Modern Marketing for Small Businesses
My name is Tony Barthel and I am passionate about small business and tourism/destination marketing.
People are talking about social media and wondering if their small business marketing plan is as good as it should be. I can help.
I have the privilege of working with small businesses and government agencies with their marketing plans. This marketing includes things like social media, video production, print materials, web design and e-mail marketing.
I have been involved in marketing for most of my adult life having cut my teeth working as an retail marketing manager for Apple and moving on to work with companies like Domino's Pizza and many others. In my earlier days I had difficulty sitting still so I moved from one job to the next as soon as I felt I had learned everything there was to learn at one place.
In the mid-1980s a friend and I set-up a dial-up nine-line chat board that was the precursor to today's social media explosion called Chat Line. In those days up to nine individuals could converse, share messages, post messages and more. In many ways this was just like today's social media, although without many hundreds of millions of subscribers and you couldn't use your smart phone because they hadn't been invented yet.
From here I moved on to start a print brokerage where I learned production skills as well as page layout, typography, photo editing, logo design and much more. Working closely on marketing with companies gave me an insight and moving on to study marketing, advertising and audience psychology gave me a real understanding of what makes people respond. I also studied journalism and thought that, someday, I would want to work as a writer. Or a hotel operator.
Now you see my dilemma, I just want to cruise through life's buffet rather than pick just one item on the menu!
As if that weren't enough, my passion for vintage cars means I own and operate one of the leading on-line car show calendars in the world and write blog posts about vintage cars as well as travel.
Peggy and I have also started doing a travel blog and love taking our travel trailer to all sorts of great places. As a beer nerd I am always happy to find local craft beer in any destination and my travel plans can be altered when I learn of a great brewery.
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