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Our Top 3 Most-Requested Marketing Guides

Looking for proven ways to jump-start your marketing? Do you just want to confirm that you’re on the right track? Stop by our Marketing Resource Library, and check out a wealth of information that’s downloadable. And free. Visit our most popular resource guides for small and mid-sized business owners and marketers who are looking for…

Using Buyer Personas To Deliver Added Value

As your customers sort through countless marketing messages received on a daily basis, how are you separating your business from the pack to deliver personalized content that aligns with your ideal prospects’ needs and interests? To further this point about one of today’s most fundamental aspects of marketing, Kate Dunn, an award-winning, cross-channel marketing influencer…

3 Habits of a Successful Small Business Marketer

Although at times it seems like a complex science, exceling in marketing your small to medium-sized business does not require an advanced degree in marketing or a decade spent at a prominent agency. Instead, good marketing is about taking the time to build good habits, getting in sync with your key demographic and working with…

5 Ways to Market a Small Business on a Budget

Small business owners are masters of multitasking. Between managing day-to-day operations, long-term strategy, employees and customers, there’s endless opportunity for important disciplines within a small business to be put on the back burner. Often, this includes marketing, which directly influences all business growth. When you’re strapped for time and resources, it’s easy to push aside…

Top 4 Lead Generation Tips for 2017

According to a 2017 report from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, 8 out of 10 business-to-business organizations say lead generation will be a content marketing goal over the next year. Other channel marketers – direct mail, email and digital – traditionally agree lead generation is an essential goal, year after year. Effective marketing communications plans…

Marketing to Millennials is a Visual Journey

A word to the wise when marketing to millennials: They have to see it to believe it. As regular viewers of visual content like videos, live streaming and Snapchat, this large and influential generation are challenging marketers to re-think their tactical plans to get a slice of millennials’ spending power. For a closer look at…

Content Marketing and SMBs: What’s Trending

We recently reached out to Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute, for his views on what’s trending in content marketing. He shared his insights into the challenges to and opportunities for creating valuable and relevant material with the goal of changing or maintaining a behavior. Here are some of his thoughts for small…

Content Marketing: 5 Tactics That Educate and Engage

Chances are, your chief competitors are doing their share of content marketing. About half of small and medium-sized business marketers (SMBs) we recently surveyed in partnership with an independent research firm are increasing content marketing budgets; just 7% scaling back. Creating engaging content is job #1. Here are five tactical ways to deliver it to…

Social Media for Nonprofits: 5 Tips to Get Started

Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites hold many advantages for marketing your nonprofit. On the pages you’ll post and maintain, you can communicate with donors regularly. You’ll grow your membership by urging followers to “share” your content with their like-minded friends. And, beyond the time you’ll put in to establish your presence and create…