Bottom of the Funnel Marketing Woes

I’m struggling. I really am. Here’s the problem: clients aren’t tracking the results of the leads we are generating for them from social media and referral sites. That’s it. That’s all that plagues me lately. So it goes something like this: Agency (me) spends hours updating all information across all channels (we know consistency is […]

Essentials of Facebook

Facebook is the way to start The social media world is overwhelming and many small businesses are fearful of starting sites and making mistakes, but there’s really no way to avoid a couple of social media faux pas. Facebook is the tool most small businesses choose to start with. Someone in your organization has a […]

Make Your Marketing Work—Track the Correct Analytics

Businessman using Google Analytics in the office on the touch screen of his tablet.

This session will discuss the most widely used analytics tools and how they can guide businesses and marketers with strategy, implementation and evaluation. You spend hours marketing your small business, but how do you know if your efforts are working? Marketing analytics provide valuable data on audience behavior, online ad success, site traffic sources, and […]

The 5 Step Marketing Strategy: Taking the Pressure Off Busy Marketers

Marketing is a necessary evil. When P.T. Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” he was talking about the target audience for marketing! You have to follow a road map to get where you need to go and marketing is much the same process. Trying to do everything, on a whim, is not only […]

What Channels Do You Need to Reach Your Target Audience?

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, the list goes on… When you put together a social or digital media marketing strategy, it’s important to choose the right channels to promote your business. But how do you make that decision? In my mind, it all depends on where your target audience resides. If they’re business people, go to […]

How to Set Measurable Marketing Goals

If you’re not measuring your ROI, you’re wasting your time! Marketing is all about putting the right product or service—or a combination thereof—in the right place, at the right time, and at the right price. Right? Remember the rule of 7? That it takes seven exposures to your message before consumers will remember it?? Well […]

Thursday Webinar Wanderings – E-Commerce and Marketing Launch

Webinars on website design, social media, and marketing strategy fascinate me. I just spent an hour on a webinar that I thought wouldn’t really apply to me, but hey, Thursday is webinar day so why not? I’m sure I’ll take something away from it. It was called “Q & A with the Masters of Marketing” […]

Why Do You Need to Shake My Hand?

Rant Warning! If you know me, you know I’m a little “germ aware.” It’s not a compulsion, but I DO put my sleeve over my hand to open a door, hold a stair rail, or pull out a chair in a restaurant (all icky). I don’t carry around hand sanitizer and all that, but I […]

Twitter Basics

Tweeting with Twitter Twitter is another very popular tool for first-time social media users. It’s easy to set up an account and the brevity of the posts makes it quicker for first-time social media managers. Twitter communicates via Tweets—short (280 character) messages, often with a link to a longer, more detailed site for more information. […]

15 Things YOU Need to Know About Social Media

When tasked with pulling together a “Social Media” presentation for a recent group, I decided to draw on the expertise of many to benefit the few. I asked a group of 23,000 social media managers, “If you had to choose one thing you WISH you’d known when you started SM, what would it be? •Over […]