Now that you’ve created a library promotional strategy, it’s time to take the next step. And that is to create a calendar for all your library promotions. Three main reasons a library promotional calendar is important A promotional calendar is... 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 →
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 →
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 →
The Secret to Writing Engaging Copy for Any Library Promotion AND Getting Results Starts With a “KISS”!
In 1960, Kelly Johnson was the lead engineer at a division of Lockheed that made spy plans. One day, he handed a team of design engineers a handful of tools. Then he told the engineers that they must design a... Continue Reading →
It's sometimes insanely hard to get any new marketing ideas to pass approval in a library. If there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that the crisis helped libraries to see that there are new ways to market and... Continue Reading →
My high school history teacher never assigned a textbook for his class. Instead, every day, Mr. David Ulmer would pace back and forth at the front of a room of students, explaining the events of the world in vivid detail... Continue Reading →
Two Key Areas of Marketing Focus That Will Deepen Your Community’s Loyalty to Your Library and Create the Truly Engaged Library User
Photo courtesy Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Click on the image to visit their digital library. For most libraries, the end of the fiscal year is here. I think this is the perfect time to implement two new... Continue Reading →
The Truly Engaged Library User: Why It’s Critical That Libraries Focus Less on Transactions and More on Relationships
I was asked a deep question this week. What is engagement? I mean, you might as well ask me to explain the meaning of life. (I'm kidding. Please don't ask me that question.) There are two ways to define engagement... Continue Reading →