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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, articles, tips, and tools for both established businesses (over 10 years) and entrepreneurs to help them increase profits, save time and grow business.

Customized projects with TEAMS OF SPECIALISTS as well as affordable and high value marketing programs – from Social Media to SEO, writing, design and more. 510-879-7600 https://allisonbliss.sitedistrict.com/contact

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Labyrinth Tours

“Mindful, Mythical and the Preposterous: Experiential Learning of Labyrinths” Labyrinths are found in every country on our planet. Thought to be an archetypal symbol of transformation, they can open participants to the great mysteries of life. In the Oakland hills, there are 11 labyrinths outside in … READ FULL POST

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Publicity: Getting the Word Out

Reprising article reprint from 2002 because it’s still relevant for companies who are just launching publicity campaigns for the first time. More “how to” tips for publicity. For support or customized help, contact us.   … READ FULL POST

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Bernstein’s “America” Caps Irony of “Vice”

If you’re going to see the extraordinary film Vice, you’ve just got to first revisit the number America in West Side Story (staged 1957). I was shocked by its sad relevancy to our current (racist) immigration strife and urban displacement, ironically set to uptempo, cheery music. … READ FULL POST

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Portfolio Print – A Few Samples

THIS DESIGNED MATERIAL IS IN PRINT, NOT ONLINE (for various reasons). This is for content sampling only. OUR PORTFOLIO with many more (print) materials and hundreds more content examples can be viewed upon request.    Brand & Content Samples UCSF Asthma Research Brochure The purpose was … READ FULL POST

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Finance Management for People with ADHD: A Few Tips

This new resource for Managing Finances with ADHD has some interesting tips.

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Dialing For Dollars

I’m reprising this decades old article because it’s still very relevant . . .  When I worked in the film & TV industry, we landed jobs by calling all of our colleagues to let them know we were available. I particularly remember the location scouts who … READ FULL POST

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HOW TO BUILD A PREZI PRESENTATION

basic overview on how to build a prezi presentation

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Wildflower Walk in Roberts Regional Park

Allison co-led  a wildflower walk in Oakland’s Roberts Regional Park on April 30,2016 for a private group. Thanks to Jenny Rieger of Columbine Landscaping for sharing her vast knowledge on medicinal & Native tribes’ uses of plants – and helping us identify several of the 3 … READ FULL POST

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Print Design – A Few Examples

Ask to see our hard copy portfolio to touch and open these print design book & brochure examples.   Have your own style? Sure! We can do that, too!                     … READ FULL POST

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Client Experience/Film & Video

Do we deliver?  Don’t take our word for it.  Here are comments from a few film/video clients:     “Because you bring an expertise in marketing strategy, you were able to provide some finishing touches to my script prior to the actual production. Your award-winning … READ FULL POST

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Honored with Business Award

Bay Area Newsgroup biz-award-ali … READ FULL POST

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Reclaiming the Lost Art of Walking

May is National Walking month in the UK. In honor of that, here’s a terrific article on “Reclaiming The Lost Art of Walking” by By Finlo Rohrer of the BBC News Magazine. Online it’s titled; “The slow death of purposeless walking”.  I love that the story furthers my experience … READ FULL POST

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Resume Allison Bliss

Marketing Resume: Allison Bliss     Marketing, Media, and Events Specialist … READ FULL POST

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Brand Example

Branding is more than cute logos and taglines. It’s sometimes about building a new company or industry. Here’s one example from our collection:   As a pioneer in promoting and bringing the Holistic Health Network to California in the 90’s (before the internet), Allison educated … READ FULL POST

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Benefit Concert for Social Justice Collaborative

One of our great joys in life is helping clients doing worthy work for our world. Towards that end, here’s my press release on the Oct. 4, 2015 benefit concert presented by the Social Justice Collaborative. Show you care – have fun – do good – … READ FULL POST

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Is It Worth Your Money to Advertise?

When to use ads, when advertising is not advised, how broadcast ads work, with demo of what makes these print & online ad examples work for Munchery & Here Comes The Guide.

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Street Wisdom

sharing a post about discovering the meaning of life walking by Author Rhik Samadder

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Solvatur Ambulando: “It’s Solved by Walking”

Throughout history people have known “Solvatur Ambulando: It’s solved by walking”. This post looks at some of the concepts and perceptions about why we solve problems walking.

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Walking Meditation

I dreaded meditation exercises for years until I figured out my morning walks actually were meditations. I just get double the benefit; mindfulness or mind clearing, plus a bit of exericise. This is just one of the exercises we use in our “Moving Forward Focus Walks” for … READ FULL POST

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