Marketing Planning

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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WordPress is Great-- Except When it's Hacked

WordPress is Great– Except When it’s Hacked

Small Business Websites Powered by WordPress are a Hacker’s Biggest Target WordPress is a hugely popular platform for small business websites– it’s flexible, customizable and easy to learn. WordPress claims to “power 35% of the Internet.” The platform is also…

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5-Star Online Reviews Are Gold for Small Businesses (No Matter What You Sell)

5-Star Online Reviews Are Gold for Small Businesses (No Matter What You Sell)

From Products, to Local Services to Books, Never Underestimate the Power of 5-Star Reviews to Boost Sales In the hustle of day-to-day operations and marketing, it can be easy to lose sight of encouraging online reviews from your customers. But…

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Why Paid Search is a Good Marketing Investment Right Now

Why Paid Search is a Good Marketing Investment Right Now

Salesforce Research Reveals Social Advertising has High Competition, While Google Pay-Per-Click Lags in Popularity “Buy low and sell high” is the age-old investment advice. The same can sometimes be said for marketing investments. When your competitors are spending much of…

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How to Defeat Writer's Block and Publish Interesting Content for Your Audience

How to Defeat Writer’s Block and Publish Interesting Content for Your Audience

There’s a small word that describes an essential part of marketing today: content. This one word represents a huge commitment. Day after day, week after week, marketers need to publish something new, interesting and effective. The schedule keeps going, and…

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