Many small business owners seem to shy away from event marketing, thinking it is too costly or takes too much time. However, when executed properly, event marketing for small businesses can be a very effective way to generate new customers, leads, and even strategic partners. There are basically three types of event marketing: organizing your
There’s no question that successful branding has changed dramatically within the past 5 years. Why? The rapid advancement of technology and the rise of the digital age have shifted the power from the marketer to the consumer. Consumers have the ability to opt-out of receiving marketing messages, and they have the option to consume only
Many of our clients are professional services companies (doctors, CPAs, law firms, real estate, financial advisors), and as such we regularly answer questions about how to brand a parent company and their subsidiary brands. This week we were approached by a real estate company with some frustration over the difficult task of how they could
The New Year is upon us, and hopefully you’ve been working on your game plan for 2012! (See our post Set a Small Business Game Plan for the New Year). Part of your game plan should be setting goals, and at least one (or many) of these priorities is most likely related to business growth.
The holidays are approaching quickly, and can be a fun, exciting time for small businesses to generate significant sales and revenues. Many small retail businesses actually rely on the holiday season for a large part of their yearly sales. However, a common mistake for many is not preparing their marketing plan for the holiday season