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Technology Key to Marketing for Small Businesses

February 27, 2015

Few businesses can compete and survive these days without tapping the visibility and advantages that technology offers. The outlets seem endless online: the World Wide Web, social media, mobile applications software. The good news, especially for small businesses, is that much of technology is free. The caveat is that using it to your best advantage… Continue Reading

HOW Magazine: Behind the Design

January 7, 2015

Vitamin was recently recognized in the January 2015 issue of HOW Magazine, one of the premier resources for graphic designers and creative professionals. HOW is an international, highly lauded design journal with a reach of 67,000. Our branding and collateral work for Central Scholarship, a Baltimore based non-profit, was featured in the “Behind the Design”… Continue Reading

December Platinum Sponsor Spotlight – Vitamin

December 17, 2014

SMPS Maryland has several generous sponsors who help make our business programs and events possible throughout the year.  In an effort to tell you more about these wonderful firms, each month the Communications Committee will feature a Platinum and/or Gold Sponsor, chosen at random, in the Sponsor Spotlight. Interested in being featured in a Sponsor… Continue Reading

Got Personality? The Six Best Ways to Promote Your Brand on Social Media Such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter

November 25, 2014

It's no secret that social media is a key marketing platform due to its popularity and usage: 73 percent of adults online and 82 percent of brands use social media regularly. Those statistics alone suggest that banks should not ignore social media and, more importantly, that social media is a viable means through which to… Continue Reading

St. Agnes’s Breast Cancer Video Scores Big on Social Media

October 23, 2014

It has taken only 27 days to demonstrate the combined power of social media, blogger relations, and PR in health care marketing. From Sept. 26 to Oct. 22, a video recounting the journey of a woman fighting breast cancer has exceeded 10,000 views. Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore produced the four-minute piece about Tami Scovitch.… Continue Reading

A Glimpse Inside Vitamin: The Highlandtown-based Branding Firm

October 22, 2014

Charming. Diverse. Community-oriented. Real. These are a few adjectives often used to describe Highlandtown. And they are some of the reasons Amanda and Michael Karfakis made the decision to relocate their web-branding-public relations firm, Vitamin, from the Broom Factory in Canton to neighboring Highlandtown. “Highlandtown is Maryland’s largest arts and entertainment district,” says Amanda, president… Continue Reading

Vitamin Holiday Gifts Featured in Print Magazine

October 20, 2014

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means creative gift giving to clients and key stakeholders is a must for every company that values its business relationships. With that in mind, Print Magazine featured seven creative holiday projects, with Vitamin’s most recent client holiday gift highlighted as the main feature on the site's homepage. To celebrate the New Year, Vitamin created a… Continue Reading

Ragan's Health Care Communication News: 8 health care marketing lessons from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

September 18, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge demonstrates the enormous publicity power of grass-roots marketing. The campaign raised awareness of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to an unprecedented scale. It also boosted donations. Greg Cash, communications director for the ALS Association, said: “If we look at donations Association-wide (which includes national and chapter revenue), our organization has… Continue Reading

Vitamin Invitations Featured on French Paper Sample Room

July 23, 2014

Created for a tea party themed bridal shower, these invitations play off vintage advertisements and the style of Victorian-era filigree. The design uses a mix of vector and raster illustration techniques to create an image that is both realistic and whimsical. The invites also use multiple aging and distress textures to carry through the aesthetic… Continue Reading

Ragan's Health Care Communication News: Vitamin Contributions

June 2, 2014

Ragan's Health Care Communication News recently featured three blog posts written by Vitamin contributors. 5 easy ways to get patients to read your health care blog If you build it, they won’t necessarily come. Unless you write something interesting. By: Nikki Bracy Health care organizations have really been stepping up their efforts in the digital… Continue Reading

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