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5 Considerations for Pivoting Your Sales and Marketing Strategies for COVID-19 & Beyond
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It's now almost three months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., and businesses are starting to reopen with caution. I am sure you are thinking about what it will be like to open you...

It's now almost three months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., and businesses are starting to reopen with caution. I am sure you a...

5 Creative Ways to Adapt Your Business During COVID-19
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Businesses are facing challenges like never before, especially the small business community. 54% of all small businesses in the U.S report they are closed or could close within the coming weeks.&...

Businesses are facing challenges like never before, especially the small business community. 54% of all small businesses in the U.S report t...

23 Digital Marketing KPIs You Need to Measure
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So, you created an e-book or sent out an email. That’s great, but what happens next? You’ve already determined where you want to invest your marketing dollars, but are you calculating if t...

So, you created an e-book or sent out an email. That’s great, but what happens next? You’ve already determined where you want to inve...

How to Navigate Communication on Social Media During COVID-19
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There’s no hiding the fact that most businesses are going through hard times right now. Every business is having to adjust the way they do business; and unfortunately, it calls for&nbs...

There’s no hiding the fact that most businesses are going through hard times right now. Every business is having to adjust the way the...

How to Use TikTok for Small Businesses
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Have you heard about this new trending platform called TikTok?  To give you a preview of what the general public knows about TikTok, I asked a coworker yesterday what he thought TikTok was. He...

Have you heard about this new trending platform called TikTok?  To give you a preview of what the general public knows about TikTok, I as...

How to Create Brand Awareness on Pinterest: A Guide for Small Businesses
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Are you using Pinterest for your business? Some of you might say yes, and some might say no. And that’s ok because Pinterest isn’t for everyone.  I know you may be thinking...

Are you using Pinterest for your business? Some of you might say yes, and some might say no. And that’s ok because Pinterest isn&rs...

How to Set Up a Google My Business Profile for Success
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Is it only me, or do you also use Google to find locations, phone numbers, hours, websites, and every other piece of information you need to know about local businesses?  For a busin...

Is it only me, or do you also use Google to find locations, phone numbers, hours, websites, and every other piece of information you ne...

10 Benefits of a Digital Marketing Platform That Will Make Work Easier
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PSA:  If you own or manage a small business, you need to read this! Digital marketing is essential to a small business! It allows you to spread brand awareness, connect with contacts, build a...

PSA:  If you own or manage a small business, you need to read this! Digital marketing is essential to a small business! It allows you to...

A Gift to You - Tips & Tricks Inside DirectLync
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Your DirectLync stocking is full this holiday season! We decided to give you a few gifts of ways you can use DirectLync. Below we have pulled out some of our favorite DirectLync marketing tips and tri...

Your DirectLync stocking is full this holiday season! We decided to give you a few gifts of ways you can use DirectLync. Below we have pulled out...

Top Digital Marketing Trends of 2020
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It’s 6:00 a.m. You wake up and walk into your kitchen. You know it is going to be a long day in the office, so you click a button that brews you a hot cup of coffee to kick-off your day with ene...

It’s 6:00 a.m. You wake up and walk into your kitchen. You know it is going to be a long day in the office, so you click a button that brew...

Small Business Saturday
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Small Business Saturday (SBS) is here! It was created by American Express, in 2010, as a way to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. On Nov 30th, 2...

Small Business Saturday (SBS) is here! It was created by American Express, in 2010, as a way to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more ho...

The Ultimate Way to Use Reddit For Your Small Business
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When you think of starting a business, creating a marketing plan, or building a content strategy, Reddit isn’t usually the first platform that comes to mind. People often forget about Reddit as...

When you think of starting a business, creating a marketing plan, or building a content strategy, Reddit isn’t usually the first platform t...

National Entrepreneurs' Day
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Today is National Entrepreneurs’ Day. It’s the day that we celebrate all the entrepreneurs that we work for, look up to, and even aspire to be. National Entrepreneurs’ Day is a day w...

Today is National Entrepreneurs’ Day. It’s the day that we celebrate all the entrepreneurs that we work for, look up to, and even asp...

Social Media Marketing: Does Time Really Matter?
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If you didn’t know by now, social media is a necessity in marketing strategies. Social media is such a massive part of brands – their message, voice, and a way of...

If you didn’t know by now, social media is a necessity in marketing strategies. Social media is such a massive par...

How to Identify Your Target Market
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Imagine trying to market your product or service to everyone in the world. Sounds crazy, right? The money, the manpower, the creative process that would go behind a marketing plan of that size wo...

Imagine trying to market your product or service to everyone in the world. Sounds crazy, right? The money, the manpower, the creative proces...

How to Plan Your 2019 Holiday Campaign
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It’s that time of the year again when people are running around preparing for the holidays. And so are businesses; they are the driving force of the holiday season, especially their marketing te...

It’s that time of the year again when people are running around preparing for the holidays. And so are businesses; they are the driving for...

How to Create Your Marketing Plan
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Marketing is all about first impressions. For instance, Person 1 and Person 2 walk into a bar. Person 1 introduces themselves and talks your ear off all night. Person 2 kindly pulls out a seat for you...

Marketing is all about first impressions. For instance, Person 1 and Person 2 walk into a bar. Person 1 introduces themselves and talks your ear...

Instagram is Hiding Likes: Use it to Your Advantage
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I have been trying to wrap my head around this for a while now. I understand their reasoning but do they know it is going to change everything? Instagram hiding likes… It just… is&h...

I have been trying to wrap my head around this for a while now. I understand their reasoning but do they know it is going to change everything?&n...

12 Tips on How to Build a Brand on Instagram
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“Really, Instagram? You’re telling me I should be marketing my small business on Instagram?”  The answer is yes, and it’s going to keep being yes. Whether you are selli...

“Really, Instagram? You’re telling me I should be marketing my small business on Instagram?”  The answer is yes, and it...

Let's Make Your Life Easier with Facebook's Newest Tools
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Facebook Business Pages are designed for businesses to access all the features of targeting their audience in a digital space. Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, has many opport...

Facebook Business Pages are designed for businesses to access all the features of targeting their audience in a digital space. Facebook, the worl...

5 Instagram Hacks to Increase Engagement for Your Small Business
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Surprise! Instagram isn’t just for teenage kids who post pictures and compete about who gets the most likes. Let the businesses join in on the competition too!  Instagram is useful in...

Surprise! Instagram isn’t just for teenage kids who post pictures and compete about who gets the most likes. Let the businesses join in...

5 Reasons Why Emojis are a Marketer's Best Friend
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Emoji. Is it a dance move? Is it a platform for companies to use? Neither! In 1998, emojis were created to represent the first language born of the digital world, designed to add an emotional nuanc...

Emoji. Is it a dance move? Is it a platform for companies to use? Neither! In 1998, emojis were created to represent the first language born o...

Buzzword Breakdown: User Generated Content (UGC)
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In 2018, there were over 3.196 billion users on social media. That's almost half of the world's population (and a heck of a lot of purchasing power!). As a social media manager, I instantly se...

In 2018, there were over 3.196 billion users on social media. That's almost half of the world's population (and a heck of a lot of purcha...

Which Social Media Channels are Right for You?
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There are a plethora of social channels for businesses out there, but that doesn't mean that all of them are right for your business. Creating your online presence can be extremely overwhelming, e...

There are a plethora of social channels for businesses out there, but that doesn't mean that all of them are right for your business. Creatin...

6 Ways to Build a LinkedIn Page for Lead Generation
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If you run a business or organization you may be well aware of the potential power of social media, but do you know the power of LinkedIn? Just as individuals can have profile pages, you can have a co...

If you run a business or organization you may be well aware of the potential power of social media, but do you know the power of LinkedIn? Just a...

3 Hashtag Best Practices to Start Using Now
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Gone are the days where the # sign was just something on a telephone. As social media has grown, hashtags have been a huge part of the evolution. Now we see it everywhere online. While people may like...

Gone are the days where the # sign was just something on a telephone. As social media has grown, hashtags have been a huge part of the evolution....

How To Use LinkedIn To Grow Your Business
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When you hear the term "social media," you probably think of Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Did LinkedIn come to mind? The social media and networking site targets professionals that are l...

When you hear the term "social media," you probably think of Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Did LinkedIn come to mind? The social med...

How Non-profits Can Get The Most Bang for Their Limited Bucks
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Few non-profits are flush with cash. Marketing budgets can be limited because money is needed to fulfill the organization's core purpose, whether that's caring for animals, fighting diseases,...

Few non-profits are flush with cash. Marketing budgets can be limited because money is needed to fulfill the organization's core purpose, whe...

Why Small Businesses Need to Start Using YouTube
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Videos are excellent tools to help businesses tell their story.   Facebook gets most of the attention when it comes to social media, but you should seriously also consider using YouTube f...

Videos are excellent tools to help businesses tell their story.   Facebook gets most of the attention when it comes to social media,...

3 Strategies to Manage Your Online Reputation
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What people say and write about you on blogs, websites, and social media can drastically change your business, for better or worse. Your digital reputation is just as important as any other aspect of...

What people say and write about you on blogs, websites, and social media can drastically change your business, for better or worse. Your digital...

5 Marketing Tips for Nonprofit Businesses
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Managing a nonprofit is extremely admirable work. It is also demanding and challenging. You are continually managing volunteers and lobbying for financial support. Also, most nonprofits are typically...

Managing a nonprofit is extremely admirable work. It is also demanding and challenging. You are continually managing volunteers and lobbying for...

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