I can’t count how many times I’ve sat in on meetings where I felt compelled to defend my marketing budget. “It’s an investment in growth,” I said, as the others on the senior management team rolled their eyes.
I’ll bet your small business or nonprofit organization spends considerable time on its Facebook page and Twitter account trying to engage new people. After all, aren’t these two social media sites the most effective in reaching prospects, customers, and donors?
In a new study by Brandmuscle, hundreds of local dealers, agents and franchisees across a wide range of industries indicated that “traditional media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television, yellow pages, coupons and billboards) continue to play a significant role in local marketing.”
One thing I’ve learned over time… things will definitely go wrong with customers, no matter how much you work to avoid them. The key to small business marketing and branding success is how you professionally manage the blunders.
Good news for businesses and charities. About half of American adults say that companies’ social responsibility practices have a strong effect, or sometimes affects, their purchasing decisions and “who to do business with.” Another 25% say it affects their decisions once in a while.
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