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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Tags: Wicked Local, Throwback Thursday

Testimonial Tuesday: Investing in Events

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 @ 12:38 PM

When you are marketing your business, you should use a variety of advertising campaigns to reach your audience. But, no matter how engaging the copy is, it can never capture your personality or your commitment to consumers. The best way to share with customers that your business is an active part of the community is to take part in local events.

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Tags: Small Business, Marketing, Testimonial Tuesday

4 Loans Your Small Business Might Need

Posted by Media Solutions on Mon, Mar 07, 2016 @ 12:12 PM

There are two main funding options available for businesses: take out a business loan or bring in investors. Both options have their pros and cons; however, the majority of business owners tend to prefer business loans because it allows them to maintain full control of the direction of their business and keep flexible terms.

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Tags: Small Business

Throwback Thursday: Baseball in Brookline

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 03, 2016 @ 11:35 AM

In New England, there are a few ways to tell that spring is just around the corner. The weather gets warmer and the days get longer. The landscape turns from brown to green and kids start playing outdoors. My favorite sign though, is that baseball starts to make a return to the area. As Boston’s boys of summer are in Florida getting ready for the season, high school and intramural teams take the fields across the Commonwealth.

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Six Keys to Create Engaging Content

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Mar 02, 2016 @ 12:19 PM

Creating content for your marketing campaigns can be tricky because you’re looking to build a consumer bond that is organic and not forced. An engaging marketing campaign is successful because of the relationship you build with your customers. This positive relationship makes your business seem more like a friend rather than a place to just make a transaction. But, how do you create consumer interest with just words? Here are six keys to create engaging content.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Marketing

Testimonial Tuesday: Inviting Customers to Leave Comments

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Mar 01, 2016 @ 02:51 PM

Your business is a resource for the community. The products and services that you provide are in high demand with local shoppers. Eventually, however, you will you need to grow your business, and that’s when the voices of your loyal customers can be the best marketing tool you have.

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Throwback Thursday: Election Day

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 11:38 AM

This Tuesday, voters across Massachusetts will head to the polls and vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary election. No, this post isn’t an endorsement of any political party, candidate, or platform. It is a reminder, that if you can make it to the polls, please cast your vote. This picture was taken in 1972 in Arlington.

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February Blog Rewind: Creating Ways to Engage with Consumers

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 @ 12:34 PM

In February, the Wicked Local Media Solutions Blog shared strategies that were designed to help you increase consumer engagement. Customers who feel a bond with your business will be more likely to purchase items from you and recommend you to their friends. They can find your business with ease when you use responsive web design and strengthen your site’s search engine optimization (SEO). Be a trusted resource by sharing content that answers questions your customers may ask, before they ask them. Your business can be a physical beacon with a simple logo redesign. Local customers want to do business with you, but you need to let them know you are available.

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Tags: Small Business, Digital Marketing, Websites, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement

Testimonial Tuesday: Providing a Great Digital Presence for Customers

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 @ 11:46 AM


For small and medium sized business owners, creating or updating their website can seem like a daunting task. If you aren’t familiar with web design and digital marketing, you may be reluctant to get started. However, you also know that not having a website is no longer practical.

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Tags: Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Testimonial Tuesday

Become a Trusted News Source with Email Marketing

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Feb 22, 2016 @ 11:13 AM

People love reading the news. We want to be informed about the world around us. Over the decades, the ways we consume the news has changed, but the way a story is told has not. There is a certain structure to how news stories are written, known as “The Four W’s.” You can use this same template when you write content for your email marketing campaign to engage with consumers.

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Tags: Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Email Marketing