i7 Marketing Blog

Sean Gallahar

Recent Posts

Oct 13

How Can Your Business Benefit from Live-Streaming?

Previously we talked about how you can use how-to videos to promote your business and help your customers and visitors perform an action that is related to your business and/or industry that they don’t know how to do themselves. But what about those businesses who want want to reach their audience in a personal and immediate way right now?

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Oct 12

Seeing Through the Eyes of Your Customers

As a small business owner it can be easy to forget that you are actually serving your clients and not the other way around. With marketing it can be just as easy to promote yourself (whether it be your services, products, knowledge, etc.) and miss a key component: What’s in it for them?
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Oct 07

Best Practices for Event Marketing: During the Event

So your business has decided to attend a trade show in hopes of expanding your reach. But as you look among the masses, you start to get a sense you are one of many. So the question lingers: How are you going to reach your target audience?

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Oct 03

Best Practices for Event Marketing: Pre-Event Planning

Events offer an unparalleled level of customer engagement, with an opportunity for positive personal interaction that builds loyalty. In a digital world, it can be easy to forget the value of meeting people face-to-face. We have become accustomed to simply click and purchase. This is great for one time sales and meeting customer’s immediate needs.
But it is imperative that we not lose sight of the value of building personal relationships and meeting people face-to-face and making a lasting impression that creates loyalty.

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Aug 11

3 Essential Keys to Marketing Your Small Business Online

In life there are essentials and there are nice-to-haves. Food: that’s an essential. Bear Grylls is quickly becoming the foremost authority/entertainer on living in the wild. There have been many times that he will eat anything he can just to stay alive. It seems grub worms are one of his staple go to meals. Personally, I prefer a good steak with grilled asparagus, that’s not so essential to survive, but nice to have. Online marketing is no different. There are the nice-to-haves and the essentials. Here are three online marketing essentials that every business needs to be successful. read more
Aug 03

4 Ways Social Media Helps in Business Networking

Networking with other business owners is a great way to get connected and gain potential referrals. A little quid-pro-quo? When it comes to running a business, not everyone is competition. As a matter of fact, there are few businesses that are completely self-sufficient. Almost every business depends on another business. Even if you run a bakery and make all your goods from scratch - the eggs, flour, and even the marquis most likely come from someone else.

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Jul 26

5 Key Behavioral Principles to Help Guide Your Marketing Efforts

How many times have you heard that every business needs to know their customers? Usually this means knowing their desires, wants, needs, problems, as well as location (where they are both online and physically - Location! Location! Location!).

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Jul 22

How to Capitalize on Word of Mouth Marketing

Have you ever thought about how fascinating we, as people, are? Think about it. We know that we shouldn’t speed, yet we do it anyway (until we get caught). Or think about people at the beach: they know they need sunscreen, but they don’t do it. Now, think about businesses: everyone knows that word-of-mouth marketing has huge implications (good and bad) for the life of a company. And yet it seems many businesses consider customer service a good idea rather a necessity that is a key marketing tool.

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Jul 12

5 Ways to Build and Maintain Your Email List

Email list building is the highest converting marketing channel, period. So, it seems like a no-brainer to make sure that your business is building an extensive email list. The uses of email marketing are virtually limitless. It can be used to sell products, inform about new products, update changes in services, announce big sales, segment your audience into affinity groups to ensure they receive exactly what they want, and so on.

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Jul 05

How Twitter's New Engage App Will Help Your Business

What’s the key to good data? Making sure that you can use that data to understand the needs and values of your customers, and ultimately will lead to increased sales.

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