Small Business

Small Business Marketing Tip: Customers Love Photo Contests

Small Business Marketing Tip: Customers Love Photo Contests

Cincinnati Veterinary Hospital Spreads Facebook Cheer with Quarantine Contest Grady Veterinary Hospital, a 24-hour emergency animal hospital in Cincinnati, has an active and engaged Facebook following of over 15,000 locals. I’m in charge of their marketing outreach, and photo contests…

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Cincinnati Optometrist Bucks Somber Marketing Trends Popular During Coronavirus

Cincinnati Optometrist Bucks Somber Marketing Trends Popular During Coronavirus

Ritter and Hagee Show It’s Possible to Be Both Responsible and Amusing From a marketing perspective, I found the montage “Every Covid-19 Commercial is Exactly the Same” hilarious and an important reminder that following the crowd doesn’t inspire customers. As…

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Advertising on LinkedIn Becomes More Accessible

Advertising on LinkedIn Becomes More Accessible

Lowering the Minimum Daily Budget to $10 Makes Marketing on LinkedIn Possible for B2B Small Business As recently as a year ago, LinkedIn Advertising required a minimum daily ad budget of $50/day. Spending $1,500/month on one advertising platform is simply…

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When Automated Customer Service Hurts the Bottom Line

When Automated Customer Service Hurts the Bottom Line

An Amazon Example for Small Business This morning, I received an email from Amazon’s automated customer support telling me that a product I ordered couldn’t be delivered, and I’d receive a refund. Also, “This email was sent from an email…

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How to Stay Connected with Customers in Troubled Times

How to Stay Connected with Customers in Troubled Times

COVID-19 has most of us at home and wondering how to stay connected. If your business is essential, or you have online operations, here are ways to help customers keep up their spirits. Let’s show compassion for one another during…

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Coronavirus and Groundhog's Day: 2 Examples of Current Event Content Hooks

Coronavirus and Groundhog’s Day: 2 Examples of Current Event Content Hooks

How to Create Content When Your Small Business Isn’t Outlandishly Exciting For some small businesses, marketing content efforts are easy. When you sell something customers dream about, like clothing or food, creating content around your products and services is naturally…

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When to Buy Billboards as a Small Business

When to Buy Billboards as a Small Business

Investing in billboard advertising requires significant budget. Here’s one estimate of what a billboard may cost small businesses: The cost of billboard advertising depends on format, circulation, demographics, and impressions. Physical billboard costs average $250 per month in rural areas,…

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Only 28% of Marketers Use Pinterest. Is This Social Platform a Hidden Gem?

Only 28% of Marketers Use Pinterest. Is This Social Platform a Hidden Gem?

If Your Small Business Sells to Women, Parents, Millennials or International Citizens, Pinterest May Be a Marketing Win Pinterest doesn’t get a lot of attention from marketing experts these days. This low-competition environment could be a solid small business marketing…

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