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For over 8 years, One Firefly has been leading the industry providing design and engineering services, premium web design solutions, and high geared integrated marketing system programs – helping over 500 technology service professionals around the world to grow… and we want to do more. Starting in 2016, we decided to share our depth of knowledge and expertise with our audience, and be a go-to resource for technology professionals seeking valuable insights across a broad range of topics important to their businesses. Our entire staff is dedicated to bringing you fresh and relevant content, rich in substance and loaded with key takeaways. Visit us weekly to stay up to date on the latest topics published by our expert team of marketing professionals.

Marketing: How Much Should I Really Be Spending?

A Helpful Guide for Allocating Your Marketing Budget

With the New Year right around the corner, it seems a fitting time to talk about marketing budgets for 2018.

As a marketing agency dedicated to the AV and automation channel, there’s one question we hear again and again. It’s not “should we do marketing?” It’s “how much should I spend on marketing?”

The bad news is that there’s no magic number that’s true for every integrator out there. The good news is that there is clear data and best practices that can help guide you toward finding the right number for your business.

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What to Do If Your Rankings Drop

If you are actively reviewing your website’s Google keyword rankings on a monthly basis, you will realize that your rankings bounce around, and sometimes a lot. As one of my favorite SEO ninjas, Neil Patel, noted, “It’s not a matter of if your rankings will drop, it’s a matter of when.” Professionals in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) world call these Search Engine Results Page (SERP) or ranking fluctuations. You may see 5 to 10 point drops in the course of a few days and freak out. Before you fall into full panic mode, breathe!

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Your Business Doesn’t Stand Still; Neither Should Your Marketing

Put Strategy Behind Your Marketing Efforts

It’s easy to get into routines in life. Go to work, do the day’s tasks, relax at home, and do it all over again the next day. But if you own your own business, as many of our readers do, you know that a “just do the routine” approach is not the key to positive growth over time. You have to constantly be looking at ways to improve business operations, seek out new projects or make processes more efficient.

The same holds true for marketing. The strategy that was carefully crafted a year or two ago may still work effectively, but there’s also a chance that it’s no longer 100% in line with your business goals anymore.

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Want an Effective Newsletter? Clean Up Your List First!

Is your messy client list getting in the way of your newsletter’s performance?

Email marketing is simple, right? Just throw an email together, send it to your list of contacts you’ve accumulated over the years, and call it a day.

Well, not quite. If you want your newsletters to be effective, it’s worth taking a bit of time to start them out right.

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Just How Effective Are UI University Videos?

Integrator George Borghi Discusses Recent Successes with the UI University Video Library

Ron Callis, CEO of One Firefly, went live on Facebook with George Borghi, Director of Sales and Marketing for Totally Wired Electric and AV Systems in Westlake Village, CA. Borghi and his team have been using their UI University video libraries to help close sales and support existing customers. His customers have been telling him the training videos were icing on the cake and a primary driver for why they selected Totally Wired as the preferred installing AV contractor.

In this blog, we’ll highlight the key points of the interview, but you can also scroll down to the bottom of the page to watch the full interview!

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5 Things to Check Out at CEDIA 2017

Coming up on September 5-9 in sunny San Diego, California, CEDIA 2017 is the biggest and best event of the technology integration calendar. There is a lot to offer everyone in attendance but we think that there are a few things that a trip to CEDIA would not be complete without. Whether this is your first trip to CEDIA, like me, or you’re a seasoned CEDIA pro, follow this guide to make sure that you get the most out of your trip.

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