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Entries Tagged as 'Small Business Marketing'

Txtio is Kind of Cool

January 7th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Just got a demo of Txtio from my bud Eugene Belenky. Eugene bills Txtio as “SMS marketing done right” and he may be onto something. Txtio is launching next week. The service is basically a SMS marketing platform for local businesses. They provide you with a local phone number instead of the short codes that [...]

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Tags: Small Business Marketing

Google Uses Groupon Tactics To Lure SMBs

December 17th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Was reading this piece over at Greg’s blog about how Google is going to spend $100MM to get SMBs to use Adwords and the wording on this image kind of made me think of Groupon: 50% off (spend $100 and get $200 of value) Limited time only First one million businesses only Ok, maybe it’s [...]

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Tags: Daily Deals · Google · Groupon · Small Business Marketing

GroupGro Helps SMBs Deal With Daily Deals

December 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Closely, Perry Evans new “live social marketing” start-up, just launched GroupGro, a blog that provides SMBs with guides for navigating the daily deal space. Should be interesting to see how GroupGro and Closely relate to each other over time. When Perry mentioned GroupGro to me a couple of months ago, I thought it was a [...]

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Tags: Daily Deals · Online Coupons · Small Business Marketing

SMB Advertising Data – #DMS2010

September 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The wifi at the show has finally been fixed so here’s a summary of my notes from Steve Marshall’s presentation on SMB advertising behavior from their survey of SMB advertisers from the end of 2009. Print Yellow Pages Took a Big Hit: In 2008, 32% of SMBs advertised in the print book v. only 25% [...]

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Tags: BIA/Kelsey · Local Advertising · Small Business Marketing

Main Street Meat N Fish Market Takes On The Social Web And Doesn’t Even Know It

September 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

I was telling Greg Sterling about how the new meat market in Pleasanton is killing it on their Facebook Page, which was created by a customer, and on Yelp despite the fact that they don’t have a Google Place Page and the business itself isn’t even participating in any of this. From Greg’s The Curious [...]

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Tags: Facebook · Google Place Pages · Local Data · Small Business Marketing · Uncategorized · Yelp