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Suggestions For Utilizing Facebook To Build Referrals?

Asked by Marcy Schacter from Make Healthy Taste Great

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Has anyone found a great system for automating referrals through a simpleFacebook page

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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

Asked by Julbert Abraham from AGM - LinkedIn Marketing & LinkedIn Training

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If you're wondering if you can get clients from a professional network such as LinkedIn or Alignable (or any... Read Full Answer

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

Asked by Juan Manuel Colome from Top Response Marketing

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What is List Building all about?

List building refers to a continuous process of adding new and updated subscribers to your list.... Read Full Answer

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

Asked by Alan Belniak from Alignable

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(Market Research) Which Promotional Items Do You Like To Receive?

By Tara Meeker · Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 · Tagged in General Discussion

The options are endless, pens, mugs, t-shirts, flashlights, chargers, imprinted chocolate… what are some of the more awesome (or bizarre) promo items you've received, what kind have you used for your own business and which ones were worth the money? #HashtagStressReliever

Susan Lanziero from On Time Screen Printing & Embroidery
7 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Although it is really tempting to go online and choose an inexpensive promo option you should consider that working with an experienced representative can help you get ideas for the most profitable products. You don't want to end up with a throw away. Something with repeated use will have more benefit in the long run.

Michael Gandy from GRW Consulting, LLC
18 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I think that the "swag" a company decides to use should reflect their product or service, while being useful at the same time. In other words, a restaurant shouldn't give away bumper stickers or buttons; they should give away something like food thermometers with their logo on them, sharing their focus on food safety while giving people a thermometer to use on their Thanksgiving turkey.

My company consults with businesses on how to be more efficient, so we made binder clips with our logo on them so that we can demonstrate how an everyday binder clip can make... (more)

Tara Meeker from Tara Meeker - Creative Director
4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thanks for the feedback guys! I don't need anything in particular now, the question was more to spark a "what's worked for you" conversation so business owners could share their experiences. Can you share any success stories about a specific item or suggestions on how to avoid getting the wrong items?

Donna LoPinto from Print This!, Inc.
5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hi Tara,

Oh, if only there was a "one-size-fits-all" answer to this question! I work with businesses of all types, but my approach is different. First, I want to know what you'd like to achieve. Once we identify the goal(s), we can identify appropriate promotional products that will help you achieve those goals in one of the most cost efficient manners.

Whether your goal is to get more referrals, thank your clients or incentivize empolyees or prospects, for example, the approach will vary. Of course, budget plays a role as well, but when done right, Promotional... (more)

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