Using Social Media to Your Advantage

Posted by Becky Auer

Great article on how restaurants are using social media – give it a read.

It talks about Social with the use of: Billboards, contests, and events (like happy hour).

Even if you don’t own a restaurant, you can still benefit from this article. It has some good ideas…and ones to make you think, “How can I use that?”


Questions to ask yourself:

Is social media worth my time? Or, is it worth bringing someone on to do it for me?

Can I use social media more effectively? How?

How can I use social media to connect with my customers?


Social Media: Five Facts to Bank On in 2012

Posted by Becky Auer

Facebook changes business.

Google + is going to be a big player.

Mobile domination.

Read this brief article on social media trends

The Only Thing We’re Waiting For

Posted by Becky Auer

In a world where ACTION is key to your success, most hold back and never start.

Read this short blog post and tell us what you think.

Three ways to get customer loyalty wrong

Posted by Becky Auer

Considering it’s easier and cheaper to profit with your existing customer (by helping, serving, and providing them with value added products and services) customer loyalty IS extremely important!

THIS ARTICLE from USA Today has 3 important lessons on customer loyalty. Give it a read and tell us what you think right here!


How To Get Free Publicity For Your Business

Posted by Becky Auer

There are three key areas of public relations you can use to boost your advertising results ten-fold over your paid advertising.

The key to public relations lies in Publicity, Merchandising,  & Promotions

With a solid plan in place that encompasses all these areas, you’ll have a great approach to use public relations in the best way possible.

Public relations include all that is the media. Don’t limit yourself. The attention of newspapers, television, radio, magazines, bloggers, ezines and more are all equally powerful. Online marketing is just as, if not more, important as conventional media.

Here are four steps to get noticed by the media:

Put together a press release for your company. The press release should be relevant to your target market and address consumer interest, not just announce your business.

Compact your press release to include one hook and one angle. Choose the most attention-getting hook and angle to make sure the media person you are sending it to is interested in reading it.

Next, put your press release in professional formatting. With press releases you need a dateline, the most important information at the top, facts, figures and wrap it up with contact details, including who and how.

Send your press release to all television and radio stations, local and metro newspapers, national newspapers, industry magazines, and any other form of media that reaches your target market. Don’t forget to include relevant blogs, e-zines, press release submission sites and to industry professionals.

More important than a perfect press release is to make sure you have addressed the needs of your target market in the products or services you offer and make that clear in the press release. If you are providing people a solution to a problem, a way to avoid a problem and an opportunity to enhance their life, the media and public will be interested.

If you have a connection, or the ability to get a connection with a celebrity, this can practically guarantee you’ll get attention. Make sure you are offering newsworthy information, and then follow up with media outlets to make sure they are publicizing that information.

Jay Abraham says, “One of the most powerful techniques every business should use is free publicity. As the name implies, there is no cost, just the time and effort required to attract attention to your business.”

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