“The only way we can differentiate ourselves is in how we communicate.” I heard this quote at a conference six years ago and it's never left me. I can't remember who said it, but I remember that it changed the entire way... Continue Reading →
The Quest for Perfection May Spoil Your Library Promotions! How To Walk the Line During the Revision Process and Still Create Authentic Messages
I learned a skill as a journalist which has been invaluable to me as a marketer. As a journalist, I was an expert at knowing when to let go of a piece of content and send it out into space, even though... Continue Reading →
Feeling Overworked? There’s a Secret Trick to Get More Mileage Out of Your Library Marketing Content!
Not long ago, I read the results of a new survey. It kind of blew my mind. Orbitz Media asked content creators about the amount of time they spend blogging. They found the average blog post now takes 3 hours... 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 →
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 →
I've thought a lot lately about how to approach library marketing in a new and fresh way. As my library creates and executes our strategy for summer reading, I am looking at each tactic and wondering if we can improve... Continue Reading →