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[Infographic] Social Media Influence on Small Business

Social Media is here to stay, but you already knew that. But did you know that 75% of customers now rely on social media to influence their purchasing decisions? Social Media is becoming one of the key ways that small business communicate with their customers and in the 5 year’s it’s projected that their social […]

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Local Businesses and Marketing on the Web.

Having a strong online presence is the most important factor to whether your local business still haven’t got the memo. We reveal how local business owners are using (or not using) the internet to grow their business. And it’s no surprise considering that 66% of consumers said that they were influenced by their local network […]

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10 Tips for Creating a Great How To Video

One of the most effective ways to use video to promote your business is to make a how-to or explainer video. For the most part, customers are not going to watch a long sales pitch. They might sit through a 30 second pitch if you make it entertaining or interesting enough, but if you want […]

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8 Tips for Writing an Effective Video Script

It is impossible to produce an effective marketing video without a great script. The script is the blueprint for your video. Everything else in it – the visuals, music, actors and even the call to action – will be dictated by the script. If you are planning on a one-minute video, it may surprise you […]

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5 Tips for Casting Your Video

The success or failure of your marketing video can hinge on many things: the script, the production value, the strength of your call to action, and your promotional ability. All of these things need to work together in order to create a strong marketing video. However, even if all of these elements fall into place, […]

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10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition

This article originally appeared in Inc. Magazine and was published on May 11, 2011.  David B. Wright of W3 Group is quoted in the article – his tip appears as #8 in the article.  The article in its entirety is posted here, or you can view the original on Inc. Magazine’s site here. (Update) The […]