All 50 states have declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19, leading to city-mandated closures of non-essential businesses, restrictions on restaurant procedures, and shelter in place directives. Over the past month, these mandates have caused restaurant sales to go decrease by 80%. Many food-related businesses are experiencing…more
10 Tips to Develop a Successful E-Commerce Strategy
In November, we wrote a blog about Shopify tips and tricks to guide you through all it offers and how it can be used to increase sales. However, there’s a lot more to selling products or services online than just setting up an e-commerce store. You need to…more
Cannabis Marketing 101: Rules, Regulations, & Tips
It’s likely coming to a state near you in one form or another. The Cannabis revolution has begun and, much like computers and the .com revolution of the ’90s, it’s causing confusion among business owners, marketers, and advertisers alike. Thanks to help from Centro’s webinar, How To Capitalize…more
You Have HubSpot, Now What?
HubSpot is one of those powerhouse marketing automation tools you’ve heard about and now you are the proud owner of a bouncing baby HubSpot account. Hooray! Yipee! Mazel tov! But what’s next? One of the things I see a lot? Businesses excitedly purchase HubSpot and then…nothing. Contact imports…more
Are Google My Business Posts a Thing?
Consider this: According to a HubSpot survey, 50% of people who find a business via local search will visit that business the same day. In addition, 76% of people searching for a service or product “near me” visit the business that they find in that search the same…more
Why Vertical Content Matters
It wasn’t all that long ago that the very idea of vertical video or content would send a shudder down most of the Internet’s spine. “For [expletive]’s sake, record in landscape” was an all-too-common comment under any viral cellphone video shot vertically. For decades, audiences consumed movies and…more
How to talk to Gen Z (No Cool Slang Required)
Marketers spent years trying to figure out how to reach Millennials and now that most businesses seem to have a grasp on the tech-savvy generation, the next generation has already begun coming of age: Generation Z. Members of Generation Z have a different relationship with the world than…more
Local Services Listing Page 101
We search for everything. In fact, there are over 1.2 trillion searches done on Google alone per year. Gone are the days of searching through yellow-pages or hoping advertisements for a provider will come in your mailbox. Nowadays nearly all searches for local businesses or services begin on…more