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The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

A few words from the apes, monkeys, and various primates that make up the Cheeky Monkey Super Squad.


  • 2 years 3 months ago

    Finding the best digital marketing agency with a plethora of options can be mind-boggling, headache inducing, and just plain overwhelming. After hours and hours of searching, the small shred of sanity that you have left will scream at you to JUST PICK ONE ALREADY!!

    But, how?

    There will be half a dozen agencies (if not more) that look like “the right one”, but how do you figure out which is the best one? The distinction between the two is small, yet significant.

    So, where to start?

  • 2 years 3 months ago

    Last September, the Cheeky Monkey Media team headed to MozCon in Seattle, Washington. If you've never been to this conference, add it to your must-attend list. We met some super cool people, and we had a chance to talk shop with others in our field. One of these cool people is Tracy McDonald an expert Digital Strategist located in San Diego, CA. This is what Tracy has to say about Google Adwords:

  • 2 years 4 months ago

    The Branding Exercise

    About a month ago, I sat down to do a branding exercise using Park Howell’s 10 step story cycle. For those of you that have read my blog posts before, you’ve probably noticed that I’m a big fan of the Business of Story podcast and that I listen religiously.

  • 2 years 4 months ago

    My Story: The Plan that Wasn’t

    I’m sitting in my sweatpants, my hair's a mess, and I’m staring at the computer screen. My dog Caesar lays at my feet, as done with the day as I am. It’s 11:00pm, and I’m putting the finishing touches on the marketing strategy I’m presenting tomorrow morning.

  • 2 years 4 months ago

    If you’re a content marketer in today’s day and age, you’re probably wondering what you should be doing to achieve greater success with your content marketing strategy. It comes down to content marketing success metrics, because as one unknown, but clearly very smart person once said:

    “If you aren’t tracking, you aren’t improving.”  - unknown, no seriously, we don’t know who said that.

  • 2 years 4 months ago

    1. Develop Personas

    What is a persona? A persona is a fictional character that represents your brand’s real customers (current and potential). Generally your brand will have more than one persona - Cheeky Monkey has two. These personas essentially group your different customer segments into specific very specific characters - their needs, wants, hobbies, desires, goals, challenges, demographic information, preferences, and more.

  • 2 years 5 months ago

    Hello again, friends :).

    This list is an extension to my last - 5 more amazing pieces of content written by MozCon Keynotes, analyzed by yours truly. I hope you find it amusing!

    1. An Open Letter To Up-And-Coming Women In Digital Design

    My next tattoo will say Girl Power.

  • 2 years 5 months ago

    When you start a project, it helps to know why you are doing it and what you want to achieve with it.

    Do you ever struggle with this clarifying process?

    I know I do. It's just so easy to get caught up in the details and lose sight of the big picture. So, it helps me to think about what I want to achieve with the project.

    In his book, Getting Things Done: the art of stress-free productivity, David Allen calls this the clarifying process and outlines it with two questions:

  • 2 years 6 months ago

    You are responsible for your organization’s marketing results, this includes the results you’re getting from your website. If we’re talking about digital marketing specifically, for most companies large or small, results are measured against 2 primary goals:

    1. Convert leads into new buying customers

  • 2 years 6 months ago

    As a digital solutions organization that's been traditionally known as a web design and development shop, we get a lot of requests from organizations that would like an intuitive, engaging, easy-to-use, and/or pretty.

    The thing about this whole intuitive, engaging, and easy-to-use thing is that it:

    #1 depends on what you want people to do on your website and why ...


    #2 is fairly subjective and dependent on your target audience.

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