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All About Micro-Influencers and How to Leverage Them in 2021
  • 08 February 2021
  • Jelani Markus

All About Micro-Influencers and How to Leverage Them in 2021

Adding an influencer to your overall marketing strategy can help your business drive sales, grow awareness and increase social media followers. However, uber-successful influencers often demand a substantial price tag for their work. As a small business owner navigating through 2021, how do you tap into the benefits of influencer marketing without breaking the bank? The answer may be micro-influencers. Read on to learn more about this subdivision of influencers and how you can best utilize them in your business.

How to Use National Holidays for Marketing Your Small Business
  • 09 November 2020
  • Taylor Miller

How to Use National Holidays for Marketing Your Small Business

When deciding on which holidays to celebrate each year as you are putting together your national holiday marketing plan, don’t think only of the major holidays; also think of the smaller ones. Along with smaller holidays, there are holidays you can create on your own that are more specific to your small business.

Preparing for the Shopping Holidays
  • 19 October 2020
  • Leo Covey

Preparing for the Shopping Holidays

As you and your small business ramp up for the busy holiday season, keep in mind the important shopping holidays that happen in rapid succession, starting right after Thanksgiving. The pandemic will continue to affect the way shoppers shop and the way you run your small business. Take learnings from each of these shopping holidays and apply them throughout the season, as different shopping and retailing “modes” will blur together this year.

Email Marketing Tips for Holiday 2020
  • 05 October 2020
  • Kayla Meier

Email Marketing Tips for Holiday 2020

When the seasons change and the leaves start to fall, it is the perfect opportunity to turn your attention to the holidays. In these uncertain times, many retailers are changing their holiday season plans. Whether you aim to start your sales earlier, offer outdoor or modified shopping experiences, or simply announce a new collection, creating an email marketing strategy for the holiday season now will help you get ahead later. Here are a few helpful email marketing tips for holiday 2020.

How to Plan Your Holiday Marketing Campaigns
  • 08 September 2020
  • Kayla Meier

How to Plan Your Holiday Marketing Campaigns

Though it might seem like the year has lost its structure, the holidays will soon be here. Prepare for them now with your marketing plan. Over the past few months, customers have increasingly turned to e-commerce for their shopping needs, and that trend is expected to carry over into the holiday season. With the right holiday marketing campaign and e-commerce approach, you can prepare your small business for the challenge of a holiday season in these unusual times.