Brand Lovin’ Issue 34: Reflections


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Brand Lovin’

Issue 34 | Spring | Reflections

What marketing goals did you set this year? Spring offers a great time to reflect, see how far you’ve come, and plan for what’s next. Here are some things you might want to consider:

• Are you engaging authentically with your audience on social media?

• Are you using testimonials in your marketing efforts?

• When was the last time you updated your website bio?

• Do you have a website maintenance plan in place?

• Have you finalized a marketing budget for this year?

More Food for Thought


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Google and Yahoo May Be Blocking Your Email – Here’s How to Fix It

by Katy Dwyer

Beginning in February 2024, in an effort to reduce spam emails, Gmail and Yahoo have started restricting (and fully rejecting) emails from “non-authenticated email domains.”


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4 Steps for Navigating the Social Media Content Maze

by Maggie Nargi-Ackerbauer

How should you approach your content planning when you can’t be certain which trends will stick and which ones will be gone in a millisecond? Here are four steps you can implement to ensure your social media strategy is a success.


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250+ Instagram Reel hashtags to boost engagement for your brand

via Sprout Social

This post features a curated list of the top Instagram Reel hashtags for travel, fitness, food, fashion, and other categories. Plus, top tips for finding the best hashtags for your brand.


Spotlight on Success


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The founder of a rapidly growing market research firm approached KDD when they decided it was time to outsource their marketing efforts. Focused on large research projects for national and international clients, the firm had little time to keep up with social media and email marketing. They lacked a cohesive marketing strategy, and their messaging was not aligned with the firm’s true brand identity, nor the services it offered. KDD audited the firm’s marketing efforts, helping the team to pause and reflect on what was working and what wasn’t. With a fresh perspective in place, KDD revised the firm’s marketing strategy, developed monthly content calendars, and created streamlined graphics to present a more authentic and consistent brand image.

KDD News

Katy Dwyer Design Rebrands as KDD Marketing

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Read the Press Release

Recent Team Promotions


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Joan Mena

Promoted to Art Director


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Maggie Nargi-Ackerbauer

Promoted to Marketing & Communications Associate


Our Team is Growing!


Kim Lum

Office Administrator


Geena Rose

Marketing & Communications Assistant




Grace Molenda

Marketing & Communications Assistant


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Quick Takes


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Team Fun!

We celebrated a (belated) holiday party in February at Terrapin in Rhinebeck, NY.


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Lovin’ This

Cat Bounce. If you love cats, you’ll love this site. Enough said!




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Insta Fave

Team KDD kicked off a week of “Spirit Days” to celebrate our rebrand as KDD Marketing.


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Your Turn

What questions do you have about marketing strategy, social media, branding, digital advertising, or websites? Click Here and ask us!


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