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Direct Foot Traffic in Your Library Branch Using These Six Secrets for Helpful Wayfaring Signage

There is a romantic notion attached to wandering the stacks of the library, aimlessly lost in a sea of books for hours on end. But for a portion of our community, efficiency is the name of the game. They're hoping... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Secret to Writing Engaging Copy for Any Library Promotion AND Getting Results Starts With a “KISS”!

In 1960, Kelly Johnson was the lead engineer at a division of Lockheed that made spy plans. One day, he handed a team of design engineers a handful of tools. Then he told the engineers that they must design a... Continue Reading →

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 →

Your Summer Reading Challenge: How Your Library Can Use Big Events To Gather Compelling Content for Promotions During the Rest of the Year

“The only way we can differentiate ourselves is in how we communicate.” I heard this quote at a conference six years ago and it's never left me. I can't remember who said it, but I remember that it changed the entire way... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Library Marketing Checklist: How to Decide When and Where to Promote Your Library

I am a list maker. This is going to sound crazy but one of the most enjoyable parts of my day is the moment when I get to check something off my to-do list. Recently, one of my readers asked... Continue Reading →

Targeted Email Marketing for a New Era, Part One: The Pros and Cons of How Most Libraries Segment Their Audiences

This is the first in a two-part series on email marketing for libraries. Part two is here. If there is one thing that I know about library promotion, it's this: If you want to be successful in library email marketing,... Continue Reading →

Show, Don’t Tell: Why Infographics are an Essential Component in Your Library Marketing

Infographics are visual marketing pieces that help explain facts and figures or lay out a complex set of information in a way that is easy to understand. They're an incredibly effective marketing tactic. Until recently, I thought infographics were a... 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 →

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