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Focus on the Content, Not the Container

My entire perspective on library marketing changed this week while listening to a 20-minute podcast episode. Jay Acunzo's Unthinkable podcast highlights marketers who are changing the way their companies interact with their customers for the better. He's tired of average content... Continue Reading →

Why Marketing to Teenagers is THE MOST IMPORTANT Job You Have Right Now

Teenagers are the future of my library and yours. But traditional marketing fails to reach these media-savvy kids. So how do libraries build the foundation for a life-long relationship with this demographic? Here's the thing: It’s not all about technology!... Continue Reading →

Advice for Jedi Library Marketing from Luke Skywalker

I was in the same room as Luke Skywalker. When I heard Mark Hamill was keynoting Content Marketing World, I may or may not have squealed out loud. Repeatedly. When he walked onto the stage, the energy in the room... Continue Reading →

Give People What They Really Want: Why You Should Market Services

Have you thought lately about why people sign up for a library card? I had the chance to work a booth at a public celebration where people could sign up for their first library card. I learned so much from interacting... Continue Reading →

Improve Your Writing With Seven Tools

You've banished your fear of writing to become a better library marketer. You've learned how to unearth amazing content marketing stories about your library. Now, it's time to get good at the real writing part of the equation. I've picked... Continue Reading →

Amazing Content Marketing Stories About Your Library Are Right Under Your Nose!

I love content marketing for libraries and I believe stories are the best way to build a life-long relationship with cardholders. Many of you share my belief. But the real chore of finding and telling those stories can seem a bit... Continue Reading →

The Four Best Conferences For Library Marketers in 2016

Note: this post is aimed at library marketers in the United States because my knowledge about conferences is limited to those boundaries. If you are a reader from outside the U.S., please let us know about great marketing conferences around... Continue Reading →

Four Podcasts that Will Make You a Better Library Marketer

One of the things I noticed when I calculated the results of the latest State of Library Marketing survey is that you, my dear readers, are not fans of the podcast format. I am here to change that. You are... Continue Reading →

Q&A: How a Tongue-in-Cheek Message Sparked Success for Chicago Public Library

A few weeks ago, a video by the Chicago Public Library caught my attention. It was part of a series of videos designed to promote a fine amnesty program. If you haven't seen them, you need to. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3dZ-5Iwfz4 There are a whole series... Continue Reading →

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