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Throwback Thursday: The History of Route 9

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 12:26 PM

Since 1810, Route 9 has connected Worcester to Boston and has been the way residents and tourists have accessed the cities, towns, and businesses that are located in between. When the road was first opened, it was only a 14-foot dirt road and was privately owned. It was, and is, an essential part of building inter-town commerce in the state. This picture shows how thick traffic could be, even after a heavy snowstorm.

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Testimonial Tuesday: Marketing Success With SEM

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 12:59 PM

Advertising your business online is a necessary strategy in the digital age. 89% of customers begin their buyer’s journey with an online search. Within seconds of clicking the search button on Google, Bing, Yahoo, or another search engine, a customer will be exposed to hundreds of other websites that are available for them to explore. But what makes one page stand out from another? How can you point a consumer to select your site amidst all of that competition?

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

January Blog Rewind: Introducing Your Business in 2016

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Feb 01, 2016 @ 01:26 PM

During the month of January, the Wicked Local Media Solutions Blog explored different ways to help small business owners introduce their business to the community in the New year. A successful marketing strategy needs to incorporate different methods of sharing your message with potential consumers. We introduced you to four different marketing solution categories; digital, print, live, and direct mail. Each of these categories are designed to help you capture the attention of customers in your community. By using these strategies, and taking part in the 21st Annual Readers Choice Awards, you can help increase your business’s visibility and being more engaged with local customers.

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Tags: Readers Choice, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Marketing

Questions to Help You Build Your Buyer Persona

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 11:35 AM

When you open a business, your goal is to become the go-to resource for your community. You noticed that there was a need for a product or service in an area and you opened a store that would offer a solution to the neighborhood. But not every business caters to every customer. When you start promoting your store, you need to target the customers who will be most likely to visit your business.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Marketing

Testimonial Tuesday: Using Direct Mail for Direct Results

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

Direct solutions offer creative ways for your company to communicate with potential consumers. It can be a simple postcard with your business’s contact information or a pamphlet that includes coupons to bring customers customers into your business. It’s a promotional material that inspires the recipient to interact with it. Read More

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Wicked Local Media Solutions: Live Solutions

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 @ 11:56 AM

Building a successful marketing campaign for your business can be a challenging task. All of your efforts in advertising your company are designed to bring people to your store. Ads that run in print publications, clicked online, or posted on social media are aimed at making connections and building consumer engagement. However, sometimes, the best way to build a relationship is to personally introduce yourself to your neighbors.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Marketing

Testimonial Tuesday: Keeping Your Message Fresh

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 @ 11:15 AM

Every business owner looks to create a rapport between their business and their customers. You want to create a reputation as the place consumers can visit when they need a product or service. Although the quality of your service is very important, customer testimonials also help build the trust between your business and the community.

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Wicked Local Media Solutions: Direct Solutions

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Jan 18, 2016 @ 11:53 AM

Advertising your business is a balancing act that requires you to rely on methods that are reliable and find new strategies that will attract a bigger audience. A business owner, or manager, needs to figure out what ideas will work and are given a small window of opportunity to do so. There isn’t much room for failure when there are daily and weekly goals that need to be met.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Marketing

Throwback Thursday: Clearing the Snow in 1920s Quincy

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 12:04 PM

Earlier this week, a few inches of snow accumulated on the ground across eastern Massachusetts. Honestly, this last snow squall wasn’t too bad, but there’s a Nor’easter predicted for this weekend. In the 21st century, it’s easy for us to prepare for snowstorms. We have plows and de-icing chemicals to keep the streets clear of snow and ice. We use snow blowers to keep our sidewalks and driveways clear. However, it wasn’t that long ago that those tools weren’t available to us.

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Wicked Local Media Solutions: Print Solutions

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 @ 12:12 PM

As a business owner or manager, you are always looking for the advertising solution that will be the most successful way of introducing consumers to your brand. You may be compelled to look for solutions on your own, but that can be tricky. It’s helpful to have a guide to offer advice to build a modern marketing strategy that will work best for your company.

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Tags: Small Business, Wicked Local, Print