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9 Facebook Marketing Blogs to Follow

March 6, 2014

Facebook Marketing

Marketing on Facebook can be a bit overwhelming for small business owners. Before you dive in, make sure to take a step back and first decide if Facebook marketing makes sense for your business. Think about your target audience. Are they active on Facebook? What are they doing on Facebook? Some users only log onto Facebook to see what their family members are up to and post pictures. Others are more actively engaged and enjoy interacting with brands they love via social channels. You may also want to do some research to see if your audience is actively engaged with your competitors’ Facebook pages.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: A Marketing Opportunity for Insurance Agents

February 17, 2014

Winter Olympics

Anyone involved with the insurance industry realizes reaching out to potential new clients is always a must. Sometimes, a prospect just needs a little help. People may realize they need life or health insurance, but they may not be sure from which insurance provider to acquire a policy. An agent who takes advantage of postcard marketing strategies just might be able to draw in quite a number of new clients. This year’s Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics has opened a door for health and life insurance policy sellers to launch new marketing campaigns based on the sentiments surrounding the games.

5 Reasons Direct Mail Works Better Than Ever

February 3, 2014

5 Reasons Direct Mail Works - David Hennagin

I’m an integrated marketing guy, so when I’m working with clients to address aggressive customer acquisition and retention and ROI objectives, I start by considering that all forms of communication hold value toward a potential solution. Everything starts on an equal footing. Planned and executed properly and professionally, all communications channels work together toward establishing brand image, awareness, trust, credibility, preference -- and cost efficient leads and sales.

9 Tips to Create a Perfectly Simple Postcard

January 21, 2014

Perfectly Simple Postcard

“Look at me!”—is what your postcard needs to scream. The primary objective of the postcard is to deliver your business-promoting message. But, if you can’t first get your viewer’s attention, they aren’t going to read your postcard and it’s away to the trash without so much as a second glance. Don’t overwhelm your audience with visual noise, though. Catch their eye with a clean, uncluttered layout that is perfectly simple.

Free Valentine’s Day Postcard Design for Small Business

January 10, 2014
Free Valentine's Day 2014 Free Postcard

Holidays are fantastic for businesses. They give you plenty of opportunities (i.e., excuses) to connect with past and potential customers, which can lead to more sales. With Valentine’s Day coming up, take advantage of the special day and tell your customers that you LOVE and appreciate their business.

Here’s a not-too-mushy business Valentine’s Day card you can use. This art is free for you to download and our gift to you. And here are some ideas for messaging for the other side of the card:

Thank You For Your Business
We want you to know that you are the HEART of our business and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

You Are the Heart of Our Business
We LOVE having you as a customer. Thank you for your continued business and we look forward to serving you again.

Click here to download the free Valentine's Postcard Design (jpg)

List Services: How Do They Work and How Targeted Can You Get?

January 8, 2014

Direct Mail Targeting and List Services

There are a variety of mailing lists available for your small business direct mail postcard marketing needs. Before we dig into the options available, the let’s first back up a step and make sure you’ve created a buyer persona for your perfect customer.

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2014

We hope 2014 is a year of great happiness and success for you. Have a wonderful new year!

 

Happy New Year 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

December 25, 2013

May this season bring you the gifts of peace, hope and joy!

 

Merry Christmas from QuantumPostcards

8 Steps to Decide Which Marketing Efforts Are Right for Your Small Business

December 20, 2013

8 Steps to Decide Which Marketing Efforts Are Right for Your Small Business

Let’s just lay it all out there right up front—nothing is free. There is a cost to using all marketing mediums. You will either pay for your marketing with your pocketbook or pay for it with your time. And If you are doing it right, you are paying with both time and money. They all require an investment, but each is a valuable component of an entire marketing strategy. The trick is spending your time wisely and getting the most bang for your buck.

10 Tips for a Compelling Small Business Origin Story Video

December 17, 2013

10 Tips for Creating a Company Origin Video

All great superheroes (and some not-so-great… “Matter Eater Lad” anyone?) have an origin story. A few of the better-known examples deal with surviving a great disaster, overcoming catastrophic personal injury, disability or family tragedy, being afflicted/infected/injected/mutated by any number of maladies, experiments gone awry or bizarre substances. As mere mortals, we can’t seem to get enough of these tales wherein a lone individual, a dynamic duo or a rag-tag team, against seemingly impossible odds, finds ultimate success. Over the course of our lives, we’ve all faced challenges and personal battles in varying degrees that have forged us into the men and women we have become. These fictional origin stories resonate with us for one simple reason—there is something in each one we can personally relate to.