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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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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 Secret of the 60-Minute Meeting: Six Tips to Keep Your Library Marketing Team On Track and Stay Productive!

I dread Wednesdays. On that day of the week, I usually have between five and seven meetings. I basically spend the day hopping from one conference room to another. Not so long ago, most of those meetings would last beyond... Continue Reading →

The Library Marketing Live Show Episode 6: Figuring out Evergreen Content for a Library Blog

Watch Now What We Talked About Shandi from the Illinios Heartland Library System sent me this question: ¬†I just read your blog article "How to Launch a Library Blog." I would love to hear more about this! Specific question: Our... Continue Reading →

Part One of the Library Marketer’s Definitive Guide to Creating an Editorial Calendar That Actually Works!

I don't know about you, but I spend the majority of my day as a library marketer making decisions. I answer probably two dozen or more questions a day from co-workers, staff, and friends about everything from the title of... Continue Reading →

The Tiny Little Mistakes That Ruin Your Library Marketing Emails AND How to Fix Them!

NEW LIVE LIBRARY MARKETING SHOW ON INSTAGRAM! I've decided to try a new thing! I'll be doing a live Instagram Q&A and discussion about Library Marketing. The sessions will be every Tuesday at noon ET (10 a.m. Central and 9... Continue Reading →

Four Sneaky Ideas to Insert Marketing Tactics Into Your Everyday Work as a Librarian

I need your help! In a few weeks, I'm giving a short online seminar to library directors about marketing! I have 15 minutes to convince them to throw their full support behind library marketing. I really want this talk to... Continue Reading →

Everything You Need to Know to Create an Effective Marketing Plan for Any Library Promotion

I love planning. I am the queen of to-do lists. I am addicted to reminder notifications. I'm a fan of the Excel spreadsheet. I rarely go into any situation without a plan. The same is true for my library marketing.... Continue Reading →

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