What Facebook’s latest change means for you

July 03, 2017

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Facebook announced a change to its news feed algorithm today that will force marketers to keep on their toes if they want to their content seen. In order to reduce the number of low-quality links Facebook users see in their news feeds, the algorithm will allow Facebook to show more stories that users will find... Read More

Where to find photos for your social media posts

June 28, 2017

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Good graphics will increase your engagement, no matter what platform they’re viewed on. It’s no secret that posts with graphics tend to get more attention than text-only messages. In fact, according to bufferapp.com, photographic posts get 39 percent more attention than text-only or even video posts. There are a number of reasons for this, and... Read More

How to maintain brand consistency–and why you should

April 28, 2017

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

You may think your business isn’t big enough to be a “brand,” but you’re wrong. Any business, from the smallest mom-and-pop operation to a corporation like Coca Cola, is its own brand. A brand is defined as what people think about your business—the impression they get when they see or hear its name. It’s more... Read More

SEO trends for 2017

March 30, 2017

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

The Search Engine Optimization market, like the algorithms that power it, are constantly in flux. Google’s algorithm is almost constantly being updated, which keeps business owners and marketers alike on their toes. This year will be no different. Here are a few things to keep in mind if SEO marketing is one the main ways... Read More

6 ways to persuade customers through social media

February 25, 2017

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Your business’ social media pages are perfect places for you to persuade customers to visit your shop, use your services or buy your goods. It’s more of a soft sell that other forms of marketing, like direct advertising or cold-calling; you’re trying to foster a relationship to build up trust to bring customers into the... Read More

How to write snappy headlines

August 06, 2016

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

In today’s quick-paced world, you may only have one chance to grab the attention of your customers or potential customers: your headline. Only 20 percent of the people who see your posts will read beyond the headline. And remember, your organic reach is already dropping, so even fewer people will see your post to begin... Read More

How to use Pokémon Go to attract new customers

August 05, 2016

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Pokemon Go can deliver new customers to your business, if you play the game right. You may have noticed more people walking around, staring at their phones than ever before. Chances are, they’re not listening to music or texting their friends—they’re playing Pokemon Go, a game recently released by Niantic, a spin-off of Google, that... Read More

How to increase your email subscribers

June 30, 2016

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Email marketing is still a very effective form of digital marketing. Use these tips to increase your list. If you want evidence that email marketing is still important, consider these statistics: Millennials, an important market segment for any business, check their email virtually anywhere and everywhere. In fact, about 70 percent of them check their email... Read More

How to find more customers online

May 02, 2016

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

If you have several different social media channels and a website, you already have the means to attract additional customers. That is, after all, the reason for creating them. Unfortunately, having an online presence doesn’t automatically mean you’ll get new customers. You have to put some work into it, and use the tools you have... Read More

How to get more traffic to your blog

March 24, 2016

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Maintaining a blog can be a beneficial thing for your business. It allows you to show your expertise, offer some free advice to your customers and, sometimes, have a little fun. As a marketing tool, it is often the cherry on top of your message—if you use it correctly, that is. It can show the... Read More

Avoid these email marketing mistakes

October 02, 2015

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Today, personalized marketing is more important than ever. There are so many ways businesses are trying to attract the attention of customers—and so many different ways to do it—that the personal touch will go a long way toward elevating your shop above the rest. Email is a tried and true way for business owners to... Read More

What to include in your auto shop blog

July 30, 2015

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Maintaining a blog is one of the best things you can do for your business. Blogs are easy to create and maintain and relatively inexpensive—with sites like WordPress or Blogger, you can get started for free—and they will help you reach new customers through improved search engine rankings and general word of mouth. The concept... Read More

Why is text marketing so important?

May 30, 2015

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Short message service (SMS) or text message marketing has advantages over other types of direct marketing. It’s fast, it’s cheap and it’s effective. It also encourages interaction between your brand and your consumers and, for that reason alone, it’s increasing in popularity. There are about 4.55 billion people worldwide that regularly use mobile phones, and... Read More

Ten rules for email marketing campaigns

May 12, 2015

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Email marketing remains one of the best ways to get your message across to your customers. Your email messages are one thing you still have complete control over—not only the content, but who gets to see them. You don’t have to worry about some new twitch in the Facebook algorithm or getting lost in a... Read More