Social Media for Nonprofits: The Definitive Guide The world of social media marketing is a difficult one to navigate – even more now than it was before, thanks to COVID-19. As more people turn to social media for information and connection than ever before, nonprofits have an unprecedented opportunity to build their audience and come [...]
919 Marketing Shows How to Maximize Marketing Communications in New Webinar
919 Marketing Shows How to Maximize Marketing Communications in New Webinar The world is still reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Some businesses have chosen to hunker down and wait things out. Meanwhile, others are taking a more proactive approach. As Founder and CEO of 919 Marketing, David Chapman is a thought leader [...]
Franchise SEO – A Guide for Optimizing Local & National Search
Franchise SEO – A Guide for Optimizing Local & National Search Franchise brands face unique challenges when it comes to SEO. Unlike other industries where audiences and demographics are straightforward, franchise brands must consider national and local SEO with completely separate strategies. They also need to target both prospective franchisees, and end consumers who buy [...]
What Is Franchise Content Marketing?
What Is Franchise Content Marketing? Content marketing is integral to the communications quiver. White papers, one-sheets, videos, testimonials, and blog posts enable B2Cs and B2Bs to nurture leads, retain customers, engage audiences, and enhance PR and communications. Though content marketing holds such promise, many franchisors and franchisees find success fleeting – if they ever find [...]
Why Franchisors Whiff on Using SEO to Drive Leads
Why Franchisors Whiff on Using SEO to Drive Leads Why most franchise brands whiff at using organic search to drive online leads. The good news – there are only two major ways to impact your brand’s online search results: organic search and paid search. The bad news – driving real results can be tricky. Just [...]
Why Your Franchisor Hates You
Why Your Franchisor Hates You As the founder of an agency that interacts with more than 20,000 franchisees on a daily basis, I’m in the middle of the inevitable tension that exists between franchisors and franchisees as the brand expands its geographical footprint with more and more franchisees coming on board. Consequently, we are often [...]
Do Your Franchisees Hate You?
Do Your Franchisees Hate You? We interact daily with a deep roster of franchise-based brands with over 20,000 cumulative franchisees in the U.S. and worldwide. As you can imagine, this puts our agency right in the middle of the inevitable tension that exists and often escalates between the two parties as the brand expands its [...]
Tips Tips for Writing Killer EMail Subject Lines.
Tips for Writing Killer EMail Subject Lines. Before I got into PR (some would say crossed over to the dark side) I was a television reporter. I find my news background to be very helpful because I understand how to find the unusual angle in a story that might pique the interest of a reporter/producer/blogger. [...]
Don’t Find Yourself on the “Ridiculist” – Get Your Facts Straight.
Don’t Find Yourself on the “Ridiculist” – Get Your Facts Straight. A few weeks ago, my son was working on a report for school. He showed me what information he had gathered so far, and when I questioned one of the facts he told me, “Dad, it’s ok, I found in on the internet.” Sure [...]
How I Became A Franchise PR Pro in Kindergarten.
How I Became A Franchise PR Pro in Kindergarten. “When in doubt, go back to the basics.” In my experience, it’s never a bad idea and, typically, returning to the basics helps give you a much needed fresh perspective. This mentality works wonders in the business world. A lot of people get wrapped up in [...]