NEW! Promoted Facebook Live Video

NEW from FB! As of June 8th, we’ve rolled out the ability for verified Pages (with a blue badge) to promote a Facebook Live video during the broadcast. Previously, live videos could only be promoted with ads after the live broadcast ended. We are seeing great...

As restaurants struggle to survive, some find strength in numbers

As restaurants gear up for Arizona Restaurant Week, they have more on the line than ever. The business of serving food has become a minefield, and many independents are hanging on for dear life. By all outward appearances, the restaurant business is booming. Not a...

Digital on SMBs’ Minds? Maybe Not So Much.

You might think digital media is top-of-mind for SMBs. But when you ask an open-ended question about how local media companies can help with their marketing needs, the floodgates open to a torrent of frustrations. The comments come from a massive SMB survey that got...

The AdWords 2017 roadmap is loaded with artificial intelligence

What’s on the horizon for Google AdWords? Columnist Frederick Vallaeys provides a behind-the-scenes look at some new AdWords features from a presentation at Google Marketing Next. Google recently shared their 2017 AdWords product roadmap at Google Marketing...

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for June

Restaurant owners and operators will find many opportunities for marketing during June. Father’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for most restaurants, but your promotional activities don’t have to end there. As June is also Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself”...

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for July

With summer upon us, restaurant owners and operators are gearing up to help family and friends savor the season. Independence Day will see party and picnic deals, of course, but the month of July offers many more restaurant marketing opportunities. For food related...