Ned Potter’s new library marketing blog!

Ned Potter has a fabulous new marketing blog – The Library Marketing Toolkit. It is designed to be a website to support Ned’s upcoming book of the same name, as well as being a standalone resource for all things to do with library marketing. You can check out more about the blog here – and there is a link on that page to download a free chapter of Ned’s upcoming book 🙂

Ned’s book includes a small case study from yours truly – my involvement was very much a tribute to the power of networking on Twitter! Basically Ned called for volunteers to write case studies for the book, and eventually contacted me about writing one on email marketing. I’m absolutely thrilled he has included a link to this blog on his new website!

 

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Using hairdressers for word of mouth marketing

Last year Liz Knowles and I featured this excellent clip about using taxi drivers for word of mouth marketing in our LIANZA marketing workshops:

At the end of this cool little video they make a reference to hairdressers being their next target as agents for word of mouth marketing. I’m not sure if they ever did this – have yet to find the YouTube clip.

Just recently I came across this article about the launch of the Right Royal Cabaret Festival in New Plymouth in June. And who was in the audience? Hairdressers! As TAFT chief executive, Suzanne Porter explains:

We targeted young hairdressers because they have a great ability to talk and they see so many different people every day that they can talk to about this event

I would think there would be lots of scope to invite certain professional groups, like hairdressers, along to events or launches in libraries. Has anyone out there tried this? Did it work for you?