Business to Business News

May 2016

Real Local… Real Marketing


TOP GUN ENTREPRENEURS VIE FOR $10,000 PRIZE!

VStv is proud to sponsor this year’s class of budding entrepreneurs as they give their best pitch toward winning $10,000 in prize money. Come join the fun, meet the VStv team, and cheer them on. It all takes place May 18 at Union Hall in Rockport. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the pitchers take to the stage at 5:30. New this year: Cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” winner! Free food and beverages served. For more info, click here.


MAY IS “BEST TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME” MONTH

 

You’ve heard it before: List your home early in the year. VStv’s meteorologist Tyler Southard is happy to report that now it may have a lot to do with the weather as well. Based on an analysis of supply, demand and sellers’ outcomes in “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate,” it’s been revealed that the magic window to list your home is mid-March to mid-April. But the authors went one step further to determine the exact weeks you should list in different parts of the country. Turns out, the best time to list follows weather patterns. Generally, the data shows homes sold when the weather starts to warm up (sounds like May here) sell around 15 % faster and for 2 % more than the average listing. For a copy, click here.

 

CAMDEN'S FREE WIFI REACHES MOBILE TOURISTS

Few things turn browsers into customers like video. And just in time for the summer tourism season, we've launched our "free" WiFi service for downtown Camden visitors in partnership with Redzone, and it's loaded with video clips... from local News, Weather, Sports and Events to complete shopping, dining and lodging directories. Participating advertisers appear in rotation as the ONLY banner on the page that appears on visitors' cellphones or mobile devices once they enter the village proper. Plus for those advertisers on VStv's other video platforms, we include a 5-second pre-roll on our “News Brief” and “Weather Brief” videos. These Briefs also are broadcast in rotation on VStv.me and the home page of Villagesoup.com, as well as our Facebook pages. Inventory is limited, so call today!

NOW THAT’S SOCIAL IMPACT…

VStv keeps Midcoasters informed any way they like it. And that means a robust social media audience. The latest Engagement* figures surprised even our staff. In just a few short months, we’ve surpassed 2,500 “likes” and regularly Reach >27,000 people with our popular posts. But it’s the Engagement that really impresses us… 17,000+. That’s up 34% (!) in just the past month! Meanwhile over on Twitter, we can now boast more than 340 Followers and… are you ready... more than 25,500 impressions in April alone! Clearly, the social media set likes what it sees at VStv.

*”Engagement” is how many people actively repost and talk about what they see on your Facebook page.

“FIRST, LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS NEED”

The first question we ask is, “What’s your business need?” and not, “What can we sell you?” Typically, the answer falls in one of these general categories:

  • - Increase Customer Traffic (to your store or business)
  • - Build Customer Awareness (…of something new or different about your products or services)
  • - Increase Market Share (Take business from your competition)
  • - Establish Name Recognition (Let the world know you’re here)
  • - Reduce Inventory (aka, Sale)
  • - Reach Your Target Demographic/Geographic Area
  • - Create Brand Awareness (How you’re different/better)

If we didn’t start with that question, well, it would be no different than if you went to a doctor and found out that s/he had prescribed you a remedy before s/he had even met you. Odds are it’s not going to be what you need at all. That’s why we take a moment to listen first. And only then do we look at our menu of services to determine what best supports your individual business needs. Seems obvious… we think so. For more information, contact one of our business development specialists below, call 207-230-0260, or view our advertiser's page .