Does your brick-and-mortar store need a makeover? Then check out this NAMM U session from the 2015 NAMM Show. Get great store design ideas from Jen Lowe of Boom Boom Percussion and a panel of forward-thinking music retailers—David Kalt of Chicago Music Exchange (pictured), Mike and Ray Guntren of Ray’s Midbell Music, and Mike Stryker of Spindrift Guitars.
Presented By Mike and Miriam Risko
Sooner or later, bad weather affects business. And when it does, you can take the day off with the rest of the world or get creative and turn it into an opportunity to market your music lesson program. Here, Mike and Miriam Risko of Mike Risko Music share five ways they've turned snow days and blackouts into a promotional opportunity.
Presented By Tracy Leenman
Want to be the go-to music retailer in your market? The most happening place in the community? Here, Tracy Leenman of Musical Innovations reveals five low-cost, high-impact promotions and events that helped put her store on the map. Discover new ways to get customers into your store—and keep them coming back!
Presented By Joe Pulizzi
Imagine if customers not only paid attention to your marketing but also looked forward to it, and wanted more! At the 2015 NAMM Show, marketing guru Joe Pulizzi showed how to make this a reality with content marketing—relevant, valuable marketing that attracts a defined audience. He delved into how to create a content marketing strategy from scratch and leverage social media to develop an engaged, loyal audience.
Presented By Brian Reardon
Monster Music owner Brian Reardon shared his runaway promotion success story at 2014 Summer NAMM. Reardon had his most successful sales month ever in March 2014 after launching a radio campaign on a local rock station. March sales even surpassed previous record months, including December, and strong sales continued into the spring. Find out how he did it.
Presented By Gabriel O'Brien
Is your store coming up high enough on Google searches? Is it not coming up at all? Getting better visibility on the search engine can be much simpler than you might think, and it doesn’t require lots of time. At the 2015 NAMM Show, Gabriel O’Brien of Larry’s Music Center discussed easy ways to boost your Google ranking for better search results.
Presented By Ben Blakesley
Instagram has exploded in popularity, but before you jump on the bandwagon, there are five things you must know about the platform. At the 2015 NAMM Show, Ben Blakesley, music industry and technology expert, gave music retailers the rundown. Get important pointers about using Instagram to connect with your audience, and discover how to make Instagram work for you.
Presented By Cris Behrens
Cris Behrens of Summerhays Music unlocked the latest mysteries of the Facebook universe for music retailers at the 2015 NAMM Show. During his session, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Facebook Galaxy,” he shared his tips, tricks and experience using Facebook as an effective marketing tool. “A catchy title is what’s needed in all of your Facebook posts, videos and pictures," he said. "Always add text to your posts.”
Presented By Peter Dods
How do you market your store in a digital world? At 2014 Summer NAMM, Peter Dods, owner of Easy Music Center, revealed tried-and-true ideas—and looked at how applying basic principles of marketing excellence will help you achieve healthy growth. His session delved into everything from email marketing to Yelp to Vines.
Presented By Joe Pulizzi
With so much competition for your customers’ attention, how do you stand out from other businesses? Be epic! In this dynamic Breakfast Session, Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute, will show you how. He’ll reveal ways that epic marketers attract and keep customers by using compelling, relevant and consistent content.