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The 200th episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition is taking place where I call home, ‘The Rogue Valley.’ It didn’t take long for word to spread, and for a social media storm to hit. A lot of businesses are jumping to the aid of the at this time, unknown winning family. It is, … Read More.
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Creating loyalty with your customers today is a tough job. In a world of social-living offers, half off Groupon coupons where does the consumer’s loyalty lie? Is it with the business owner that has been in and supported the community for years or is it with whoever has the lowest price?
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It is not … Read More.
What is a Facebook ‘like’ worth, is always a hot topic, so many different perspectives and rarely can you find the same answer with the same dollar figure attached to it. There are so many different variables, like what business you are in.
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Social Media has proven to be a GREAT medium to … Read More.
There have been numerous amount of ‘buy local’ campaigns over the past couple years. Many of these campaigns have been economic driven as people have seen a lot of long standing local businesses disappear due to the economy.
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Project 3/50 has used social media well to spread their philosophy of shopping local. Last … Read More.
While many of us in the agency and media business write and try to come up with a calculation for a business’ ROI in social media let’s not forget the real benefits of social media and just how kind and generous people and businesses can be.
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On social media day our business page posted … Read More.
I had the opportunity the other day to chat with a friend who is a brand marketer for a national brand. During the course of our conversation, I was struck (again) by the same-ness and at the same time, the different-ness that comes with branding a national vs. local brand.
At its core, branding is about … Read More.
While the big brands and big boxes have taken early advantage of social media, if social media continues to grow it will be because of the smaller local businesses. Big brands are paving the way which makes sense being that social media is more popular in the larger markets.
The next phase will take place in … Read More.
For local business owners the three key words to opening or running a business has been location, location, location. In today’s economic and marketing environment the new three keys to success are patience, patience, patience. From an economic stand point we’ve been in a cycle where disposable income just doesn’t exist like it did a … Read More.
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