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McDaniel PR Owner Featured as one of the “2019 Women in Business”

Repost from The Homewood Star. See original article here

Mandy Williams of McDaniel PR realized the power of words very early in her career. After managing social media marketing for a small business during graduate school, she decided to pursue a career helping small businesses harness that power.

In 2015, Williams opened McDaniel PR with a mission of helping small business owners “create company images that leave a lasting impact on the public.” Continue reading “McDaniel PR Owner Featured as one of the “2019 Women in Business””

Foodies of Birmingham Takes Part in ‘Foodie Night’ at Jack’s

Partial repost from Bham Now. See original article here.

Quick-service restaurants are a dime a dozen. But there is one that is going the extra distance to stand out from the crowd—Jack’s. Birmingham based and Alabama proud, here’s what makes Jack’s stand above the rest.

Over 50 Years of Service

Jack’s first opened its doors in Homewood in 1960— almost 60 years ago! Known for fresh, made-from-scratch menu with Southern flavor, the restaurant has continued to grow and produce quality food for its guests. Currently, Jack’s has 162 locations and opening about 15 new stores a year in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. This makes Jack’s the largest quick-service restaurant headquartered in the state. Wow!  Continue reading “Foodies of Birmingham Takes Part in ‘Foodie Night’ at Jack’s”

3 Ways to Build Your Brand Outside of Social Media Marketing

When it comes to building a brand and marketing a business, social media is a powerful (not mention free) tool that all businesses need to be taking advantage of. Because most Americans have at least one social media account, social media marketing helps your business reach consumers.

Although social media marketing understandably gets a lot of focus when it comes to building a brand and business, it’s not the only way to build a brand, so it’s not the only tactic businesses should be using. In fact, it may not even be the most effective brand building tactic for your business, depending on the type of business you run, your industry, your target market, and so on.

When it comes to building a brand, the more diverse your strategy is, the faster, better and more effectively you’ll be able to build the brand you want to. So, in addition to social media marketing, you may want to consider one or all of the following effective brand building strategies: Continue reading “3 Ways to Build Your Brand Outside of Social Media Marketing”

Giving Back: Buddys4Kids

We are excited to announce our partnership with Buddys4Kids, an Albany, Oregon-based organization that brings specially-made dolls to children with special situations. Founder Treneé Zweigle, a registered nurse of over 25 years, created the organization because she had nursed so many children in the worst of situations, many in children’s units and children’s oncology units. Continue reading “Giving Back: Buddys4Kids”

Small Business Valentine’s Marketing Ideas

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a holiday for couples, it’s an opportunity to show affection for the folks who support your business, and getting in on the occasion can certainly pay off. Each year there’s a huge surge in sales and online engagement. The average U.S. consumer will spend $143.56 on Valentine’s Day items like jewelry, flowers, candy and dinner, for a total estimated spending haul of $19.6 billion. Continue reading “Small Business Valentine’s Marketing Ideas”