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Ian Messinger

Hibu's Digital Marketing Resource Library on a laptop

Introducing the Hibu Resource Library

An all-in-one digital marketing knowledge center for your small business We get it: there are plenty of places to turn to for advice about marketing…and it’s hard to tell what’s correct, what’s current, and what’s designed to work for local businesses. That’s why we built the Hibu Resource Library — where you can get all the […]

The power of crossposting on social media

Save time, save effort and get more social by sharing posts across multiple platforms For small businesses, starting to use social media to market their business is a process: First, start using social media (you’d be surprised how many small businesses don’t!) Second, set up business pages and profiles — not just personal ones Third, […]

Show your digital marketing some love

Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most to your marketing You love your local business. You work hard to make sure your customers love your local business, too. But when was the last time you took a few minutes to show your business how much you appreciate it? You don’t need to mail candy hearts […]

Try the Hibu Digital Marketing Solutions Finder

Two questions, one custom digital marketing recommendation Every local business is different, but there’s one thing they all need: a tailor-made plan to get more leads, more customers, and more business. And it doesn’t get any easier than this. Answer two questions about your business today…and see the synchronized solution that will help you do […]

Errors in online business listings

The last message you want from a local customer…

Don’t let the wrong online info leave your customers with a bad taste As a small business owner, you know there are plenty of conversations you don’t want to have with a customer. From problematic service calls…to billing issues…to unexpected interruptions in your service (like winter weather or power outages)…there are all kinds of calls and emails […]

Hibu Small Business Marketing Checklist - Take the Quiz or Preview the Checklist

Check out the Small Business Marketing Checklist

A simple “to-do” list “to-do” more with your marketing Sometimes the hardest part of marketing your small business — especially if you’re short on time — is finding a formula to repeat what’s working for you. That’s what makes the FREE Hibu Small Business Marketing Checklist so helpful. Think of as a “cheat sheet” that you can […]

Think fast: mobile website speed still matters

Think fast: mobile website speed still matters

When it comes to mobile speed, time is money Everyone who uses a phone to browse online knows how frustrating it can be to wait for a site to load…or rather, to leave a site when it doesn’t load quickly. “Going mobile” is a subject we can’t get enough of — we’ve talked about 6 tips to […]

3 posts you missed in 2017

The best of what you (really, truly) missed There’s a lot to see on Hibu’s Blog, Facebook Page, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter — not to mention the new Hibu.com — so we can’t blame anyone for missing content every now and then. Check out these “below the radar” posts. There’s a good chance you’ll learn […]

The offline marketing you need to succeed online

Word of mouth can be just as important as www We’ve talked about the top ways to promote your business online and offline before, but let’s focus on the simplest things you can do offline to promote your business today. Get involved in local events From 10k runs to sponsorships to giving back to your local […]

Do you still need a business website?

Spoiler alert: Yes, you do! There are two things we firmly believe about digital marketing: You need a synchronized solution that includes MORE than just a business website …but you still need a business website We all spend so much time on Facebook, looking at digital business listings and checking online business reviews and seeing ads on our […]

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