At the ripe age of six years old, Michelle Wheeler learned about the world of marketing through her mother, Terrie Wheeler, founder of PSM Marketing. Michelle would spend evenings stapling her mother’s proposals, assembling presentation packets, and learning the lingo of marketing for professional services firms. When asked what her mom did for work, young […]
Today’s lesson will focus on the importance of proper manners on professional video calls. At PSM Marketing, we’ve experienced many of these faux pas firsthand. While it’s important to have patience for technical snags (like lag time), you can avoid many frustrations by following these 8 guidelines for video call etiquette.
When the COVID-19 lockdowns were ordered, webpages, blogs and items written for social media feeds needed to make a fast, hard turn to remain relevant. Now that businesses are starting to open back up, another shift is required. Find out what you can do to remain relevant and necessary as the economy begins to open up.
We are experiencing something completely unprecedented with the arrival of COVID-19 in the United States. “Non essential” businesses are closing their doors due to state-issued executive orders. From a public safety standpoint, closing local businesses is a responsible way to help flatten the curve of this global pandemic. We might be homebound as consumers, but we still have one crucial asset to help small businesses: buying power.
You’re used to waking up for work, showering, getting your coffee, commuting, and settling in at the office. Well, working from home should follow a similar pattern. We recommend establishing a new routine that will help you switch gears and compartmentalize. Here are the top tips we have for setting yourself up for success while working from home.
Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces are scrambling to deliver services remotely while maintaining the continuity of their work. We thought it would be helpful to provide a summary of the technology tools PSM has used to remotely deliver its services as a virtual marketing company since its inception in 1997.
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has impacted small businesses disproportionately. While industries like travel, hospitality, and others will benefit from government support, many small e-commerce and online businesses are struggling in the face of this global pandemic and dismal economy.
As businesses grapple with how to keep their organization moving forward with a newly formed virtual workforce, it is important now more than ever to keep your search engine rankings high. There are several reasons why, along with a few ideas on how to do it.
Do you have your 2020 Marketing Plan in place yet? If not, fear not. In fact, it’s a great time of year to focus on your business growth goals! The key to your success in 2020 will rely on stepping back, assessing your strengths, and proactively identifying your target audiences, key messages and marketing objectives. Once you have your 2020 8-Step Marketing Plan in place you will need to commit to implementing your plan – not storing it on a shelf!
Since its inception over 20 years ago, PSM Marketing has been a true virtual marketing firm. Early on, PSM allowed for flexible work hours, remote working, video conferencing, and overall work-life balance back when those concepts were truly novel in most corporate settings. This progressive business model has helped establish PSM as a true thought leader in the Twin Cities business community. Today, workplace culture is shifting to include the desires of Gen Xers and Millennials; two generations that prioritize work-life balance. So why does this model work so well? What magic did PSM tap into way before it was cool? Let’s explore.