Convert Online Contacts to Clients

Social Media Marketing is an excellent way for a business to generate more business exposure and help to brand their business, but how do you get more clients from the time invested with Blogging and social sites? Converting online contacts to clients is most likely the real reason any of us spend the time we… Read more »

Is Your Website Too Distracting

Websites in 2012 offer so many more options than sites in the past.  From adobe flash-based websites that offer animated messages to the basic WordPress format, businesses must decide what design platform is the best one to reach their target audience. Purple Diamond just converted from an Adobe flash-based site that allowed for a diamond… Read more »

Road Map for Social Media

Do you need a road map for all the Social Media Sites? For most business owners this on-line world is most likely making your head spin and just when you mastered the use of Facebook or Twitter you “StumbleUpon”  about 10 other sites that are up and coming and need your immediate attention.  Are you… Read more »

Marketing Trends and Groundhog Day

OK, so that is probably a strange title for today’s Purple Diamond Marketing Blog, but as I listened to the news talk about Groundhog Day and if the Groundhog will see his shadow to help us know if winter will soon be over I laughed and realized it is much like the trends in marketing. … Read more »

How to Convert Internet Leads to Sales

Your company has embraced social media marketing and you now have leads coming in from your efforts and from your website, but you are not making sales….why? Most likely it is because you haven’t developed a process for handling the leads.  Businesses continue to struggle with how to convert internet leads and what is the… Read more »

10 Marketing Tips

1.)  Maintain a customer data base and enter all customers and prospects in this system and continue to update with notes about their birthday, hobbies, family, their likes and dislikes, etc. 2.) Make a list of topics for future press releases to use during the year and go beyond sending them to just the newspaper. … Read more »

Pitfalls of Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing is a key concern for most businesses today.  As social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and many others continue to grow, businesses scramble to use these sites to gain the eyes of their target audience.  But, what happens to the small business who has under 5 employees or no resources [time… Read more »

Message Magic with Marketing

When was the last time you submitted a press release about your business that got published or a social media post or blog that got a large response, or delivered a 30 second elevator speech to a group of business owners that had people asking to know more? Your message must tell a compelling story… Read more »

OK is Just OK, but Who Wants More?

If you own your own business and your marketing and sales efforts this year are just “OK”, do you want more? Seems like a silly question, but it might be the reason you are not getting the results today that you want for your business.  During tough economic times there is always a large percentage… Read more »

Taglines and Slogans

Taglines and slogans are more than just catchy phrases, they are how businesses continue to stand out from their competition and remain in the minds of the consumer.  As an advertising agency and marketing coach Purple Diamond has created many taglines for their clients, but the biggest struggle is to help the business owner to… Read more »