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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

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What the Heck Is the Difference Between Library Statistics and Marketing Metrics? Here’s the Full Explanation and Why They Are BOTH Important!

Watch the Video Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 156: In this episode, we'll explain the difference between library statistics and library metrics. We use the terms interchangeably. But the exact definition is really important to the success of your... Continue Reading →

Why Is It So Hard for Libraries To Recruit New Cardholders? Early Research Results May Hold Answers Just in Time for National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Watch This Video The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 155: In this episode, I want to share the early results of ongoing research in Poland about how non-library users view the library. This research is being conducted with the help of... Continue Reading →

Marketing Your Library to Senior Citizens: How to Circumvent Stereotypes and Authentically Connect With Older Patrons

  Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library A few weeks ago, I learned that, as a 50-year-old, I can technically join the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). I have NO INTENTION of retiring for many, many more... Continue Reading →

Save Money at the Library! 5 Ideas For Promoting the Cost-Saving Benefits of Your Library

Photo courtesy Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County My favorite bedtime snack is cereal. There’s something comforting about climbing into bed to watch TikTok while munching on Cheerios or Rice Krispies or, God forgive me, Cookie Crisp. But it... Continue Reading →

I Have NO Library Promotional Goals! How to Set Your Priorities When You’ve Been Given No Direction by Your Library Leadership

Watch This Video Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 145: In this episode, we'll answer a question from Leica. She says, "I am a one-gal, part-time show here. I can set my priorities easily, but I'd like to hear your... Continue Reading →

Your Library Should COMPLETELY Ignore These 4 Pieces of Promotional Advice! Plus What To Do Instead for Real Results. [ARTICLE]

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library We live in a world full of advice. We get tips (whether we ask for them or not!) on health, fashion, finance, work, and family nearly every day. According to the Oxford... Continue Reading →

5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Write Email Subject Lines That People Actually WANT to Read

First impressions are important. The subject line of your library marketing email is your first chance to communicate the value of your email to the person receiving it. It may be your ONLY chance to get someone's attention to engage with... Continue Reading →

The 2022 Guide to Social Media for Libraries: YouTube

This is part of a series on social media best practices for libraries in 2022. These posts include best practices for the following platforms: FacebookInstagramTikTokLinkedInPinterest These are the top platforms used by libraries according to a survey I conducted. YouTube... Continue Reading →

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 →

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