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You Can Fix It! If Your Library Marketing Is Failing, Here are the Top Eight Solutions

Do you remember when you learned to read? I was in the first grade. The school was holding a contest to find a student to deliver a public service announcement about education on a local radio station. I was determined... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Email is Not Dead! Here are Eight New Ways to Help You Get the Best Results With Your Library Email Marketing

I have a thing for email marketing. I think it's fun. I like trying to figure out all the pieces. Which subject line is best? To emoji or not to emoji? How much text? What should it say?  What kind... 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 →

How to Launch a Library Blog: A Guide to Pitching Your Idea and Getting It Off the Ground

We did a big, big thing at my library this year. We launched a blog. It's been a long time coming. I first pitched the idea of a blog to senior leadership in 2015. I created a document that explained... Continue Reading →

Customer Is Not a Dirty Word! Why Libraries Should Shift Their Focus to Customer Experience to Stay Competitive and Relevant

I bet you've been part of a discussion at some point about the use of the word customer. It's happened to me several times in my nearly six years at my library, including this week. There are a lot of... Continue Reading →

Eight Major Reasons To Add Content To Your Library Marketing {Infographic}

I'm so excited to be the keynote speaker for the Illinois Library Association Marketing Forum Mini-Conference in Chicago in a few weeks. My brain is entirely engulfed in content marketing as I formulate the talk. There are also some big... Continue Reading →

How to Hook New Cardholders and Make Them Loyal with Email

We talk a lot about emailing our cardholders with information about new products, services, and collection items. But you can also use your email list in a powerful way to reach people who have just signed up for a library... Continue Reading →

One Gigantic Library Email Marketing Mistake To Avoid

This post is a short. That's because I want to share just one tip this week. No need to blow up the wheel or create a whole new strategy or have a bunch of meetings. This week, there is just... Continue Reading →

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