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Do Likes Really Matter?

One of our customers recently reached a milestone on their Facebook page when they surpassed 1,000 Likes. When we started managing their Facebook page a little over 3 months prior they were holding steading in the mid-400s with little engagement. So, does hitting...

Is Your Small Business Using Hashtags For Marketing?

It may be hard to recall, but back in 2007 this # was a pound symbol. Shift 3 was not a heavily used combo on your keyboard. Then Twitter came along and repurposed the pound symbol into a hashtag. If you aren’t using hashtags in your social media marketing, you...

Should You Fire Your Website?

Most small business owners don’t think of their website as an employee. Perhaps they should. Your website is a tremendous resource for prospective and returning customers. Just like a good employee can answer questions and provide information for guests, your website...

Is Your Social Media Stressing You Out?

Last week we witnessed what we already knew to be true about Facebook. It played out right before our eyes and seeing is believing. We often tell business owners that when used well social media is a powerful tool and when done poorly it is an absolute waste of time...

MSM Gift Guide

Shop Small! This little graphic came across my Instagram feed this morning and I thought it was the perfect addition to this post because it is so accurate. When you shop small businesses you truly make a real person happy. About half of American’s either work for or...

Modern Marketing 101

There are so many relatively new ways to reach customers these days. Some I deem as creepy cool. The technology available today allows us to target people according to places they’ve visited, either in-person or virtually. For instance, say your business participates...

Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Facebook Cover

If you manage a business Facebook page you’ve likely been getting several messages letting you know that Facebook is making page template changes. Now if you’re like many (most) small businesses you already have a mile long to-do list and it feels like Facebook is...

We’re At Home On Main Street

There are plenty of glitzy agencies. Many are good at what they do. However, we prefer working with smaller businesses. We don't mind taking the time to learn about you and your business. In fact, we truly enjoy it. Over the last few weeks, we've visited the main...

We’re All Juggling

Main Street Marketers is on the move. We are in that fun stage getting ourselves figured out. Russ and I have lots of experience in the advertising arena but our business is new. We have strong beliefs about who we are as people and what we want our business to be....

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