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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

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Angela Hursh, Library Marketing Expert

I have more than eight years experience as a library marketer and nearly 20 additional years in communication. My passion is helping libraries to promote their collection and services and create an emotional connection with their community. Find me on LinkedIn as Angela Hursh and Twitter and Instagram: @Webmastergirl.

I Need To Replace My Library’s Outdoor Banners! Promotional Advice for Your Prime Exterior Marketing Space

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 116 In this episode, I'll answer a question from the Pottsboro Area Library. They are replacing an outdoor promotional banner and wanted some advice about the best things to promote in that very... Continue Reading →

Listening Is the Key: How One Woman Turned Her Superpower Into a Video Marketing Series That Changed Public Perception of Her Library

As you well know, libraries have changed, evolved, and adapted in some remarkable ways, particularly in the past 19 months. But past perception continues to be a real hurdle for libraries. Plenty of people who would call themselves a fan of the library don’t know all the things the... Continue Reading →

What Is “Rented Land” and Why You Shouldn’t Build Your Library Promotions on It!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 115 In this episode, in light of last week's Facebook and Instagram outage, we'll look at the term "rented land." And I'll give you some alternatives to putting library marketing content on "land"... Continue Reading →

Direct Foot Traffic in Your Library Branch Using These Six Secrets for Helpful Wayfaring Signage

There is a romantic notion attached to wandering the stacks of the library, aimlessly lost in a sea of books for hours on end. But for a portion of our community, efficiency is the name of the game. They're hoping... Continue Reading →

Maybe the Biggest Lesson for Libraries from Content Marketing World: Why Broad is Flawed!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 114 In this episode, I'll dive deeper into one of the big takeaways for libraries from Content Marketing World 2021. This is a concept that marketing expert Jay Baer explained during his keynote... Continue Reading →

I Went to My First In-Person Conference in 19 Months: Here Are the 7 Most Relevant Marketing Lessons I Learned and What They Mean for Libraries

Last week, I felt like a groundhog venturing out of its hole after a long winter of hibernation. But groundhogs only hibernate for five months, and I've been in lockdown for 19 months. I went to Content Marketing World, a... Continue Reading →

TikTok Pins, Facebook & Instagram Trending Topics, and New Twitter Control Options: Social Media Updates for Libraries

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 112 In this episode, I've got three big updates for libraries that will affect your ability to post to social media. Kudos go to the University of North Carolina Libraries for their free... Continue Reading →

Three Easy Ways for the Exhausted Librarian to Figure Out What Your Community Needs AND Find Promotional Inspiration!

More than once, I've sat down at my computer to turn out a clever, groundbreaking, truly engaging library promotion... and ended up staring at a blank wall. There are days, or weeks, or months (or let's be honest, years... like... Continue Reading →

How to Name Your Library Program or Event for Best Marketing Results… (Yes, This is a Marketing Function!)

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 111 In this episode, we'll talk through some tips for coming up with a name for your library program or event that will help you with promotion. Yes, this has marketing and promotional... Continue Reading →

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