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The Value of Content Marketing for Small Businesses with Rieva Lesonsky of GrowBiz Media

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Why Alignable Exists In short, we believe You (local business owners) are stronger together. In longer form, industry data and what you've shared with us supports our belief: 80% of a local... (more)

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Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Spoiler alert: there is no difference. Marketing is marketing. What many forget is that the basics apply to both, offline and online campaigns. Every campaign is about your customers. You're... (more)

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If you haven't seen it already, the latest version of Alignable's SMB Trust Index℠ has just been released with current data through Q2 2016! You'll notice now that you can filter brands by category... (more)

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Asked by Protege Pool Services

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I know there are lots of options for paid advertising, such as mailers, Google ads, Facebook ads, etc. I'm looking for a place to start. What's been the best for you (and, what industry or line... (more)

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Russ Thompson from Freelance I.T. Solutions
Answered on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wow, this is such a hard thing to quantify. Even though many businesses will tell you they can quantify and guarantee their service, they really can't.

I (my business) ... (more)

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I was recently approached by a company to do videos for us to post online on various sites and in various areas. They have several levels of videos, priced accordingly. Afterward, they promise to... (more)

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Julie Niehoff from Julie Niehoff: Speaker | Author | Marketing Leader
Answered on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fact - Video is the most clicked type of link in email marketing. Fact - video gets more response/engagement on social media than photos or text. Photos are a close second, but still. Video ... (more)

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Jim Wallace from Digital Beans Inc.
Answered on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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If you are a multichannel business and use Shopify POS, Stitch, and/or Shopify eCommerce, I'm interested to hear what has worked well and not so well for you and your business. It would be great to... (more)

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Lisa Parziale from Portside Marketing, LLC
Answered on Saturday, March 19, 2016

You did not say if those were the only platforms you are interested in, so I am going to chime in. There is another approach that is better than the "in the box" solutions ... (more)

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I'm looking to learn a little more about the ways that companies use gift cards to their stores, restaurants, shops, etc. to encourage loyalty and increase purchasing. From my research: 72% of... (more)

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In KPCB's/Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2016 report, slide 93 portrays the average daily time Americans spend on particular social platforms pulled from two months of data: November 2014 and June... (more)

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Our friends at Marketing Charts have released some surprsing-and-not-surprising data recently. More time time will be spent watching videos on their mobile devices than on fixed devices (desktops... (more)

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In KPCB's/Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2016 report, slide 78 shows user-shared videos are popular among Facebook and Snapchat users, and the number of daily shares is growing fast. Facebook... (more)

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In KPCB's/Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2016 report, slide 60 demonstrates the increasingly large role the Internet plays in total retail sales. In 2000, E-Commerce attributed to less than 2% of... (more)

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We're sitting down to chat with Jared Hecht, the CEO of Fundera. We're collecting data on how local and small businesses use financing. Could you helps us out, please, and take this one-question... (more)

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