Author Archives: Kevin Banet

MailChimp enhances its email marketing mixup

For a while, we here at TreeFrogClick have been choosing MailChimp for our marketing clients rather than Constant Contact, the granddaddy of email marketing.  Not only is MailChimp free for the first two thousand emails per month, but they have several features that, the last time I checked, Constant Contact did not. One of those features…

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Is the new one-page website right for you?

  Websites are ever-evolving. Have you heard about the latest trend? It’s the one-page website. One-page websites, with their astounding graphics and easy scrolling, are gaining popularity every day. We here at TreeFrogClick recently built such a site for Restore American Liberty. “The new design has double, tripled, even quadrupled visits,” said James Komaniecki, the…

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Parish Ads — Catholic advertising at its best

Let’s face it, fellow Catholics. We have not been using the internet enough to spread the faith. It’s been said more than once – if St. Paul were alive today he would be tweeting, posting and emailing. Today we at TreeFrogClick are rolling out a new program. It’s called Parish Ads. My company can reach 1.9…

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Your newsletter stinks

Three fatal flaws of newsletters – my video exposes them I’m going to find money in your mailing list. And I’m going to show you how. When you follow my advice, and see the results, you will be brimming with pride, like Jonathan Toews during his triumphant skate-around this week in front of the cheering Chicago…

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Five sure-fire ways to rocket your marketing efforts

  Stuck in a publicity rut? Here are five quick ways to boost your marketing program. 1. Get more Facebook likes Simply ask for them. Put up a compelling photo. Ask your fans to share it on their timelines with a request to like your page. Or boost your posts, using the boost paid feature on…

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Why I turned down a Hollywood promo job

To be the best, sometimes you gotta say no Last week I did what some would say was stupid – I turned down a prospective high-profile job. I had gotten a call from a man promoting a venture in the music industry. He had made a short video with his friends in Hollywood to ask…

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How to market on Memorial Day and break other rules

I’m going to dare the marketing industry by telling it how to break some time-honored rules. Here’s what they say: “The best days to send your emails are blah, blah, blah. And don’t send them during blah, blah, blah.” Maybe those are just big lies. Or maybe they just don’t know how to break the rules.…

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Your website looks like a bum!

Several weeks ago, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George passed away. One of the stories going around was about how a local barber came to shave him several times a week. The barber’s pitch? “You look like a bum.” The barber had seen the cardinal on TV, called him up and told him that he needed a…

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A winning nonprofit marketing plan

Do you want more members for your nonprofit? More donors? Want to get better at marketing your nonprofit? Does  your nonprofit’s “to-do” list look like this: Plan a strategy for regular Facebook posts Develop attractive Facebook memes with simple but clever sayings Start/improve paid ads to bring in new Facebook fans Use paid ads to promote your nonprofit Write compelling…

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Your gold mine is one inch from your fingertips

If your a fan of success stories, no doubt you’ve heard the story of gold miner R.U. Darby. During the gold rush era in Colorado, Darby and his uncle ran a just-barely successful mining operation. At one point, however, the gold vein ran out. After digging here and there, they became frustrated and sold their…

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