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It’s a lot easier than you might imagine. Guest Post by  Craig Robinson, Editor-in-chief at Qwaya.com.  As you enter the world of Facebook social marketing, you may worry that it will both complex and challenging. That concern deepens when you have to wade through marketing jargon terms like interface. The marketing reality is much simpler as soon as you translate gobbledygook words into meaningful ones. Interfacing is just jargon that means you need to engage with your customers. Most marketers understand the need to engage with their customers.  The hard part is actually doing it well. How can you best engage customers effectively when you face so much Facebook competition?  Here are 5 keys to get you started. Five Keys to Engaging with Your Customers on Facebook #1: Provide a Solid Reason to Go to Your Fan Page Why would anyone visit your page? Well, they won’t ... (more)

Deliver a Content Marketing K.O. with a One-Two Radio Combination

Build Your Brand and Your Business by Using Local Radio to Drive Prospects to Your Blog The key to a powerful online presence is great content that targets your best buyers.  Over time, as you increase the critical mass of relevant and compelling content, you will attract increasing levels of traffic.  This is the essence of content marketing strategy.  But, you can do more without breaking the bank by extending and enhancing your online persona with carefully crafted radio commercials. Although traditional media is facing enormous challenges, smart media companies will certainl... (more)

Why Local Newspapers Require Radical Reinvention to Escape a Very Grim Future

Local newspapers and business-to-business publications face similar challenges as drastic drops in ad revenue drive equally drastic drops in relevant and compelling content.  But for newspapers, ad revenue declines are exacerbated because the highly profitable classified advertising sections have almost disappeared as readers flock to the Internet.  Moreover, business-to-business magazines that are well positioned still offer uniquely valuable niche content that helps readers succeed. Their readers still count on them. That’s not so true for our local dailies. I believe that the... (more)

The Godfather Guide to Direct Marketing

You Must Persuade Me to Act or Your Beautiful Promotional Piece Will Sleep with the Fishes I was perversely inspired to write this because of a recent gorgeous direct mailing I received from local French restaurant. They did a lot of things right. There was some beautiful photography that captured the essence of this charming little bistro. They described how the restaurant and its cuisine were uniquely appealing. They shared some impressive awards and recognitions for their excellence. They included their Web address. And, they even provided a little map that showed me exactly ho... (more)

Six Reasons to Embrace Social Media Today

Social Media on Ulitzer Social media marketing is a trend, not a fad. But,  most small to medium-sized businesses have yet to participate fully and enthusiastically. We have just written about a powerful new research study that paints a picture of how thousands of smart companies are already benefiting from the inclusion of social media.  What’s clear from that research is that when we evaluate social media, we are not talking about the marketing longevity equivalent of the hula hoop or the Lambada. Social media marketing is here to stay.  Because you want your organization to b... (more)