One of the stumbling blocks that many small businesses face when delving into social marketing is that you’re too attached to your business. You know your product, service or industry inside and out. You feel it’s the best and greatest. You think your website is gorgeous, your social media pages are cool and your marketing… Read more Social Media Marketing Strategy: Think Like Your Target Market
It’s not too soon to start planning for a successful holiday sales season. The holidays will be upon us quicker than we’d like. The last thing you want to do is wait till November to start figuring out what you’re going to do drive customers to your ecommerce store, your website or your brick-and-mortar location.… Read more What You Need to do Now for a Successful Holiday Sales Season!
Have you ever planned a big trip? I’m talking about a longer-than-a-weekend vacation or a major relocation trip. It takes a good tactical plan to make the trip enjoyable and worry-free. Back in the mid ’80s, I had the opportunity to spend 21 days traveling by myself through Italy. I’d been working on an Italian… Read more Marketing on Social Media with no Tactical Plan is Wasted Effort
What is a Buyer Persona? It’s making up a description of what your perfect customer looks like. Detailing their demographics. You can have more than one target market. Some businesses are B2B (business-to-business) or B2C (business-to-consumer) or a combination of both. Here I’ll give you some examples of target market or buyer personas so you… Read more What you Need to Know about Creating Buyer Personas
The 80/20 rule of sales and marketing has been around forever. 80% of your business comes from 20% of your target market. So what does that mean? Basically, you need to get to know that crucial 20%! Especially now when you’ve got so many marketing choices out there. Who’s your perfect customer? Who’s your most… Read more The New 80/20 Rule of Marketing and How to Get it Right