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2015 Tip: Omaha Marketing Firm Plan

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2015 is near. Be wise, business owners. Get moving now. Make a commitment to invest most of your advertising budget in internet marketing services.

FACT: 70-90% of people search online to find a local business. 2015 is almost here. So, now is time to schedule an Omaha Marketing firm plan by us,” said Stern PR’s Susan Stern.

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Stern PR in Nebraska. We’re the go-to full-service marketing company Omaha – helping business grow. From start ups to established business. We put organizations on the map! Our greater Omaha area internet marketing company is a superior resource. We handle your monthly website and social media content writing, graphic design, photography.

The package includes link-building for search engine optimization (SEO). Build Google rank. View packages.

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“My philosophy is that if you succeed, we succeed. We have a vested interest in your success on and offline. Our track record proves we represent business right, from producing a 21st century website design and logo, to outstanding SEO that tends to put clients on the 1st page of Google for keywords. We are a one-stop shop. Graphic design. Video production, monthly social media management services in Omaha Neb  and more,” said Stern.

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Stern PR is better. Few, if any, Omaha marketing companies and Nebraska web design firms have a writer on staff who pens a great story. In fact, almost all Omaha website designers cannot write content at all. Weak sentences. Loose verbs and boring adjectives. Blah. We are copywriters and storytellers.

No In-House Omaha Marketing Department?

Do not do it yourself. You cannot rely on company staff or an office manager to write a website or manage social media with value. To be candid, staffers know diddly squat about how to build Google ranking. Search engine ranking work is a specialty service. Nowadays, story-telling online demands a pro in Omaha SEO. A  guru writer. Someone who is on the pulse about ever-changing algorithms.

We at Stern PR write for the ear, eyes AND search engines.

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Stern Public Relations Omaha offers superior website content writing, a.k.a. copywriting services Nebraska. 25 years’ experience in PR, broadcast journalism and marketing. Learn about Susan Stern Omaha.

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About Stern PR Marketing Omaha Neb. USA

Susan Stern of Stern PR Marketing™ is owner/operator of a rapidly growing full-service Omaha stern pr omaha website design companyMarketing, Public Relations, Advertising and Website Design Firm. Specialties are copywriting, web development, search engine ranking success, video production and corporate identity consulting.

Stern PR Marketing™ Helps Business Grow. From start ups to establish business, Stern PR™ is the go to creative firm for all things marketing on & offline:

⎷ Logo Design, Slogan & Identity
⎷ Website Development
⎷ Copywriting – Web Content & News Release
⎷ Graphic Design
⎷ Video Production
⎷ Marketing Consulting
⎷ Research
⎷ PR Campaign Consultant
⎷ Company Marketing Representative

Plus.
⎷ Search Engine Optimization – Google Rank Building
⎷ Social Media Monthly Management
⎷ Web Hosting

image-marketing-firm-omaha-nebraska“Our business philosophy is ‘no pressure sales.’ While profit-driven like any company, we strive to offer what clients need. What’s in ‘their best interest.’ We believe in being respectful, yet direct and forthright. Our highly creative team works with most budgets. We consult and produce for small, medium and large-scale businesses. Philanthropy, i.e. giving back to others, is very important to us. We help business grow,” emphasizes Susan Stern, an Omaha Marketing Consultant.

Extra personalized service. Outside-the-box ideas. Let Susan Stern of Stern PR™ tell your company story, right. Exceptional copywriting (writing). Outstanding website design and video production. Superior SEO. An Internet Marketing pro.

“I sincerely care about my clients’ success. We work very hard. Our view is, if you succeed, we succeed, We have a vested interest to deliver well beyond our competitors. We’re just as good as the big firms. We offer more – personalized service and reasonable rates,” notes Stern.

Inquiries? Please contact Susan Stern to discuss your company goals and budget
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Craigslist Removes HTML Links – Bad 4 Small Business

image-craigslist-changes-hurt-small-businessCraigslist Change Hurts Small Business & Marketers

For years, Craigslist advertising has served as a fantastically free site for Internet Marketers who post advertisements on behalf of small business clients that we represent. Too good to be true, right? Good things rarely last.

Recently, Craigslist implemented universal changes which completely remove the ability to post professional-looking html-generated image ads that live link to a website. So, gone is a way to post beautifully designed flyer templates, rich in graphic content with hyperlinks. They no longer work on Craigslist!

image-error-craigslist-removes-htmlSurprise. Gotcha! Empty Craigslist Ad

Those of us who frequently post on Craigslist were NEVER notified of the policy change via an email or mass media campaign. Nope. Nada. Not.

Instead, we found out by surprise. The roll out appeared gradual nationwide. But here in Omaha, Marketers logging into their accounts to renew previously posted image ads uploaded last year were met with empty content in 2014, or an error “0” when trying to re-publish the HTML-coded ad. Yes, the headers were there, but the image content was gone. What the heck!?

“I was confused at first. Some of my client’s professionally designed graphic ads were empty. I thought it was an error. Was it frustrating? Yes! A lot of work down the drain. It was not until I Googled “Craigslist HTML Changes” that I became aware of Craigslist’s new policy which bars HTML code ads.

Interestingly, the only articles about Craigslist’s new policy focused on the impact to realtors. The bigger news story uncovered by us is how the Craigslist’s changes hurt small business on limited budgets, including the advertisers and internet marketers who represent them:

“Cheap ads HAD generated great leads and the hyperlinks WERE great for SEO. Now, the newly mandated plain text ads look boring and amateurish and there’s zero SEO advantage to small business who must compete with the big budget corporations for a piece of the pie,” notes Susan Stern, an internet marketing Omaha consultant.

Why Did Craigslist Change Ad Policy?

It can be assumed that Craigslist wants to even the playing field. Many people don’t have the economic resources or knowledge to create custom HTML code to post professionally looking Craigslist ads. Internet marketers who write custom code have an advantage over small sellers. So what, we say!

By removing the image tags from posts, Craigslist appears to be standardizing ads so no company has an upper hand over another. “This is a ridiculous policy change especially for small business on a limited budget. Plus, all the ads now look the same. There is little way to stand out from the rest. In actuality, Craigslist is hurting small business from Maine to California,” notes Stern. Do you like the change? Take Poll NOW!

What Can You Post On Craigslist NOW?

Instead of being able to create eye-popping HTML-generated ads, internet marketers are now FORCED to write plain text advertising just like the layman would. Sure, you can still upload photos and images, but you can NOT link them to any live website. You have to type in plain text, period. If you want to display a URL, it does NOT work. Craig’s list removed outbound links, completely.

Officially, Craigslist’s new policy:

Please note IMG, FONT, TABLE, DIV, and SPAN tags are no longer supported… Please use CL image upload for images.

Craigslist HTML Policy Bad for SEO

The no-custom-HTML-code-policy means you may no longer use clickable Image Ads to drive traffic to your website, reducing the options for external link building and SEO (Search Engine Optimization: the process of building and maintaining a website’s Google rank).

Recover From Craigslist Ad Removals

“Change is never easy. But after the initial shock, internet marketers must accept the Craigslist changes.  Sure there is a mourning period for those who have successfully used Craigslist to generate new business for years. Someone could start a change.org petition, but let’s be real. Generally, internet signature gathering does NOT trigger change. Still, if enough people complain by blogging online, there is a slight chance Craigslist may listen.”

The best advice now is for internet marketers to stop focusing on what’s lost, and start thinking positive. Chin up. Search for new opportunities to generate new business. We should let the Craigslist policy change serve as a warning. Look at the big picture. Google could change its algorithms at any time. Where would your business be then?

“Marketers should encourage their small and medium-size businesses to think outside the box and use a marketing mix. It’s smart to diversify resources to find different ways to generate new business leads online as well as the old-fashioned way, like fostering relationships in person,” emphasizes Susan Stern, an Internet Marketing Omaha company owner.

Still, we here at Stern PR Marketing™ are not happy with Craigslist killing off the ability to post enhanced ads. It’s bad for small business on a budget. We hope they re-think their policy.

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Article originally published February 21, 2014.

Susan Stern Public Relations :: USA Campaign Consultant Achieves!

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Handles It All

(Omaha, NE)  —  If you have a consumer or industry-specific campaign your group, organization or movement wants to launch, count on Omaha Public Relations Practitioner Susan Stern to take your idea and transform into a newsworthy, full fledged USA campaign – which garners support and attention nationally, regionally or locally – netting quantifiable results!

Stern PR™ Touch
With the Susan Stern copywriting touch, your issue shall garner news media coverage online & off. Yes, the solution to Omaha-based campaign development/implementation IS indeed Susan Stern.

“I love the work I do. I am a passionate person through and through. I care and work very hard to do an outstanding job with the mark of total professionalism,” remarks Susan Stern.

Located in Nebraska, Omaha PR/Marketer Consultant Susan Stern basically operates as a one-woman band for clients, per se.

Intense Copywriting & Research
Former Journalist Susan Stern was called upon by two USA cattle ranchers to develop a National campaign to raise consumer awareness of controversial cattle feed additives called beta agonists that are under industry scrutiny. The process began with Susan Stern conducting ****extensive hours of industry research, followed by copywriting, back-and-forth client proofing and logo development. Susan Stern developed the campaign name: Beef Additive Alert™ and purchased the domain, too. Susan also handled the videography and graphic design, plus:

A Noteworthy Thank you for Beef Additive Alert™ News Coverage
We commend the “Lincoln Journal Star” & Agricultural Reporter Art Hovey who has done a thorough job of covering these controversial beta agonist issues which are important to the USA Beef Industry, Consumers and Youth show ring programs. Hovey quoted Stern PR client Gerald Timmerman, a prominent Springfield, Nebraska cattle rancher. The reporter called Susan Stern based on the news release (s) Stern PR developed & distributed locally, regionally & nationally.   Read PR Web News Release

Other news coverage, thus far:
Beef Magazine
Sioux City Journal
Lincoln Journal Star
Wall Street Journal
KPTM Fox 42
Livestock Market Digest
Nutrition News
Reuters

Notes of Appreciation

Stern PR™ wishes to publicly commend Canyon Texas High School Ag Science & FFA instructor Jeff Klose for presenting a project to his classroom on the controversial beta agonist cattle feed issue. Klose asked us to answer a series of questions, to which we did. We wish more teachers would recognize the importance this matter is to consumers, youth show ring competitors and the cattle industry. Cheers!

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As you can see, Susan Stern, Stern PR™ nets results for her clients! A one woman band, per se, Omaha PR Practitioner Susan Stern offers everything under one roof. All in all, expect personalized service from someone who really cares about her clients. “I have a vested interest in client satisfaction. I understand that If you succeed, I succeed,” notes Susan.

Contact Susan Stern direct (402) 212-7489. Visit Official Website

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Article Originally published on Aug. 22, 2013
Updated on January 23, 2014

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