Marketing Spring Holidays Can Be a Challenge The post-holiday sales cycle can bring both a sigh of relief and a new source of worry for small businesses. On one hand, you don’t have to create quite as much holiday specific content as you did in the months leading up to Christmas, but you may also … Read moreHearts, Bunnies, and Moms: Marketing Springtime Holidays
Instagram has a notorious reputation for stealing features from smaller, specialized apps and integrating them into its platform. In 2016, Instagram released “Stories,” a clear copycat of Snapchat Stories, albeit an inferior one. The most blatant thievery surfaced amid the Trump Administration’s threat to ban Tiktok from the United States if Bytedance, Ltd didn’t divest … Read moreWill Instagram Reels Survive If Tiktok Isn’t Banned?
Despite the growth of martech, many marketers are looking at scaling content creation appropriately. It’s more than just quality vs. quantity, it’s about using limited financial and employee resources. In our latest blog post, owner Rachael Kvapil looks at marketing campaigns from a small business perspective and suggests ways to build a successful, scaled-down marketing campaign.
Note: In Part 1 of our July series, we highlighted the effects of COVID-19 mandates on the pre-opening activities of Frosty Feet Running Company. In Part 2, we’ll look at owner Stacy Fisk’s approach to officially opening her storefront and the precautions taken to reduce the health risks to her customers. Frosty Feet Running … Read moreSolid Objectives Led Frosty Feet’s Official Store Opening
Note: In July 2020, our posts focus on the successful marketing of Frosty Feet Running Company’s store opening in the midst of a pandemic. The series outlines the strategies Pagesculptor Studios and Frosty Feet developed to communicate with potential customers during a mandated closure of all non-essential stores in Alaska. The Alaska Department of Health … Read moreOpening a New Retail Store During a Crisis Starts with a Strong Foundation
Continuing on our June Theme of Website Blogs… Whenever I mention the importance of website blogs for long form content, people ask which platform is the best. I will be upfront, I am most familiar with WordPress, Wix, and Blogger. However, the website platform you ultimately choose is based on the goals for your blog. … Read moreVIDEO: 3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Blog Platform
Social media is the ground of a second American Civil War. For years it’s been brewing. We caught a glimpse during the 2016 political campaign when people used their personal accounts to declare the valor of their candidate and demonize their opposition with an intensity not experienced in the past. The conflict drove several users … Read moreSocial Media is the Wrong Platform for Complicated Topics
Prior to the pandemic, I had a go-to phrase when describing life’s daily dramas: That is some real telenovela shit. Since the pandemic, I have a new go-to phrase when addressing people causing the telenovela shit to happen: Take it to Twitter. Twitter is the worst example of humanity. Many people are argumentative, rude, trolling, … Read moreYour Customers’ Tweets Can Tell You Alot About How They See The World.
April is traditionally the start of road bike season for Fairbanks Cycle Club. As club president, I assist our social media specialist with updating the group ride pages on our website and developing promotional content for our Listserve and Facebook page. I started receiving 2020 ride schedules in mid-March at the start of the pandemic … Read moreEffective Influencers Have the Right Credentials
A month into my personal COVID-19 lockdown, I received a call from a former collaborator seeking consultations for her Facebook Live broadcasts. She focused on three specific areas– background, lighting, and equipment. She had already done a Facebook Live broadcast that I checked into briefly and told her that I saw no real issues other … Read moreFacebook Live Isn’t Supposed to Be Pretty