and Ask Questions in an Inclusive Way.
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