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Constraints Are Your Strengths: The Hidden Secret to Life-Changing Library Marketing

It's no secret that I'm a super fan of Jay Acunzo. This guy is smart and ambitious, yet he's truly dedicated to making the marketing world a more creative place. He's got credentials. He's a former employee of Google and Hubspot.... Continue Reading →

Nine Writing Tools That Will Change the Way Your Market Your Library

  The great marketing and writing expert Ann Handley said in a recent session at the Content Marketing World conference, "Writing makes you vulnerable. There is no magic feather in writing. It's more ephemeral than words but it seems elusive and... Continue Reading →

11 Interview Questions to Uncover the Best Library Marketing Talent

I am a blessed library marketer. Every day, I get to work with a talented team of people to create meaningful content and graphics that connect with our cardholders. Some members of my team were here when I arrived. But... Continue Reading →

How to Banish Fear and Write Amazing Stories About Your Library

I have a secret for you, fellow library marketer. You have a superpower and you probably don't even know you have it. But I'm here to reveal it to you. Embracing this superpower won't cost extra money from your budget, doesn't... 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 →

How One Library Is Using Content Marketing to Capture the Imagination

Sometimes, I'm a curious girl.  And about six months ago, a Twitter post featuring this billboard piqued my curiosity. It caught my attention because it's different from any other library billboard marketing campaign I've ever seen. It's a story-driven content marketing... Continue Reading →

Get Stuff Done: Three Tips For Introducing New Marketing Ideas

Okay everyone, let's have some real talk. Is it just me, or is it sometimes insanely hard to get any new marketing ideas to pass approval in a library? Libraries are bureaucratic organizations. If you've worked in one for your entire professional... Continue Reading →

Don’t You Wish Libraries Could Do This?

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for my blog. I sure wish I could do this at the library to show people their reading and checkout habits over the year. Wouldn't that be awesome?! Here's an excerpt:... Continue Reading →

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