Why Asking for Customer Reviews is Difficult (but Still Necessary)

Customer reviews and testimonials are one of the best ways to increase sales. This is especially true for small-and medium sized businesses that don’t have a huge marketing budget. Consider this statistic: 90 percent of shoppers say they take online reviews and testimonials into consideration before they make a purchase. Therefore, if you aren’t actively…

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Branding Your Business One Customer at a Time

If you aren’t actively building a brand for your business, make no mistake, your brand is still being built. In other words, every day customers, prospects and even your competitors are helping to shape your reputation. Social media means that a disgruntled customer need only post about one terrible experience they had with your business…

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Feeling Left Out of the Content Marketing Conversation?

We’ve all been there. Everyone is talking about the latest movie, fitness craze or current event and instead of admitting we have no idea what they are talking about, we nod knowingly and pretend like we do. After all, who wants to come across as out of touch? Many small business owners admit to feeling…

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Making the Most of Tradeshows

In today’s digital marketplace there have never been more ways to promote your business. Despite these new promotional avenues, tradeshows continue to be one of the most important marketing investments a company can make, particularly in the B2B industry. The average B2B company will investment almost 40 percent of its annual marketing budget on tradeshows.…

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Where Does Your Marketing Focus Lie?

The most successful marketers have one thing in common—a laser-like focus on what they want to accomplish. This has never been truer than it is today. While in the past marketers had only a few ways to market their products or services or promote their brand that is no longer the case. Modern day marketers…

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The Key to Using Social Media for B2B

When many people think of social media, they think of funny cat videos, connecting with long-lost high school friends and sharing family photos. In light of this fact, it is easy to understand why many in the B2B world wonder how they can use social media to communicate with their customers and prospects. The truth…

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How to Make 2017 the Best Year Ever for Your Business

Is your business as successful as you would like it to be? If you are like most business owners, chances are the answer to that question is no. That’s because even if your business is doing exceptionally well, it could always be doing better. So how can you ensure that your business will be better…

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The Benefits of Multi-Touch Marketing

If you are overwhelmed at the idea of multi-touch marketing you are not alone. Many business owners are reluctant to embark on this type of marketing campaign. This is unfortunate since multi-touch marketing is easier than you may think. It also is a great way to reach out to prospects and convert sales leads. With…

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How Social is Social Enough?

If you own a business today, chances are you have some presence on social media. Depending on your business, you could be active on such sites as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or one of the many other social medial platforms popular today. In her article, Is Your Business Social Enough, 4 Ways to Boost Engagement, Nicole…

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The Key to Summer Marketing Promotions is Fun!

Summer is right around the corner. Vacations, family reunions and just hanging out at the pool put everyone—including customers and prospects—in a great mood. This make summer an ideal time to implement light-hearted marketing promotions that get the name out about your business. The best part about summer-time marketing is there are really creative ways…

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