How to Use Your Lemonade Stand Experience to Succeed in Business Lemonade stands have been teaching kids about how to run a business for generations. Remember the old Peanuts cartoon where Lucy dispenses advice instead of drinks for five cents, and then Snoopy undercuts her for two cents? Even if your neighborhood was less competitive growing up, your first experience with being an entrepreneur probably made a lasting impression. Some

“MARKETING CHAMPIONS” WITH MARGOT BLACK FROM BLACK INK PR So excited to speak with Howard Wolpoff in his “Marketing Champions” segment of Daily Ad Brief where we discussed various topics on Marketing, such as what what makes a good story. Give it a watch at Daily Ad Brief.com

BLACK INK PR WINS COVETED PRSA WESTERN DISTRICT’S “BEST IN THE WEST” AWARD Award Recognizes BIPR’s Outstanding PR Campaign for Comedy Gives Back’s “Laugh Aid” Live-Stream Event During Early Covid-19 Lockdown Los Angeles — September 30, 2021 – Black Ink PR (BIPR), a leading Los Angeles public relations boutique, today announced it has won the “Best in the West” Award bestowed by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) –

DO YOU KNOW YOUR MARKETING ACRONYMS? Marketers at every level enjoy bandying about a few trendy acronyms to explain their work. Here are some of our favorites: Baby Marketer CTA, CTR, CMS YA Marketer TOFU, MOFU, BOFU Mature Marketer ICP Boomer Marketing Boss Whitepaper And here’s what they all stand for – CTA – Call to ActionCTR – Click Through Rate  =  clicks ÷ impressions = CTR.CMS – Content Management

Three Super Simple Tips to Improve Your Businesses “Likeability Factor” (Especially if you have a challenging topic) Don’t know where to start somedays? Start by asking “How can my business be more friendly and approachable?”  When businesses work well, customers feel part of their tribe and return often with their dollars.  Everyone wants to do business with people they like. At best – your customers are your advocates and share

5 STEPS TO SOCIAL SELLING SUCCESS The best place for any business to market and seek out new customers is obviously through social media. With the majority of customers across the globe engaging in one or more social media platforms, having space and ads floating through their newsfeeds can help you reach customers in a new way. With a social media funnel, you are able to take advantage of different

FREE DESSERT – WHAT’S YOURS? My husband’s family loves this little Italian restaurant in the Valley. It’s non-descript, average sized sign, and the first time I walked in I realized I’d been passing it by for years.  But not my husband’s clan. They love it. And have been returning for generations. And bringing everyone they know. What makes it so special? The owner. He stands at the door and greets

Content Strategy 101 Your brand’s content will only be as effective as the strategy you use to create and promote it. Otherwise, you will miss out on reaching a large segment of your target audience. You need to make sure your content is speaking to your audience in a way that is relevant to them, in a place or format they engage with.  Here are some important tips on how

The Value of Public Relations in 2021 Public relations is an old industry, one that began long before the internet or even television. The first documented public relations agency opened in 1900. Businesses of all kinds have long recognized the value of attracting publicity. It’s changed a bit with time, however clear communications and consistent visibility is still a key ingredient to any business success. Getting more publicity for your

TIKTOK GOES THE CLOCK – THREE STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS But Where Does Your Consumer Engagement Go?Three Strategies for Success In this world of constantly changing technology, you have to be on top of your game. Unfortunately, it can be hard to keep up if you don’t know where to start… Fortunately, we can help with that. TikTok rewards engagement. Here’s how you get it: Educate Your Viewers People are curious

3 Marketing Sins You Must Never Commit Marketing is the path to a successful business, but only if done right. Putting your message out in front of people can create customers, but it can also prove to be a waste of time and resources when not done correctly. Unfocused marketing is like flushing time and money down the toilet and no one wants to do that. While the perfect campaign

Price.com Closes $10 Million Series Seed Funding Round Deal Placed with Leading Digital Industry Executives, VCs and Celebrities; Strategic Investment Enables Company to Scale Network Expansion and Product Development to Support Exponential User Growth View Release on PR Newswire SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Price.com, the all-in-one money savings e-commerce platform, today announced a $10 million series seed funding round led by Ricky Caplin, Chairman of Caplin Family Offices, with participation from: Founders