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👍Advice for Digital Signage in Libraries! The Library Marketing Show: Episode 21

Watch Now In this episode, we go through advice for the effective use of digital signs in libraries! Plus kudos to the Columbus Metropolitan Library. For the opening of their Martin Luther King Branch, the system commissioned an original poem... Continue Reading →

Attention! Here’s How to Write Headlines That People Simply Can’t Ignore for Any Piece of Content

In my former life as a web journalist for a television news station, crafting the best headline for each story was the most challenging part of my day. It was also the most crucial task. A compelling headline for any... Continue Reading →

How to Pick Amazing Library Marketing Swag That People Will Love AND Build Brand Awareness and Loyalty For Your Library!

One of my staff members has a request for every event, conference, and convention I attend. "Hey boss, bring me swag!" Who doesn't love free stuff? And seeing what other organizations give out to promote their institutions and brands is... Continue Reading →

The Four Library Marketing Myths That Need to Die RIGHT NOW!

One of my staffers wrote a post for our Library's blog recently about common library myths. You can read it here. That post got me to thinking about library marketing myths, and how library marketing professionals can "bust" them. Here... Continue Reading →

The Library Marketing Show Episode 15: 🤷What to Do If You’re a Librarian Who HAS to Do Marketing!

WATCH NOW In this short video, we talk about what you should do if your a librarian and your library has asked/forced/demanded/requested that you also handle the marketing. If you don't have a communications degree, what should you do? Can... Continue Reading →

Five Tried and True Steps to Give the Best Conference Presentation of Your Life!

I don't have to convince most of you that speaking about your library and your work at a conference or in front of a large group of people from an outside organization is a big deal. The information you relay... Continue Reading →

The Library Marketing Show Episode 14: Why I Don’t Hire Librarians to do Marketing!

CAUTION: This topic might be 🔥🔥! WATCH NOW COMMENT, even if you disagree. Comment especially if you disagree! I explain why I think it's important for libraries to hire trained communications and marketing professionals to do their marketing, and my... Continue Reading →

Break Free from the Poster-Flyer-Bookmark Cycle and Convince Your Library Co-Workers that Digital Marketing is Better than Print Marketing!

If there's one problem all library marketing professionals share, it's this: Library staff ask us for lots of print promotional pieces: flyers, posters, and bookmarks. Then more posters and flyers and bookmarks. Unless you have a tight brand strategy with guidelines... Continue Reading →

The Library Marketing Show Episode 12: How to Convince People that Flyers ARE NOT the Be All, End All of Library Marketing!!

Watch Now In this episode, we'll answer a reader question from Jenny at the Redwood City Public Library about how to address that age-old complaint: WHY CAN'T I HAVE MORE FLYERS? FLYERS ARE AMAZING! from your fellow library staff and... Continue Reading →

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