Posts Tagged: marketing

5 Marketing Essentials for Startups

Our ideas are often our greatest assets, and putting those ideas into action by starting a business can lead to mounds of success. The problem is starting a business is a lot easier said than done, and requires a lot of hard work to get your idea off the ground. While starting a business can…

Hook Line and Stinker

Personally I enjoy fishing. There are many things I find enjoyable about the serenity of being outdoors, the sound of quiet flowing water and the occasional riverbank conversation. What I do not care for, and would guess this goes for most people, is getting fished… hook, line and stinker. I am talking about “DEALS, DEALS,…

If you're going to sell me something, know who I am and what I do.

I own Hugamonkey.com; we make and sell baby slings. I get a lot of phone calls from marketers, vendors, and manufacturers. Many of these people are calling to sell me their services or products. Recently I set up a phone appointment with a marketer. They had an interesting offer and it seemed like it might…

3 Ways to Make your Website Mobile-ready (Part 2)

Think about the last time you tried to do anything on the web with your phone. Chances are that your experience was less than stellar. The problem is that many companies don’t take the time to think about the mobile user and their experience. So who’s doing it right?

The Marketing Economics of Halloween Attractions

With Halloween coming up, we were wondering how haunted houses, haunted forests, haunted corn mazes, and haunted laundromats did business, marketed their hauntings, and made money. You’d figure that, in 2010, the number one marketing tool for these guys would be social media and the Internet but alas, it’s still the radio. Here’s some quick ideas…

5 Social Media Survival Tips for Dentists

When you do a quick Google search of “dentists and social media” there are pages of links, but few helpful examples about how individuals in this profession can take advantage of online tools. Perhaps one of the quirkiest results is David After Dentist (DAD), which features a full-blown site dedicated to the famous boy whose…

Come Visit Us in San Francisco

If you love the internet and crave OrangeSoda, then this year’s Connected Marketing Week in San Francisco is the place to be.  The event is an expansion of the popular Search Engine Strategies Conference focusing on “5 days of marketing education and conversation.”  This year’s event will have thousands of marketing masterminds all under one…

Is Local Internet Marketing Ethical?

I read an interesting blog post recently that said that all local SEO was blackhat because it was done for the wrong reasons. I’m afraid I have to strongly disagree. For any local business trying to market themselves with their website, SEO (search engine optimization) is both essential and completely ethical.