Celebrating the Youth in Your Community

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

Every business owner looks forward to the day when they have the support of their customers and the surrounding community. It means that they are considered a local expert and source to turn to. Being a trusted brand also means that you are active in supporting the community when assistance is needed.

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Tags: Cause Marketing, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement, live event

New Trends: Giving Customers a Unique Photo Experience

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 01:07 PM

Social media channels are always looking for new ways to offer engagement with their audience. Recently, Facebook introduced a new photo feature that allows users to scroll and explore wide angle photos with a cursor or by turning their mobile device.

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Tags: Social Media, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement

Finding Ways to Engage New Customers

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 11:57 AM

You love your faithful customers. These folks have helped your community business thrive. But, as much as you appreciate their support, you also know that it takes new customers to grow your small business.

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Tags: Wicked Local, Customer Engagement

Using Bundled Advertising to Connect with an Entire Audience

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 @ 11:46 AM

As a business owner, there are many different options for you to explore when looking to prepare a marketing strategy. Thanks to the internet and digital content, you can now broadcast your message to a larger and more diverse audience. But, that doesn’t mean you should ignore print media and their digital properties, because a new study shows that their audience is still strong and values content across multiple platforms.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement

Creating a Place for Customers

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 @ 01:44 PM

Small businesses have always been a gathering place for members of the community. Neighborhood residents look at your business like a community gathering place, whether it be in hair salons, pubs, hardware stores or coffee house, they trust you to welcome them and their neighbors. Building a relationship like this should be the goal of every business.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement

Building Brand Loyalty

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 02:54 PM

As a business owner, brand loyalty is how you build a loyal following. You want every customer who spends money on your products or services to be a return customer. You want them to feel comfortable coming to you in case of an emergency or if they just feel like shopping. Creating a relationship with your audience requires dedication, but it also creates a strong bond between consumer and business. Here are three ideas to help you strengthen brand loyalty

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement

Building Consumer Engagement Through a Contest Sponsorship

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Aug 08, 2016 @ 02:02 PM

When you create marketing campaigns for your business, you are exploring ways that will allow customers to become invested in your brand. You want to show consumers that you are connected with their lives and actively invite them to be a part of your business. Your advertising tries to create that bond, but sometimes it might take more than a digital or print ad; you need to demonstrate your commitment to them. Sponsoring a contest is a great way for your business to begin to build a relationship with local consumers.

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Tags: Customer Engagement, Marketing

4 Tips to Help You Write Custom Content

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 10:47 AM

Custom content is unlike other types of advertising, because the copy is written by you, the business owner, and doesn’t leave the marketing message up to interpretation. It’s content that you use to build anticipation for a promotion or to raise awareness regarding news in your industry. Your words can add a level of experience and authority that an ad may not convey.

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Tags: Digital Advertising, Small Business, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement

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

4 Keys to Creating Consumer Engagement

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 @ 02:03 PM

Customers are looking for businesses that they can connect with. People are looking for brands that have personality and are looking to engage with them. Businesses that have conversations with consumers instead of talking to them are generally more successful and reach more people. When you reach out to shoppers and start a dialogue, you can also showcase your products, services, and your appreciation toward them.

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Tags: Social Media, Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement