Presentation on theme: "Marketing and your library Alison"— Presentation transcript:
Marketing and your library Alison Miller firstname.lastname@example.org @millerlibrarian
Marketing and Libraries 1.Effective marketing can be done on a shoestring and, in a small library, usually has to be. 2.In a small public library, marketing is an excellent use of library staff time and results in better library service.
Marketing and Libraries Marketing is a process… not a poster
Marketing is about telling a story What is the VALUE message to the customer…
Think about your population… Geography -research your patrons; where do they live or come from Demographics - age, sex, income, etc. Lifestyle - retired hobbyist, student, homeschool, etc.
4 PARTS OF THE MARKETING PROCESS 1.Advertising 2.Sales Promotion 3.Public Relations 4.Personal Selling
1. Advertising The paid message – you can control how they are placed –Example: newspaper, tv station
2. Promotion Things you hand out –Brochures, Pencils, posters, flyers, bookmarks, etc.
3. Public Relations Messages that you create and try to interest others in… –In the media, social media, getting the message out there for free
4. Personal Selling From within the library or from the librarian/library staff: internal PR –Increases the interest and value to the patron
Marketing and Libraries What do you tell them? –Value message What do you use? –Logo –Slogan –Talking points
Marketing and Libraries Positioning: Where does the library fit into peoples lives?
MARKETING AND LIBRARIES? What/who is your target market? Existing users New users