Marketing Musings

Small business marketing is all about branding. At every touchpoint, your customer should see who you are.
Branding Is the Foundation For Your Small Business Marketing

If you thought branding was just choosing a logo and a color scheme for your company, you’re not alone. A lot of small business owners miss the value of comprehensive branding. Your small business marketing plan should start with an in-depth discussion of who you are, what you value and what sets you apart from […]

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Content marketing improves your SEO, your engagement on social media and your reputation as an expert.
Why Content Marketing Is the Foundation For a Solid Marketing Strategy

It’s no secret: content marketing can be challenging. It takes a lot of time to build up a following, create a library of content and master the art of engagement on different platforms. And yet, there are so many reasons why you should keep it at the center of your strategy: It Builds a Following […]

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Is it time for your marketing plan to get some new tools and techniques?
It’s Back-to-School for Your Marketing Plan

It’s that time of year when a suspicious liquid leaking out of your kid’s old lunchbox has you pitching it in the trash and placing an online order. Or when your kids’ pants from last year are suddenly hitting mid-calf. Sometimes things just need replacing or updating. And sometimes your marketing plan needs the same […]

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Customer experience is not just a B2C thing anymore; it’s now a big trend in B2B marketing.
3 Things B2B Marketing Can Learn From B2C Marketing

B2B marketing has been evolving for some time, moving into what has typically been more of the B2C scene. Social media, humor and a focus on experience have all been seeping into the B2B marketing world for years, and for good reason. Whether it’s B2C or B2B, it’s all human-to-human. What began as a gradual […]

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B2B marketing relies on a clear strategy and metrics in order to successfully run a campaign.
3 Biggest Challenges Plaguing B2B Marketing

You might think your biggest B2B marketing challenge is the fact that in the early days of your company, you invited everyone you know to like your social media profile and now you can’t get your mom to stop commenting on your posts. Okay, so that’s a pretty big one, but a recent survey identified […]

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Your B2B marketing should be more focused than ever on listening to your target market.
Small Business Marketing Plans for Creating an Effective Website

Have you ever gone online to find out more about a company and discover they don’t have an updated website or their website is hard to maneuver? Your next move was probably to cross them off your list as a potential source of goods/services and quickly move on to one of their competitors. Don’t risk […]

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Creating B2B marketing content is easier with an objective third-party’s assistance.
B2B Marketing in the Age of Video

Few will argue with the power of video in B2B marketing today. That doesn’t mean creating captivating video is easy – it takes skill and focus on specific key areas, including your value as a brand and your knowledge of your target audiences’ needs. Ultimately, the end goal is to see a return on your […]

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From Stranger Things to SJC Things, SJC Marketing draws marketing strategy inspiration from the hit show.
5 Marketing Lessons From Stranger Things (Actually, These Ideas Aren’t So …. Strange)

If you’ve stayed up too late or neglected some responsibilities to see what happens to the beloved cast of Stranger Things, you’re not alone. The Netflix series has swept the country with its awesome 80s nostalgia and likeable, yet slightly scary, mix of character development and plot twists. In this SJC blog, we take a […]

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An editorial calendar means never staring down a blank Word document, ever again.
It’s All About the Editorial Calendar for the Word of the Week

It’s still early in the year. You’re rocking those resolutions (celery stalk, anyone?), cleaning out your closets and talking about being the best version of you. It’s clean slate time, and this week’s word will fit right in with all that energy you’re dedicating to fresh starts and organization. An editorial calendar sounds like something […]

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Monday Morning Coffee
Monday Morning Coffee and a New Year’s Resolution That Stands a Chance

For many, January 1 is a blank slate, ready to be inscribed with life-changing words like Keto diet, retirement savings and, for the less-motivated, Netflix binge-watching plans. Hey, whatever you’re working on, don’t forget to expand your resolution list to your marketing plan. If you’re generally inclined to ignore fads and wait to see what […]

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