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Break Free from the Poster-Flyer-Bookmark Cycle and Convince Your Library Co-Workers that Digital Marketing is Better than Print Marketing!

If there's one problem all library marketing professionals share, it's this: Library staff ask us for lots of print promotional pieces: flyers, posters, and bookmarks. Then more posters and flyers and bookmarks. Unless you have a tight brand strategy with guidelines... Continue Reading →

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The Library Marketing Show Episode 12: How to Convince People that Flyers ARE NOT the Be All, End All of Library Marketing!!

Watch Now In this episode, we'll answer a reader question from Jenny at the Redwood City Public Library about how to address that age-old complaint: WHY CAN'T I HAVE MORE FLYERS? FLYERS ARE AMAZING! from your fellow library staff and... Continue Reading →

How Your Library Can Use Google Ad Grants to Supercharge Your Website and Reach a Huge Untapped Audience

A few months back, I was listening to an episode of the Library Figures podcast about a program from Google that gives money to libraries so libraries can buy keyword placement on Google. Maybe I'm the last library marketer to... Continue Reading →

Frustrated with Your Library Marketing Newsletter? Here’s Why You’re Not Getting the Results You Want AND How to Fix It

I hold a controversial opinion. Newsletters are an ineffective tool for library marketing. I totally understand why libraries create them. Our customers are a wide and diverse audience and our budget is limited. Newsletters are an easy and efficient way... Continue Reading →

Don’t Stress Out! Here’s How To Tackle Library Marketing With a Small Staff AND Still Preserve Your Sanity

In July, I had the privilege to be part of a webinar by Recorded Books and the Library Journal on digital promotions of libraries. Many of you participated--thank you for attending! There were a lot of questions after the webinar... Continue Reading →

The Library Marketing Show Episode 8: Fighting Back Against the Endless Poster-Flyer-Bookmark Cycle!

Alright my friends, you asked for it and I've delivered. The Library Marketing Show is now pre-recorded and posted on YouTube! This week's episode comes to you from the vintage newspaper stacks of my library. Watch Now Please subscribe, comment,... Continue Reading →

The Library Marketing Live Show Episode 7: Making Content Marketing the Focus of Your Library Marketing Team!

Watch Now What We Talked About I'm looking for examples of libraries that are having success and failure with email marketing. I always talk about what I'm doing at my library. Now I want to know what you're doing at... Continue Reading →

I Asked a Podcast Host to Stop Interrupting His Guests. 😠 What His Reaction Can Teach Us About Library Customer Service.

A few weeks ago, I had an incredibly disappointing interaction with a man I've looked up to for ages. I'm not going to name him or his website in this post. But I've been listening to his podcasts for more... Continue Reading →

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