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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Try reverse messaging – as important as it is to tell what you or your product does, think about what you or your product doesn’t do to as an advantage for customers.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Your competitors don’t have all the answers. In fact, they can be stupidly off base. So don’t just follow along, assuming they have the magic solution. Think about your correct message, even though it’s not what they’re saying.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Email Marketing

We all get so many emails but personalizing them stops the roving eye for a second to double-check your message. First choice is to personalize with the first name. Second choice with the name of the town or region.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Media usually writes about the news. For best PR results, write your media release to tie in with current newsy themes and relate them to your company or product.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Soon will start the dreaded “call me after the holidays” period, often a  dead zone for sales people. With a consistent social media program, you can continue to keep in front of them to keep your name top of mind.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

A press release should be written concisely for the purpose of sketching out a story idea to a writer or editor. Many companies write releases as the story itself, agonizing over language and details when, most of the time, the writer is going to ignore the release and write the story from scratch.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

In press releases, don’t just tell facts communicate the news story. For example, instead of “Company x introduces a new valve”, write “New valve threatens to disrupt the entire plumbing industry.” Note the difference.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Don’t just stop with writing a press release, repurpose the same information as a LinkedIn Group article, company blog post, one sheet, email to customers and more

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Don’t forget existing customers in your marketing plan. Create a targeted campaign for them that reminds them of your company and other services/solutions, in addition to the one they’re buying, that your company provides. Keep in front of them consistently.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

One idea to grow your LinkedIn company page followers is to link to your company page in all marketing communications, email signatures, blogs and even other social media sites.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Are you promoting posts in social media? For best results (due to today’s algorithms), promote your best posts over just posts about information you want to get out there.  Results get based on potential engagement therefore the popular posts have the best chance for wider reach.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

The psychological theory of reciprocity suggests a powerful urge to reciprocate when someone receives something. Online, provide content or a white paper, for example, and help people become grateful and more likely to give you something…an order.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

A press release is not a story to be published.  It is a pitch to a writer or editor to motivate them to write the story.  Write it to give them the idea about writing the story and keep it brief.  It’s not the story.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Low tech idea – the power of the handwritten thank you note. Nothing enhances your personal brand and top of mind awareness like the handwritten note. Virtually no one does it which is why it stands out and makes you stand out.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

How do you define value in social media? Click-throughs are important.  But there is also a value in keeping your name in front of your customers and potential customers day after day helping them think of you first when they need your services.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Using LinkedIn Inmail? What’s the next step after reading your Inmail…(hint) it’s not placing the order or making the appointment. The next step is to check you out.  What do they see and then will they remember your ask?

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Digital Advertising

How do you compose your word list for B2B Google adwords advertising? Focus on the customer and what words/phrases he would use to search for your category/product. Less important are your internal names & buzzwords.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today on Public Relations

Big companies shouldn’t only go for big sponsorships. Judge local opportunities by another standard to be seen as a good local citizen, too – get employees involved in suggesting options.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Don’t waste your holiday party, golf outing or other business event for a selling opportunity.  Be subtle, but create a special offer just for attendees.  Make it known in a low key way.  Give it a short timeline for redemption.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Even small events and outings deserve to have an event hashtag for people to follow updates, news, photos and more. It also gives attendees a sense of being part of something important.

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