The Marketing Communications (Marcom) Resources Depot

This is the place where, with the flick of a finger you can connect with those who’ve
“Been there; done that”  and did it well (and still do  it well).Here you’ll find tools, tips, programs,and products for free or low-cost  marketing communications.(Some are not free or low-cost, but still great investments.) 

Some are affiliates who pay me a commission if you buy from them after linking to them from this page. But they don’t charge one penny more than if you bought direct. Others are just my recommendations because I know  they can help you…can help you win at marcom.

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The best way to launch a successful marketing communications program is to start with the basics.  Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, they have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Thanks to this generous support from the SBA and because of the selfless contributions of  more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers, they are able to deliver most of our offerings at no cost.

If you need free publicity for a product, service,
cause or issue, you’re in the right place.

Publicity expert Joan Stewart, aka The Publicity Hound® over the past 22 years, has mentored, coached and taught more than 50,000 CEOs, small business owners, authors, speakers, experts, nonprofit executives, corporate PR pros and publicists on how to get thousands of dollars in free publicity and tell their stories to the world through online visibility and print and broadcast publicity. And she can help you too.

 

You can’t have a website without a domain name. Like a street address that tells people where you live, a domain helps customers drive directly to your website. GoDaddy can help you find one you’ll love.

The perfect domain lets people know at a glance why you’re online (and why you’re awesome). Find the right domain extension now to grab more attention and visitors.

 

Email is perfect for keeping your brand top of mind and staying connected with those who make a purchase, read your blog or meet you in person. And when you join the community where email automation began, you get access to all features and a team that’s 100% devoted to your success.

 

Your website is your store front, the place people visit to find out about you and what you have to offer. My favorite site builder is Elementor which has both a free and paid version. It gives you a completely original and separate interface for creating posts, pages, and custom posts. You don’t have to know html code, and it has plenty of tutorials to help you build your site.

The world’s largest social media marketing resource, Social Media Examiner® helps millions of businesses discover how to best use social media to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness, and increase sales. Their mission is to help you navigate the constantly changing social media jungle.

They bring you original and comprehensive articles, expert interviews, original research, and the news you need to improve your social media marketing. 

Want to gain & keep new customers? Mari can help you.

Mari can help you  master insider secrets of social media and achieve stellar results. She deliers the most effective and engaging social media training, consulting and thought-leadership in the industry. Through her you’ll discover a wealth of proven information and ideas that you can immediately put into action to increase reach, engagement and conversions of your ideal customers

Jerry personifies a marketing communications pro who has”been there; done that” and did it well and still does it well No job is too small or too large for his creative mind and capabilities.His work has ranged from graphics for small local business to video producer/editor for the Marriott Corporation, FEMA, Homeland Security, and many other major organizations. He is also a talented cartoonist whose work brightens the ads and publications of his clients.

Smashwords is a free ebook publishing and distribution platform.  They make it fast, free and easy for marcom authors to distribute ebooks to the world’s largest ebook retailers and library ebook platforms.  Authors retain full control over how their works are published, and  sampled. They  provide free tools for marketing, distribution, metadata management and sales reporting.  As author and publisher you have complete control over the sampling, pricing and marketing of your  written works. Smashwords is ideal for a marcom manager publishing non-fiction, research reports, essays, white papers,  free lead capture ebooks or “how to” ebooks for sale. 

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