Why Reputation Marketing Matters So Much to Local Businesses

September 16, 2022

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley

Reputation marketing is all about a company choosing how they want to be seen and taking steps to build that perception. You have a reputation. Your family, friends, neighbors, and even Facebook all have a perception of who you are. People may see you as empathetic, hard-working, or  perhaps business-savvy. The same is true for... Read More

How to Optimize Your Business For Voice Searches

July 30, 2022

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Optimize Your Business For Voice Searches “Hey Google….” How many times have you started a Google search that way? If you’re like the majority of Americans, the answer to that question is “more and more often.” Increasingly, U.S. consumers are turning to voice searches to find the services, products or answer to the questions they... Read More

How Are People Finding Your Business?

July 12, 2022

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley

Your Website is the Portal Whether you run an automotive business, locksmith, landscaping, or other professional services, you need people to find your business. Your website is the portal. When your phone rings or your email dings, it’s likely that the customer on the other end has found your business through your website. At least,... Read More

Borrow Ideas From Other Industries To Help Your Auto Service Shop

June 29, 2022

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

In the automotive service sector, for example, it’s not always easy to come up with a different kind of marketing idea that will bring new customers into your business and keep others loyal. Fortunately, automotive businesses aren’t the only type out there, and you can draw your inspiration from other businesses and industries. Many service-oriented... Read More

Why Building Loyalty with Your Customers Through Marketing Matters So Much

May 20, 2022

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley

Why Building Loyalty with Your Customers Through Marketing Matters So Much If you made a list of the most important assets that any business has, its customers would undoubtedly be right at the top. Your customer base, as it continues to grow and expand, will allow your business to do the same. These are more... Read More

A Big Thank You and A Few Words on Geofencing, Service Reminders and Smart CRM/OEM

March 15, 2022

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley

A BIG THANK YOU All of us here at PISTn want to send out a big thank you to all the Tuffy dealers that attended our Breakout sessions at the Tuffy Conference in Florida this year. We enjoyed visiting with everyone who stopped by our Trade Show booth as well. Our first breakout was standing... Read More

“Your News” Articles: Are You Making the Most of Your Website?

January 03, 2022

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley

Are You Making the Most of Your Website? Sharing short news updates about your business on your website is a great way to keep customers engaged and thinking about you. Your website is the only real estate on the internet where you have total control. You can use that space to promote your business with... Read More

The Importance of Establishing a Personal-but-Professional Voice on Your Facebook Business Page

January 01, 2022

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley

The Importance of Establishing a Personal-but-Professional Voice on Your Facebook Business Page Facebook marketing provides businesses with the opportunity to reach a wide audience. Facebook offers a variety of ad formats, the ability to offer interactive engagement, all in a format that consumers are already used to using. However, many Facebook business pages fail to... Read More

Beyond Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: Making Social Media Work for Your Business

August 08, 2021

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley

Beyond Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: Making Social Media Work for Your Business While it’s difficult to ignore the millions and millions of followers that the big three social media sites have, there are more than 500 other social media platforms. Niche social media sites target specific audiences like book lovers, knitters and car enthusiasts. If... Read More

Responding to Reviews 101

June 19, 2020

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley

RESPONDING TO REVIEWS 101 No matter what industry you’re in, online reviews can directly impact your business. Positive customer reviews can amplify your marketing efforts; but all of the marketing dollars in the world may not be enough to overcome a negative online presence. The only space on the internet where you can maintain 100%... Read More

Quick Tip for Growing Your Facebook Audience [FREE]

April 27, 2020

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley

A Quick Tip for Getting More Likes on Your Facebook Business Page One way to keep your customers engaged with your business is to post photos and updates on Facebook. But, if you want your customers to see your posts they have to “Like” your page (or you have to pay for advertising.) In the... Read More

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: 6 Recommendations for Small Businesses Deemed “Essential”

March 25, 2020

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley

(4 Minute Read) In this unprecedented time of “Stay at Home” and “Shelter In Place” orders across the country in response to the Coronavirus and Covid-19, our small business clients have been contacting us asking how they can best respond. This blog post will address our 6 best recommendations for small businesses that have been... Read More

How important is ‘drive-by’ web traffic?

October 01, 2019

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

By now, you’ve established your business on the world wide web through a website, various social media channels and through search engine optimization. What’s the best way to turn all that digital space into new customers? Pay attention, according to Kevin Steeland, CEO of PISTn Marketing. “To me, one of the number one things that... Read More

Ways to drive more traffic to your business with Google My Business

September 13, 2019

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

We recently talked about the new Welcome Offer feature offered by Google My Business as a way to increase engagement and earn new customers. That is just one way the search engine giant is strengthening its business services. Google My Business is also rolling out additional features that will help drive customers to your web... Read More

How to handle a social media crisis

April 03, 2019

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Into every social media platform, a crisis will fall. It’s inevitable, with human nature the way it is, the relative anonymity of the Internet and the ever-present trolls lurking to pounce on any mistake or perceived sleight. In fact it’s difficult to turn on the television or scroll through someone’s social media feed without hearing... Read More