We live in a pay-to-play world where organizations have to spend money to make money.

— Colleen Dilenschneider

FOCUS

How do you break through the noise? By talking to the people who want to hear from you. Too often we’re focused on having a large audience.

But why? Perhaps it’s better to have a small audience of supporters who hang on every word, show up when they’re needed and share your (their) message with others, greatly amplifying your reach.

And just because social media is “free” doesn’t mean it’s without cost. So today it’s important to spend your precious few resources on what really moves the needle for your organization and your mission.

Every minute and every dollar matters.

 

Three Marketing Truths for an Information Dense World
Ok, so how do you break through? Here are three things you’d better keep in mind or you’re wasting your time.

 

Audience Acquisition: The Cost of Doing Business for Visitor-serving Organizations
How much should you spend on get and keep your audience? Substitute audience reach for visits and donations for admission, membership, merchandising, etc., and this is applicable to most nonprofits. Don’t forget it’s not just about acquiring an audience, today most of your budget has to go toward keeping those you already have.

 

BONUS

15 Top Websites to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing
Because of the incredible power of images, it’s nearly mandatory to use them to capture people’s attention. Advice I’ve clearly taken to heart in the Nugget. Use these sites to spend less time finding the right image.

 

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