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Marketing a Small Business on a Tight Budget

It’s been a rough year for everyone in this economy, but business must go on. For people with a small business, that may mean finding a way to reach new customers, with a minimal marketing investment.

So if you find yourself looking for way to grow your customer base on a tight budget, don’t despair – you’ve got options.

You may feel that the big turnkey marketing options aren’t on the table. You can’t afford to advertise, at least not in the places or amounts that will make a difference – avenues like PPC may bring you results if you can afford to invest significantly ( alot depends on your industry), and print and other media can have an intimidating price tag for a business trying to save money.

blobPeopleSo where does that leave you? Well, these days, the name of the game for many people is Making Personal Connections. The idea is, you may not be able to get your message out to every person on the planet all at once, but if you can reach a small group, and make them really feel connected to you and your business, then they may help you spread your customer base for you. You may not bring in the massive numbers of a big-budget campaign, but the people you do reach may be much more likely to become your customers. Continue reading ‘Marketing a Small Business on a Tight Budget’

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MarketingCharts Help with Internet Research

hitwise-2009-september-print-media-websitesIf you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that we use a lot of statistics and facts to present compelling cases for all manner of arguments regarding Internet marketing.

Of course, we don’t make that data up. No, we use sources such as eMarketer, MarketingProfs and other research entities that compile information that allow us to draw conclusions and provide our two cents on various topics on advertising and marketing across channels but especially online.

Unless you’re a subscriber to these services, however, you may not have access to all the information they hold. Information that can help you when planning your own marketing campaigns or campaigns for clients.

A great resource that we’ve found – which is available to everyone – is MarketingCharts, charts and data for marketers in Web and Excel formats.

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Is 'Tweeting' for the Birds?

twitter-imageWith all the buzz surrounding Twitter these days – namely the showdown between Ashton Kutcher and CNN – it’s hard not to think about how this new microblogging craze can impact your business.

But, like MySpace, Facebook and other social networking platforms before it, there’s a general feeling of caution for companies contemplating whether or not it’s in their best interest. And rightly so. Handled properly and with care, Twitter can do your organization a world of good. Used irresponsibly – well, there’s no telling how much damage you could do.

Still, if you’re on the fence about opening the Twitter gates, we suggest reading this article on ChiefMarketer.com. It contains some useful information and anecdotes about how and how not to use Twitter. Our favorite comes from the latter end of that spectrum, and it goes a little something like this:

Continue reading ‘Is 'Tweeting' for the Birds?’

Is 'Tweeting' for the Birds?

twitter-imageWith all the buzz surrounding Twitter these days – namely the showdown between Ashton Kutcher and CNN – it’s hard not to think about how this new microblogging craze can impact your business.

But, like MySpace, Facebook and other social networking platforms before it, there’s a general feeling of caution for companies contemplating whether or not it’s in their best interest. And rightly so. Handled properly and with care, Twitter can do your organization a world of good. Used irresponsibly – well, there’s no telling how much damage you could do.

Still, if you’re on the fence about opening the Twitter gates, we suggest reading this article on ChiefMarketer.com. It contains some useful information and anecdotes about how and how not to use Twitter. Our favorite comes from the latter end of that spectrum, and it goes a little something like this:

Continue reading ‘Is 'Tweeting' for the Birds?’

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Don't Underestimate the Power of Offline Marketing

we_the_savers_bubblesA few weeks ago we published a post on Staples’ “Gift It For Free” Sweepstakes, a contest that promises 10,000 winners.

We discovered the campaign while standing in front of our building in Manhattan as a school bus drove by with only the sweepstakes’ Web address – http://www.GiftItForFree.com – scrawled across the windows. Such enigmatic advertising was enough to pique our interest, eventually driving us to check out the site. The rest is history: we loved it so much that we immortalized it on our blog.

Something similar happened a few days ago while we were in a Grand Central subway tunnel, where we noticed a blanket of advertisements, the subject of which was a Web site called WeTheSavers.com. Each ad contained some sort of tag line and a logo (an orange sphere; simple and unrecognizable to the untrained eye) in the lower right-hand corner, but it was clear that whoever was behind these ads wanted people to visit the site.

It worked; we visited the site as soon as we sat down at our computers.

Continue reading ‘Don't Underestimate the Power of Offline Marketing’

Don't Underestimate the Power of Offline Marketing

we_the_savers_bubblesA few weeks ago we published a post on Staples’ “Gift It For Free” Sweepstakes, a contest that promises 10,000 winners.

We discovered the campaign while standing in front of our building in Manhattan as a school bus drove by with only the sweepstakes’ Web address – http://www.GiftItForFree.com – scrawled across the windows. Such enigmatic advertising was enough to pique our interest, eventually driving us to check out the site. The rest is history: we loved it so much that we immortalized it on our blog.

Something similar happened a few days ago while we were in a Grand Central subway tunnel, where we noticed a blanket of advertisements, the subject of which was a Web site called WeTheSavers.com. Each ad contained some sort of tag line and a logo (an orange sphere; simple and unrecognizable to the untrained eye) in the lower right-hand corner, but it was clear that whoever was behind these ads wanted people to visit the site.

It worked; we visited the site as soon as we sat down at our computers.

Continue reading ‘Don't Underestimate the Power of Offline Marketing’


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