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Marketing is changing. The fundamental principles of marketing still exist, but the “how to” has changed dramatically. As marketers, we create an exchange of value between brands and the consumers they service. But to remain relevant, we’ve had to adapt our strategies to keep pace with the market trends currently disrupting small business marketing as we…

Tired of DIY marketing? Well, you should be. It’s hard enough to manage running a business without throwing in how to market it. That is, unless you’re a marketer. The fact is, running an effective marketing program takes not only an in-depth understanding of your core business and culture, but also a strategic perspective on…

Just being on social media isn’t enough. While it only takes a couple minutes to set up an account, it takes months to build up a credible presence. And it’s tempting to want to be everywhere because everyone else seems to be. It appears that peer pressure doesn’t end when we leave grade school. It’s…

  Why Pinterest? With more than 70 million users to date, Pinterest is now one of the top online social networks, rubbing social elbows with Facebook and Twitter. Despite this, many traditional business owners are unsure about how to incorporate Pinterest into their online marketing strategy. Pinterest is a powerful digital marketing tool, especially for…

Brand.  That’s a term we, as marketers, love to use but sometimes aren’t so good at explaining. And to small business owners, great at what they do, but struggling to reach and retain customers, how they think of their brand and its impact on their business can make a big difference. But first things first…

The reality is, marketing only works when you keep at it. There’s no magic potion to drink. No secret algorithm to crack. And not enough keywords on the planet to stuff behind your name to turn you into an overnight sensation. The key to effective marketing is consistency. Not just doing it when you feel…

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday has officially kicked off the holiday shopping season. Email inboxes are bursting with special promotions, discounts, and coupons, just waiting to be redeemed. That’s right – email marketing. While social media and mobile marketing get all the attention, email marketing is still one of the most effective and least…

LinkedIn has well over 200 million users and is the 13th most viewed website in the world.  For business owners, professionals, and job seekers, it is the place to be and be seen.  When you get in there and figure out how it works, LinkedIn can be a great source for generating leads, nurturing client relationships, driving traffic to your website,…

Creating content takes work. Blogs, videos, eBooks, white papers, infographics, even the snippet of text you send with an article you’re sharing, that’s all content that you can use to brand yourself and your business in the minds of your existing and potential customers. When one engages in content marketing, you’re making a deliberate effort, not to…

As marketers, we love to tell our clients that they should be on Google+.  It’s the second largest social networking site in the world. It’s indexed by Google, which means that having a business page on Google+ can help your customers find your business faster and easier. In fact, adding +1’s to your web pages can get you up…

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