Showered in Success—Creating a April Marketing Calendar

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Cloudy with a chance of revenue. April may be notorious for its precipitation, but a true small business rainmaker knows that revenue is ripe for the picking during these 30 spring days. Before hunting down your galoshes and umbrella for a stomp in the puddles, make note of these upcoming dates and events to target for campaign opportunities. With all … Read More

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Home for the Holidays—Merry Christmas from FetchRev

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May your days be merry and bright. Here in Tempe, we don’t bother dreaming of a white Christmas when 70 and sunny has been in the December forecast for decades. Still, for our FetchRev family, the holidays are a time for cozying up in our warmest pajamas, settling down in front of the fire instead of our laptop screens, and … Read More

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Why Your Business Should Be on Instagram

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Making an Impact in a Mobile World As the world trends in a torrential tide of favorites, follows and sharing between friends, Instagram’s impact continues to make quite the impression. In a recent study by brandwatch.com, Instagram’s insane growth is thoroughly examined analytically, punctuated by the point that there’s currently an estimated 400 million active members — or approximately 30% of … Read More

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5 Creative Ways to Use Instagram for Your Local Business

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With over 100 million users, Instagram has fast become a social media giant. Its image-based content provides the perfect opportunity to engage and impress your customers. But how can you use instagram for your local business to gain an advantage? How can you stand out? Here are 5 creative ways to use your Instagram account.

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Online Holiday Shopping- Is Your Business Ready?

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With a holiday season that is expected to generate $68.4 billion in U.S. online sales (might we add, a 15% increase over 2011′s total), we wonder- is your business prepared? The average US shopper is expected to spend $419 online this holiday season; a 12% boost from last year. More consumers are looking for deals, and online retailers have become synonymous … Read More

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Foursquare Is Moving On Up!

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  Foursquare added a 10-point rating scale for businesses in an update to the mobile app. The ratings are based on a combination of tips, likes, dislikes, popularity of businesses, loyalty of customers and weightings towards local experts. Unlike Yelp, these companies are rated with a “like” or “dislike.” With an automated rating system based on a scale from 1-10, … Read More

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Yelp’s Mobile Usage: Almost Half Of All Searches?

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Announced yesterday in the company’s third-quarter 2012 earnings report, Yelp can now say that almost half of their searches stem from mobile devices. More than 8 million people are currently using Yelp’s mobile apps on their smart phones and tablets, increasing their mobile user base by about 1 million in just one quarter. With the integration of Apple’s iOS 6 … Read More

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New Customers: You Want Them, We Got Them!

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What business wouldn’t want to bring in new customers while maintaining their current customer base? Are you struggling to find ways to bring in the new, while keeping the old satisfied? Here are some tried and true tips to help you reach across all different shapes and sizes of customers; keeping your existing customers satisfied, and attracting new customers to … Read More

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: The Yelp Review

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As business owners, we always fear that one negative Yelp review.  You know, the end all, make it or break it review coupled with “my business will never recover” ensued panic. We may never think we can bring ourselves back up from this BUT alas, there is hope! Or at least a remedy to our pain. Thanks to Flowtown, here are … Read More

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