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2 Things I’m Thankful For In My Business…

As we fast approach Thanksgiving I want to take a minute to reflect on what I'm most thankful for this year.  If you haven't already, then I urge you to do the same.  Aside from the obvious family and friends, what, or who, are you most thankful for this year? I have two answers to that question, [...]

By | November 15th, 2018|Categories: Strategy|Tags: , |

3 Marathon Takeaways to Help You Create Your Marketing Plan

Yesterday, November 4, was the 2018 New York City marathon. Although I didn't run in this year's race (I'm currently training to run the Philly marathon in a couple weeks), I ran the NYC marathon back in 2015.     I went through my old notes from the time, and I had 3 major takeaways [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|Categories: Strategy|Tags: |

4 Steps to Create Your Digital Marketing Plan

With less than 2 months left in the year, it's time to buckle down and create next year's marketing plan if you haven’t already.  If you have writer's block or early onset Holidayitis, then this 4-step process will help you kick start your planning season. Before we dive in I need to clear up an all [...]

Why Your Marketing Plan Is a Training Program (Not a Report)

Your marketing plan will never have a big impact on your business unless you actually use your plan. I know that sounds ridiculously obvious, but it’s counter to our natural tendency to “hit and move on.”  To prove this point, have you honestly reviewed your marketing plan since you created it? We’re nearly through October [...]

A Guide To The Google Ads Universe

When you think of Google Ads (AKA Google AdWords), then where do you picture the ads?  My guess is you immediately think of the ads on Google.com.  Do a search in Google and you'll typically see 3-4 ads at the top of the page that look strikingly similar to the organic results, except for the [...]

Top 10 Reasons Email Marketing Is Key to Your Marketing Strategy

Email marketing is the rusty old hammer of the online marketer's toolbox. But rusty old hammers never go out of style -- search through any garage or tool box, and you're likely to find one. Email isn't new or exciting and people don't typically sit at coffee shops chatting about the day's coolest emails. But [...]

Digital Marketing News Roundup: August 2018

Welcome to another edition of Main Street ROI's Digital marketing news roundup. Each month, we review the most important advancements in the digital marketing world. August brought us a Google algorithm update, Facebook tools devoted to improving the mental health of users, and a sneak peek of possible new rich snippets. Let's start with the [...]

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Strategy|Tags: |

2018 Small Business Digital Marketing Cheat Sheet

Cheat sheets are always exciting, aren't they? The word 'cheat' implies it's forbidden. Even though you know it's legal and not morally wrong; there's just something about having a "cheat sheet." It's like someone is letting you in on a secret about how to do something much more easily. For this small business digital marketing [...]

7 Marketing Mistakes Small Businesses Are Making

This is a guest blog post from Mike Kamo, CEO of Hello Bar. Running a small business is a complex and constantly evolving challenge. Small business often means small teams, small budgets, and small margins. Mistakes can be made in any setting, but with small businesses, there’s a lot less wiggle room. Marketing can be [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Categories: Strategy|Tags: , |

July 2018 Digital Marketing News Roundup

This past month has been a busy one in the digital marketing world. Summer is in full swing and Google has been making some big changes to their suite of products and of course, their search engine. From an AdWords rebranding to Twitter cracking down on fake accounts, read on below for the rundown of [...]