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If you only know two things about the staff at 898 Marketing, it should be that we love the Youngstown community and we’re totally obsessed with food. It’s not uncommon to hear, “what should we do for lunch,” within an hour or two of coming into work (and sometimes, even the day before). Usually Brady hasn't even finished his morning bagel before the lunch discussions start. That’s where the idea for 89Ate was born. It’s an opportunity for us to feature the amazing local restaurants that we love while giving in to our foodie desires. On Main Street, just past downtown...

As the nation celebrates the legacy and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week, we are reminded how the impact and the efforts of one individual can inspire change.  While we may think Dr. King's efforts were on a greater scale than any one of us could possibly deliver, his actions remind us that we are not just here to be silent.  We are here to make a difference in everything we do.  We are here to help.  Everyday we have a dream of being better, doing better and providing better for ourselves and each other.  The gift...

If you’re an "SEO Guy" you already know, but if not, here's what you need to know about Google’s latest update.   Just "Google" It! The phrase "Google it" has become so common in our society. In a matter of seconds, we pull out our phone, tablet, or laptop and type a question into Google to get an answer. But what do we type into the search bar? Often times we are typing a short phrase posed as a question looking to get an answer as quickly as possible. Google’s new algorithm aims to take into account natural language and the context of...

Well, it’s that time of year again. The holiday season has ended and it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start a brand new year. Many people look at the beginning of the new year as a time to hit the reset button and start fresh with new goals and resolutions. With 2020 off and running, you’ve likely already started on the resolutions you’re hoping to keep throughout the year. They may be things like getting back to the gym, or calling your Mom more, but what about resolutions that pertain to your professional life? If you haven’t compiled...

Ruthless. Evil. Aggressive. Arrogant. Destructive. Sith Lord. And those are things I am called before lunch at my office!  (jk)   As the final installment of the Star Wars saga releases this week, much to the delight of Brady, Ryan, Bill, and me in our office, we all are trying to guess and figure out if we will see one character again.  No, he doesn’t have a beard that is long and white, suit that’s red and cap on head. He’s got a cape that’s long and black, part machine, and helmet on head.     Darth Vader is not only the most complicated and...