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Throwback Thursday: The Marshfield Fair

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 12:45 PM

Today’s Throwback Thursday post isn’t a picture but an event. THE event for those who live in Southeastern Massachusetts. Tomorrow, The Marshfield Fair opens for the 147th time! From August 21st through the 30th, the fairgrounds will be open for people to enjoy carnival rides, play games, snack on fair food, check out a petting zoo, listen to music, watch animal competitions, and more. Plus, the annual demolition derby, which is always a crowd favorite.

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Tags: Wicked Local, Throwback Thursday

Three Ways to Blog About Your Business

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

In the digital age of marketing, there are some key elements your business should have. Your business probably has a website. The site has your contact information and a description of your business. Maybe you have an online store too, so you can sell products and services online. Hopefully, you have a Facebook page to connect with your users and share coupons and special offers. But does your business have a blog?

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Tags: Small Business, Digital Marketing, Websites

VIDEO: What Responsive Website Design Looks Like

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 01:58 PM

Responsive website design is one of the most popular trends in modern web design. The biggest benefit of building a responsive site is yourcustomers will always see your website the exact some way.

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7 Tips to Having a Great YouTube Channel

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 @ 01:07 PM

Having a YouTube channel is the perfect tool for your business to create content that is both educational and entertaining for your customers. These videos are going to help expand your brand digitally and create easily consumable information for your audience.

Now that you have created your YouTube channel, it’s time to think how to keep the site active and engaging. Your channel is not only a hub for your content, but a place where people will be directed to when they do a web or YouTube search for specific content. Your YouTube page will help strengthen your company’s digital branding.

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Tags: Digital Advertising, Small Business, Digital Marketing, Video

Throwback Thursday: Hudson Balloon Festival

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

This weekend, the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge invites everyone to the Hudson-Concord Elks Pavilion on Saturday to enjoy the annual Balloon and Blues Festival. Hot air balloons have been flying above the Assabet River almost every year for the last ten years. Wicked Local captured this photo from the 2006 event.

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Supporting Local Business During the Sales Tax Holiday

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 @ 01:50 PM

This weekend, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will hold its 10th Sales Tax Holiday. On Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th Bay State consumers will be able to purchase retail items, up to $2,500, without a sales tax.

Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker, stated that the sales tax holiday is beneficial for both consumers and small businesses. He stated that the brief break consumers get from the sales tax also stimulates city and town economies across the state.

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Tags: Digital Advertising, Small Business, Digital Marketing

Attracting Customers with Responsive Web Design

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

It wasn’t that long ago when internet searches could only be done by sitting down at your desk and connecting your computer into a modem. Now, it's easier than ever to gain access to the internet. In fact, Smart Insight just reported that over 80% of internet searches are done by smartphones. Which means that web searches are being done by customers at their desk, in their living room, inside stores, and whenever an idea crosses their mind.

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Tags: Small Business, Digital Marketing, Websites

Bringing Your Business to YouTube

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

What’s the best content you can use to promote your business? Some consumers may interact with photos or read stories, but many people watch videos. It’s now so simple to create and upload a short video, it’s no wonder that digital videos are among the most popular and engaging types of online content.

You might think that a YouTube channel may only be an outlet for media companies or businesses that have a hand in creating high quality digital films. These businesses would have the tools and staff available to create and share content quickly and easily. But all the professional bells and whistles aren’t all that necessary.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Video

Throwback Thursday: Saugus Iron Works

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Aug 06, 2015 @ 01:55 PM

You may not know this, but Saugus, Massachusetts is home to the nation’s oldest iron works. In 1645, Richard Leader sailed from England and set up shop on the Saugus River and one year later opened for business. The iron works created horseshoes, saw blades, nails, wagon wheels, other tools, and was considered to be state of the art (for the mid 17th century). However, despite success and acclaim it was forced to close in 1670 and was lost as nature slowly grew over the site.

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8 Ways to Make Your Business Expo Booth Shine

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Aug 05, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

Taking your business to trade shows, expos, and community events can be a great way for your business to create consumer engagement. These events are designed to bring potential clients and companies together for the purpose of networking and finding solutions to existing problems.

At these expos you want to make sure that you are prepared to meet with as many interested parties as possible. Your conversations should be full of information about your business but also showcase your personality in order to build trust. Since exchanges at these business expos can be quick, the more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you are to make an impression with a customer.

Here are eight ways you can make your business expo booth shine.

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Tags: Small Business, Marketing