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Write It Down!

Do you remember the time you got back home from grocery shopping, only to find you forgot the one item you went to get in the first place? What about the time when you dropped the ball on a major project because you forgot a few “minor” details? Or how about the 100+ times you’ve…

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The Benefits of Being Coachable

Being coachable Michael Jordan once said: “My best skill was that I was coachable. I was a sponge and aggressive to learn.” Being coachable is a very important skill to have and can make the difference between you and your competitors. If you seek out coaching from others, listen to criticism, learn from your mistakes…

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The 2nd Annual Anne Frank Inspire Awards

The Anne Frank Inspire Academy, San Antonio’s premier charter school dedicated to increasing the capacity for human greatness, will present the “Anne Frank Inspire Awards”—a dinner and awards ceremony to recognize San Antonio-area leaders whose work and contributions to their community are inspired by justice, compassion, tolerance, inclusion and service to others. The 2016 Anne…

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Effective Communication

In our everyday lives, from how we talk with family members to how interact with business clients, effective communication is essential to understand and to be understood. If we can’t communicate effectively, there could be misunderstandings, breaking of trust, and other negative outcomes that will hinder us from communicating our message or receiving a one.…

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The Holocaust: Learn & Remember 2016 Children Of War

“How wonderful it is that nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  ~ Anne Frank Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. That poignant statement explains half of our program’s name “Learn AND Remember.” Hi blog readers, I’m Howie Nestel and I’m proud to be…

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5 Tips For Choosing Your Ideal Domain Name

In the constantly-connected world we live in, your business’ web presence is ever increasingly more important. Your domain name is one of the first things people will use to access your website. Having a domain name that accurately represents your business and your website is critical. The following 5 tips will help you choose your…

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3 Little Letters that Lead to Business Success

Implement the letters S A M, and you will  perform at a higher level that will then bring you both business and personal success. S – Strategy The Strategy part of the equation is your plan of action, the plan for your business. It’s the success you want to achieve. What do you want to…

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The Perspective on a Chair

By Chris Day I had the distinct honor of taking a Philosophy class from the legendary Professor Willard O. Eddy in 1992 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.  I lament the fact that Psychology and Philosophy aren’t more prominent in business school curricula today.   Professor Eddy officially “retired” in 1974 but continued to…

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“I Want To Be On The 1st Page Of Google”

Securing a spot on the first page of Google for your selected search terms is one of the most coveted goals in online marketing. You might be asking why this is the case. Let me show you a few statistics: According to MarketingCharts, over 39% of customers come from searches. 75% of users never scroll…

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Every Child Deserves the Chance to Play Baseball

The Miracle League of San Antonio provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. There is something about playing the game of baseball that lights up youngsters’ eyes, but for children facing mental and physical challenges, that opportunity can often be a difficult…

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Nifty Google Tools For Your Site! – By Aimee Skillin

I recently went to a seminar and learned all about these little tools that will give you feedback on your website.  I consider myself a Google nerd, really. I love everything Google and just when I begin to think that I have a good handle on it, WHAM!!  There’s so much more to learn. I…

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Increase Website Visitors Through Web Listings!

When people search for a business, product, or service on the internet, they want the most relevant results as quickly as possible. Search engines thrive on serving up accurate searches, and there are a variety of factors the affect search results. One of these factors that search engines are keen to index are web listings.…

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Make Facebook Work For You!

Most people know Facebook as a way to keep up with what their friends are doing and share what they themselves are up to. It also allows them to follow and share their favorite things. Facebook is an on-the-go network of constant communication between people. But what can Facebook do for your business? Well, in a nutshell,…

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5 Reasons Why Video Is Important In Marketing

Video in content marketing is on the rise. Google owns YouTube and Facebook is battling YouTube for viewers of video. And don’t forget Vimeo, Vine, Instagram, video by email, and others. Everyone knows that Google is the largest search engine on the web, but did you know that YouTube is now the second largest? The…

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Connect With Mobile Customers

The popularity of smart phones has changed society into a connected, on-the-go culture. From banking to driving directions to ordering online, smartphones have greatly expanded what we can do away from our desktops. According to Google’s estimate, an incredible 60% of all Google searches are from mobile devices. As of April 2015, Google now favors…

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Beyond The Tactic

The Sharkmatic Crew recently held a Lunch & Learn lead by advertising guru, teacher and radio talk show host Chris Day.  The discussion yielded some very insightful takeaways for the team and our clients: Most importantly is recognizing the difference between a marketing deliverable or tactic and an overall marketing strategy. An individual marketing piece…

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Why Should A Business Have A Blog?

Countless numbers of blogs exist, ranging from blogs about food and movies to blogs about IT and finance. Many, if not most, of these blogs are run by individuals passionate about a topic. But why should a business have a blog? For starters, it is an easily accessible way to reach out and connect people…

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Sharkmatic Welcomes Javier Back To The Tank!

Javier cut his teeth at Sharkmatic, then left to swim the ocean for a couple of years, and is now back at home with his Crew. He is a well-rounded visual artist whose passion began with a deep understanding of photography dating back to his childhood and his early exploration of stop motion and image…

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A Cool Little Ad Agency Serious About Big Results.

We are Sharkmatic Advertising, and we are driven by a desire to make your business grow through marketing. For over 25 years, we’ve created marketing solutions that have driven results for 1,500 local, regional and national clients. What can we create for you? We deliver on website design, mobile web, branding creation, search engine optimization, graphic design, printing and marketing consulting.

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