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Blog Entries - 2018

Check out New Features of Google My Business

Posted on: November 8, 2018
Tags: Digital marketing tactics, Seo, Search marketing

Google My Business (GMB) is notorious for testing features without fanfare. In 2018 Google improved both the consumer and business experience of GMB by encouraging engagement and interaction with GMB Q&As and GMB Posts. They’ve helped generate subjective ‘attributes’ for local businesses, and abandoned anonymous Google Review profiles, to name a few.

Recently, Google has been testing and rolling out more new features: Products and Services URL, Product Collections and Reserve with Google. Let's review how to use them...

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CMS Partners with BC Lights for Marketing Support

Posted on: October 31, 2018
Tags: Customer corner, Digital marketing strategy

When our marketing team met with Brad, president of BC Lights, we discovered he has a talented team of energetic, creative professional multi-line Manufacturers' Sales Representatives, that focus on decorative and architectural lighting and lighting related products. However, he needed desperately needed assistance with...

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A Lesson in Proper Hashtag Etiquette for Your Business

Posted on: October 24, 2018
Tags: Social media strategy, Social media tactics, Online marketing

Social media has many benefits: staying in touch with family and friends, updating your customers and prospects with compelling and helpful information, and gathering the latest news. But to really make the most of your accounts, proper hashtag and @ symbol etiquette is a must. Learn how to use these symbols for social media success...

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5 Tools for Better Customer Engagement

There’s a difference between getting the attention of customers and making them loyal buyers. Here are five tools that can help you turn prospects into a loyal following...

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Move Over Millennials, Gen Z is in Town

Posted on: September 25, 2018
Tags: Millennials, Generation z, Consumer buying habits, Marketing research

Move over, Millennials. The next generation of consumers, Generation Z, is disrupting shopping habits. A study by Deloitte finds that members of Generation Z like to shop in stores and are highly interested in well-known brands. They also...

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7 Steps to Increase Your Google Ranking

When you search Google for terms related to your business, is your website listed on the first page of results? If not, don’t worry. There are a few steps you can take to improve your presence on Google and make sure people find you instead of your competitors when searching for your type of business. Check out the 7 Steps to Increase Your Google Ranking...

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Tips for Successfully Posting on Social Media Channels

Which social media channels should you use, what should you post, and how can you make your business stand out in your industry? Review this handy, easy-to-follow infographic to find out.

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Successful People Do These 6 Things Before 9am

Posted on: August 8, 2018
Tags: Small business tips

What do successful people do differently? For one thing, they typically wake up very early. Long before they hit the office, they’ve been up and active, performing tasks that will set them up for success throughout the day.

Here are 6 things successful people do before 9 am, and how you can incorporate them into your routine.

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Why Your Company's Brand is Not a Logo

Posted on: July 18, 2018
Tags: Branding, Brand strategy, Logo, Identity

Put simply, your company brand is an experience, not a logo. Exactly what does that mean? Let's explore this concept a bit further...

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Amy Youngblood Named a Top Interior Designer in Ohio by The LuxPad

Posted on: June 26, 2018
Tags: In the news, Customer corner, Interior design

As one of only two Cincinnati interior designers chosen, Amy Youngblood is honored to receive this prestigious nomination and award by The LuxPad.

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8 Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd

Posted on: June 12, 2018

For many of us, running a business means most of our days are filled with thoughts of doing more, earning more, and getting in front of the right people at the right time. So what does it take to stand out from the crowd? Here are 8 tips...

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Has Google Stopped Counting Anonymous Reviews and How Will it Affect Your Business?

Posted on: May 31, 2018
Tags: Digital marketing strategy, Online reviews

Rumor has it that Google has stopped counting anonymous reviews - see how it might affect your business...

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CMS Awarded Top 20 Cincinnati Blogs to Follow in 2018

Posted on: May 22, 2018
Tags: Digital marketing, Content marketing, Marketing tips blog

Who knew? Blogging really does pay off! We are proud to announce CMS has been awarded... 

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How to Boost Your Business with Local Content on Facebook

As a business owner, are you struggling to understand how to respond to Facebook’s newsfeed changes? These tips will help keep your content relevant and boost your business...

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Thank you for Supporting National Small Business Week

This week is National Small Business Week! What will you do to celebrate and support other small businesses? Below are several suggestions for celebrating National Small Business Week. And remember, you can work on these initiatives all year...

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CMS Partners with Sweet Acres Malt for Marketing Support

During our initial meeting with Camille, the owner of Sweet Acres Malt, we discovered...

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How to Get Google to Like Your Website

Although your small business website may look amazing, the wrong meta description tag could be hurting your rank in search engine results.

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5 Free Website SEO Tools You Should be Using for your Business

As you know, search engine optimization (SEO) is an important strategy for companies looking to drive traffic to their websites. Because most small businesses have limited resources, budgets and expertise to incorporate SEO into their marketing strategy, today I'm sharing five free and easy-to-use tools...

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7 Simple Tips for Increasing Sales in 2018

Posted on: March 21, 2018
Tags: Small business tips, Sales tips

If you’re ready to move beyond the basics with your sales strategy, consider these 7 out-of-the-box tips to boost revenue for your small business...

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CMS Partners with Beta Industries for Marketing Support

CMS Partners with Beta Industries for Marketing Support - During our initial meeting with Beta Industries' team, we discovered they have been in business... 

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3 Easy Steps to Get Your Business on Google Maps

Posted on: March 6, 2018
Tags: Digital marketing strategy, Digital marketing tactics

Ever wondered how local businesses pop up on Google Maps? What’s the process to add your business, so customers can find you on their smartphones and computers?...

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6 Tips for Staying on Top of Your Social Media Postings

It can be hard for busy business owners to keep up with social media. These 6 tips will help you balance your schedule and market your business...

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4 Ways to Promote Content for Increased Engagement

Becoming more strategic in your content promotion requires taking a fresh look at how you communicate with your audience to ensure you are providing not only the right content, but that it’s in the right place, at the right time. Here are four ways you can promote your content to increase engagement:

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4 Ways to Get More Online Reviews for Your Business

Posted on: January 24, 2018
Tags: Online marketing strategy, Customer reviews

Now that we've established the importance of online business reviews this year, let's take a look at 4 ways to get more of them!...

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7 Reasons to Ramp up Your Google Reviews this Year

Posted on: January 10, 2018
Tags: Digital marketing strategy, Customer reviews

Google business reviews are more important than ever this year. Consumers are turning to them more often than in the past to make purchasing decisions; they trust them more, and they’re actively reviewing businesses more frequently. Here are 7 reasons to ramp up your Google reviews this year...

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