Real Estate PR & Marketing

Delivering brand strategy consulting, marketing campaigns and PR for luxury real estate developers, brokers, realtors and investment companies throughout U.S., Europe, Costa Rica, the Caribbean and Middle East for 16+ years.

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Master of Ceremonies

Master of Ceremonies / MC for film festivals, award ceremonies, corporate dinners, fundraisers, private parties, events and GALAs - We understand flow & reading an audience!

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Wow, welcome WordPress 5.3!

Welcome, WordPress 5.3! Looks like you’ve finally nailed a beautiful theme that developers like me can use. As a huge fan of WP Bakery/JS Composer for page layouts, this new

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WordPress 5.2.2 Update

Welcome to WordPress 5.2.2 Congratulations on updating to WordPress 5.2.2! This update makes it easier than ever to fix your site if something goes wrong. Version 5.2.2 What’s NewCreditsFreedomsPrivacy Maintenance and

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Adding an SSL to Addon Domain in cPanel

When you install an SSL onto an Addon Domain in cPanel hosting, it is not an automatic install like it is with the primary domain for the hosting account. You

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Favicon & App Icon Generator

What are Favicons? Favicons are small 16×16 icon files that are displayed next to the URL of your site in a browser’s address bar. Additionally they’re often displayed next to

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How to setup Google Analytics and Google Search Console/Webmaster Tools

Big thank you to Really Simple SSL for developing an amazing plugin that successfully forces every SSL Certificate we launch and enables https:// to kick in. This post is directly

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Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a vital resource of getting your website verified with the search engine and part of your core Googlization of your website. If you want organic (natural)

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Deleting bulk users on WordPress

First, let me say thank you to WP Beginner for their EPIC tutorials and guides to fixing/managing/improving/innovating in WordPress. Without resources like theirs, developers like me would be fumbling in

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Alternative to Kill Two Birds with One Stone

We spent a little too much time trying to discover an alternative to saying ” KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE!” The primary motivation is that this aged saying no

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How to disable Gutenberg – How to fix Website after WordPress 5.0 Update

WordPress 5.0 “broke” our sites. But not really… As part of our WordPress maintenance programs, we handle updating WordPress & plugins constantly for our clients. Yes, after WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg

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Get the new Google My Business app

With the new Google My Business app, it’s easier than ever to manage your Business Profile and connect with your customers in new ways. Every day, millions of people search

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End of Life of PHP 5 – Upgrade to PHP 7 by 12-31-18

Big thank you and shout out for WordFence for monitoring, managing, education and publishing key invaluable articles that help webmasters, website developers and website managers around the world protect their

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How to Add Facebook Pixels to WordPress-based website

Using Facebook with WordPress When we want to really track how Facebook ads are performing on websites we manage and get a deeper understanding of our audience interaction and, of

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WordPress 4.9.6

Every so often there is a bug in which WordPress does NOT update automatically. This is one of those updates. So for you website management and one-wo(man) developers, do the

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What’s new in WordPress 4.9

Welcome to WordPress 4.9 Yet again, WordPress has smoothed over the design workflow and created opportunities for more “safety” from coding errors. Security is a constant evolution for any web platform

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Leadership Summits & Corporate Retreats

We create meaningful opportunities for your team to think together and collaborate effectively. Our sessions build connection, inspire creativity, enable clarity and drive commitment. Your management/leadership team will achieve a

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How to Write a Google, Yelp, Facebook and Linkedin Review

The below examples are for a recent client, but can be applied to ANY client or vendor. Share the love. Give meaningful positive feedback. Especially when hardworking people work well

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How to Create a Hashtag

Why do you need a Hashtag? Hashtags enable businesses to help consumers find them through social media. Often times, people will search a hashtag on Google or on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram. Using

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Key to Successful Communication and Collaboration

Stumbled on this Linkedin Article written back on October 2, 2014. Still just as relevant as ever. Definitely some morsels of value here. MUCH good energy for successful collaborations!  When I

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Vaughan – Welcome to WordPress 4.7

Welcome to WordPress 4.7 Presenting Twenty Seventeen A brand new default theme brings your site to life with immersive featured images and video headers. Twenty Seventeen focuses on business sites and

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9 Hidden Features in the WordPress Media Library Only Power Users Know

Discovered amazing article written by Tom Ewer of wpmudev! Solid resources & tips here. READ BELOW! https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-media-library-hidden-features/ Published on September 12, 2015 HIGHLIGHTS Can use as FREE image compression tool Create central repository

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Guide to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Metrics for Return on investment + Return on Engagement. In the past 3-4 years, marketing has evolved exponentially beyond hits, visitors and referral traffic. (Note, if you don’t know what these

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Happy name – domains, social media handles & more!

I’m always looking for tools to help my start-up clients and entrepreneurs. I’m certainly not new to doing domain searches and looking up social media handles (i.e. going to Facebook to

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Guide to Backing up Google Apps, Mail, Drive, Calendars and Contact

Prevent loss of data after a hacker or purely to calm your only paranoid nerves. While the Google Drive desktop app does do some backup, Google Drive itself is vulnerable

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How to Update your DNS on WP Engine via cname or A Record

UPDATE YOUR DNS VIA CNAME OR A RECORD Thanks to WP Engine, we found this awesome page describing a very logical process to understand what you will need to do to

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Creating an ADA-compliant website

[quoteicon author=””]Special thanks to Nicole Nash, Web Designer at TechRepublic for a putting together a SOLID good summary and checklist!!! Reposting this amazing content as a resource for clients who

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Happy New Year officially!

2016 is off to a fantastic start. We are in the process of building a new platform to showcase our agency. Take a sneak peak here: http://www.broekman.agency We’ve been busy rebranding & repackaging

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ThinkStockPhotos.com and iStockPhotos.com – Getty Images

We use both ThinkStockPhotos.com AND iSTOCKPHOTO.COM for your Stock Photo needs ThinkStockPhotos.com is $299 for a one-month subscription. StockPhoto is $399 for a one-month subscription. You definitely have access to

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How to transfer domain from Register.com to GoDaddy.com

TRANSFER AWAY FROM REGISTER.COM For those that need help with transferring their website domain from Register.com to GoDaddy, here’s the link to a how-to page on GoDaddy.com…. conveniently copied here

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Paypal – DPRP is Disabled.

Let’s start from the beginning. DPRP stands for DirectPayment Recurring Payments. It’s a module that enables you to have multiple payments, subscriptions and recurring payments with your shopping cart forms when

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Google Apps for Work – yes, we love!

We’ve had solid good experience with Google Apps. We’ve been using Google Apps for BROEKMAN communications since they launched, and it’s really helped our team work faster and more efficiently. We think you’ll

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Custom book printing

Have a client in need of publishing a book? Choosing the self-publishing route? Or are you more in need of printing a hardcover high-end quality yearbook like catalog book? Either

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WordPress 4.2.1 core features

Welcome to WordPress 4.2.1 Thank you for updating! WordPress 4.2.1 helps you communicate and share, globally. Version 4.2.1 What’s New CreditsFreedoms Security Release Version 4.2.1 addressed a security issue. For more information,

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Dropbox adds commenting feature – a better way to get feedback!

We know working with multiple people can be difficult. With conversations scattered across email threads and chat windows, feedback can get lost and it can take forever to get everyone

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WordPress Site Hacked – What do I Do?

Yes, it happens. For starters, you don't cry and you certainly don't ignore it. Don't get angry. Hire a professional to help you recover fast!

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WordPress Maintenance and Security

WORDPRESS MAINTENANCE & UPGRADES For over 10 years, we’ve been developing, managing, updating and moderating WordPress-based websites. One thing we’ve learned along the way, similar to ANY website and ANY

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Linkedin – How to edit your profile

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Fantastic list of tools compiled by GrowthNerd!! :) Seriously Good stuff!!! Couldn't have compiled a better list!

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WordPress maintenance

WORDPRESS MAINTENANCE & UPGRADES For over 10 years, we’ve been developing, managing, updating and moderating WordPress-based websites. One thing we’ve learned along the way, similar to ANY website and ANY

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How to insert images into WordPress Pages and Posts

When creating or editing a WordPress page or post, you can easily embed many different types of media at any time using the WordPress "Add Media" tool.

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How to fix WordPress website not updating right away

First, big shout out to WPbeginner.com for always having fantastic answers to core WordPress issues. This one is coming up more and more for my clients. Thought it helpful to

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OS X: Keyboard shortcuts

I love my Mac world. Literally copied/pasted from Apple’s site for all the INCREDIBLY USEFUL keyboard shortcuts to do things on your Mac by pressing a combination of keys on your

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Web Safe Fonts

BIG SHOUT OUT TO CSSFONTSTACK.com for putting this together! What are Web Safe Fonts? Web safe fonts are fonts that are pre-installed by many operating systems. While not all systems

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Why is my site slow?

Why is my site slow? Courtesy of GoDaddy! http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/7324/why-is-my-site-slow Date Submitted: 8/7/14 Your site can feel slow for two reasons. It can take a long time to generate a given

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WordPress 4.0 in a nutshell

Welcome to WordPress 4.0 Thank you for updating! WordPress 4.0 brings you a smoother writing and management experience. Version 4.0 What’s NewCreditsFreedoms Manage your media with style Explore your uploads in

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Heatmaps – tracking what visitors click on your website

Tracking visitors with Google Analytics or Statcounter is one thing, but really understanding what catches their eye and what they click on? COME ON, you totally want to know. WELL

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WCAG 2.0 Checklist

Special thanks again to WebAIM for developing this WCAG 2.0 Checklist for HTML documents http://webaim.org/standards/wcag/checklist NOTE: The following is NOT the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It is, however, a simple checklist

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Website Checklist for Section 508 Compliancy

Special thanks to WEBAIM.org for publishing the first real extensive easy to navigate list of compliancy with simple Pass/Fail explanations. GREAT JOB! Original found here: http://webaim.org/standards/508/checklist Part 1: HTML The following standards

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Website: How-to

How your site works Your website is made up of a group of files and directories, much like the Documents folder on your home computer. In this case, though, everyone

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New domains available

Hundreds of new domain extensions have now become available to the general public! Go to web.broekmancomm.com to buy your domain!! This gives brands, companies, individuals and organizations ability to own

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pakua

I am truly grateful for discovering the Pa Kua community. Pa Kua is a traditional Chinese philosophy, an internal-focused martial art similar to Tai Chi Chuan and Hsing I Chuan. Pa

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how to share a google drive document

How to share With Google Drive, you can share files — like documents, images, and PDFs — without having to email them as attachments. Sharing is as easy as indicating

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How to use Twitter for your business

Repost of Twitter’s Lindsay Logan (@wingersf), Small Business Team Tuesday, June 3, 2014 There is some fantastic content here. Instead of “wasting time” recreating content, I know that time is

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Best 2014 WordPress plugins for SEO/Search Engine Optimization

Best 2014 Wordpress plugins for SEO/Search Engine Optimization

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Configuring DNS for your GoDaddy email in cPanel

Big shout out to GoDaddy customer support for constantly empowering clients like me to effectively do our jobs! After migrating a domain from another Godaddy account, unbeknowst to me we inherited

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Guide to Non-Profit Marketing in 2015

I run a boutique marketing agency with a presence in Los Angeles and Newport Beach serving non-profit clientele throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. I’m passionate about

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Blast Email / Email Blast / Email Marketing campaigns

BROEKMAN communications has been at the forefront for developing custom tailored blast email programs.  In addition to working on marketing automation campaigns with aWeber, Salesforce and other platforms, we’ve been

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How to change your YouTube channel art

2018 – Updates. This page has the latest artwork templates, channel art outlines, image size and file guidelines and it is separated by computer, android device and iphone/ipad. 😉 https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2972003?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

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Highlights of WordPress 3.9 updates

Welcome to WordPress 3.9 Thank you for updating! WordPress 3.9 has lots of refinements we think you’ll love. Version 3.9 What’s NewCreditsFreedoms A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated

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How to let consultants manage your Facebook advertising account

Found an amazing post on Jon Loomer’s page from last summer which did a thorough job on explaining the technical steps in adding an admin. YouTube video step by step:

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How to set-up Linkedin Company page

Company Pages – Frequently Asked Questions Straight from Linkedin’s amazing help section we’ve found that many clients ask us how to set up their company pages. While yes we do

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GoDaddy new Linux web hosting with cpanel

We recently set up a few new accounts with GoDaddy and have had an overall really positive experience with the revamping of all WEB HOSTING packages. We understand how some

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PRESS RELEASE: Storyopolis Art signs legendary rock artist Marc Lacourciere

Storyopolis Art signs legendary rock artist Marc Lacourciere Classic Rock Band Collection includes Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Foreigner, Kid Rock & ZZ Top

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How to write a recommendation on Linkedin

We’ve all been asked to write a Linkedin recommendation before OR we’ve asked someone else to help us out and ENDORSE us. As sales, marketing, PR and business development people,

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WordPress 3.8 updates

Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. We hope you’ll think this is the most beautiful update

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Google's 200 Website Ranking Factors

This unofficial Google SEO checklist definitely accounts for MUCH of the work SEO companies do for onsite and offsite SEO work! Please check out this infographic as it gives you

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How to embed slideshare slideshow on wordpress website

SlideShare offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios. Embedding a Slideshow To embed a slideshow from SlideShare, please follow

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