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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

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It’s Not Personal: How to Deal with Negative Comments and Bad Online Reviews of Your Library

The lowest moment in my library career came about four years ago, when my library endured a year of bad press. First, a local TV news station ran a story about drug overdoses at the library. Then, our administration briefly... Continue Reading →

The Top Eight Free Websites to Spy on Competitors and Get Ahead in the Library Marketing Game!

Library marketers are asked to make a lot of miracles happen. We are asked to grow circulation, drive attendance at programs, and increase the visibility of our libraries. To reach your goals for 2020, your library marketing needs to stay... Continue Reading →

Expert Advice on How to Work Diversity Into Your Library Marketing

A few months ago, the Urban Library Council's Marketing and Communications team organized a conference call with library marketers across the United States. Part of the conversation focused on diversity in library marketing. It's an important topic and frankly, I... Continue Reading →

Why Libraries Should Stop Worrying About Dark Social!

Dark social sounds menacing, like a bad guy from a comic book or a low-budget science fiction action movie. But the reality isn't a sexy or as dangerous as it sounds. Dark social refers to the practice of sharing content... Continue Reading →

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 →

Three Pieces of Advice Library Marketers Can Use Right Now

This is the time of the year when I start to formulate strategies for the next 12 months for all aspects of my team's work, including social media, content marketing, contacting the press, and targeted email messaging. Three of the... 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 →

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 →

Libraries Need to be Bolder, Braver: Lessons from a Writer

I'm a fan of Ann Handley... that's not really a secret. Handley is an inspiration because her approach to marketing centers on creative writing. I spoke to her last year and she was kind enough to do an interview for this... Continue Reading →

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