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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

You Don’t Have To Be Cool To Promote Your Library to Teens! Here Are Seven Seriously Easy Ways To Connect With Gen Z

Once you have taken a look inside the minds and lives of Gen Z, you can focus energy on teens as a target promotional audience. Here are seven tips to create effective promotions that reach your teen audience. Create personas... Continue Reading →

Here’s When It’s Okay for Your Library To Forget Perfection and Just Push Send!

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 85 In this episode, I'll talk about why it's sometimes okay to send out marketing emails and e-newsletters that are *NOT* perfect. Kudos in this episode go to the Clearwater Public Library System.... Continue Reading →

Your Library Can Reach Teens With Programming and Marketing! A Look Inside the Lives and Minds of the Elusive Generation Z

There is one question I get every time I work with a library or speak at a conference. Library staff always want to know, “How do we reach teenagers?” Teenagers are not alien beings. They're just another target demographic with... Continue Reading →

How to Reboot AND Optimize Your Library’s YouTube Channel for Marketing Success!

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 84 In this episode, I'll answer a question from Jennifer of the Park Ridge Public Library. She asked, "What advice would you give to a library needing to reboot the way they use... Continue Reading →

Want To Do a Better Job at Marketing Your Library? Here’s the Secret: Read More Fiction!

I was recently looking through some old photo albums when I came across this gem. You can see my mother wrote the words "My bookworm" under this photo of me, age 7, reading "The Horse That Had His Picture in... Continue Reading →

NEW SEGMENT! Social Media Updates on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest That You Need To Know

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 83 I'm starting a new segment! On the last Wednesday of every month, I'll be updating you on three headlines related to social media that pertain to library marketing. In this episode, I'll... Continue Reading →

What to Do If Your Library’s Social Media Accounts Are Hacked: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Control Back

In the last post, we covered ways to beef up security for your library’s social media accounts to prevent hacking. But what do you do if your accounts are compromised? It happens more often than you realize. 36 percent of... Continue Reading →

There is NO SUCH THING as Too Many Library Marketing Emails! Why Libraries are the Exception to the Rule.

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 82 In this episode, I respond to the common misconception that a library can send too many emails and annoy their cardholders. Libraries are the exception to the email marketing rule and I'll... Continue Reading →

Six Critical Steps You Need To Take Right Now To Shield Your Library’s Social Media Accounts From an Attack

Next week on the blog: What to do if your library's social media accounts are hacked! Two years ago, I listened to two episodes of the Social Media Examiner podcast that gave me nightmares. The first episode featured an interview... Continue Reading →

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