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Holiday Marketing: “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”

This time of year, brands across the country are walking that fine line between celebrating the holidays and “political correctness.” Over the past few years, more brands have shifted towards generic greetings (“Happy Holidays” or “Seasons Greetings”) over “Merry Christmas.” But why did this happen? And what does it mean for your business? According to [Read more…]

5 Online Marketing Terms Small Business Owners Should Know

   1. WebPresence™ WebPresence™ also known as Online Presence is everywhere your business information is found online. This includes your website, your social media channels and your local review pages. Why: Most small business owners don’t take the time to maintain their WebPresence™ which means they aren’t taking control of the information their business is [Read more…]

Why We Do What We Do

At AMG, we believe it’s not what you do. It’s not even how you do it. It’s WHY you do it that matters. Automated Marketing Group was born out of a need to support local business owners. Years before we even considered starting a marketing company, our sister company, Auto Profit Masters, was bringing auto [Read more…]

Big Changes Coming for Twitter

In an attempt to gain new users and engage existing users, Twitter will be launching many new features over the next couple months. Slow user growth has been a major concern in recent months, and Twitter shares fell as much as 12% in Q3. This site overhaul definitely looks to address new user growth first [Read more…]

Beware of these “Buzzwords” in 2015: Multiple Websites

One business having multiple websites is not a good thing. We have been seeing more and more of this type of activity, especially when it comes to hiring companies to run Adwords or PPC campaigns. The keys to any successful Adwords campaign are not only optimized, well-researched keyword and ad development, but also well optimized [Read more…]

Beware of these “Buzzwords” in 2015: Duplicate Content

There has been, and will continue to be, a lot talk in SEO and webmaster circles about duplicate content. Not just duplicate content within one website, but also having duplicate or multi versions of the same website. This conversation has taken off now and will continue going into 2015. There is also a lot of [Read more…]

Why Good Website Content is so Critical

What does your website say about your business? Not the design or branding – but what does the content actually say about your business? The words on a page are an obvious but critical part of the message your website sends to your audience. Yet, too often, they come as an afterthought. Text is added [Read more…]

Meet Dr. Dean

We get requests from people almost daily wanting more information about what makes a good website. I have spoken to owners of auto repair shops, fishing charters, dry cleaners, pediatric clinics… and too many others to count. (If you guessed that we love to support the small business community, you’d be 100% correct!) They want [Read more…]

Why Data can (and should) drive your Content Marketing Strategy

Let’s face it – writing a blog post is not easy. It takes time, research, thought, and effort. Why would you waste those resources creating something that no one will want to read? The same is true for an email blast or e-newsletter. Why would you waste your time writing articles and designing an email [Read more…]

The Low Cost Adwords Strategy No One Talks About

You are probably familiar with what Adwords is and how it can help generate leads or sales for your business. As Adwords advertising has become more popular the cost of it has gone up, particularly over the last 5 years. However, compared to many other forms of print advertising and other media, Adwords is still [Read more…]