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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

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Marketing Obstacles and Issues

Planning for Magic! How To Keep Your Eyes (and Your Schedule) Open for Unexpected Library Promotional Opportunities

I have never been one for spontaneous excursions. When I travel (boy, do I miss travel!), I like to have a plan. I research restaurants. I research tourist attractions. I check to see if there's a library in the area.... Continue Reading →

Fight for Your Ideas! Four Tips to Help You Get the Green Light for New Library Promotional Ideas

It's sometimes insanely hard to get any new marketing ideas to pass approval in a library. If there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that the crisis helped libraries to see that there are new ways to market and... Continue Reading →

Two Key Areas of Marketing Focus That Will Deepen Your Community’s Loyalty to Your Library and Create the Truly Engaged Library User

Photo courtesy Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Click on the image to visit their digital library. For most libraries, the end of the fiscal year is here. I think this is the perfect time to implement two new... Continue Reading →

Six Years Later, Library Marketing No Longer Stinks! Here are Four Forward-Thinking Things Libraries Must Do Now.

I started this blog six years ago. Can you believe it? When I published my first post, I really had one goal: To help other library workers. I believed that sharing tips, strategies, ideas, and best practices for library marketing... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

TV News Coverage Ain’t What it Used to Be. What Now?

For a long time, I lived in a bubble. I worked in a local television newsroom. I knew about EVERYTHING that was happening in my community, from which convenience store was most often targeted by robbers to where drug dealers... Continue Reading →

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