Rick Bannerman

Rick Bannerman is a marketing specialist with a broad range of experience in web design, inbound marketing, and marketing analytics. As a digital marketing consultant, Rick handles marketing strategy and planning, project management, and the optimization of interactive marketing channels.

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2018 March Madness Bracket (Excel and Google Sheet)

UPDATED For 2018! Your 2018 March Madness Bracket template is here! Whether you are in charge of running your office pool, looking for a bracket to plan your bets, or just a really organized fan of college basketball, we’ve put together an easy to use spreadsheet for tracking this year’s tournament in Excel or Google Sheets. There are …

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PowerPoint Morph: How to Use the Powerful New Feature (2016)

PowerPoint Morph is a new feature in PowerPoint 2016 that allows you to create complex animations in almost no time. If you’ve worked with PowerPoint animations, you know there’s no easy way to start slides where the previous animation ended. It can be done, but by using a 3rd-party plug-in in addition to hours of …

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10 Steps to Successful Tradeshow Planning

10 Critical Steps to Trade Show Success (2016 Update)

Exhibiting at a trade show is a crucial part of your overall marketing plan, not just a way to make some quick sales. Your presence will reinforce your company’s brand recognition and define its position in the marketplace. Trade shows offer you the opportunity to garner positive publicity, generate leads, discover new suppliers and find …

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The 10 Most Important Steps to Follow When Planning a Conference

1.  Make Sure You Know Why! There are plenty of reasons that you might want to start planning a conference.  Be it educational, business oriented, industry specific or many others, you must know what you ultimately want to achieve with your conference.  Clearly defining your goals for the conference is key.  Identify a few things: What are your attendees …

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