Content Marketing

7 Disastrous Blogging Mistakes That Must Be Avoided At All Cost

You know that blogging is important for your business, but it's easy to feel lost while blogging. Your eyes are on the computer screen, and you have no clue about what to write or how to make your posts interesting. You struggle at times to keep your readers from being bored, and you do not want to waste the space by writing something that does not add value. But the question … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Build Your Email List Using Content and Calls to Action

Mailing lists are an asset to business owners across industries. Whether you use your email list to distribute a newsletter, introduce new products, offer sales and promotions, or maintain engagement and interest in your business, an email list is a valuable communications and marketing tool that extends beyond basic lead generation goals. One of the challenges many small … [Read more...]

How to Schedule Social Media

Once your business commits to maintaining a consistent social media presence, a key piece of the strategy for social media success is determining when to post what. Create a weekly social media schedule to prime the social media pump while promoting engagement and calls to action without creating excessive burdens for you and your staff. In addition to streamlining social media … [Read more...]

3 Unexpected Audiences for Your Blog

When you are working on ways to create a community around your brand or service, a blog is an effective addition to your communications and marketing strategy.  Understood as a community building tool, the blog is a natural extension of your core message and a way to communicate with your audience, an audience you have identified, targeted and are working to cultivate. What … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Creating a Subscription-Worthy YouTube Channel Description

According to an article published by the Huffington Post in early 2013, YouTube (a Google Inc company) reported that they were getting one-billion unique visitors each month—or almost half of the people online. Now, I ask you: If your small business is not currently on YouTube, why not? With statistics like this, surely some of your target market can be found on this social … [Read more...]

3 Common Grammar Mistakes that Make Your Marketing Content Unprofessional

Have you ever read a company’s marketing content, found grammatical errors and, as a result, questioned whether you wanted to do business with them? Unfortunately, this happens all of the time, causing great small businesses to lose out on profits simply because their marketing content wasn’t checked and re-checked before being printed or posted. Not only is this situation sad, … [Read more...]

Empower Word of Mouth Marketing

Use Content to Create Brand Advocates A brand advocate is an unbiased third party that generates positive word of mouth about your business.  There is little stronger in contemporary communications and marketing than someone who is not employed by or paid by your business who is speaking about your business and stating your business’s value authentically and … [Read more...]

Content Driven Marketing Sets an Already Successful Small Business Apart from Competition

Small Business e-Book Enables Company to Share its Authentic Voice. AV Programming Associates is an independent audiovisual programming company that is consistently ranked among the top ten companies that provide programming services of its type in the US.  Matthew Grisafe, President of AVPA, is an original member of the audiovisual industry’s leading council on programming … [Read more...]

3 Keys to Creating Effective Marketing Content

Whether you’re creating your website, devising emails to promote your special deals, or posting to a variety of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, the words you choose matter. They help your customer base formulate an opinion about you, so you want their opinion to be not only accurate, but enticing. You want them to see your company and say, “Where have you been all … [Read more...]