What Will Digital Marketing Look Like in 2021?

What Will Digital Marketing Look Like in 2021

As 2020 winds down in the next couple months there are still a lot of questions that we can’t answer. How soon until there’s a vaccine to Covid-19? When will the pandemic end? When will we return to business as usual? For small business owners, that last question looms large. With COVID cases spiking across the country and the probability that we’ll be back to only essential businesses opening their doors to the public, it’s crucial to take a long view of the marketing landscape. Because there are so many…

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Holiday Promotional Ideas to Consider During a Pandemic

Holiday Promotional Ideas to Consider During a Pandemic

The 2020 holiday shopping season promises to be unlike any other. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment rates are high, and consumers may be reluctant to do their shopping in person. But don’t worry! Not all the news is bad. In fact, most experts are predicting a robust holiday shopping season that might not look like previous seasons. Here are some promotional ideas to help you bolster your holiday sales. Make Online Shopping Easy The first thing you’ll need to do – and need is the right word – is…

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Getting Back to Basics: Facebook Marketing 101

Getting Back to Basics Facebook Marketing 101

You’re probably already marketing your business on Facebook. If you’re not, you should be – but it’s not just a question of having a Facebook page and using it. You’ve got to use it wisely if you want to get great results. It’s not uncommon for small business owners to dive into Facebook marketing without really knowing what they’re doing at first.  I mean come on, at some point you just have to dive in, right?  You may even have some decent results but I’m willing to bet they’re not…

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7 Content Marketing Tactics Every Small Business Should Steal

7 Content Marketing Tactics Every Small Business Should Steal

Ad campaigns are still effective, but the truth is they’re not as effective as content marketing. Bill Gates proclaimed “Content is king” back in 1996 and his words have proven to be remarkably prescient. Web users expect top-notch content from the companies they follow. Easier said than done, right? Well… maybe. There are lots of great tactics you can use to create the kind of content that your followers want. If you handle it properly, the content you post on your website and social media can turn casual visitors into…

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Why SMS Marketing Should Be in Your Mix Right Now

Why SMS Marketing Should Be in Your Mix Right Now

Marketing is always changing and the changes in 2020 have been profound, mostly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve all had to adjust our work and home lives as a result. With more consumers working from home and budgetary concerns at the forefront for most people, you might be thinking that mobile marketing isn’t as important as it used to be. After all, people aren’t spending as much time out and a lot of the advantages of mobile marketing don’t apply in the same way. But guess what? I’m here…

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Try These 7 Growth Hacks to Help Your Small Business Soar

Try These 7 Growth Hacks to Help Your Small Business Soar

Wouldn’t it be great to find some simple tricks that would help you leap ahead of your competitors and see your small business soar to new heights? Well, I’ve got good news for you. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about growth hacks – little tricks you can use to fast-track your growth and increase your sales and profits. By definition, a hack is meant to be simple – something you can do right away. Sometimes hacks are clever and weird things but sometimes, they’re well-documented things that small business…

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How to Increase Customer Retention with Email

How to Increase Customer Retention with Email

New customers are great. There’s something undeniably exciting about attracting someone to your business who might not have found it otherwise. That’s the reason that new customer marketing gets all the attention. It’s the glitziest way to grow a business. But guess what? It’s not a very cost effective way to grow a business, which is why it never ceases to amaze me that more local businesses ignore customer retention as a growth strategy. If you’re wondering the best way to increase your customer retention, look no further. Email is…

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Get More and Better Traffic with Your Local Business Blog

Get More and Better Traffic with Your Local Business Blog

You already know that content marketing is widely considered to be essential for your business. Maybe you’ve already got a blog that gets some organic traffic. What’s next? The sad truth is that most local businesses aren’t blogging about the right things in the right way. As a result, they’re losing business that’s going to their competitors. If your blog is getting minimal traffic, you might be tempted not to post often or even to write it off entirely. That’s a mistake. Instead, keep reading to learn about the types…

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