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Marketing eCommerce

Quick Tips for Marketing an eCommerce Site

Reading Time: 4 minutes Many of our small business clients have recently pivoted to eCommerce in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.  By shifting to or enhancing online sales they have been able to create revenue streams that are not only providing immediate relief, but are also scalable in the long term.   Once online,

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Small Business

9 Things Small Businesses Can Do to Offset Coronavirus Impact

Reading Time: 5 minutes The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has impacted the world – families, businesses, economies – in a way I’ve never seen in my lifetime.  My heart goes out to those impacted so directly already.  While there are no cases in Maine as of this writing, health officials are, of course, recommending that

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Video Marketing

What Is Video Marketing?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Social Media Marketing The use of ad campaigns has become increasingly important to the modern-day business scene. Building your online presence and reaching a wide customer base is a crucial part of a successful business—and that is exactly what video marketing is all about. Recent statistics show that 86% of

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The State of PPC (Pay Per Click) Ads in 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although they’ve been around for more than two decades by now, pay-per-click (PPC) ads are still one of the most effective marketing tools out there.  Here are a couple of the most informative PPC statistics to help you improve your marketing strategy.  What is PPC? It is a digital advertising

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Email Marketing

The Benefits of Email Marketing

Reading Time: 2 minutes With all of the digital marketing strategies in vogue at the moment, it might seem impossible to notice the benefits email marketing presents. In fact, it is widely believed that email marketing is dead and no longer useful.

However, it has proven to be a classic marketing tactic that stays evergreen with the times. Did you know that 34% of the world population (about 2.5 billion people) use emails? While you might not consider this a significant number, the fact that it’s projected to increase to about 2.8 billion people in two years should pique your interest.

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Small Business Holiday Prep Guide

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 10 busiest shopping days are ahead, falling between Black Friday and the end of December.  They will account for 20% of the retail industry’s annual sales.  For some businesses, these holiday sales will account for 30% of total sales.  Are you ready? Use this Small Business Holiday Prep Guide to help

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