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At esd, we write white papers on a broad variety of digital media topics, from lead nurturing and email marketing to search engine optimization and B2B buyer personas. Consult our media library for in-depth answers to all your digital media questions.

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Are the websites you visit secure?

HTTPS: It’s More Than Security. Chances are you have visited a secure website with a URL starting with “HTTPS” (Hypertext Transport Protocol Security). This is commonly used for shopping, banking or e-commerce websites, but this security is also important for

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The Importance Of Grammar

The Importance of Grammar  In today’s technological society, many first impressions are not made face-to-face. Instead, website copy, printed collateral, and emails often serve as the initial contact between companies and potential clients. It has become increasingly important to take

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PR – Produce Results

Successful public relations can help advance your company and has the potential to disseminate your company’s marketing message to millions of people. To achieve this, follow these five, easy-to-remember rules from the esd Public Relations Department:

propel your company’s public relations

As the public relations profession has evolved over time, so have the rules that public relations experts live and breathe by. To ensure that your company’s public relations is effectively publicizing your event or marketing message, follow these five rules

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social media & pr: a meeting of the mediums

Chances are, if your target market is living and human, then your target market is texting, Facebooking, and Googling. Digital and social don’t just apply to advertising. In recent years public relations has gotten with the program too. Customers DVR

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pr & seo – a match made in roi heaven

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has changed the way we write websites. It’s completely restructured the way we create and produce online advertisements. Now, SEO is extending its reign beyond the world of paid marketing promotions and into the realm of

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esd takes Texas Music Hall of Fame to new heights

AUSTIN, TEXAS – On Wednesday, October 19, 2011 a new music heavyweight emerged on the scene, in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas. Celebrated Texan musicians from Paul Wall to Lee Roy Parnell came out in full

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shaping up the city

It’s a big problem. Literally. Obesity-related health problems kill more than 25,000 people each year in the United States. Obesity’s extra baggage strains the human body beyond the limits of good health, oftentimes resulting in any number of life threatening

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Club 40

HELPING STUDENTS MOTIVATE FOR SUCCESS Not all schools are created equal, but some students – the best and the lucky – emerge from the most challenged schools to succeed. They achieve academic honors, earn degrees and find fulfilling careers that

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free pancakes cover the plate for Shriner Hospitals

Pools of buttermilk batter dotted IHOP griddles to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children on National Pancake Day. IHOP served the cakes for free all day March 1, asking the hungry guests for a donation. The campaign set a goal of

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Smashburger wedding

BROUGHT TO YOU BY SOCIAL MEDIA The gourmet burger market is fiercely competitive, vying for the casual diner against both small cafés and huge fast-food enterprises. Smashburger competes directly in the middle of that contest, with premium burgers and shakes

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Ride with a Mission

RAISING AWARENESS WITH TWO WHEELS If one person stands at the top of a hill and waves, she might get a passing glance, but that’s not enough to raise awareness. If 300 people representing a dozen different organizations stand on

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OwnUp, San Antonio

PET TRAINING A CITY Public relations and advertising often merge in the execution of a social marketing strategy. When the City of San Antonio set upon a goal of reducing the use of euthanasia in animal control, esd won a

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rebranding San Antonio Shrine Auditorium

14,400 sq. ft. OF ECONOMIC POTENTIAL Already established as Alzafar Shriners’ public relations firm, esd and associates extended our partnership with the fraternal organization to rebrand, promote and co-manage the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium. a direct commitment to marketing the

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brand renewal membership drive

KEEPING COMMUNITY FIRST FIRST A well-established, regional not-for-profit medical care coverage provider, Community First Health Plans offers HMO services catering to the Medicaid, STAR‑ and CHIP‑eligible residents of an eight-county Central Texas area. Established in 1995 with an operating staff

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esd & associates 08/15/19
20,000 passengers have tried VIA Link, a "smart transit" option that provides shorter waits and faster connections with app-based booking and rides tracking within the VIA Link service area.
esd & associates 08/08/19
Happy Birthday to our Web Developer, Aaron! We're so happy to celebrate you today.
esd & associates 08/06/19
Meet Our Intern Tristen! "I thoroughly enjoyed my time at esd. The esd team truly exceeded my expectations of what I thought it would be like as an intern. I was challenged, taught, and encouraged. I am thankful for the people who helped me start my growth as a business professional and am excited to continue learning and gaining experience in the marketing industry. With graduation in the near future, I hope to find a marketing position with a company that advocates for saving marine life, while continuing my education with a graduate degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Mississippi :)"
esd & associates 07/09/19
Meet Our Intern Madison! "As an intern at esd I was welcomed with my first real office work environment. I was able to use what I have learned in my courses at school and put them into real world projects. Networking, filming and editing for our big name clients has really helped me fill out my film reel and resume. Using new equipment and software outside the classroom has been a real perk of this internship. I have been taken in by all parts of the esd team, helping across all departments for projects, and learning things from everyone and their jobs at esd. Gaining as much knowledge and more skills to make me more well versed in my field. After college, I am looking forward to working on more video productions for film in Austin and making a name for myself as a director."
esd & associates 06/25/19
A recent Harvard Business Review Analytic Services survey revealed that only 22% of companies have access to real-time metrics that impact customer experience. That means nearly 80% of companies are putting their customer loyalty at risk. Leader, Follower, Laggard: Which Are You?