Marketing

5 Basic Tech Tips for Creating Marketing Videos

[VIDEO] 5 Basic Tech Tips for Creating Marketing Videos

Instagram and YouTube stars pride themselves on the “raw realness” of their posts. But it’s not true—none of their content is as spontaneous as it seems. To publish great marketing videos, you need some solid, technical expertise. These five tips…

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Why Have a Website When Your Customers are on Social Media?

Why Have a Website When Your Customers are on Social Media?

Some small businesses hope to save marketing budget by relying on their Facebook, Yelp, Houzz or other social media presences to represent them on the Internet. Often, these are service-based, local businesses like restaurants, salons, groomers, etc. But there are…

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A Marketing Calendar Makes Your Life Easier

A Marketing Calendar Makes Your Life Easier

Marketing efforts are most successful when you have time to think and plan strategically before implementing them. Last-minute marketing results in inefficiencies, missed deadlines and ineffective messaging. With my clients, we create a marketing calendar to use throughout the year.…

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Facebook Ad Audiences

The Key to Facebook Advertising is Understanding Your Customers

In the United States, 68% of adults use Facebook, which is more than 168 million people. These statistics indicate that, in all likelihood, enough of your customers and potential customers are on Facebook to make advertising on the platform worthwhile.…

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Google AdWords is Gone

How Google Ads is Changing the Small Business Marketing Landscape After 18 years of serving up Google AdWords to Internet searchers, Google rebranded its behemoth advertising platform to Google Ads. The change helps advertisers understand that advertising with Google goes…

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Think Like a Minimalist to Get Your Marketing Message Across

I’m helping a client design a consumer rewards program, with the goal of increasing our competitive advantage and attracting new customers. Because the product mix has excellent margins, we can offer a program that provides high value to the customer. To…

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Creative and Keepable Business Cards for Your Small Business

Take a look at your business card. If it looks like this, your card is failing at marketing your small business: Custom printing technology has advanced to make many premium elements realistically affordable for small businesses, such as gold foil, rounded…

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3 Examples of Videos for Small Business Marketing

Small businesses are particularly well suited to video marketing campaigns, as I wrote about in “How Videos Boost Your Small Business Marketing.” Usually, the founder or employees are personable characters, which result in compelling and memorable videos. To give you…

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