While email continues to be the most popular online marketing channel for small businesses, 28 percent of small business owners recently surveyed said they plan to spend more on online video in 2010, up 75 percent from last year.
"When marketers and small business owners consider blogging, they typically worry about added complexity. For a small team already managing many different channels and campaigns, content development can be a daunting undertaking. It shouldn't be. A great business blog will actually help simplify your marketing program. Blogging is like elegant architecture - it accomplishes multiple functional goals with minimal structural elements."
-- Dec. 14, "10 Ways Blogging Will Simplify Your Marketing Program," posted by Rick Burnes, Hubspot Internet Marketing Blog
No one likes to be cheated. And click fraud touches a raw nerve for many marketers. So New York-based online advertising network Undertone Networks identified some best practices for agencies and advertisers to ensure the safety of online ads and the brands they represent.
You have a great product and you know the industry it's tailor-made for, so how fast can you introduce this product ... and in the right way? That was the question Graham Medical, owner of the new MegaMover Transport Chair
The direct people. The brand folks. The sales force. Richard Rosen, in his 2009 book "Convergence Marketing: Combining Brand and Direct for Unprecedented Profits," speaks to all three audience segments about how best to sell to customers across all media—which includes combining the best of what each camp brings to the table. He presents unique tools, such as his Rosen Velocity Scale, that attempt to create more profit while strengthening brand loyalty.
I probably shouldn't be sharing this—but I've become extremely wealthy. Or at least, I will be in the very near future. Apparently, my email address was entered, without my knowledge, in the (you pick one) U.K. Lottery Sweepstakes, the Netherlands Lottery and the Sierra Leone Grand Lottery.
The more you know ... it's more than just a commercial slogan; it's a creed for direct mailers to live by, and a mantra that the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) displays in its latest marketing and sales courses campaign
While the U.S. Postal Service has offered a reprieve to mailers by vowing not to increase rates in 2010, many mailers are still struggling with their expenses. Rates increased earlier this year, and these increases—combined with the struggling economy—are making it a very difficult year for direct mailers. They're scrambling for new and efficient ways to keep their direct mail costs down.
In these trying economic times, small business owners are undoubtedly on the lookout for ways to save. Yet, when it comes to opening a business credit card, prospects also are wary of potential fine print and loopholes that may trip them up in the future. In today's economic climate, a little transparency and an offer that does not seem "too good to be true" go a long way.