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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

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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 →

The Million-Dollar Reason You Need to Market Your Library’s Collection

$250,000 vs. $8 million. That's the spread between the amount my library spends on programming and the amount they spend on collections. I bet if you checked your library, you'd find a similar story. So why, my dear friends, do library... Continue Reading →

Improve Your Writing With Seven Tools

You've banished your fear of writing to become a better library marketer. You've learned how to unearth amazing content marketing stories about your library. Now, it's time to get good at the real writing part of the equation. I've picked... Continue Reading →

How to Banish Fear and Write Amazing Stories About Your Library

I have a secret for you, fellow library marketer. You have a superpower and you probably don't even know you have it. But I'm here to reveal it to you. Embracing this superpower won't cost extra money from your budget, doesn't... Continue Reading →

Stop! This Statistic is Destroying Your Library Marketing!

There is a pervasive statistic that is destroying library marketing. It's repeated by marketers, educators, civic leaders, parents, and pastors and it's driving me crazy. I'm calling bull**it. The average human being has an attention span of just eight seconds. This idea was... Continue Reading →

Love the One You’re With! Why Libraries Should Nurture Current Cardholders

  Libraries spend a lot of time focused on getting people to sign up for a library card--particularly during summer. That's a worthy promotional goal. After all, imagine how great the world would be if everyone had a library card! But I... Continue Reading →

Six Tips to Make Sure Your Library Does Remarkable Customer Service

Your job as a library marketer is to ensure good customer service. If you don't believe me, read this blog by Jay Baer. He makes a clear case for why good customer service is crucial to the long-term success of any organization.... Continue Reading →

Help Me Help You: Tell Me About Marketing at Your Library!

Surveys are the best tool for asking important questions and getting to know your cardholders wants, needs, and desires. They're also a very important tool for getting to know the wants, needs, and desires of your blog readers! I've created a survey... Continue Reading →

Get Stuff Done: Three Tips For Introducing New Marketing Ideas

Okay everyone, let's have some real talk. Is it just me, or is it sometimes insanely hard to get any new marketing ideas to pass approval in a library? Libraries are bureaucratic organizations. If you've worked in one for your entire professional... Continue Reading →

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