What your Agency Isn’t Telling You (But You Really Need to Know)

This is a story about my (personal) frustrations with the services many of the clients I counsel are getting from various marketing activities sources like “social media managers; blogger; branding, lead generation, localization specialist.” Professional services are important.

Communicating on Social Media During (and After) Pandemic Times

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Social media is still as important for your business in today’s world — and perhaps more important as data shows that consumers are shifting their lives online at a staggering pace. But as a small business, you may be unsure how to proceed with marketing your business and communicating during this time.

Why Google+ is Dead and What to Do About It

The Google Business Profile page is, as I describe it to clients, the Facebook of Google – and it’s free! If you have a business, you can get a Google Business Profile page and use it for all kinds of things.

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.”

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 […]

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 […]