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December Blog Rewind: Preparing Your Business for 2017

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 12:50 PM

Every December, local businesses try to find the best marketing strategies to reach and retain customers in their community. To help , the Wicked Local Media Solutions blog offered ideas to help your business connect with consumers and also make their experience in your store as memorable as possible.

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Test Your Marketing IQ

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 02:08 PM

What have you learned this year? Test your knowledge by taking our marketing IQ quiz.

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The Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 @ 02:17 PM

As the year draws to an end, it’s not unusual to look back and reflect on what campaigns worked for your business. It’s a strategy that we encourage and also practice. Throughout 2016 our blog posts were written with the intent to help local businesses grow by sharing strategies, statistics and popular trends. By looking back at our analytics and seeing which blogs connected with the most readers we can determine what type of posts our customers want to read in 2017.

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Your Business and the Post Holiday Season

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 02:37 PM

As the holidays start to wind down, your business will begin to return to normal. But as the new year starts, there are some post holiday hurdles that you might need to pay attention to.

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Throwback Thursday: Shipping Gifts for the Holidays

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 03:43 PM

Although many of us try to be with our friends and family during the holidays, sometimes distance can get in the way of spending time with each other. When we can’t give holiday gifts to each other in person, we turn to postal carriers to help us during the season of giving. Last year, as online shopping continued to grow, the USPS, FedEx, and UPS delivered more than 900 million gifts. Even though the number of packages being shipped has grown through the years, the weeks leading up to the holidays have always been a busy time for package delivery services.

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Five Ways to Help Boost Holiday Sales

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:22 PM

With a little over a week left in the holiday season, your business may be looking for ways to attract more customers and increase sales during the final gift rush. Here are five strategies you can use to try and connect with consumers.

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Coming Soon: The 2017 Readers Choice Awards

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 @ 02:43 PM

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to look back and see which marketing plans worked best for your business. As you go through your records, hopefully you’ll find your 2016 Wicked Local Readers Choice campaign and remember just how much this annual program can help grow your brand within the community.

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8 Promotional Ideas for Your Small Business

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:56 PM

A great way to invite customers to your store, and encourage them to return, is to offer a variety of different in-store promotions. From sharing a coupon on social media to offering a customer reward card, here are eight promotions your business can use to engage with consumers. Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Holiday Lights

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Dec 08, 2016 @ 01:22 PM

One of the most enjoyable parts about the holiday season, is driving through communities and seeing how your neighbors have decorated their homes. From subtle white lights framing a tree, to the more intricate light shows that feature inflatable characters dancing on a front lawn; a holiday light display is a great showcase of seasonal spirit. This home was photographed in Burlington a few years ago.

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Joining Your Local Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Dec 07, 2016 @ 01:32 PM

Networking has always been an important part of being a small business owner. These days, digital resources, like LinkedIn, offer a place to connect virtually. But, the best way to connect with other local businesses is still to join your local chamber of commerce.

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