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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 potential nail in the coffin for local newspapers is the ease with which readers can access national and international content thanks to the Internet.  Conversely, I believe that the potential salvation for local newspapers is to become resoundingly local. Local Newspaper News Monopoly Disa... (more)

Great New Social Media Marketing Tool: PitchEngine

Jump Start Your Online Public Relations for Free They call it public relations for a reason.  Although PR methodology has focused primarily on getting the traditional media to write about your company or your client’s company, the goal has always been to influence ‘the public’, that is those members of the population that you want to impact positively. Thanks to the infinite reach of the Internet, you have the capability to extend that influence dramatically.  But, you need to change your approach and your toolkit as part of a 21st century PR strategy. If your primary public rela... (more)

Marketing Like the Big Boys: Facebook for Small Business

Thanks to content marketing maven, Beth Hrusch of Interact Media for this great guest post. Marketing your small business with Facebook sounds like a lot of fun and a great idea—until it hits you.  You really have no clue how to do it.  Sure you’ve heard of it, and people are certainly on board (some with remarkably good results).  But, getting started can be intimidating, maintenance is scary and how do you measure returns, anyway? So, now you know how your parents felt when confronted with email.  Don’t worry.  One of the great things about social media for marketing is the fact... (more)

Jennifer Sheahan: Cracking the Facebook Code | Social Media Today

In every generation, there are game-changing advancements that redefine business. From the automobile and television, to the VCR and Internet, the evolution of technology drives our consumptive habits. Today, there are arguably fewer more engrossing, time-consuming habits than that of the world’s current phenomenon, Facebook.     While more than 900 million people worldwide have active accounts, few businesses take full advantage of this enormous marketplace. For most, this is not due to a lack of desire—it stems from a lack of knowledge. When industry stalwarts such as Anthon... (more)

5 Lessons to Learn from the World’s Worst Press Release

The headline and the article below are so bad that you might think it’s a spoof published by the satirical website, The Onion.   But, no such luck! Happily, we can learn from it. I have changed details to protect the perpetrators. ACME PRIVATE BANK MOVES TO SEVENTH FLOOR Acme Bank has relocated the Private Bank, a division of Acme Bank, to the eighth floor of the affiliate’s headquarters at 234 Oak Street, in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, the bank’s operations were conducted on the building’s second floor. This strategic move will streamline the services into one location, excl... (more)