Running into Writer’s Block? – 5 Tips to Break Free! #MediaMagictips #WordPress

It happens to us all. You are on a tight deadline and you need to update your Facebook Page or blog site right now, and, Boom! Your blogger mind goes blank. Nothing broadcasting from there but an old time TV  test pattern. What happened to all of those amazing insights you were about to share? Relax! Here are a few copywriting tips from the HootSuite Blog Team to get you back in the saddle and creating engaging content. Grab some Ginger Tea, pet the dog, and get ready to write!

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Remember, if you need a pinch hitter to do some content creation  for your blog, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter page, we, at Media Magic, are running a Blue Light Special on Social Media Marketing Services for Small Business owners and not-for-profits through April 7th…  click here for details on this incredible offer… you have 5 days left!

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‘Got nothing’ for your next #Facebook Page update? Try these! #MediaMagicTips

Hard up for content for your small business Facebook Page updates? Social media marketing does not have to be hard work. Try these tips for easily creating engaging messages to your fans… they work for Twitter and LinkedIn, too.Write them up in advance… use them throughout the week and let the ideas flow!

http://www.shoestringmarketinguniversity.com/50-facebook-updates/

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Good Reading – Living the Curious Life – 12 Good Reasons to Give it a Whirl #Curiosity

A great article, brought to my attention by Becky Gaylord Director, Engagement Center at United Way of Greater Cleveland .
http://12most.com/2014/02/24/12-compelling-reasons-live-curious-life/

12 most compelling reasons to live a curious life

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Cristal – Millennium Inorganic ‘Manufacturing Day’ Community Event 2013 Ashtabula, Ohio – 2

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Media Magic’s Award-Winning ‘Abilities in Motion’ video now on new ACBDD website!

Media Magic is tickled pink to say that our 2011 Ohio Public Images Network award-winning video, ‘Abilities in Motion’, which has been available on our YouTube channel, is now embedded on Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities new website. Congrats, DD folks – your website is a beaut! Check it out – you’ll be inspired.

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Is Valentine’s Day too soon to launch your Mother’s Day marketing strategy?

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! It’s a beautiful, snowy day here in Ashtabula County, Ohio. With St. Patrick’s Day shamrocks and green apparel already crowding out Cupid’s chocolates at the local pharmacy, you might be asking yourself, isn’t it too early to starting your marketing campaign for St. Paddy’s Day? How about Mother’s Day? Maybe not. Check out the metrics in this article, brought to my attention by David Landis of Landis Communications: When should you roll out your holiday marketing strategy?

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Media Magic Filming On Location at Bissell Maple Farm, Rock Creek Ohio

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Got Postcards? Here’s A Direct Mail Marketing Deal !

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Are you looking for an easy and cost effective way to use Postcards to market your business? I came across this solution while reading a response by Barry Caputo of  the Marsid M and M Group,  in a popular marketing blog. He suggested using a service by the USPS called E.D.D.M. (Every Door Direct Mail). EDDM lets you pay a flat fee to mail a large postcard without the need for a mailing list. Just have the postcards printed and bundle them according to postal regulations (bundles of 100 pieces) and take them to the post office.  I checked it out for myself. For instance, I went to the map on their site, selected my select target area in Ashtabula and picked two particular routes: one going therough the central business district and one going through the main industrial district. The total delivery cost was $185 – not bad, for hitting every door and PO box in that area. Thanks, Barry  for this great marketing tip!  You can find out more here about EDDM at the USPS website: https://www.usps.com/business/every-door-direct-mail.htm.

Turn Cabin Fever into Marketing Magic

Weeks and weeks of Polar Plunges and Snow Storms is giving a lot of us small business owners Extreme Cabin Fever! If you are like me, in beautiful southern Ashtabula County, Ohio, you are tired of being cooped up inside, waiting for Mother Nature to ease up. What I’m doing is taking some time to do what I do for others… market my own business! This slow time is a great time to focus of getting the word out about your company. Try out a new marketing tool – start a new Twitter Hashtag campaign, get started on a new WordPress blog site, upload some product pictures to your Facebook Page or create a LinkedIn Company Page for your business. LinkedIn has some wonderful new tools in its networking arsenal and I am having a lot of fun putting them to work for Media Magic right now. It’s keeping my mind busy and I don’t have time to think about the snow piling up around my window sill. Take a peek at ours below. Check back later this week, and I will have a mini-tutorial about how to get started with LinkedIn Company and Showcase Pages.

Listen, and Be Inspired!

Shane on Upworthy

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Inspiration from Shane

If you’d like to get one of Shane’s poems emailed to you once a month, go here. And if you’d like to follow the amazingly talented Hannah Epperson, who accompanied this performance on the violin, Like her here.