A Marketing Plan Can Boost YOUR Business Success

Every business begins with success in mind; few put it in writing. A well-prepared marketing plan can be a roadmap to guide you (and your staff or volunteers) through your businesses’ short- and long-term goals and challenges. The marketing plan is a valuable tool that, when used correctly, will actually make your marketing life easier! […]

How and What Can I Market RIGHT NOW?

“How and What Can I Market Now,” Cheri? No marketing grad was ever expecting to have to Tweet “Under no circumstances should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body.” – Love, Lysol.

Does Google Love YOUR Business?

Does Google LOVE Your Business? Local Search Rules. Setting up marketing for a new business can be a challenge. Start with the big ones first! Google My Business.

Why Hire a Marketing Professional

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Please Don’t Hire Your Cousin to Do Your Marketing! Reasons to hire professional marketing help and be glad you did Every small business needs marketing to be successful, agreed? And, you need a consistent and strategic mix of marketing activities across web, social, email, referrals, and advertising to make it work, right? But how do […]

Are You Doing TOO MUCH Marketing? Cut it out!

Every chance I get to talk to marketers, I always as the question, “What platforms are you using now?” Inevitably, they respond with “Website, Facebook, LinkedIn……and, well, we have a Twitter and Instagram page but we don’t use them very much.”

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 […]