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Marketing Eggspert Interview: Brenda Stoltz of Ariad Partners

Welcome to our interview series, where we introduce you to marketers around the globe. Every few weeks, we’ll dive into best practices and tips from people who live and breathe marketing. To be considered for an upcoming interview, please contact sian@eggmarketingpr.com.…
Ivana Taylor Interview

Marketing Eggspert Interview: Ivana Taylor of DIYMarketers

Welcome to our new interview series, where we introduce you to marketers around the globe. Every few weeks, we’ll dive into best practices and tips from people who live and breathe marketing. To be considered for an upcoming interview, please contact sian@eggmarketingpr.com.

Tell us who you are and what you do (include job title and link to your site).

I’m Ivana Taylor, the publisher of DIYMarketers.com — an online publication that gives low-cost marketing advice to small business owners. 

Small Business

Take the 4-Week Micropreneur Challenge to Bring Your Small Business to the Next Level

Originally published in Allbusiness.com

Since January, I’ve been hooked on monthly exercise challenges. I’ve done yoga. Sit-ups. Push-ups. Now I’m working on planks.

The benefit is that I can see a difference in my body. None of the daily challenges take that long, but they have a positive cumulative effect.

I started wondering: what would a 4-week challenge look like for small business owners (whom I call micropreneurs when they do everything, or close to it, in their businesses)?  Oddly enough, no one had created what I had in mind. So, ya know, I created one myself!

How To Foster A Lifelong Passion For Your Industry

How to Foster a Lifelong Passion for Your Industry

Originally posted in AllBusiness

Look, I get it. Sometimes you’re sick to death of the industry your small business is in. It’s all you think about. It’s all you dream about. And yet, unless you plan on shutting down your business and doing something completely different, you’re kinda stuck with it.

The best you can do is figure out how to reignite that passion that you once felt.

It’s a bit like a relationship: In the early days, you couldn’t get enough of it. You worked day and night because you wanted to immerse yourself in this thing. But over time, your lust for your industry has waned, and sometimes it’s all you can do to go to work in the morning.

But, just like good marriage counseling, I’m going to give you some suggestions for how you can get excited about the field that you work in, even if you’ve been in it for eons.

Blog Post Links

Quick Tips for Finding Resources for Your Blog Posts

If you want to make your blog posts shine, include links to reputable resources online. I do this day in and out, so wanted to give you a few tips on how to get the best links.

Tip 1: Make Them No Older Than a Year

When you’re Googling something, click the Tools button just above search results. You’ll see a couple of other dropdown menus appear, including Any Time. Click it, then choose Past Year.

Small Business

Losing Focus in Your Small Business—It’s Not Always a Bad Thing

Originally Posted in AllBusiness

If you lived during the time of Christopher Columbus, veering off course when sailing across the uncharted seas could have serious negative consequences—or it could have led you to amazing new discoveries. But when you veer away from what should be the focus of your small business, it can make it harder to reach your original goals and cause you to lose sight of the original mission you had for your company.

And yet, it’s happened to us all at one point or another, hasn’t it? I know it has for me—at times I’ve had my attention stolen by things that didn’t serve the greater good of my marketing business.

Maybe I took on a client in an industry that required more research and work than the core industries we focus on. Or maybe I decided to start doing more public speaking, even though it made me uncomfortable and didn’t really bring me new business.

Blog Content Rockstar

6 Things You Could Be Doing RIGHT NOW to Make Your Blog Content Rock

I have to remind myself that not everyone is a writer like I am. That sometimes businesses struggle to hit the mark with their blog content (if they didn’t, I’d be out of business). Still, I know that often, entrepreneurs are willing to make their blog content better…only they don’t know how. So let me provide a few easy-to-implement (with professional results) tips that will help you look like a content rock star…even if you’re far from it.

The Marketing Eggspert

Guest Blogger Guidelines for The Marketing Eggspert

The Marketing Eggspert occasionally accepts guest posts from professionals in the marketing and small business space. Please review these guidelines before pitching us. Post must be 600-1000 words Topic must relate to content marketing or social media marketing If it’s an…
Pr Bootcamp

How to Pitch Yourself as an Expert to Broadcast Media

Recently I spoke about influencer marketing at PR Bootcamp in New York City. Just before my presentation, a panel of editors and producers from television programs like Dr. Oz and The Today Show talked to an audience of public relations professionals about getting products and experts on their programs.

While Egg doesn’t have many consumer product brands as clients, we do have a lot of industry experts, so I perked up when they talked about how experts could get booked on the show, even if they weren’t celebrities.

Creating A Market

What a Hot Socks Brand Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Creating a Market

Originally Published in AllBusiness.com

The first time I saw them, I wrinkled my nose in disgust. They’d arrived in my FabFitFun subscription box, their garish pink color and 10 grippy toes mocking me. I had no use for such frivolity in my life, so I tossed them into my giveaway pile.

A few weeks later, I signed up for classes at a new Pilates studio in my neighborhood. The website read: “New students must have toe socks, which can be purchased in the studio.”

Wait, hadn’t I thrown out some of those? Given that they retail for $16 a pop, I was desperately hoping I hadn’t taken my giveaway box to the thrift store. I hadn’t. So I donned my neon pink, five-toed grip socks and headed to Pilates.

One year later, I’m a convert. What in the heck happened in the space of 12 months to change my outlook on ToeSox? Turns out the brand knows what it’s doing.

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