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Realistic "Barbie": A Doll That Comes with Real Body Dimensions & Looks 

We have all heard how unrealistic certain dolls are in terms of looks and body dimensions, Barbie coming under fire for that quite a bit. However, a new doll is hitting store shelves that has the body dimensions and appearance of an average 19 year old girl.

The Lammily doll has all the body proportions of the average 19 year old girl, based on data gathered from the CDC. The doll, created by Nickolay Lamm, a 26 year-old creator, comes with stickers to add to the doll that give her acne, cellulite, scars, stretch marks, tattoos, stitches, cuts, or moles.

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Business and Branding Tips from Richard Branson-- the Virgin Mobile Guy

Growing your business is all about getting the right moves, marketing your business the right way, getting the right branding done with logo design, color schemes, taglines, etc. It is also about knowing how to appeal to the target market.

Here are 6 tips from Richard Branson about how to grow your business.

First: Know what your mission is….

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10 Best Corporate Slogans of All Time

History is filled with a lot of great things. Some of those things are corporate slogans. We all can remember those slogans we've heard in ads on TV or radio throughout our lives. Some of the slogans we heard used in ads as kids are still being used 20-30 years later.

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8 Digital Marketing Tips for Getting Through to Millennials

Marketing to Millennials can be tough gig. As a generation full of people who have lived in such a time of change right when they were most vulnerable, they have come to have different consumer behaviors than other generations prior. Now, many of them have purchasing power and it can be hard to know what they want-- the generation is known for quickly changing its mind.

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Marketing Lessons from Thanksgiving

It is that time of year when we get to dive into some of the best home cooking we have ever had, perhaps made. Of course, there is a lot of good that comes with the holiday; we get to see and talk to people we don't get to see often, we get to reminisce, and we get to look ahead.

Of course, some of the good things that come with Thanksgiving expand to business and marketing. As a creative marketing agency, we have noticed there are similarities between Thanksgiving prep and business. Enjoy.

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8 Tips for an Effective Marketing Campaign 

The point of advertising is to increase your reach and exposure with the public, especially with your target market. However, that does not work when you are not doing advertising correctly. As a small business, you don't have an unlimited budget, so advertising dollars have to count.