Public Relations

Let’s face it, marketing can be hard! In each marketing blog post, we hope you’ll find the information you need for your business marketing success.

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Save money with Do-It-Yourself online Public Relations

In the current challenging economic climate, the cost of hiring an external Public Relations agency can be just too much for many small businesses to afford. But without effective and smart PR, how is any business to survive and come through these difficult times? The answer might be DIY online PR. With a little insider… Read More

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Press Releases: Are They Worth the Effort?

Press releases aren’t a link building strategy that will work for any business, and they sure aren’t supposed to be “released” and published every week and on every piece of content you create. It’s even questionable how much of a link building strategy they really are, being used and misused many times, with people basing… Read More

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Facebook Do You Have A Facebook Strategy? – The Beginning

What is your Facebook strategy, do you have one? Is it about getting people to ‘like’ your page, ‘like’ posts, comment on posts, drive traffic to your website, visibility, likeability, engagement, awareness, promote products, sell products or services, expert status, public relations, customer feedback, to make money?  Your answer is probably yes, yes all of… Read More

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How To Do Good With Marketing

People who work in marketing do not, fundamentally, have the most beloved of professions. From Bill Hicks’ legendary “If anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourselves” routine to your parents who have tell their neighbours that you’re in jail to avoid having to say what you actually do for a living, this is… Read More

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Enhance Your Customer Experience

Thanks to the Internet, and in particular social media, the customer has more power than ever before. Happy customers will gladly act as evangelists for your product or service, and unhappy ones will make sure that everyone they know is aware of how you have let them down. This means that good customer service is… Read More

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The Real Purpose for Press Releases

OK, I’m going to let you in on a little secret… Press Releases aren’t just for inviting the press to press conferences anymore. In today’s online and mile-a-minute world, press releases often substitute for journalist research and article crafting. It is not at all uncommon for a press release to form the basis of the… Read More

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Cause Marketing for Brands

How many times has a news story broken that reveals a profound injustice? Too often I’d argue. If you’re not an Auburn fan (or you don’t know one) you may not have heard about the poisoning of the trees at Toomer’s Corner by someone claiming to be an Alabama Fan. These trees were more than a… Read More

Not on Facebook? 5 Reasons You Need to Be!

I’ve spent a lot of time talking with business owners this week about why their business and brand should participate on Facebook. Everyday more businesses are creating their Facebook page and jumping into social media. But for those of you still debating whether or not to jump into the fray let me give you a… Read More

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Meet Your Customers Where They Spend Their Free Time

Image the power of knowing exactly what your customers like to do in their free time. If you knew that they generally owned horses – you would have the ability think creatively about where your messages could intercept them. The regional section in the Horse Fancier’s magazine? Sponsoring a show? Partnering with the local grange… Read More

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Are You a Part of Small Business Saturday?

Have you heard of Small Business Saturday? It takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And it’s a movement that is growing. The concept is simple: A day to come together in support of the small businesses we love. The businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities and local economies. That day is November 27, 2010—the… Read More

Who are Your Target Market’s Influencers?

Quick – who is your target market? Can you clearly and specifically tell someone, not in your industry, who your target market is? Good! Now, who are the people who influence your target market? Influencers are the ones who help shape opinion and who make recommendations on products and ideas to your target market. They are… Read More