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How To Turn Your Library’s Frequently Asked Questions Into a Marketing Opportunity!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 102 In this episode, I share some tips for how to use your library's FAQ's into marketing opportunities. This idea can be a great way to establish your library as a place of... Continue Reading →

Read Now! Seven Surefire Tips To Create an Effective Call to Action for Any Library Marketing Piece.

If you want your community members to do something, you must tell them what you want them to do. Explicitly. That means you must add an amazing call to action for every promotional piece you create. What Is a Call... Continue Reading →

Looking for Guaranteed Email Marketing Success at Your Library? Here Are Four Essential Metrics To Track.

Use the feedback button to share your most pressing email marketing question. I'll answer these in a future blog post! I love opening the "reports" tab on an email platform. There is a second or two of anticipation as the... Continue Reading →

Why NOW Is the Time To Experiment With Your Library Marketing and Promotions!

WATCH NOW The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 95 In this episode, I want to inspire you to experiment with your library marketing and promotions this summer. I'll give you some ideas to help you do this, and I'll explain why... Continue Reading →

Listen To This! How To Use Social Listening To Gain New Insight and Catch Promotional Opportunities for Your Library

In 2016, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County caught wind of a fantastic promotional opportunity. I don’t remember the exact quote, but this is a paraphrase of a Tweet our library saw that revealed a local man’s big... Continue Reading →

Take Your Library Email Newsletter to the Next Level with These Eight New Topic Ideas!

This week, I heard a truism about email marketing. Marketing expert Ann Handley said, “Email is the only place where people, not algorithms, are in control.” When the pandemic struck, email became the only reliable way libraries had to communicate... Continue Reading →

Monkeys on the Loose… and How To Decide if Your Library Should Use Newsjacking for Promotion!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​ Show, Episode 90 In this episode, ​I talk about a crazy story of monkeys on the loose in Cincinnati and introduce the concept of newsjacking. I share the four questions you should ask yourself before... Continue Reading →

Don’t Release All Your Library Promotions at the Same Time: Why a Staggered Approach Reaches More People!

I am a new-ish fan of K-pop. During quarantine, my 20-year-old daughter asked me to watch a reality series with her. It features her favorite Korean boy band, Stray Kids. I was touched that she wanted to spend time together.... Continue Reading →

Rebuild Your Summer Reading Program! Here Are Ten Tips To Boost Participation This Year

In just a few weeks, the annual summer reading program will kick off at libraries in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. And for the second year in a row, libraries are struggling to create a program that engages the... Continue Reading →

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