Category Archives : Small Business Marketing

Planning for Your 2017 Holiday Marketing, Part 2: B2B

On October 12, 2017, Posted by , In Email Marketing,Small Business Marketing, With No Comments

If your company’s business model is B2B rather than B2C, you need to take a very specific approach to marketing. For the average consumer, a jingle or a funny video online could be all you need to make a sale. When it comes to securing business from other companies, however,…

Planning for Your 2017 Holiday Marketing, Part 1: B2C

Fall is upon us, which means that it is time for businesses to look forward. The holiday season is nearly here. For many B2C companies, the next few months can make the difference between turning a profit for the year and ending up in the red. The best way to…

Customer Experience: the Next Battlefield in Brand Management

For many companies, branding remains an elusive concept. They know they need a strong brand, but struggle to define precisely what that means. Some settle on the visible symbols of branding—a logo, a slogan, a color palette and style guide, for example. Others focus an inordinate amount of attention on the subjective…

The Center Awards Grant to Sur-Ryl Marketing, Pays It Forward to Other Small Businesses

Article Originally Published in the company newsroom of Lendistry: “At Sur-Ryl Marketing, we do marketing all day, every day.” Sequoia Houston, winner of The Center’s “Access to Capital” grant explains. “Because we work with so many different clients across a number of industries, we have insight into metrics that many…

Do You Use Facebook’s Conversion Tracking Pixel? Read This NOW!

Is your business using the Facebook conversion pixel to build your brand and find new customers? Facebook wants to help you position your business for optimal success, so they’ve combined their conversion tracking pixel with their custom audience pixel. What does that mean for your business? The conversion tracking pixel is…

Maximizing Your Digital Marketing Strategy for 2017

It is difficult to believe that we have entered the fourth quarter of 2016, with most of the year behind us. However, while you may be in your busiest selling season of the year, it is also the best time to plan your digital marketing strategy for 2017. In fact,…

Using Analytics to Measure Marketing ROI

As a marketer, one of the most frustrating parts of the job can be accurately measuring campaign marketing ROI. How can you show the powers that be proof of the campaign’s success or failure in a given time frame, particularly on hard-to-measure items such as direct mail? How do you…

What Exactly is a CRM…and What Am I Supposed to Do with It?

One of the biggest frustrations with inbound marketing in any industry is that companies are missing out on highly qualified leads because they are unable to respond to the best leads quickly enough. Forbes notes that companies are wasting 71% of internet leads on average. For a small business, even improving…

Using Social Media Marketing to Achieve Success

On August 16, 2016, Posted by , In Small Business Marketing,Social Media, With No Comments

In our last blog post, How NOT to Handle a Social Media Crisis, we discussed what not to do on social media. Now, let’s talk about ways you can use it successfully. In today’s market, effective advertising is a must. Currently, one of the best ways to do this is…

How NOT to Handle a Social Media Crisis

On August 9, 2016, Posted by , In Small Business Marketing,Social Media, With 2 Comments

Social media — and managing public relations — doesn’t always come easy for small business owners. Maybe you’ve even agonized over how to best respond to a critical customer or handle a negative review. Using kindness and common sense can go a long way in managing a social media crisis….