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About Megan Salch

Megan F. Salch has 20 years of marketing and communications experience. After working in the U.S. Senate as well as for a software company, Arthur Andersen and research firm APQC, Megan launched Tell Your Tale in 2005 to help organizations communicate regularly and deliberately. She works with medium and large organizations on messaging, branding and communicating with target audiences. Her out-of-the-box thinking and business savvy help organizations stand out from the crowd. Be sure to follow Megan on Twitter under the name “TellYourTale”. Megan is also a published author, writing the book 100+ Activities for Houston Kids.

Connect on LinkedIn with QR Code

LinkedIn Simplifies Connecting with New Contacts through the Use of Auto-Generated QR Codes Have you ever gone to a networking event and realized you forgot your business cards? Have you been at an event and found yourself stumped when you handed out your last business card? It can feel awkward to ask for someone’s business card but not give yours. Get ready for the rescue by LinkedIn. I recently learned a quick and easy way to connect with new contacts on LinkedIn, whether you have business cards with you or not, all while avoiding the sometimes cumbersome effort of typing [...]

By |2019-11-12T07:07:55-06:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , |0 Comments

Which Graphic File Format is Best: Vector and Raster Images

Low resolution, high resolution, which graphic file do you need when? Which graphic file format is best? We are frequently asked just this. The answer? How your graphics will be used dictates whether you need a low-resolution or high-resolution image. To further complicate things, business leaders often can’t open the art files because they don’t have (and don’t need) the graphic design programs (such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) used to create the graphics. In this post, we’ll explain those terms a bit and show examples of when a graphic file has been used incorrectly and how to correct [...]

By |2019-11-12T07:07:57-06:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Graphic Design|Tags: , |0 Comments

Content is Still King

Content is still king. You’ve heard it before, but what are you writing to share your industry leadership? Are you generating content that gives your prospects and customers more reasons to return to your website and engage with you? Professional writing is an important factor here and the opportunities to share your content is endless. Let’s explore some of the common challenges with content generation for business leaders and some ways to get over that hurdle. 1. Limited time to write. I hear this all the time and I do understand. Most business leaders have schedules packed back-to-back from morning [...]

By |2019-11-12T07:07:57-06:00October 12th, 2019|Categories: Professional Writing|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fastest Growing Instagram Account & What Matters

With all the buzz around social media, I find the statistics about the fastest-growing Instagram accounts fascinating. I'm updating this post on October 8, 2019, from its original publication on June 10, 2016, to see how social media trends have changed and who seems to make the most progress on gaining followers on Instagram.  The individuals behind the social media may be of even greater interest and definitely can teach business a few tricks. Question: In 2016, who "broke the record (on Instagram) held for almost a year by former soccer star David Beckham, who took twice as long to [...]

By |2019-11-12T07:07:57-06:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: PR, Social Media|Tags: , |0 Comments

Social Media for Business

Why It Makes Sense for Your Organization to Dominate the Social Channels Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay  Many marketing and sales professionals admit that attention to business social media outreach tends to wane when times are busy. With so many marketers wearing numerous hats within small businesses, it’s no wonder that social media can become neglected when other duties call. After all, you can crank out a few, quick posts in no time at all, so it’s easy to push social media to later. Plus, you could argue that employees really should focus on the big-ticket, large expense efforts to ensure organizations are [...]

By |2019-11-12T07:07:58-06:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 Essentials for Graphic Design for Business

(Photo by Tranmautritam from Pexels) Graphic design is important to every business since it helps create an organization's brand and communicates what the business is about. Whether you’re designing your own marketing material or are working with a professional graphic designer, there are some key graphic design aspects to address, so that your marketing looks its best now and long-term. Want to know what great graphic designers wished their clients knew? Here are 5 things to consider when designing a business’ marketing material. Consider these tips the "must haves" for professional graphic design. 1. How is your marketing [...]

By |2019-11-12T07:07:58-06:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Graphic Design|Tags: , |0 Comments

Media Relations: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

To earn your products media coverage during the holidays, pitch for the holiday gift guides now. It’s indeed still hot in the summer, so it’s challenging to think ahead to the holiday season. However, if you want your products to be featured in magazines' holiday gift guides, the time to pitch is now (August). Most national magazines work on a 3-6 month lead time in terms of lining up the articles they’ll include in each issue. That means media relations strategists have Christmas sales and promotions on their minds as early as July and August. With this lead time in [...]

By |2019-11-12T07:07:58-06:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: PR|Tags: , , |0 Comments

LinkedIn Background Image Often Overlooked Opportunity

As marketing experts and graphic designers, we’re always looking for good ways for organizations to build their brands and maximize their investment. While the social media channel LinkedIn has been available since May 2003, I’m still surprised at the number of businesses that don’t apply their branding to their LinkedIn company page. Our team is here to end the boring, light blue, starry default and give businesses’ brands more reach. Organizations of all sizes can use their logos and brand standards to create a LinkedIn background image that emphasizes their products/services as well as values. The ideal size for this [...]

By |2019-11-12T07:07:59-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Graphic Design, Social Media|Tags: |0 Comments