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Welcome to the September 2011 Issue of the Simple Marketing Now e-Newsletter!

I hope your summer is going well and that those of you on the East Coast of North America successfully weathered Irene.

With back-to-school either just around the corner or having just happened, I wanted to focus on getting back to basics.

More specifically, the basics for your online presence, for making the most of your social media marketing, and for creating remarkable content that helps your business get found by customers.

Read on to find insights, highlights and resources to help simplify the process of implementing social marketing and content marketing to help your business get found online.

Consider downloading our special back to basics offer which includes the Simple Marketing Now Getting Started with Social Media Guide and the LinkedIn Guide - just for subscribers to this Newsletter!

Where You Can Find Us:

Business Growth Summit - a virtual event taking place September 12 through 23, 2011

Hubspot User Group Summit & VAR Day,
September 15 & 16, 2011 in Boston

 Natural Beauty Summit America 2011 - Oct. 6 & 7, 2011 in New York City


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Thank you for reading!

Wishing you...

Warm & Simple Regards,


Christine B. Whittemore
Chief Simplifier 
Simple Marketing Now

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Insights about Social Media & Content Marketing for Business...

Late summer is a good time to step back and evaluate how effective your online marketing is. More specifically, how well is your website performing for your business? Have you checked whether you have any 'broken' links or icons on your site? How's your SEO?

Here are resources to help you answer these questions and get back to basics with your website.

Content Marketing for Business

In addition to focusing on the basics of your online presence, you might also want to think about your content and how well it answers the questions potential customers have about your product or service. Content relates to the words on your website, the blog articles you publish as well as the updates you publish on Twitter or Facebook. Are they creating value for your customers as they progress through their buying cycle?

Two recent conferences offered valuable content marketing advice:

Social Media Marketing for Business

If you're looking to get down to basics and make sense out of social media for business, I recommend that you download two guides we've created: Getting Started with Social Media and the LinkedIn Guide. They are part of the many resources  available from Simple Marketing Now to make your marketing more effective and help you get found by customers.

What's New with Simple Marketing Now?

Check out our latest articles published on MarketingProfs and Content Marketing Insitute:
In Recent News...

Check out our recent social media marketing interviews with TalkFloor's Dave Foster....

Retail Experience Resources from Flooring The Consumer:

Coming Soon! 

Get ready for the 6th annual Bathroom Blogfest which takes place the last week of October 2011.  Follow us on Twitter, become a Facebook Fan, and consider participating in this celebration of the importance of the customer experience. If you're interested, get in on the act and take the Ramping Up for Bathroom Blogfest 2011 Survey!


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