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Three Easy Ways for the Exhausted Librarian to Figure Out What Your Community Needs AND Find Promotional Inspiration!

More than once, I've sat down at my computer to turn out a clever, groundbreaking, truly engaging library promotion... and ended up staring at a blank wall. There are days, or weeks, or months (or let's be honest, years... like... Continue Reading →

Four Steps to Transform Your Library’s Plain Old Newsletter into a Marketing Masterpiece (With Examples!)

I love to read anything in print. The texture and smell of the paper, the actual physical weight the words have in your hands, and the ability to re-read and annotate the pages give a sense of importance to the... 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 →

Re-purposing Content Saves You Time and Reaches Your Whole Audience. Here’s How to Do It Right.

If I had a nickel for the number of times I heard one of my library marketing friends say, "Wow, this was a crazy week" to me, I would rich. The pandemic has wide-ranging implications on libraries and library marketing.... Continue Reading →

Five Creative Ideas to Help You Beat the Blues, Get Inspired, and Create Amazing Library Marketing Campaigns Again!

It is hard to believe that in a building filled with the stories, a library marketer would need inspiration. But alas, we are human. And sometimes we get stuck in a rut. Library marketers are expected to be energetic and... Continue Reading →

How To Be a Journalist: Six Library Marketing Writing Tips

Sometimes, I really miss being a journalist. My former profession was difficult. It was grinding. It sometimes felt abusive. I'm a pretty positive person but honestly, after 19 years of working on stories about crime, drugs, death, families in crisis,... Continue Reading →

This is NOT What Your Library Marketing Should Focus On

I write a lot of posts filled with advice about what you should do to better market your library. Today, I'm writing one about what you shouldn't do. This stems from a frustration over a lot of bad advice I... Continue Reading →

Lessons From The Greatest Press Release Ever Written!

When I left journalism for marketing, one of my big worries about switching careers centered on the dreaded press release. Organizations love writing and sending them. They're usually glowing, self-congratulatory reports of amazing events, awards, and services. They make us feel... Continue Reading →

Four Things Libraries Need To Do–Now!

I love the New Year. The turn of a calendar can be the push you need to get you into the spirit of trying something new. And I'm celebrating the one year anniversary of this blog so I'm doubly in the mood for... Continue Reading →

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