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Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming

Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming

Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming

Fall and Winter Seasons bring Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Columbus Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and more… so what? It’s not too soon to talk about the holidays and we’re talking about the power of Holidays as a BIG marketing plus for your small business growth. Rethink your holiday strategies Sometimes when I talk to new prospects […]

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A Cook is to Meals as a Salesperson is to Marketing

A Cook is to Meals as a Salesperson is to Marketing

A Cook is to Meals as a Salesperson is to Marketing A Cook is to Meals as a Salesperson is to Marketing

A Cook is to Meals as a Salesperson is to Marketing

When those in marketing create new campaigns, sales personnel are often excluded. The logic behind this silo-ed process is that sales is perceived as not understanding marketing and therefore it is prohibiitve to include the sales department. From my experience, marketing doesn’t often understand sales. If you are a small business owner, you should keep in mind that marketing efforts are […]

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SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing

SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing

SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing

SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing

A discussion question was posed on a LinkedIn Group: “Do you have any tips or ideas for marketers working on a tight budget? Please add your suggestions.” There were many great suggestions on how to market with the fewest dollars possible for the best results, As usual there were many suggestions, but no one was addressing the real issue – and that is that marketing should be recognized as a critical investment in …

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From Skadeedle [Infographic]: Email Marketing Etiquette Dos & Don’ts

From Skadeedle [Infographic]: Email Marketing Etiquette Dos & Don’ts From Skadeedle [Infographic]: Email Marketing Etiquette Dos & Don’ts

From Skadeedle [Infographic]: Email Marketing Etiquette Dos & Don’ts

Email Marketers! You can’t afford not to address each point on the infographic from Skadeedle below! Don’t risk an “Opt-out” or an unsubscribe because you overlooked what you might think of as a minor detail.

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The Win-Win of Social Media Through Unexpected Uses. Pt. 2 Hidden Genius of QR Codes

The Win-Win of Social Media Through Unexpected Uses. Pt. 2: Hidden Genius of QR Codes!

The Win-Win of Social Media Through Unexpected Uses. Pt. 2: Hidden Genius of QR Codes! The Win-Win of Social Media Through Unexpected Uses. Pt. 2: Hidden Genius of QR Codes!

The Win-Win of Social Media Through Unexpected Uses. Pt. 2: Hidden Genius of QR Codes!

Still think QR Codes are useless? When QR codes (QR = quick response) were introduced, success was implied. And then… nothing… because there weren’t enough people with phones with scanning ability. BUT, with SmartPhone purchases on an exponential rise, …

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Why Consumers DO Buy Rather Than Why They SHOULD Buy.

Why Consumers DO Buy Rather Than Why They SHOULD Buy.

Why Consumers DO Buy Rather Than Why They SHOULD Buy. Why Consumers DO Buy Rather Than Why They SHOULD Buy.

Why Consumers DO Buy Rather Than Why They SHOULD Buy.

What I learned in a hurry about working in Marketing is that one side is about convincing the buyer they want or need your product or service, the other side of the coin is about convincing the seller they need to market their product or service.

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10 Reasons Small Businesses and Non-Profits Shouldn’t Give Up on Social Media

10 Reasons Small Businesses and Non-Profits Shouldn’t Give Up on Social Media 10 Reasons Small Businesses and Non-Profits Shouldn’t Give Up on Social Media

10 Reasons Small Businesses and Non-Profits Shouldn’t Give Up on Social Media

Small Businesses, and Non-profits, too,  especially in the early stages, often plunge into marketing fast and furious only to give up almost as quickly. I hear it all the time when someone learns I make a living in Social Media Marketing: “Yeah, I opened a Twitter, and Facebook account, but that’s all I did!” they […]

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YOU may be social media savvy, but are your customers? Find out where they live online…

YOU may be social media savvy, but are your customers? Find out where they live online… YOU may be social media savvy, but are your customers? Find out where they live online…

YOU may be social media savvy, but are your customers? Find out where they live online…

YOU may be tech and social media savvy and enjoying all the benefits of SmartPhone and Tablet technology, but are your customers? It is apparent that MANY people still have not yet transitioned. Example: I was at the Hair Salon the other day and pulled out my SmartPhone to check my email and social media […]

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Are You Known by Your Business Name?

Are You Known by Your Business Name? Are You Known by Your Business Name?

Are You Known by Your Business Name?

Are you under a strange misconception that just because your customers were satisfied once, that they are screaming your business name from the rooftops daily?!

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