9 Benefits to Working with a Local Marketing Specialist

If you’re a small local business getting ready to embark on a marketing campaign, using a locally based marketing specialist can provide enormous benefits to your business. Choosing to work with someone who is local means you will be getting a marketing representative who understands the things that make both your neighborhood and your market...

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Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update: How will it affect you?

Quick, without looking, what are the two things every business owner needs to do in April? If you could only think of taxes, you may be headed for trouble. On April 21st, Google is scheduled to change their search engine algorithm, which will penalize sites that are not mobile responsive. Considering that about half of...

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3 Step Guide to Advertising the Best Offer

Everyone loves a deal. That’s why including a promotional offer as part of your overall marketing strategy can be a good way to drive new business. But for small business owners, deciding on which products or services to promote in an offer can be a taxing decision. An effective promotion is not chosen randomly, but...

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Facebook is everywhere. Once upon a time, it was just a place where college students interacted online, but times have changed, and Facebook, along with many social media channels, has evolved. The people who use Facebook span generations, income levels, relationship categories and location. Now, people don’t just post pictures and messages on each other’s...

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Too often, small business owners jump in headfirst and hurry to get their doors open and their businesses off the ground. Maybe you’ve felt the drive yourself. You’ve got great products and services, and you can’t wait to start selling them to customers who want and need them. Many business owners realize after hitting the...

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We’re just four short weeks away from the spookiest holiday of the year. Halloween! The seasonal marketing opportunities for retailers selling costumes and home decorations is an obvious one, but seasonal themes and holidays also provide opportunities for business you may not think of! Just because your business doesn’t sell items that could be used...

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As your small business grows, you’ll probably contemplate whether or not you should outsource your marketing. You may be thinking that business is good and you’re pretty busy with the responsibilities you have. Well, as you consider it, keep in mind that the decision to outsource all or part of your marketing shouldn’t be taken...

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It’s official- The Autumnal Equinox passed on Monday and that means we’ve passed into fall! The season of state fairs, pumpkin beverages and changing leaves has arrived, and many stores have had themed products on their shelves for weeks. We probably don’t have to tell you that fall also brings a broad selection of community...

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It’s easy to get caught up in a price war with your competitors. After all, customers are likely to respond to a great offer or sale. For many businesses, however, competing primarily on price point shouldn’t become a long-term sales strategy. So, what’s the best sales differentiator for persuading consumers? Value. Identifying what your product...

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LinkedIn is a necessary part of marketing your small business. Don’t believe us? Let’s start with a handful of ways this social media vehicle can help your company: lead generation, traffic for your website, improved search ranking, better personal branding, community partnerships, industry knowledge growth and recruitment. That’s a lot of ways one site can...

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It’s a common concern for marketers and business owners alike: how do I get the most out of my marketing and my budget? After all, it’s essential to maximize your budget for efficiency and productivity. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few ways you can cut out all the unnecessary spending in your...

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Have you ever heard the saying “little things make big things happen”? Well it couldn’t be truer for the Call-to-Action in your direct mail campaigns After all, the call to action is the piece of your mailer that encourages your customers to take the next step in the purchasing process. The ultimate goal of your...

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The coupon is as American as apple pie – and we’re not the only ones who think that. Coupons have become so ingrained in the consumer psyche that they’re arguably one of the most important parts of a marketer’s toolbox. It should come as no surprise that the coupon is keeping up with the times....

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