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It’s beginning to look a lot like 2023! While we aren’t quite ready to ring in the new year, January is coming quickly. Check out these ways you can get a head start on succeeding with your marketing efforts in the new year.

Now is the perfect time to thank your customers for all they’ve done for your business. Check out five ways you can show your appreciation for your customers this holiday season and year-round.

The power of print is incredible, especially when mixed with digital touchpoints. This is your reminder to spend the time to get it right.

How do you know what exactly you should be doing with your newsletter to get the best return? Check out these newsletter tips to ensure you’re optimizing your company updates.

Much like you do your holiday shopping early, now is the time to start marketing for your holiday deals and events. Get a head start by planning exactly how you’ll appeal to customers both new and old.

Whether your business is large and national or small and local, SEO—search engine optimization—is a huge part of making sure your company is marketable.

Marketing automation is a great way to stay ahead of your campaigns and to allow more time to interact with your customers. Utilize it to get ahead during this busy season and to stay ahead in the year to come!

Customer service has the power to make or break a relationship, no matter how great your products or services are. For that reason, it’s time to ensure you’re ready to take on any problem that comes your way with a smile.

For small businesses and individual professionals, October provides the perfect opportunity to increase your marketing efforts, connect with potential customers and grow your organization.

Designing a logo can be daunting, because it’s a piece of your branding that should stand the test of time. However, these tips can help set you up for success.

You may not be playing a tennis match, but there’s always something you can learn from one of the greats! Follow in the footsteps of Serena and take a swing with new marketing efforts!

Leadership is an extremely valuable trait to have in the business community, but it doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, true leadership skills are fostered through practice, challenges and growth.

Consider the needs of your audience when designing your website, and what they might expect to see, and you’ll be setting your business up for success!

Whether you’re back to the office in-person, fully remote or working in a hybrid environment, running meetings has become about much more than simply standing up in front of a room with a powerpoint presentation.

There’s no doubt that your current customers are a huge asset. After all, they’re the reason you’re in business! However, they may be able to help you even more than you realize.

Sometimes, it’s important to go back to the basics. While digital marketing can’t be ignored, it’s important to incorporate old-school, tried and true marketing methods to build a truly holistic marketing plan.

Public speaking can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. If you remember these tips and practice beforehand, your presentation is sure to be a hit. Give them a try to see how you can develop your public speaking skills and grow professionally.

Strong content is the backbone of a business blog. If you’re not sure where to start with your blog, try out these seven post ideas. Share a blog post and engage with consumers in order to continue marketing and growing the business.

Email is a cost-effective marketing method, and most everybody has it at their fingertips! When done correctly, you can easily guide your audience from the subject line to taking your intended action.

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and forget about the big picture plans. However, this is the perfect time to reevaluate your strategy to finish out 2022 strong!

When it comes to marketing a business, there are a variety of different avenues to choose from. The options are limitless. However, there’s one tried and true marketing option which is as effective as it is useful: swag. 

The return of community and industry events means your business has another lucrative opportunity to put your marketing efforts on display and capture the attention of new prospects!

Positive work environments cultivate happy employees, who then write raving company reviews. These reviews help create good buzz for the company.

Lights…Camera….Action! Video is an opportunity for your business to tell a story in a compelling way. While we can’t promise that it’ll make you the next George Clooney, we can promise that if done correctly, it can be a great marketing tool for your business.

Sometimes when you do something over and over again, the results can become stagnant. That’s why it’s a great idea to mix it up when it comes to your marketing strategy!

It’s an ever-changing world, and we’re just living in it. Luckily, you’re a smart marketer who knows that to be successful, you must adapt! Marry your physical and virtual marketing worlds, embrace the new technologies and do things in the virtual world that make you stand out from the crowd.

Deciding who to hire can be an incredibly difficult and overwhelming process. However, there are a few ways to wade through the interviews. If you’re in a position to hire, keep these tips in mind to find the right candidate for the job and build the best team possible.

When it comes to marketing, take it from people who have been there and done that.

There’s no need to wait to network! Use both digital and traditional methods to reach even more people than before.

Let’s talk about what mobile optimization is, why you should be doing it, what platforms you should consider and how you can take advantage! 

From engaging videos to captivating written content, the opportunities for content marketing are endless. Leverage your audiences and the audiences of others to get your message out into the world.

Don’t forget to market to the people who already know and love you. Your existing customers are much more likely to purchase again, and with the right marketing efforts, you’re on your way to successful repeat business.

When it comes to your marketing efforts, there are a ton of items you should be tracking throughout the entire marketing lifecycle!

The right marketing can make any brand seem thrilling, and can boost a small business if used appropriately. If your business is struggling to sell a less-than-compelling product, check out some of these marketing tactics to bump consumer interest and sell excitement.

Customer service is a powerful tool, which can draw in new customers or push potential clients away. For any business to thrive and grow, customer service should be at the forefront of its mission.

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be just for your personal life. Use this new season to spruce up your marketing efforts.

By taking the time and care to think about your brand and what your business stands for, you’re on your way to creating a brand worth remembering.

Whether you’re finding top new talent or attracting others that want to work with you, LinkedIn will help get you there.

Your employees are the heartbeat of your business.  Make sure they feel special this Employee Appreciation Day! Whether it’s a simple thank you note or an all-out swag bag and care package, do what your team members will love. 

In the world of marketing, evergreen refers to content that stands the test of time. It means the knowledge is relevant today, and it will still be relevant in the months to come. Let’s take a look at why you should invest in evergreen content and how to make it work for your business. 

The art of SEO can help your business be found in a sea of competitors! Whether you focus on paid or organic search, there is ample opportunity to get your business noticed.

Personalized marketing materials are generally more effective at helping you reach your end goal, and the right Customer Relationship Management system can help get you there!

You may not have the marketing budget for a Super Bowl commercial, but that doesn’t mean your business can’t learn something from the big game!

How will your business continue to show your customers love this month and all year long? Remember that marketing is all about building relationships, and this is the perfect opportunity to show your customers how much you care. 

Opportunities to talk about your business and brand are all around you. With these five brand awareness tips, you'll be well on your way to getting your business in front of new eyes and building brand loyalists for life! 

When it comes to online marketing, infographics are extremely valuable. Though they may seem difficult to create, they don’t have to be. Follow these five simple steps the next time you want to create the perfect infographic to grow your brand.

When it comes to content marketing for your business, an eBook is a great step. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some big ideas for your next business eBook.

The new year brings with it a whole new set of challenges for small business professionals. However, by taking intentional steps, you can set yourself up for success, no matter what may come your way throughout 2022.

Pivoting is a natural part of every marketing strategy, no matter how big or small your brand. Here’s to a creative 2022 filled with your best marketing campaigns yet!

We’re less than a month from the beginning of 2022, which means it’s time to come up with a game plan for your marketing efforts in the new year.

If you aren’t sure where to start, leave it to us - the professionals! Take your idea and brainstorm with experts so you can come up with the perfect direct mailer this holiday season.

Think of the influencer like the peanut butter to your jelly. They already have a following, and they’re willing to help spread the word about your product or service. Check out these ways to leverage influencer marketing for your business. 

Sometimes the key to success is simply stepping back to evaluate and taking time to recharge. It may seem counterintuitive, but studies have shown that taking a break can lead to increased productivity. Remember to take your time this holiday season to produce your best efforts!

Curiosity is a human trait that can help grab the attention of your audience, customers both new and old. As a marketer, understanding these human mannerisms and characteristics can help you succeed.

Now is the time to take charge of your marketing efforts to reach your customers in their year-end shopping efforts. Plus, it’s the perfect time of year to show your customers you care, which will undoubtedly build strong relationships for the new year. 

If you’ve been sitting on the same exact branding for the past 20 years, it may be time to think about a refresh. But before you go rushing into a rebrand, check out these tips to update your look while still maintaining your core identity. 

How will you show your customers how much they mean to you? After all, without them you wouldn’t be in business! Make sure that whatever you decide to do, you do it from the heart.

Your customers are the reason you continue to exist today. Show them how much they mean to you by investing in genuine relationships with them, and you’ll be surprised at how much they’re willing to help you in return.

Every marketing campaign can’t be a home run, but every marketing campaign can be a learning experience. Read on to learn how you can learn from your marketing experiences and pivot to ensure continued success.

Email marketing doesn’t have to be scary, but it can be scary good! Stick to these basic email marketing rules and your campaign is off to a hauntingly good start.

You were already on the minds of your customers, now it’s time to solidify your place on their hearts. Print materials, like stickers, to help get there today.

While you may think that marketers and football players are far from alike, that’s not exactly true. There’s actually a ton to learn from the sport of football.

The changing season is a great reminder to freshen things up with your marketing plan. Now is the time to get creative and try new things before the holiday season arrives.

When your team members love working for your business, it shows. It’s important to ensure you build a company culture that lasts. After all, your team members are the heart and soul of your company. When they’re happy, good work also gets done.

In order to become a brand that your audience knows, loves and trusts, your branding plays a major role.

Why should you begin planning your strategy so early? We’re glad you asked. Check out these reasons to stop delaying and start planning today.

Remember—you’re the director of your own marketing success when it comes to video production. Who knew one of the keys to success could be sitting in your pocket in the form of a smartphone!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to printed products to help drive forward your marketing efforts. Put your creative cap on and consider what you can design!

While the Olympics are incredibly different from your business and marketing efforts, there are always lessons to be learned from the events going on around us. Take this opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best athletes!

The concept is simple—if you run into someone in an elevator, would you be able to sell them on your business, your product or even yourself as an employee in the short amount of time it takes to get to your destination?

In a world where emails ding every five minutes, send your customers a message the old fashioned way—using direct mail, A.K.A. snail mail.

Content marketing has the power to captivate your audience, turn skeptics into believers and even establish lifelong relationships. After all, words are a powerful tool.

How will your business use personas to reach customers? From marketing to communications and test groups, there are so many ways persona groups come in handy.

In order to engage with your audience to the world, first you should truly understand who you are and how you can best play to your strengths.

Now that mandates are being lifted and life as we once knew it is slowly coming back into view, it’s time to adapt to a new way of making connections and networking.

Your customers are just like you. We’re all human, so follow the golden rule, and treat your customers the way you would like to be treated as a customer.

How will you help beat the heat and provide some marketing relief? It’s time to get creative as summertime rolls around and brand your business in the community.

Spring may be coming to an end but it’s never too late for a little spring cleaning—especially when it comes to your marketing plan.

Email marketing gives you the opportunity to reach your target audience virtually and with little cost. When done correctly, email marketing can be a lucrative tactic for your small business.

Mistakes happen. The most important part is what you do to learn from them. Take it from marketers who have been there… all of us! These common mistakes have happened to us all, but you can take steps to ensure they don’t happen to you.

Whether you’re looking to offer a sale during Memorial Day weekend or your business is closed for the holiday and you’re still looking to get in on the action, there are plenty of ways for your company to get involved.

How will your business get creative and brand outside the box (or even ON a box!)? Use this guide as a jumping-off point to lead a creative discussion with your team. You never know what’s waiting to be a big branding win for your business.

Use this spring as a reminder that the season of renewal is upon us and you can ensure your marketing efforts are up to par.

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, take this opportunity to reevaluate your marketing campaigns and practices to ensure you’re doing the best you can to go green with your campaigns.

At the core of marketing is the idea that you need to get your message or product in front of as many people as possible who are considered qualified potential buyers. With each generation comes a new idea or a new way of doing business.

We may not be able to do team building in-person, but there are still various ways to ensure your bonds come out stronger than ever.

If a marketing campaign goes out to the world and you didn’t track it, does it make an impact? Maybe, but you’d never know it.

There are plenty of ways to get your message into the world. Specifically, we’re talking about printing up your dream marketing materials. Check out these printed product ideas and the benefits of choosing each for your next marketing campaign.

There’s much more than luck that goes into a successful marketing campaign. Marketers everywhere are using tactics that have been developed and tested over time. Check out these seven tried and true marketing strategies that will help your business grow—no ifs, ands, or luck about it.

While these are hard times for everybody, remember that we’re all human. It’s a great time to get creative with your marketing efforts and encourage your customers to support small and local businesses.

To be a leader, be yourself and have the confidence to take charge without overstepping or micromanaging. With these tips, you’re on the right path to becoming a better and more valued leader.

Marketing for businesses is often a game of old world vs. new world. But instead of pitting the two against each other, it’s time to reframe your thinking.

What works for one generation may not work for another, and that’s okay. Let’s look at how you can make sure your products are appealing to various generations and demographics.

It’s time to gift some swag to those you love most. Not only does it show your customers and employees that you care, but it also keeps your brand top of mind.

While in-person networking events are less common right now, that doesn’t mean your days of networking are done. In fact, there are countless ways to make connections virtually that are just as strong (if not stronger) than those you might have made at an in-person event.

Now is the time to foster creativity, to embrace the digital landscape and to make shifts where you’re able. These hard times won’t last forever, but it’s important to be agile while they last.

While there might not be “official” rules to magically make your marketing materials a success, these are some tried and true tactics to help you get the results you’re seeking.

2021 is the perfect opportunity to start generating video content for your marketing efforts, or to spruce up the ideas you already have.

2021 is finally upon us, and with it comes a renewed sense of hope. Take this time to consider what’s been holding your business’s marketing tactics back.

Many use the start of a new year to make resolutions for the future. New year, new you? The same concept can apply to your business’s branding, which includes your logo, colors, fonts and messaging.