Benefiting Others through Holiday Gatherings

Did you react to the ‘Gatherings’ in the title? COVID has stimulated a new emotion in us in response to this word. We have learned that virtual gatherings and distanced gatherings still work, however. And that is what we are doing in the 10th year joining with others in supporting the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots collection campaign.

For the past 10 years, Edge Advertising Group has ‘gathered’ staff, clients, Chamber of Commerce members, networking groups, family, and friends, to collect new, unwrapped toys for this annual drive.

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Value of Google Ads on Upswing

What can Google Ads do for your business?

One consistent value of Google Ads as an advertising tool has been the ability to capture attention of individuals at any point of the buying cycle, real time. Individuals seeing Google Ads have typed keywords into their browsers, which relate to the keywords in the respective ads. This search bar action is what initiates the related ads to appear. Once Google Ads makes these references to your website, there is a greater chance that visitors will come. Kinda like "if you build it they will come!"

What has changed?

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Beyond Fearing Facebook Live

Wanting to try Facebook Live, but feel unsure on how best to proceed? You're not alone. Join us in this adventure!

Facebook Live is a feature available on Facebook Profiles (personal) and Facebook Pages (business or organization). You can create a video which is live online at the time you are recording it. The video can be posted on your account for future viewing, too.

It’s worth your time to develop a feeling of comfort with this communication tool because of its benefits:

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Community Connections

We believe one mission of Edge Advertising Group (EAG) is to connect community members.

Through all of our contacts with prospects, clients, Chambers, networking groups, community service organizations, we have been given an ‘inside’ view. The local good is visible. As a result of our ‘inside’ view, we have an awareness of need and opportunities. We have been given that awareness – to do something. One action we take is through the act of overtly connecting our contacts, not only to increase their visibility, but to channel resources, too.

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Phased Opening Online Checklist

Getting reading to open? Already open? Does your task list contain evaluating the status of your online presence? If not, we recommend you consider adding the following tasks, in the listed priority order:


Links – There have been so many business changes during COVID, do not assume all of your website links to outside sites still work. Go through each page of your website, clicking on site links, to verify that they still lead to the information you are trying to connect to the viewer.

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Supporting Your Business, Employees, and Other Local Entrepreneurs

As the business world transitions to mostly remote and online work, we can all take initiatives to support our businesses and one another.

Through the many channels of social media – it is important to provide updates and changes about your business practices, to inform your customers/employees. Post if there are business hours that have changed, safety initiatives, or any other updates – it is key to keep everyone informed. Also, through social media, we all can assist other businesses by engaging: commenting, liking, and/or sharing posts, so they reach more eyes.

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The Power of Color and Design

I’m sure by now you have seen the 3D image of the coronavirus, with the red protruding clumps – the face of the virus. This 3D image has probably been used thousands of times as the background of newscasts across the world.

After doing some research, I stumbled upon a well written article by Colette Gaiter from Fast Company. As a visual communicator, she shares examples of how companies are illustrating the virus – some designs show a more relaxed depiction of the virus while others are more alarming. And she makes a great point – with the seriousness of this virus, shouldn’t the designs be more alarming?

Communicating about the pandemic, red is being used to instill fear; the color red is everywhere. Have you noticed how much the color red is being used lately? Emotionally, red translates to fear, aggression, powerful, etc. Red demands a call to action. Would using purple or yellow have the same effect? Probably not.

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Information Overload?

With the Coronavirus outbreak, we are being introduced to loads of information and stories at our fingertips. You can’t turn the television stations, log into social media, or talk to peers without seeing and feeling the affects of the illness. Edge Advertising Group advises the public to take a look at the following advice to ensure the right precautions are taken.

  1. Utilize accredited organizations (, banks, lawyers, accounting services, local/national news channels). Misinformation has the ability to spread fast through social media and hearsay. Fact check the information you receive against multiple sources. Make sure you are paying attention to where the information is coming from.

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Community Service – Mothers In Need of Others (MINO)

We support Mothers In Need of Others (MINO), which serves Rochester families in need. They are an emergency assistance program, supporting 92 agencies and churches when their supplies are running low. Current needs include: baby care items, personal/feminine hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and paper products. If you can donate any of these items, please contact; (585) 348-8596.

To read more about this community-service agency, visit:

Over the years, Edge Advertising Group has supported Project Urge, the parent organization of MINO. by collecting toys at Christmas time, wrapping gifts at their price-reduced Christmas Store in Rochester, collection of baby items, and Public Relations services.

If you are looking for an opportunity for your team to work together in supporting our greater community, visit This organization has many different types of community service, for you to choose a service need which reflects the gifts of your team.

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Our Why

People make their best decisions when well informed.

People remember information when it is presented frequently, in different ways.

Edge Advertising Group creates and places information on all communication channels.

Watch the video below or find it here.

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The Domain Registration Threat

The most frequent domain registration issue we are presented with is when someone contacts our office, very concerned, that their website is down. Upon investigation, we find that the annual domain fee was never paid and the Domain Registrar had placed the URL on the open market and someone in the world bought the URL.

Why is this a problem? Your URL is valuable – –

  • search engines have learned about your site through the URL associated with your website
  • time online has value to the search engines
  • online visitor traffic to an URL has value to the search engines
  • how often the website, known by the URL, has been updated, has value to the search engines
  • past advertising investment in promoting visitation to the URL
  • for Google Ads users, the URL has grown in value overtime, affecting visibility and cost-per-click
  • viewers remember or have bookmarked your URL

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Filling Your Own Teeth

Do you fill your own teeth? Even if you are a dentist, your answer is probably “NO.”

From an advertising agency perspective, we often find that the same thinking process, as hinted at in the words above, is not applied to the services we provide. Many people think of themselves as creative, good oral and written communicators, social media experts, media buyers, event planners…and on We believe you, but do you know all of the success factors?

As an agency, we deliver advertising services to our clients, utilizing the following:

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