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How to Make Your Business Card a Real Keeper

Though advances in technology are constantly redefining the ways in which we do business, one conventional business practice has stood the test of time: the business card. Printed business cards provide a tangible, personalized element to relationship-building that digital alternatives cannot. And, when tailored to reflect your brand’s image, business cards serve as important marketing…

Business-to-business Influencer Marketing 101

Between the increasingly competitive business-to-business (B2B) marketing space and a growing skepticism of traditional advertising, many small business marketers are beginning to turn to influencer marketing as an alternative way to build relationships. Traditionally more of a business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing tactic, influencer marketing has gained appeal as an effective B2B marketing strategy. By targeting the…

Employee Engagement 6 Ways to Show You Care

Recognizing hard-working and loyal employees makes good business sense in more ways than one. Staff turnover has a negative impact on employee morale and overall productivity, not to mention company revenue. Given the costs of recruiting and training, one study estimates that it costs six to nine months’ salary on average to replace a salaried…

Email List Growth: It is as Hard as It Seems

Email remains attractive to marketers for its affordability, immediacy and effectiveness. Best of all, you know your subscribers have given you permission to contact them which means there is implied interest in what you’re offering. “Growing your list is tough but so worthwhile,” says Brian Neufeld, CMO and co-founder of ActiveDEMAND, a Canadian-based marketing automation…

Survey Says: 5 Key Findings Impact Nonprofit Marketing

Nearly 17,000 charitable donors in the U.S. responded to a recent survey conducted by Cygnus Applied Research and compiled by Penelope Burk. Among its findings, the research revealed: 1.Donors plan to maintain level of giving. While the majority (55%) expected to give about the same over the previous year, the ratio is 4:1 for donors…