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Education Businesses: Summer is for Strategizing

Few businesses are immune to seasonality. Adapting to the changes in consumer behavior that various times of the year usher in presents a huge advantage for savvy businesses. For education and tutoring this season means one thing: Summer Vacation. As the official end… Continue Reading →

Local Businesses: Using Snapchat’s New “Snap Map” to Acquire New Customers

Since announcing the launch of the new “Snap Maps” last Wednesday, fans of the popular social network have been hooked on the new feature. Borrowing popular concepts from the once-reigning Foursquare, Snapchat doubles down on FOMO-inducing photos and video clips… Continue Reading →

Can You Hire Unpaid Interns For the Summer?

Unpaid internships can be seen as a rite of passage for certain industries. In media and fashion, for example, unpaid interns are a common presence. And while internships can be a great way for college students or recent grads to… Continue Reading →

Low-Cost Tips for Promoting Your Day Spa

A few years ago we wrote this post on spa marketing tips to help such businesses create a comprehensive promotion strategy. We’ve heard from many businesses who have made the mistake of assuming any promotion requires a massive investment, but luckily this… 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 →

Customer Loyalty Isn’t Dead, It’s Evolving: Adapt Using a Customer-Centric Approach

It’s no surprise that customer loyalty can be as elusive as it is coveted. In the wake of an increasingly digital economy, some analysts have even gone so far as to declare loyalty dead. Due to ever-changing consumer trends and… Continue Reading →

Recreation Businesses: Lessons Learned from the Online Reputation of Top U.S. National Parks

Hard to believe, but summer is just around the corner! With the weather heating up and children soon breaking from school, outdoor recreation businesses are poised to see an annual influx of visitors over the next few months, ready to… Continue Reading →

Hate Late Invoices? Here are 4 Ways to Get Paid

According to a recent survey by Xero, 60% of invoices are paid late, and more than a third are at least two weeks late. Because of unpaid invoices, Fundbox estimates that 79% of business owners cannot pay themselves with any… Continue Reading →

Report: Customer-Centric Commerce Strategies

Move over, omnichannel, innovative brands are seeing great returns from customer-centric commerce approaches that prioritize consumers’ evolving buying preferences. With over 95% of consumers reporting they frequently or occasionally shop from both a brand’s website and in-store, there’s an urgency to be… Continue Reading →

New: Grow Your Marketing Lists with IVR, Self-Upload, Opt-in Signs, and Signpost Digital Advertising

The most vital asset to any marketing strategy is your customer list. After all, what would your marketing efforts look like without anyone to send promotions, product updates and other relevant, actionable communications? Even as the industry continues to evolve, email… Continue Reading →

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