Category Archives: Fun Stuff

What Flash Mobs Can Teach Us about Audience Engagement

No doubt, we’ve all seen a viral video (or two or three) of flash mobs serenading shoppers in the middle of a mall or train station like the one below. These events are cool and fun, but they can also … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Getting More Retail Foot Traffic (Think Beyond Sales)

Thanks to the Internet, it’s getting harder and harder for retail stores to compete for that all-important foot traffic. Here are some ideas that could inspire more people to walk through your doors.

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Marketing Message Takeaways from the Big Game

We love discussing and dissecting the ads featured during the big game. Check out our past reviews here and here. It helps to look at these big-budget commercials (4.5 million for a 30-second spot) from a small business perspective because … Continue reading

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8 Promotional Products That’ll Boost Employee Morale

Earlier this week, we shared insights from real business owners about how they motivate employees. Well, once you motivate them, you want to make sure you keep their energy and morale up, right? Here are eight cool promotional products that’ll … Continue reading

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Small Business Saturday 2014: Tips & Strategies from the Frontlines

Wedged in between the sales juggernauts known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another holiday: Small Business Saturday (SBS). This day celebrates the “little guys,” those businesses upon which our great nation was built: mom-and-pop shops, eclectic boutiques, entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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8 Fun Customer Contest Ideas

A great way to build brand loyalty is through customer contests. Here are eight ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

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3 Cyber Monday Marketing Tactics Small Biz Owners Can Use

We might be thinking about turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce right now, but in less than a week, many of us will be celebrating Cyber Monday. It’s a big day for online retailers, but there’s a lot to learn from … Continue reading

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