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How a Last Minute Idea Can Lead to Amazing Library Marketing Results

I have a theory about the kind of person who becomes a journalist. The general news reporter who gets sent to the drug busts and homicides and fires and tornadoes is a junkie of sorts. They like the high that... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Protect Your Library Social Media Accounts From a Security Breach

I listened to two episodes of the Social Media Examiner podcast that put the fear of God into me and created more work for my social media specialist (sorry Adam). The scenario that had me going to Code Red was... Continue Reading →

Stop Serving Your Cardholders Spaghetti: Get Personal

Imagine you are going to dinner with someone special. You decide to visit your favorite Italian restaurant. A waiter seats you. The music is playing softly. Candles are flickering. The wine is fantastic. You're primed for a spectacular meal. But... Continue Reading →

Seven Seriously Super Ways to Target Teens at Your Library

This is the third and final part of our three-blog series on marketing to teenagers. Before you read this post, be sure to read this one and this one. Okay, here are seven more ideas for targeting the elusive teen... Continue Reading →

Five Super Easy Ways to Hook Teen Cardholders for Life!

Before you read this post, read this one. Okay, now you're ready to tackle marketing to teens. It's an important demographic and we need to focus our efforts on them to secure the future of our libraries. And if you... 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 →

My Big Fat Failure and What I Learned From It

I have a library marketing routine. Every six months, I go through all the promotions we've done and take a hard look at what worked and what didn't. I adjust my email sending schedule and my promotional plans for the... Continue Reading →

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