8 Branding Strategies for Hyperlocal Vendors

A strong brand strategy is the foundation of a winning launch, even though developing the strategy can increase the time it takes to get a new product to market. Here are eight brand development strategies for hyperlocal vendors, from founders and executives who’ve been in the trenches themselves.

Case Study: For Lead Generation, Cleaning Firm Prefers Emails to Website Clicks

Despite recent successes with mobile advertising, Herminio Gomes of Sharp Cleaning estimates he currently spends just 4% of his marketing budget on digital channels. The rest is divided between direct mailers, newspaper ads, flyers, and commissions.

SMBs and Self-Service: Are We There Yet?

The question of whether or when SMBs are going to self-provision online marketing has been a topic of intense debate for at least a decade. Signs now point to the emergence of solutions simple enough to make self-service viable within three to five years. Ultimately, rather than a do-it-yourself vs. do-it-for-me dichotomy, we’re likely to see an increasingly stratified local market that looks a lot like a three-cabin airplane seating chart.

7 Ways Hyperlocal Vendors Benefit From Self-Serve Sales Models

By doing away with expensive sales teams and giving local merchants a way to buy ads or services through automated systems, vendors can keep acquisition costs low and also reduce churn…

6 Ways SMBs Can Use Mobile to Reach Targeted Audiences

Whether or not a mobile campaign proves successful for a small business hinges less on the content of the campaign than on whether the right audience is being targeted. In many cases, it’s up to hyperlocal vendors to educate SMB clients about the possibilities in mobile audience targeting. Here are six takeaways that vendors should focus on in those discussions…

6 Tools SMBs Can Use to Push Mobile Ads

By streamlining the creative and logistical components typically associated with mobile marketing campaigns, vendors are giving small businesses a way to expand their reach and modernize their advertising practices without increasing costs. Here are six solutions SMBs can use to push ads to mobile users…