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Wicked Local Health and Fitness Festival

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 10:21 AM

Nearly everyone is looking for ways that they can be healthier. People try different foods, exercise routines, and relaxation techniques in order to feel better. With so much information available, it can be discouraging to even pick a place to start the wellness journey. Wicked Local has established an event that can help you discover new activities, meals, and gives you the tools you need to lead a more healthy lifestyle, all in one location.

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Throwback Thursday: The Return of High School Football

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @ 12:26 PM

As schools across the Commonwealth go back in session for the fall semester, students start to commit to after school activities and athletics. The most popular of these sports is football, and it won’t be long before students are on the field and underneath the Friday night lights. These days you see a lot of athletes wear face paint and getting excited before a game. However, in this 1907 photo of Wayland High School’s football team, the squad looks very relaxed.

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Video: Advertising on the New Wicked Local

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Sep 06, 2016 @ 02:02 PM

 

In late July, Wicked Local updated the websites in our Wicked Local network in order to give our entire audience a better overall user experience. Now, the community and daily news sites offer readers a better opportunity to engage with our stories, photos and videos faster than before. In addition, our updated web presence offers your business valuable advertising space, a larger reach across all digital platforms, and a more engaged audience. Your local business will be able to share your marketing campaigns on Wicked Local and receive more accurate impressions and true consumer engagement.

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Tags: Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local

Throwback Thursday: The First Day of School

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 01:09 PM

This week, across Massachusetts, students of all ages are headed back to school. Soon, seeing children with backpacks waiting at the bus stop will become a part of the normal routine. You may even start to use your GPS to find a quicker route around school traffic jams. These students (who are WAY too small for those desks) are in a mechanical drawing class at the old Technical High School in Newton in the early 1900s.

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August Blog Rewind: The End of Summer

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:48 AM

In August, the Wicked Local Media Solutions Blog focused on helping small businesses prepare themselves to become a destination for customers during the next four months. We wrote about the benefits of advertising in a special section publication in order to attract consumers who might be looking to improve their homes in the fall. We offered tips to help you create a vendor booth that can't be missed at a business expo. We shared ways for your brand to create engagement with customers by sponsoring a contest. Our goal is to help your business be as successful as possible in the second half of 2016.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Marketing

Four Types of Advertising for your Political Marketing Strategy

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 @ 01:31 PM

This November, Americans will go to the polls and vote on legislation, and for politicians to represent them at both a local and national level. These next few months are important to every campaign as they build a strategy that will attempt to reach and persuade as many people as possible to support certain issues. If you are trying to build support for a candidate or cause, here are four ways you can create a message that voters will engage with.

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Tags: Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Marketing, Print

The Case for Multimedia Marketing in 2 Infographics

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 @ 01:44 PM

There is no better way to connect with your audience then to market your business with local media. By creating an advertising campaign that reaches users across all forms of media you will reach a larger audience and strengthen your brand's recognition.

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Tags: Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Print

Marketing Your Business for the Fall and Winter

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 12:45 PM

As the summer months wind down, it’s time for your business to focus on engaging with local consumers instead of the vacationing customers. During the fall and winter, you can use days of national recognition to help raise the profile of your business within your community. Here are some ideas to keep in mind while planning your marketing campaign for the last five months of the year.

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Four Ways for You to Use LinkedIn

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 @ 01:27 PM

When businesses think about marketing on social media, they look toward connecting with customers through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These channels offer the opportunity to connect with consumers and encourage engagement. Your social media marketing does not have to be limited to just these three mediums though. By incorporating LinkedIn into your digital strategy, your business can create new relationships and become a trusted community resource.

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Throwback Thursday: The Rochester County Fair

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 11:58 AM

The end of Summer brings warm days and offers a few nice weekends to have some close-to-home fun before Fall sets in. It’s not out of the ordinary to discover a local county fair or festival in your area, as communities come together and look to celebrate local businesses at the end of the season. For instance, this weekend, you can take part in the 17th Annual Rochester County Fair in Rochester, Massachusetts.

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