NOTE: This post was written for Ocotillo Friends. Visit them at http://www.ocotillofriends.com. In search of a handcrafted cookie in a certain theme? Seeking the best burger or taco in town? What about a pediatrician or a plumber? We in Chandler are blessed with an abundance of small businesses and a great way for those businesses to grab our attention in Facebook Groups, like Ocotillo Friends. Collectively, we users of OF are what the marketing biz likes to call “Brand Ambassadors” when … [Read more...]
ISO: Active Moms Magazine Bloggers
We are SO excited to partner with Active Moms Magazine to launch this program! Active Moms Magazine is looking for Valley Bloggers who would like to be on the premiere Active Moms Ambassador Team! What is an Active Moms Ambassador? This team of Valley-based bloggers with quality, loyal followers will share its valuable input with our marketing team and weigh in on strategies as we go into our 13th year! Should display an interest in an active family lifestyle that includes attending the type … [Read more...]
Holiday Cards: To Send or Not to Send?
As we approach the holidays, the question on everyone's mind must be: what are we going to send our customers to show our appreciation this year? Sending holiday greetings is a long-standing tradition of many families and businesses, but in 2014, there are many more ways to share your well-wishes than your standard store-bought card. The average greeting card costs $3.00 per card. Add in the cost of domestic postage, and you're looking at a cost of $3.49 per card. Assuming you're sending … [Read more...]
Did you make it to Social Media Day Phoenix 2012? Though we aren't newcomers to our industry, we are somewhat new to the scene in Phoenix as both small business owners/entrepreneurs AND as small business marketers. Our first "go" at #smdayphx really demonstrated how strong the Small Business Marketplace is in the valley. If you are a business owner (especially a small business owner) and are not part of a coalition like Local First Arizona or even your city's Chamber of Commerce, that should be … [Read more...]