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March Blog Rewind: Helping to Prepare you Business for the Spring

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 01:51 PM

In March, the Wicked Local Media Solutions blog aimed to help local businesses prepare for the next nine months by sharing helpful tips, marketing strategies, and examples of popular types of advertising. Now that winter is (thankfully) behind us, businesses can focus on bringing customers in who may have been cooped up all winter. We want your business to be prepared for shoppers and be active in promoting and marketing your business for the rest of 2016!

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Three Popular Ways to Use Direct Mail

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 12:16 PM

Consumers want to shop with businesses they feel the most comfortable with. Your local business needs to be able to connect with them and offer a personal connection. A great way to create this bond is by designing a direct mail campaign that is targeted at local shoppers.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Marketing

Throwback Thursday: Early Public Transportation in Brockton

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 10:49 AM

Almost every city and town in Massachusetts has some sort of public transportation system. Communities depend on them to aid people, who don’t have access to personal vehicles, so they can go shopping, check-in with physicians, or just spend time with friends. These days, commuters can use busses and trains to run their errands, however, in 1888, this trolley operated on only the power of two horses.

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Five Tips for Writing a Business Blog

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 12:34 PM

Building a blog is a great way to introduce your business to the digital community. It may not have the functionality of a proper website, but you can use it as a placeholder while you design and prepare your site for launch, or add it to your existing website to keep them coming back. Here are five tips for writing a business blog. Read More

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3 Quick Videos You Can Use to Engage Consumers

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 @ 12:52 PM

As smartphone ownership and internet access continues to grow, so does video consumption. In 2014, videos made up 64% of the world’s internet traffic. According to Cisco, it’s predicted that in 2019, video content in the United States will make up 85% of all online content. Consumers are looking for their favorite businesses to produce videos that will keep them entertained and educated.

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Tags: Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Video

5 More Types of Online Advertising

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 @ 02:31 PM

One of the benefits of advertising your business online, is that there are many different types of ways to share your message. The variety of marketing styles offers a local business the ability to attract and engage with consumers and can make your advertisement a beacon.

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Tags: Digital Advertising, Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local

Throwback Thursday: St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 11:18 AM

Every March 17th, millions of Americans wear green, put on a four leaf clover pin and grab a green colored beverage (of course I’m talking about the Shamrock Shake). In Massachusetts, St. Patrick’s Day has always been a big celebration because of the state’s large Irish population. Many cities and towns in the commonwealth celebrate the day with a parade, concert or arts festival. The biggest party takes place in Boston, where this picture of young irish step dancers was taken.

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5 Common Types of Online Advertising

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 10:41 AM

You’ve advertised your business in print, but now it’s time to take your marketing campaign to the digital stage. But what exactly does that mean? How are different ad units effective in presenting your message to consumers? The vast network of Wicked Local websites offer businesses a number of digital marketing solutions that you can use to help spread your message throughout more than 150 communities in Eastern Massachusetts and beyond.

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Tags: Digital Advertising, Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local

5 Tips to Writing a Great Press Release

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 @ 12:54 PM

As a business owner, you know your industry better than anyone else. This is why customers turn to you for the solutions to their problems. You do your best to educate the community about your products through marketing, but sometimes there is news or an update that can’t be shared in an advertisement. A professional and well prepared press release can showcase your knowledge and allow your business to reach new consumers.

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Throwback Thursday: A Bicycle Ride in Spring

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 11:27 AM

Winter may not officially be over yet, but you can definitely feel that spring is practically here. The weather is actually enjoyable and this weekend we turn the clocks forward an hour, which means we lose an hour of sleep, but gain an hour of sunlight at night. As we say goodbye to another New England winter, we can look forward to doing activities outdoors again. You’ll start seeing more people running, boating, and biking. Of course, the bikes you see won’t be quite as unique as these.

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