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Staff Sabatoge

Staff Sabatoge

Your marketing is only as good as your people.  The most creative, eye-catching and compelling HVAC marketing campaign can fall flat on its face at your front door, if your staff isn’t aware of the details.  Trust me on this.  I’ve watched it happen more times than I can say.

Case in point:  an established and successful HVAC dealer we worked with for many years told me that the latest postcards we had created for him didn’t work.  He didn’t get nearly as many leads in the weeks after we mailed his cards as he used to.  And he was upset. … Read On!

Setting Your Marketing Goals – HVAC Podcast

Check out this HVAC Podcast featuring EB&L Marketing!

Have you set your goals for 2019? President of EB&L Marketing, Elaina Burdick, sat down with host Matt LaPan and Marketing Manager Jill Waters from S. G. Torrice Company to discuss setting marketing goals in this episode of Torrice Talk. Take a few minutes to listen.  There’s some good stuff in here!

Listen Now: https://www.sgtorrice.com/podcasts/
Subscribe: https://itunes.apple.com/…/torrice-talk-torric…/id1436034922Read On!

The Worst and the Best Companies

The Worst and the Best Companies

Guest Blogger: Ellen Rohr

According to an American Management Service, Inc. survey compilation, http://www.amserv.com/familystatistics.html

  • Family businesses comprise 90 percent of all business enterprises in North America.
  • Only 30% of family owned businesses survive to the second generation, 12% to the third, and 3% to the fourth.
  • Of CEOs due to retire within 5 years, 55% have not yet chosen their replacement.

According to my experience, the best companies I know are family businesses and the worst companies are family businesses.  When it works, you have aligned team members building on solid, functional, trusting relationships. … Read On!

Make a List. Check it Twice.

Make a List.  Check it Twice.

Your end of year marketing checklist.

It’s December and you’re busy with your end of year planning, holiday staff parties and buttoning up your books.  Figuring out who’s been naughty.  Who’s been nice.  But while you’re scurrying around like the Grinch on Christmas morning, make sure you set aside a few hours to review your marketing for the past year.

Pull out your 2018 marketing plan. 

A solid marketing plan will include your business goals, the items and actions needed to achieve your goals, a calendar and a budget.  Review your 2018 plan.

Did you cross off all the marketing initiatives on your list?Read On!

SEO for HVAC

SEO for HVAC

It doesn’t work and also it does work.

People will tell you that SEO is the greatest thing since sliced cinnamon raisin bread. People will also tell you SEO doesn’t work.  It’s a waste of time and money.  They are both right.  It does and doesn’t work and it’s constantly changing.

Ten years ago, when SEO “worked” you could throw money at a website until it showed up first in search results.  Everyone clicked on your site and you made oodles of money.  That doesn’t work anymore.

In the meantime, as we were all getting on the SEO bandwagon, web design evolved. … Read On!

WTF are #Hashtags?

WTF are #Hashtags?

At some point you’ve probably asked yourself, what the heck are hashtags? Or maybe, why would I need to use them as an HVAC company?

Well here’s a few reasons:

Hashtags are used like a search engine or a catalog on social media platforms, so they are helpful when users are looking for posts about the same thing. For example, if I wanted to see posts about #HVACLife, I can search specifically for that hashtag and I will find thousands of images that relate to that hashtag.

People typically perform searches using hashtags in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.… Read On!

Check out this HVAC Podcast featuring EB&L Marketing

Check out this HVAC Podcast featuring EB&L Marketing!

It was an honor – and also a blast! – to be the guest HVAC marketing expert on Torrice Talk this week.  I sat down with  Host Matt LaPan and Marketing Manager Jill Waters from S. G. Torrice Company to discuss using co-op dollars effectively – and how not to waste them.  Take a few minutes to listen.  There’s some good stuff in here!

Listen Now: https://www.sgtorrice.com/podcasts/
Subscribe: https://itunes.apple.com/…/torrice-talk-torric…/id1436034922Read On!

HVAC and Hairspray

HVAC and Hairspray

I thought about you, my beloved HVAC Contractors, while buying hair spray this weekend. No, seriously. Hear me out. Here’s the story:

We were in a hurry to get to an event, so my partner and I ripped our list in half at the grocery store entrance and headed off in different directions. I had written down “hairspray” on what ended up being on Marc’s half of the list. Since Marc has little experience with women’s haircare products, and little hair himself, he was a bit lost. As I zipped past him in the pasta aisle he asked, “What brand of hairspray did you want?”

Geez, I thought, I can’t remember what brand it is.… Read On!

Too busy to breathe? It’s the perfect time to advertise!

Too busy to breathe? It’s the perfect time to advertise!

I know, I know.  You’re busy.  You can barely keep up.  Why in the world would you do any marketing NOW?!?  Let me answer that question with a question:  Why do you get up at 4am to go fishing?  Answer:  Because that’s when they’re biting.

If this is the year you’ve decided to seriously build up your customer base, plan to advertise in season.  Why?

Because HVAC is not sexy, folks.  Homeowners don’t want to think about you – unless they’re too hot, too cold, or something is broken.  And that happens…you guessed it… in season.Read On!