The Dion Group

The Dion Group is a branding, website design and social media marketing ageny. Visit our website www.TheDionGroup.com or call us at 571.233.4555

For over 15 years, The Dion Group has provided companies both large & small with FULL SERVICE Digital Design & Marketing Expertise. Our #1 goal is to create marketing solutions that position you as THE EXPERT within your industry. Through strong graphic branding & communication across all social platforms, we deliver an experience that your clients will remember & will want to engage with over again. Based in Northern VA, our portfolio speaks for itself, having provided graphic design, website design & development, social media & successful marketing campaigns for companies such as Warner Bros, Petsmart.com & Timberland. We are capable of handling design projects that are local to national & even international in scope. Additionally we are dedicated to providing affordable solutions to your branding and marketing needs. Think of us as your very own Internet marketing department addressing your unique business’s marketing needs with creative solutions that work! Contact: Cheri Dion 571.233.4555 [email protected] www.TheDionGroup.com The Dion Group offers the following services: -Branding & Corporate Identity -Graphic Design -Custom Website Design & Development -Mobile Website Design & Marketing -Social Media Marketing & Management -Email Marketing -Copywriting, Content Creation SPECIALTIES: Branding, Brand Development & Management, Corporate Branding, Corporate Identity, Creative Direction, Logo Design, Graphics, Graphic Design, Graphic Branding, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Online Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Traditional Marketing, Email Marketing, Constant Contact, Newsletters, Copywriting, Content Creation, Blogging, Website Design, Custom Website Design, Website Development, WordPress, Mobile Website Design, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Strategies, Social Media Brand Strategy, Social Media Consulting, Social Media for Business, Social Media for Restaurants, Social Media Management, Social Media Reputation Management

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Uber drops U with controversial new logo | Logo design | Creative Bloq

Designers and commentators are having their say on the new Uber logo – and it's not positive. What are your thoughts?
http://bit.ly/1PU5Z6m

#logodesign #graphicdesign #branding #uber

creativebloq.com Designers are having their say on the new Uber logo – and it's not positive.

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6 Keys to Develop a Successful Small Business

No one ever said having a small business would be easy. These six points are essential to having a prosperous business while avoiding unnecessary challenges: http://entm.ag/1Tqf32l

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#courage #growthstrategy #successstrategies #smallbusiness

entrepreneur.com Courage, control and the keys to the courthouse -- just a few things to think about.

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14 Video Tools for Social Media Marketers : Social Media Examiner

Do you want to add video to your social media marketing?
Are you looking for tools to simplify your video production?
Today’s tools make it easy to record and edit videos for social media marketing and ad campaigns. In this article you'll learn 14 tools marketers can use to create screencasts, montages and slideshows. Enjoy!

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#SMM #socialmedia #socialmediaexaminer

socialmediaexaminer.com Do you want to add video to your social media marketing? This article shares 14 tools marketers can use to create screencasts, montages and slideshows.

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Facebook Releases 4th Quarter and Full-Year Results for 2015

FACEBOOK - 4TH QUARTER RESULTS ARE IN!
Even for the doubters, the numbers here are pretty undeniable. It’ll be interesting to see how the company builds on this over the course of 2016.
http://bit.ly/1KHtwzE

#facebook #SMM #socialmedia #socialmediatoday

socialmediatoday.com It’s been a big year for Facebook, and today The Social Network underlined just how big, releasing its fourth quarter and full-year results for 2015. And the numbers are pretty amazing.

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11 Essential Elements of an Effective Social Media Business Plan

11 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA BUSINESS PLAN
Are you using social media to market your business, but struggling to create momentum? Would you like to make sense of each social network, clearly defining where and how to spend your time online? While there’s no one-size fits all solution, you can succeed with an effective social media business plan in place.
Rebekah Radice covers it all here: bit.ly/1bzvffH

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#EffectiveSocialMedia #SMM #RebekahRadice #TheDionGroup

rebekahradice.com Blog post at Rebekah Radice, Social Media Strategy : Are you using social media to market your business, but struggling to create momentum? Would you like to make sense of each social networ[..]

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Launching on Social Media: A Timeline for Business Owners : Social Media Examiner

ARE YOU STARTING FROM SCRATCH WITH SOCIAL MEDIA?
Got a new product or a new business?
Having a social media launch plan is essential. In this article you’ll discover a step-by-step plan for launching your new social media presence: http://bit.ly/1PPeY2I

#SocialMedia #SMM #SocialMediaExaminer #TheDionGroup

socialmediaexaminer.com Are you starting from scratch with social media? Discover a step-by-step plan for launching your new social media presence.

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Dive bar owner to Yelp reviewer: I give you 1 star!

KNOW YOUR BUSINESS!
This is a great example of knowing exactly who you are as a business! Knowing exactly who you serve!..And the creative ways you can address a bad review that was not deserved. GENIUS!

http://nyp.st/1JkPsWn
#Creativity #Branding #SocialMedia

nypost.com The owner of a Manhattan dive bar is taking shots at disappointed online reviewers-- because he says people should know what they're getting into when they step into his raucous gin joint.

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Are you familiar with the Facebook Business Manager?
Do you want to keep your Facebook accounts more secure?
Whether you oversee one or many pages, Facebook Business Manager puts everything you need in one central place. In this article you’ll discover how to use Business Manager to securely manage pages, admins, ad accounts and more.
http://bit.ly/1UbfFXP

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4 Free Tools to Analyze Your Social Media Competitors : Social Media Examiner

DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOU SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING?
Have you looked at how your competitors are using social?
There are tools to help you determine what’s working for you and your competitors, what isn’t working and why.

In this article you’ll discover four free tools to compare your social media presence with your competitor’s.
bit.ly/1UBRemm

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#graphicdesign #branding

socialmediaexaminer.com Do you want to improve your social media marketing? Discover four free tools to compare your social media presence with your competitor's.

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100 Amazing Mini Habits That Will Make 2016 Awesome

Really great article! #100 is my favorite!
http://bit.ly/1Slc36U

inc.com Today I'm sharing with you my top 100 tips on work and life.

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How to Optimize Landing Pages to Boost Social Media Conversions : Social Media Examiner

Do you want more conversions from your social traffic?
Are you using landing pages?
Directing targeted social media traffic to relevant landing pages helps you convert visitors into leads. In this article you’ll discover how to optimize landing pages to boost social media conversions.
http://bit.ly/1mZLmIZ

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#OptimizeLandingPages #GetBetterSocialTraffic

socialmediaexaminer.com Do you want more conversions from your social traffic? In this article, you'll discover how to optimize landing pages to boost social media conversions.

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Studio attempts to recreate logos using themselves | Studio | Creative Bloq

HILARIOUSLY AWESOME!!
Although fun, working in a design studio often causes fitness and health levels to diminish, thanks to all that sitting in front of a computer that designers have to do. Netherlands based Studio Dumbar found a way to get themselves up and about, while still focusing on their love of logos. Can you decipher the logos? http://bit.ly/1MIN7iR

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#LogoDesign #Branding #GraphicDesign #TheDionGroup

creativebloq.com Studio Dumbar physically recreates iconic logos including Airbnb, Xbox and Nestle.

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20 great hard rock logos | Logo design | Creative Bloq

20 GREAT HARD ROCK LOGOS
Design and rock music have never strayed far from each other. This article represents a thoughtful and informative exploration of some of the most iconic, audacious and eye-catching logos in hard-rock history.
CHECK IT OUT ==> http://ow.ly/U4IfV

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#LogoDesign #GraphicDesign #Branding #HardRock

creativebloq.com The heavier end of the guitar spectrum has given the world some incredible logos. Alexander Eckstein selects 20 of the best.

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The Trick to Social Content Consistency

CONSISTENCY IS KEY!
Here are some ideas and inspiration on how you can use daily content ideas from Idea A Day. Enjoy! http://bit.ly/1NoMGL0

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#SocialContentConsistency #IdeaADay #SMM #SocialMediaMarketing #TheDionGroup

socialmediatoday.com *This piece was written by Likeable Local's Community Manager, Donna Parisi. As a social media connoisseur,  it's likely you sometimes  find yourself in a bit of a pickle when it comes to

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2 Cases That Show How Social Media Can Change Your Business Trajectory

SOCIAL MEDIA CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR BRAND
Social media is not simply an "accessory” to your marketing plan; it can be a vital game changer if used right. Here’s a look at why that is, evidenced by two cases that demonstrate social media’s power to make or break brands.
http://bit.ly/1Mm62R2

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#MakeOrBreakYourBrand #SMM #SocialMediaMarketing #TheDionGroup

entrepreneur.com Think social media is just an "accessory" to your branding efforts? Think again. Social media can make or break your brand.

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14 Social Media Marketing Tools Recommended by the Pros

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TOOLS RECOMMENDED BY THE PROS
Are you looking for ways to enhance your social media marketing?
Do you want new tools to simplify your job?
Using the right tools can help you manage your time effectively and get better results from your social media marketing. In this article you’ll find fourteen of the hottest social media tools recommended by the pros. http://bit.ly/1NoMzzf

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#SocialMediaMarketingTools #SMM #SocialMediaMarketing #SocialMediaExaminer #TheDionGroup

socialmediaexaminer.com Discover hot social media marketing tools from the pros that will help simplify your social media marketing and save you time.

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15 free Star Wars: Force Awakens icons | Graphic design | Creative Bloq

STAR WARS WEEK:
DOWNLOAD NOW! 15 Free Star Wars: Force Awakens Icons
Now let's go watch the movie!!!!
http://bit.ly/1HEQSV6

#GraphicDesign #Freebie

creativebloq.com The flat is strong with these designs based on characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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This awesome Star Wars fan art is out of this world | Illustration | Creative Bloq

STAR WARS WEEK:
This Awesome Star Wars Fan Art is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!
http://bit.ly/1WOWaEt

#Illustration #DigitalArt

creativebloq.com These six Star Wars fans are creating art so great you'd swear they are official!

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Star Wars-inspired portraits put a new spin on geometric patterns | Graphic design | Creative Bloq

STAR WARS WEEK:
Are you as excited about the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend as we are? Our entire focus this week will be on Star Wars. Today we are sharing the Star Wars-Inspired Portraits that were created with geometric patterns. Enjoy!! http://bit.ly/1M3M4N0

#GraphicDesign #Illustration #Inspiration #Creativity

creativebloq.com Pixel colour data is used in this experimental portrait series.

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5 Ways to Use Storytelling in Your Social Media Marketing

STORYTELLING IN SOCIAL MEDIA
Do you want to use storytelling in your social media marketing?
Are you looking for inspiration?
Building your social media campaigns around stories helps you stand out from other brands, and grab the attention of consumers. In this article you’ll discover five ways to use storytelling in your social media marketing: http://bit.ly/1OBz4lJ

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#SMM #SocialMedia #Inspiration #TheDionGroup

socialmediaexaminer.com Do you want to use storytelling in your social media marketing? In this article, you'll discover how to use storytelling in your social media marketing.

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Why Building Your Business Comes Before Building Your Brand

DON’T JUST BUILD A BRAND…BUILD A BUSINESS!
People connect with people they relate with. Relationship and referral marketing are two of the best ways to build your business and a loyal following. http://bit.ly/1OByYup

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#BuildYourBrand #RelationshipMarketing #TheDionGroup

entrepreneur.com Brands are built on the quality of the products and services a business provides. Get that right and your brand will do fine.

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The biggest logo designs of 2015 so far | Logo design | Creative Bloq

BIG BRANDS RELEASED NEW LOGOS IN 2015
The initial reactions were overwhelmingly negative…Let’s take a look back at the biggest brands to release a new logo in 2015. Now that you have gotten used to them, what do you really think of them? http://bit.ly/20JB8Mm

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#LogoDesign #GraphicDesign #Typography #TheDionGroup

creativebloq.com We review the most impactful logo designs and redesigns we've seen since January.

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Want to find out your life motto?

en.nametests.com Give your life a direction! Find out your life motto now! Click here!

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Disney artists bid to recapture classic hand-drawn animation | Animation | Creative Bloq

CAN THE DYING ART OF 2D ANIMATION BE PRESERVED?
Hallabaloo is a handdrawn film that hopes to help preserve the dying art of 2D animation. WATCH THE SIZZLE REEL HERE: http://bit.ly/1QfN8BD

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#Animation #Illustration #Fantasy #TheDionGroup

creativebloq.com Hallabaloo is a handdrawn film that hopes to help preserve the dying art of 2D animation.

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4 Ways to Battle Social Marketing Fatigue

SOCIAL MARKETING FATIGUE?
Social marketing can be exhausting to keep up with, even if you have a dedicated team, but especially if you’re the team. The social marketing landscape is constantly morphing and evolving, defined by an unpredictability that makes it exciting for us social junkies, but that’s also what makes it tiring to track. If you let it, social media will eat up your time every day all day. But it doesn’t have to. Here are a few tips on how to de-stress your social marketing muscles: http://bit.ly/1kJfHKk

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#SocialMarketingFatigue #SMM #SocialMediaMarketing #SocialMediaToday #TheDionGroup

socialmediatoday.com Feeling the social media burn? You’re not alone. Social marketing can be exhausting to keep up with, even if you have a dedicated team, but especially if you’re the team. If you let it, social media will eat up your time every day all day. But it doesn’t have to.

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The Secret Ingredients to a Successful Branding Strategy

WHAT ARE THE SECRETS TO BRANDING SUCCESS?
When it comes to branding, there’s no easy recipe for success. Branding is an imperfect science that boils down to constant change -- based on where you are, where you want to be and, most importantly, what the market is doing. Here are five tips to get you started: http://bit.ly/1MIMwxu

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#BrandingForSuccess #BrandingYourBusiness #TheDionGroup

entrepreneur.com Communication with your consumers is crucial. Here are five ways to bolster it.

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This 5-Year-Old Photographer With 160,000 Instagram Followers Just Kickstarted His Own Book

5 YEAR OLD PHOTOGRAPHER HAS 160,000 FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM
The tot-sized lensman has made a serious name for himself in the world of photography after his unique perspective has garnered him 160,000 followers on Instagram. http://bit.ly/1liruzX

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#HawkeyeThePhotographer #InstagramSuccess #SMM #SocialMedia #TheDionGroup

entrepreneur.com His name is Hawkeye.

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Don't Skimp on Trademark Protection for Your New Brand

THE IMPORTANCE OF BRAND PROTECTION
You can’t simply decide you like the way a name sounds and end the discussion there. You need to cautiously consider trademarking, branding, and the legalities that come along with starting a company. http://bit.ly/20JAIFC

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#BrandProtection #TrademarkProtection #BrandingYourBusiness #SocialMediaMarketing #TheDionGroup

entrepreneur.com Sitting down with a trademark attorney is perhaps the least thrilling part of launching a startup. Do it anyway.

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The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Hashtags

WHAT IS A HASHTAG AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Continuing the theme this week on hashtags..
You might be successful using hashtags on Twitter, but how about when it comes to other social channels? Let’s review the basics to better understand how you can use hashtags on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Plus.
http://bit.ly/1kJeRNz

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#HashtagsMatter #SocialMediaHashtags #SMM #SocialMediaMarketing #TheDionGroup

agorapulse.com Want to make sure your hashtag game is on point? Then check out these tips on social media hashtags.

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4 Ways to Improve Engagement With Hashtags

WHY DO HASHTAGS MATTER?
Do you include hashtags in your social media posts?
Want more traction from your hashtag campaigns?
Adding hashtags to your campaigns can drive engagement with fans and followers, as well as attract new and prospective customers. In this article you’ll learn four ways to improve reach and engagement with hashtags.
http://bit.ly/1Sfm7f3

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#HashtagsMatter #ImproveEngagement #SMM #SocialMediaMarketing #TheDionGroup

socialmediaexaminer.com Do you include hashtags in your social media posts? In this article, I'll share four ways to improve reach and engagement with hashtags.

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Don't Brand for Now, Brand For 'Then'

YOUR BRAND SHOULD REFLECT YOUR DREAM!
Companies go through a number of stages, from start-up to maturity. And each phase has different dynamics. By visualizing their goals from Day One, confident businesses develop a consistent brand they can grow into -- one that doubles as a guide-wire for customers, management, staff and investors. http://entm.ag/1ZUXVV8

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#BrandYourDream #DevelopConsistentBranding #SMM #SocialMediaMarketing #TheDionGroup

entrepreneur.com Brand your success point, not your success journey. But, first, know the difference.

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The Mixology of Content Marketing [Infographic]

THE MIXOLOGY OF CONTENT MARKETING [Infographic]
Browse this content cocktail menu and get creating the sort of content guaranteed to shake audiences up!
http://bit.ly/1O1fvjy

#SocialMediaToday #SMM #SocialMediaMarketing #DigitalMarketing #ContentMarketing

socialmediatoday.com Did you know that 69% of digital marketers creating more content now than they did one year ago? And that 62% of business want to create more engaging, higher quality content? This infographic from JBH looks at how brands can mix up their content and create a compelling mix.

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