2019 Monkey Recap

For Spotted Monkey Marketing, 2019 was a big year and came with all kinds of changes, new opportunities, and new monkeys! We started our Monkey Spotlight Promotion, where each month we pick a client to be featured in our Great Deals ad and Monkey Spotlight blog. One of our monkeys became a member of the Cardinal Success Chapter of BNI!  And some of our monkeys got out on the loose a few times for our clients and other monkey business reasons. Here’s a quick recap of all the monkey business that went down in 2019!


The monkeys were out and about more than ever before! From taste-testing for Delaware Country Club to Escaping the Mansion at Escape Muncie, our monkeys sure know how to get around the town! Glad Tidings Church had a grand opening for their Student Ministries Center, and the monkeys showed up in their Sunday best! Crestview began offering footgolf at the golf course, which the monkeys took on proudly in the heat of July. Later in the year, the monkeys took a ride on the MITS bus, snapping pictures and taking the route all through the town.

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Photo by Kyla Jo Photography

A very special outing for the monkeys was for their very own monkey Ruthie aka Foofy’s wedding on October 19th! Ruthie Shellabarger became Ruthie Grigoletti, and
the monkeys came to support her, decked out and ready to leave it all on the dance floor! Monkeys Ashli, Heather, Hailey, and Foofy, danced the night away! Congratulations, Foofy!



A Year of Giving

Spotted Monkey Marketing loves the Muncie community, and the monkeys made waves in the community this year by offering their marketing services at non-profit events throughout the year. In November, Spotted Monkey participated at the 4th Annual Website Thru the Night. Five web design teams converged to make five different websites for non-profit organizations in the local community over one 24-hour period, click here to learn more about this year’s event! The monkeys joined the geeks for a night of generosity, laughter, and lots of caffeine.

In December, the monkey team arose at the crack of dawn one wintery Saturday morning to help at Secret Families, a day of magic and ministry. Secret Families provides Christmas to hundreds of families, that otherwise would not have Christmas. Spotted Monkey also works behind the scenes for Secret Families and always enjoys getting involved in any way that they can!

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New Monkeys

This year three new monkeys were brought on to the monkey office: Sara, Namya, and James! Our Design Monkeys are very valuable to the team and help in many different ways, from researching content to creating designs. New brains and new perspectives always help to keep things fresh! Welcome to the team, new monkeys!

A New Decade for New Opportunities

As the Spotted Monkey team swings into 2020, we look forward to continuing to grow, learn, and adapt as the marketing industry continuously evolves. Since 2020 is going to be another big year of growth, why not be a part of it? Consider Spotted Monkey Marketing as your go-to provider for all of your traditional and digital marketing needs. There are many avenues, but only one spot. Call us at 765-273-7730 for more information, and happy 2020!



The Best and Worst Days of My Life – Airs on Radio!!

In July of 2019, our very own Design Monkey, Ruthie Shellabarger worked alongside The Facing Project and Brad Daugherty to put his story in writing. The story, “The Best and Worst Days of My Life,” won Best Story in last year’s summer storytelling festival.

Over the course of the past year, The Facing Project has been highlighting two stories each month from past Facing Projects and then have commentary on the themes/topics. The idea of the show is that, on the surface, the two stories may seem vastly different, but through the commentary, listeners are able to better relate these stories to their own lives.

For anyone who is interested in hearing this heart-rending story, it will air on The Facing Project Radio Show this Thursday evening at 6:30 EST on Indiana Public Radio (92.1, locally). It will then be available via NPR’s podcast on Monday, May 20. Anyone anywhere in the world can access the podcast via this link https://www.npr.org/podcasts/647018582/the-facing-project.

If you haven’t already been following the Daugherty family, this is what the story is about:

The Daugherty family has recently gone through the unimaginable. Their youngest son, Christian, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, at only six years old. The past six months have been the worst they could have ever imagined but our community came together to help in their time of need. Christian’s progress has been a miracle and the family has not lost faith through it all.

If you are interested in donating to this wonderful organization please click here.

Thank you so much for your support!

Why Google My Business is Crucial for Your Local Business

Why Google My Business is Crucial for Your Local Business

As a local business owner, it is crucial to stay up to date in the digital world. One way to do that is Google My Business. Google My Business is an easy-to-use tool for businesses to manage their online presence through Google. By utilizing Google My Business, you can help customers find you and tell the story of your business. At Spotted Monkey Marketing, we can set up your Google My Business account, post for you and monitor your analytics.

The monkeys at Spotted Monkey Marketing highly recommend setting up a Google My Business so potential customers can easily find your business. If you have ever searched for a business, you may have noticed a small profile that appears on the right, that is Google My Business. This profile consists of the company’s website, pictures, address, ratings and more. It is helpful to both your company and potential customers because it allows potential customers to learn more about your business.

Consequently, local searches are one of the biggest advantages of Google My Business. For example, if someone were to search “Advertising” from the Muncie area they would find yours truly, Spotted Monkey Marketing, along with other advertising companies in the area.

Another advantage to Google My Business is the ability to post on your Google My Business page very similar to how you post on Facebook or Twitter. You have the ability to monitor the analytics of the profile along with the posts. Similar to social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, Google My Business allows you to post pictures, comments, events and more. By creating posts, you can place your appropriate content in front of customers whenever they find your business on Google. At Spotted Monkey Marketing, we can ensure your business is posting quality content that attracts your target audience to you by continuously monitoring your Google My Business page.

The bottom line is, if your business wants to be found, you need to utilize this marketing tool and we can help you! A complete and functional Google My Business page can truly increase the success of your local business. If you have any questions about Google My Business or any other marketing questions give us a call at Spotted Monkey Marketing at 765.273.7730 or email me, Ruthie, at ruthie@spottedmonkeymarketing.com!