Is Your Lead Magnet Attracting New Leads?
If you are an established business owner or marketing manager, you no doubt know what a lead magnet is. If you’re new to business ownership and/or marketing, it’s important for you to learn what it is and get one (or more!) in place. But so we’re all on the same page, let’s start with the […]
Assess Your 2022 Marketing Strategy
Ask yourself, did your marketing strategies and efforts pay off this year? Did they bring you more and new customers and good a return on your investment (ROI)? You can’t create the RIGHT marketing plan for next year UNTIL you assess the effectiveness of this year’s strategies. Does Your Marketing Measure Up? The way to […]
DOs & DON’Ts When Updating Your Website
It’s been a few years since you launched your website and you know it needs updating. But how do you approach a website update/refresh/rehaul? What are the necessities? Do you start with a web designer or a copywriter? These are questions that I get from clients all the time and I’m happy to answer them! […]
Is Your Website Healthy & Effective?
Websites are one of the best marketing tools we have in our tool box when it comes to telling the world — and more importantly, our customers — what we have to offer. Yet we often forget to give them the regular attention they need so they can do their crucial job of serving our […]
What is GMB and Why’s It So Important?
Google My Business (GMB) is a free marketing tool that has SO MANY benefits, many of which are unknown to business owners. Yes, the map search results are especially helpful for location-based businesses, but ALL types of business can benefit from using GMB. When you create your GMB Business Profile (and get verified), you’re easily […]
How Great Logos & Visual Brands Are Created
I work with several great designers to provide brand design for clients. (Read my How to Hire a Graphic Designer post.) I’ve had a LOT of conversations with prospective clients about what goes into creating a great logo and how there’s actually quite a bit of “homework” that has to happen before I can turn to one […]
Here’s a Planning Checklist for a Great New Year!
Every business owner takes time in the last quarter of the year to assess how the year went and to develop a plan for an even better following year. The last several years have thrown more curveballs at us than most years do. This means it may take some good strategic thinking to create a […]
5 Steps to Take Before Hiring a Website Designer & 2 Red Flags
I’ve been covering some of the basics involved in creating your visual brand and the foundations for your online marketing. I started with a post that outlined who does what when it comes to building your best website. Then in my last post, I covered what to look for when it’s time to hire a graphic designer so you […]
Is Your Brand Fully Baked?
Everyone in business has heard the words “brand,” “branding,” or “brand messaging” (I’ve certainly written about it before), but too often, the first (only?) thing that comes to mind are logos. We all know that a logo is an integral part of a business’ brand. It’s part of the visual brand that becomes the quick representation of […]
Who does What in Website Creation?
We all know website are important to our businesses — they are often the first exposure a potential customer will have with you and your business. I’ve been talking a lot about websites recently, devoting my last two blog posts to websites. (“A Hard-Working Website: aka Website Fundamentals” and “Your About Page: It’s Not All […]