Christmas Marketing? Apple Products Top Youth Tech Picks!

Apple Brands, Oreo, Hersheys, - Top Youth Choices!

Harris Poll Youth EquiTrend® study showed Apple products as the clear youth favourites in computers tablets,and mobile phones.While this is an American study, results for Apple Canada would probably be closely aligned, especially since com score study earlier this year showed the iPhone4 having the biggest portion of the Canadian cell phone market. Want to cash in on holiday marketing? This newest Harris Poll shows not only what to market, but where,and how. How can you utilize this info?
Aligning  marketing with top youth brands, is a choice wise marketers make/ Whether selling soap, soup, or software, aligning your product with the top picks, may push you ahead on Black Friday. What other brands will youth be yeaning for? Read this latest Harris Interactive press release to help you plan your holiday marketing strategy.


QR Code Study Reveals Important Marketing Tips!

Where Do You Display Your QR Code?

Minute to Market Contact Us orig QR codes are appearing on everything from scarves to wedding cakes, but who scans them? August 12th, comScore, released mobile QR and bar code scanning study results from its comScore MobiLens service.
Mark Donovan, comScore senior vice president of mobile points out the importance of this study for business:'QR codes demonstrate just one of the ways in which mobile marketing can effectively be integrated into existing media and marketing campaigns to help reach desired consumer segments,' Donovan added: 'For marketers, understanding which consumer segments scan QR codes, the source and location of these scans, and the resulting information delivered, is crucial in developing and deploying campaigns that successfully utilize QR codes to further brand engagement.' The comScore study yields surprising results,about who scans 2D codes,where they scan the codes,and where most scanned codes are posted, How can your business profit from the comScore study?

How Do You Use QR Codes?


Marketing Your Highest Payoff Action

Get Results! Consistently Market Your HPA

How well are you presenting your call to action? What is your Highest Payoff action? How can you market it effectively?
Need help? Get a free Quick Blink assessment of how well you are marketing your HPA , email Suzanne Sholer Use “Free Quick Blink HPA” in the subject line.
Applying the following business building tips, can help you get better results from your advertising materials, and day to day interactions.

Create and Implement an effective Marketing Message Using your HPA


Sexy How-to video : 7 link sharing tips for Facebook

Getting Your Links Facebooked

Creating content that will be shared in social media is a challenge.I used the following tips to draft my odd title. If you are reading this, please let me know where you found it.
Post adapted from Dan Zarella of DanZarella.com.
7 Ways to Get Your Blog Posts Shared On Facebook
Writing a blog is a lot like sending a note out in a bottle, and hoping someone, somewhere will read what you wrote. The following stats can help increase your reach.
Want to maximize sharing of your content on Facebook? Here are seven tips that are sure to help.


SEO Tips– Increasing Page Load Speed

Attract More Readers- Speed Up Your Blog

Internet users are not patient. They will not wait around while your blog or site loads. In 2006, Akamai and Jupiter Research identified '4 Seconds' as the maximum length of  time web shoppers would wait for a page to load. The following tips can help you have more readers stay on your blog or website and reduce the number of page “bounces” showing in your statistics. Reducing page bounces can go a long way to increasing you search engine ranking.
Blog load speed is critical to attracting more readers to your blog. If your blog takes a long time to load, many readers may leave your blog before they have the chance to read it. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help your blog or site load faster and attract more users:


10 Tips for Social Media Marketing

Business Stepping into Social Media Marketing?

10 Tips to Boost bottom line, and Build Brand Buzz

A quick guide for business based on “10 Rules for Social Media Marketing” by Susan Gunelius
Social media marketing can help build your audience and customer base in a dramatically.  However,  starting without a roadmap can make it a daunting task.
Using these 10 tips will help you better serve your clients,brand and more importantly your bottom line.  These 10 tips can help you make the best use of your social media time, rather than flailing around in the dark.


Blogger:Free Website Builder,Hosting Tool> Easy Customizing Tips!

Blogger:easy economical web solutions for Small businesses. Get online and running in record time using Blogger.

The free website building and hosting functionality of  Blogger are a boon to small businesses for creating a website presence with customizable features.
Blogger, a tool by Google, is becoming increasingly popular for small business websites. With Blogger, businesses can create a professional blog, niche product website or even a full website presence. I highly recommend the free website building and hosting tools, available through Blogger as an option businesses should consider.

Blogger as a Website Tool: Advantages


FREE Online Business Tools

Online Business Planning Tools from Ireland

I just discovered this list of Free online Business Planning tools on PlanWare.org. Plan Ware is based in Dublin, Ireland. I haven’t checked any of these tools yet, these are hot from my browser. Check them out and let me know what you think.


Link up on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Pulls Top Search Listings

Why Minute to Market Recommends LinkedIn

LinkedIn profiles rank in the top five search results for names. Whether you have a business, or are job seeking, LinkedIn is the place to establish professional connections, and make it easy for prospective clients or employers to find you.  LinkedIn connects over 70 million people in 200 countries and territories. While LinkedIn is not a top hot spot, according to alexa ratings, LinkedIn is climbing in popularity as a social networking site. Once, a basic job-seeker billboard, LinkedIn is now a connection-based referral source where careers are jump started, and businesses built through connections. LinkedIn is a veritable electronic version of an “old boys network”.

LinkedIn offers an opportunity to showcase your knowledge and experience while connecting with other professionals to further your career. LinkedIn profiles build authority, through not only being shared on their site, but as a high ranking personal brand throughout the web.  

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile : Minute to Market Tips 


Essential Twitter Marketing Rules

Establish Your Twitter Presence Now, Then Follow Aaron’s Rules.

Article Synopsis, Review and Recommendations: 7 Essential Marketing Rules for Twitter by Aaron Zitzer
Aaron Zitzer points out on “Twitter you can engage with almost anyone” and cites Twitter as a compelling tool for business. I agree. However, the painstaking, overly cautious set of rules Aaron gives, might cause some business owners to dismiss Twitter as something they neither have the time, nor resources to utilize. I highly recommend each of Aaron’s rules. However, time is of the essence in establishing a Twitter presence, especially for branding. There may be another business using your name, and there is also the common practice of hijacking brand names.(Some enterprising individuals take great pleasure in sending false tweets from business brand names, or will simply set up a brand name on Twitter, then demand payment to hand over the reins.) While Aaron correctly points out the wrong approach can a create a PR nightmare for a business, being overly cautious can also back fire, or be a waste of time and resources, 
 I recommend the following three rules in order of importance.


Collections: eTool Organization

What do you collect? I collect eTools. eTools? I have found a great collection of FREE eTools that make doing business online easier, and  help me accomplish more in less time.
Things that make life run smoother always fascinated me. Eons ago, I twigged a program to write and print reports on my C64 computer instead of getting mired in the cycle of handwriting, secretary typing, proofing, then re-typing and re-proofing. Later, taught  teachers and beginning readers to utilize online voice recognition software. I then started blogging as a way to organize discovered information without it taking up a lot of time, ink, space or paper. As time progressed, my fascination with code, widgets, and social media marketing grew as did my collection of eTools.

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