Happy 2020! The DBE team enjoyed time with friends and families over the holidays and we have some cool stories to share with you as we start the new year together.
But first, we want to thank everyone who followed our lead and supported the 35 not-for-profits we featured throughout the year in our Do Good Spotlight. And special thanks to Mark Brugger, Princeton Nassau Pediatrics, Jennifer Hayoun, and Pat Rodeawald for suggesting organizations to feature. Here’s a list of the do-gooders that earned a place in the spotlight in 2019:
As a reminder, we donate to each of the not-for-profits we feature. If there’s a charity or cause that’s near and dear to you, tell us. If we shine our spotlight on it, we’ll donate and give you a shout out too.
Do Good Spotlight for January 8th
Have you heard about the Gladney Foundation? They connect children ready for adoption with parents who will give them the love they deserve. But they also do more. Gladney also supports children experiencing abuse, kids in foster care, expectant mothers, and parents waiting for a child to call their own. The Gladney University provides adoptive parents with education and support before, during, and after their adoption. We heard about Gladney from Kevin Coleman of Wolf Commercial Real Estate. And after learning more, we donated because we agree, they are awesome!
Here are a few stories that caught our attention over the break we want to share with you:
- This post from Forbes Agency Council shares opinions from members about how to present data in interesting ways. The article also talks about data presentation from the agency to client perspective.
- This article from Search Engine Watch debunks some common misconceptions about SEO best practices. Read on to get a better understanding of the impacts of XML Sitemaps, HTTPS protocol, duplicate content, and more.
- This is a really good summary from Ginny Marvin in Search Engine Land about paid search changes in 2019 that will affect how we all market this year.
- Along the same lines, this article from Greg Sterling, also in Search Engine Land, overviews changes made to Google My Business (GMB) with perspectives from local search experts on what those changes mean to how we’ll market via GMB this year.
Please feel free to send us articles to share with other marketers in our network, and if you have a charity you’d like to see featured here, share that with us too. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the week and here’s to a great 2020!