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Testimonial Tuesday: Receiving Rave Reviews

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

Recently, Wicked Local, in partnership with WCVB5 and MeTV, hosted the first Best Years Expo at Gillette Stadium. We were able to bring businesses, government agencies, health care professionals, and speakers to an event that was targeted toward men and women in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Our goal was to create an event that would introduce our customers to local organizations in order to help them plan for their future adventures.

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

6 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for Holiday Shoppers

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Nov 23, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

The last six weeks of the year are the busiest for most businesses. As a store owner or manager, it’s up to you to make sure your employees are ready, your inventory is stocked, and your customers are happy. Here is a checklist of six things for you to keep in mind as the holiday shopping sprint begins.

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

Testimonial Tuesday: Putting the Conversation in Context

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Testimonials are a kind of word-of-mouth advertising. Yes, you are the one publishing the reviews of your business, but these are the words from actual customers. It’s important to keep in mind when you are editing a video or publishing an interview, to keep their words in the correct context.

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

Video: Using Direct Solutions in Your Marketing Strategy

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 @ 11:26 AM

When people talk about advertising, you may think of traditional types of marketing. Print or online ads may be the first thing to come to mind. Perhaps the first thing you think of is a TV or radio commercial. Reaching new customers can take many forms, and one of them is through the mailbox.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Marketing

Infographic: Six Facts About Business Expos

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Nov 04, 2015 @ 02:04 PM

Business owners are always looking for an edge to attract new consumers. Although advertising online and in print are great tools to use, nothing beats the exposure a business receives with a face-to-face meeting. Business expos and trade shows are great places for your business to take a proactive approach in meeting potential customers.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Marketing

Building a Landing Page

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Nov 02, 2015 @ 11:15 AM


When you create a digital marketing campaign, there’s a lot of focus on building a digital, email, or social media advertisement that will connect with customers. The ad needs to be built in a way to inspire consumers to engage with the content. But, there is another piece of this puzzle that is just as important as the ad itself. Building a great landing page.

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Tags: Social Media, SEM, Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Marketing, Email Marketing

Video: Introducing Your Business to Your Community

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 10:34 AM

Every time you advertise, you are introducing your business to the community. But sometimes, the most effective way of advertising requires you to actually go out and meet your audience. We call creating opportunities to engage with customers face-to-face, “Live Solutions.”

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Marketing

Testimonial Tuesday: 3 Ways To Share Customer Testimonials

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 11:24 AM

When you write promotional copy for your business, you write in a voice that is friendly, inviting, and insightful. Which is perfect, because as a business, you want consumers to feel welcome in your store and to view your company as a place they can go for answers. However, customers want to hear more than just details about products and services. They want to have a voice assure them that your company IS the best place to go for solutions. A customer testimonial offers potential consumers that assurance.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement, Marketing, Testimonial Tuesday

Advertising Your Business to Local Holiday Shoppers

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Oct 19, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

 

The holidays aren’t just a time to celebrate with friends and family. For most businesses the holidays represent a significant amount of revenue that needs to be generated. In many cases, the next year’s operating costs are raised during the holiday shopping rush. Because the stakes are so high, businesses need to find ways to advertise their inventory and raise their profile within the community.

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Tags: Seasonal Marketing, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement, Marketing

Video: Print Advertising Continues to be Effective

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

We may live in the digital age, but advertising in print media is still a highly effective way to engage with customers. Consumers consider community newspapers one of the most trusted sources for news and information on local businesses. In fact, 71% of people who read local news publications say they are influenced to make purchases based on the ads they see in the paper. The Wicked Local family of newspapers includes 6 daily newspapers and 98 weekly publications. Watch this video and learn more about the power of print advertising.

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Tags: Wicked Local, Marketing, Print