5 Small Business Holiday Marketing Strategies

It’s the happiest season of all…and great for business!

Holidays ornaments in stlyeOne thing you can’t afford to save for the last minute this holiday season is your marketing. The holidays are all anyone thinks about come November 1st, so make the most of what everyone is thinking about.  Below find five tips to get your marketing ready for the “most wonderful time of the year.”

1. Make sure to have a ...

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Mark Cuban Waxes Wise for Good Social Media for Personal PR

Mark Cuban was recently featured in an Inc. Magazine YouTube video sharing what he knows about safeguarding your online reputation in Social Media. This caught my eye in part because our company, PilmerPR, is in the Public Relations and Online Reputation Management business. It also caught my eye because of my work this past decade launching around four dozen entrepreneurial startups and helping some, like Mozy, AdvancedMD, and Seastone land in the Inc. 500.

Those issues aside, my 5,000 social ...

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5 Guidelines for Social Media Posts That Hit the Mark

Business owners know that the Internet is a gold mine of free marketing directly to your target audience. A simple post on Facebook or Twitter can reach millions of people already keyed in to your products and offerings. But just as not all advertising campaigns are created equal, some social media content will get lost in the fray, while other posts will spread virally.

Obviously, entrepreneurs have a high stake in making the most of their time spent online.While ...

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Top 5 Social Media Tips for Start-Ups

The ever-changing world of social media can be tough to navigate, even for an experienced marketer. For start-up businesses it can seem almost impossible, a necessary evil that can make or break your new business. We want to help! Find five tips below that can help take your social media from being ineffective to your number one source for new business. 

 

The world of social media1. Less can be ...

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Digital PR Content: Blogging Power Tips

In this age of digital media, brand blogging is becoming a central part of content marketing. In fact, most of us can agree that having a company blog is a fairly important component to digital strategy. A branded blog can help increase customer (and potential customer) trust with industry knowledge and helpful information.

The problem many companies have, then, is not with deciding to blog – it’s getting started. Second tip for what to blog Continue Reading →

3 Digital PR Secrets that Win!

 

PR, especially Digital PR (content marketing + online PR + social networks + visual = AWESOME!) is changing at light speed. We have to evolve with it. This came into focus when I lunched with a former supervisor who helped me get a start in the industry when we both worked for Eric Schmidt while at Novell. She is just getting back into ...

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DIGIMARCON Sets Sail 6/23 for Savvy Marketers, Sales, & PR Professionals

 

digimarcon-button-1DIGIMARCON Digital Marketing Conference sets sail from June 23rd to 28th, 2014. Presented by Search Experiences, DIGIMARCON 2014 Conference showcases audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, best practices, and insights from successful digital marketing campaigns.

“We are pumped about the lineup of terrific talent for our unique digital marketing conference,” states Aaron Polmeer, Search Experiences CEO & ...

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Social Media IS Mainstream for Young & Old – Believe It or Not!

Social Media has long been thought the tool of the young. Some Social Media communities, apps, and sites still are and the number of growing. But, Believe It or Not, it may be way more mainstream than you think. While oBizMedia reports 75% of 7th-12th graders have at least one social media profile, Pew Research reports 72% of online U.S. adults (all ages) use social networks.

So, if yours is company targeting an older demographic, you can no longer afford to ...

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Facebook Smacks Email from Passing Lane in Consumer Digital Communications

Breaking News: In the world of digital communications, Facebook now equals Email in the percentage of connected consumers who use the platform for talk to others. (source: Chinet).  87% of consumers use both.  That’s up drastically over numbers reported just two years ago (2011).

Why should companies and marketers care? If you stay stuck in the old-school-think of mass email business-to-consumer (B to C) campaigns, you may be ...

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2 Hotly Debated PR Topics

Recently, there has been a flare up of incidents that have left the media questioning, the PR world fumbling, and bystanders scratching their heads about these PR topics. Many times, businesses and people at the top end of the American social elite act before thinking and backpedal when their metaphorical toast is already burnt. Here are 2 examples of such blunders:

The Paula Deen Controversy

Paula Deen PR TopicAs much as this topic ...

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