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Online Presence

Online presence is the first impression most businesses make on prospective customers. These best practices will ensure that local, commerce brands are where their customers can find them.

Customer Q & A with Katherine Haliski at Scandinavian Designs

As Signpost’s CMO, one of the jobs I enjoy the most is connecting with our customers. Hearing their successes with our technology makes me proud. Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of connecting with one of our remarkable customers, Katherine… Continue Reading →

Local Businesses: Make Thanksgiving Weekend a Success With These Last-Minute Tips

The big weekend is nearly upon us. What has long been crowned the biggest shopping weekend of the year, the familiar sequence of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday that has local businesses and big… Continue Reading →

Holiday Planning: Week-by-Week Tips for Promotion, Custom Events, Email and Text Message Blasts, and More!

Holiday success, much like the rest of the year, often comes down to planning and preparation. You know how busy the rush can be, so the more you can do ahead of time, the better you’ll be able to juggle… Continue Reading →

Getting the Most Out of Google My Business for your SMB

Google My Business (GMB) was born out of its precursor, Google’s Local Business Center, and in the time since its inception has succeeded in polarizing lots of local business owners who have had to bear with the frustration of frequent… Continue Reading →

How to Identify and Activate Brand Advocates

Customer marketing is an essential component of every local marketing strategy, as well as one of the most sustainable ways to grow your business. Specifically advocate and referral marketing in particular are tremendous opportunities for businesses to expand their reach,… Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About the New Google Search Editor

Search engines are the cornerstone of your business’s online presence. And although successful SEO and SEM efforts are always a work-in-progress, Google just rolled out an update that will make optimizing your business’s online presence a little easier. You can… Continue Reading →

4 Summer Social Media Tips for Local Businesses

Many business owners can count on the dreaded summer sales slump like the brown bristly patch that shows up in the middle of your lawn. And the slump hits businesses hard, especially when combined with flagging morale and lower productivity…. Continue Reading →

How Local Businesses Can Harness Data To Gain Customer Insights

  By now, you’ve probably heard a million times how essential data has become to the success of your business. But, oftentimes it can be intimidating to incorporate data collection and analysis into your current processes, technology, and systems. It… Continue Reading →

Providing a Customer-Led Experience for Your Gym & Fitness Clients

The fitness industry has seen explosive growth in recent years and with it lots of competitors flooding the market eager for fast gains. With novelty fitness approaches being productized, franchised, and expanding into a variety of products and services there… Continue Reading →

Adapting to a Nonlinear Customer Journey

Navigating the customer journey has never been smooth sailing. Prior to the digital age, businesses had more control over their brand and marketing messages (whether in print, radio or television), which were able to pave the way for a defined set of… Continue Reading →