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#PMInc 11 Years Anniversary!

Category:#PMInc 11th Anniversary,Dee Carver,Guest Author,Guest Blogger,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc Tags : 

 

As you may have noticed our blog is a couple of days early… that’s because tomorrow is August 1st and we are turning 11 years! Wow can you believe it has already been 11 years since Personalized Marketing Inc opened it’s doors? I know I can’t! It has been a wild and amazing journey and one that I am very blessed to be a part of.

It seems like not long ago that my friend Raven suggested offering what I was doing for friends as paid services. In the beginning we were known as Personalized Marketing & Promotions, (kind of redundant, I know). Then later after a bit more SEO and little less wordiness, promotions was dropped, Excerpts & Promotions Facebook Page was created and the company became Personalized Marketing Inc.

 

 

Exciting New Changes

This year has marked a few different changes for our Anniversary/Birthday Event …We have also opened our blog this year to guest authors. We have invited a few of our friends to come in and share their thoughts on Taking Care Of You, which as you know has been a topic of ours a lot as of late. So, make sure to check both our main site and blogger for these extraordinary guests.

A new blog will be posted Wednesday and Friday of each week during the month of August.
#PMInc's 11th Anniversary Blogs

We also have a new domain name coming https://pminc.tech (We love it! Don’t you!). The decision came about to match the company’s hashtag #PMInc, which if you Google it, you can find pretty much everywhere. Good job on branding the hashtag but the abbreviation required a domain name to match. We are super excited to start sharing it everywhere, stay tuned for the exciting announcement.

We love our clients and would not be here without them, as a thank you we offer a 10% client referral bonus. This year’s 11% discount is good for new items but also renewals as well. You can either email us with the Coupon Code (#PMInc 11th Anniversary) or use the form with the code conveniently added for you.

 

Special Discount

To get the 11% Anniversary Discount, mention #PMInc 11th Anniversary, for the entire month on everything and anything, including renewals.

Valid Only Until August 31st

https://personalizedmarketing.info/contact-us/pminc-11th-special/

#Marketing #Websites #OrganicGrowth

 

 

 


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Pamela S Thibodeaux

Category:Anniversary,Guest Author,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc Tags : 

Pamela, welcome to PM Inc's Blogger, we are happy to have you here. Please tell us a little about yourself?

Thank you so much for having me!

I am a mother, grandmother and in my day job, a Licensed Insurance Agent. I sell home, life and Medicare Insurance. I’ve been writing for nearly 40 yrs. and published for 20+.

What do you find is the hardest part about writing and promoting yourself?
Finding the time to write consistently and the money to market/promote effectively.

What do you do to unwind? 

READ. Mostly. I also like to camp and fish, walk and dance. Sit with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and bask in nature – whether that is at home, on a beach or in the mountains. My favorite place in the whole world to visit is Bandera, Texas.

How do you make time for 'You'?

By doing those things mentioned above, even if that means leaving the computer behind – which I have been known to do for a long weekend.

I noticed that you are an author, editor, promotions expert, speaker and life coach, how do you keep up with yourself? 

Who says I do? LOL! Seriously the thing that helps me juggle everything is being organized. I have a monthly planner & a ‘To Do’ pad on my desk and I use them  faithfully!

Do you enjoy writing articles or books more?
I simply enjoy writing. Articles for a local publication are quick, easy and pay well. Short stories are also quick and relatively easy to write but not always quick to sell. I write the blog posts for the company I work for. I just love to write! Give me a topic or an interview candidate and I enjoy gathering what I need and presenting it in a fun yet informative way.

Do you have a preferred genre?
I write Edgy Inspirational but read just about anything Romance. I also read a lot of spiritual non-fiction.

Audio books, love them or hate them? Do you feel that they do your stories justice? 

I enjoy audio books on occasion. If done well, an audio book is the perfect way to reach broader audiences. I recently had my first published novel, Tempered Hearts released in audio and I’m as thrilled with it as I am with any new book or any previously published work I re-release in a new venue. Audio books are beginning to garner larger and larger pieces of the overall publishing pie so I would never disparage an author having their book(s) done in audio.

Pamela, I personally must say how impressed I am at the mention of God and Blessings on both your site and emails. Did you have a personal experience you wanted to share?

I began writing in 1982 – romance; plain and simple romance. In 1989 I recommitted my life to Christ and committed my writing to Him. My faith is what has pulled me through some of the toughest times in my life, including my husband’s death 10 yrs. ago. I am nothing without my faith….well I wouldn’t say ‘nothing’ but so much stronger, more patient and more loving when I stay connected to the source of Love – for me that’s God.

Thank you once again for being here with us today and we look forward to having you back during the month long 11th Anniversary Celebration here at Personalized Marketing Inc. 

Thank you so much for having me and CONGRATULATIONS on your 11-year Anniversary! I certainly wish you the best of luck and God’s blessings for another successful 11 yrs and many more after that!

 

Make sure to visit Pamela at her website http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com/

#PMInc #Anniversary #Author #Writing #Books

 


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Behind the Scenes with Cindy

Category:Cindy W,Consultants,Manager,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc Tags : 

Dee decided to take a break for this blog so we figured I would pop in and talk to you. Who’s this? You may have read Dee talking about her manager, Cindy. That’s ME! I joined Personalized Marketing Inc. a little over a year and a half ago and it’s been a great experience expanding my horizons. So, here is a little about what I have been doing.

Knowing your audience/client, what’s trending, and what sells are a few of your favorite things in marketing yourself. Dee and I worked together to revisit these 3 aspects regularly to keep our clients as well as ourselves up to date in the market. Our first huge project was giving the company a new look in redoing the website. It took a lot of ‘what do we want’ along with ‘what does our audience expect’ to create the look you see today. Rolling it out was well worth all fun and hard work put into it.

Finding images that speak of you and your company are not always easy and you want to avoid using images that tend to pop up all over the internet. Yes, you can use some since there are ways to search images, but you need a staple image that speaks YOU! The cover image on Personalized Marketing Inc’s site is just that. The image I speak of is the mobile phone with the chess pieces – for us it speaks strategy, mobility and flexibility. Which brings me to other things I have been doing with the company – Digital Art. That cover image was done by me. Something I love to dabble in but finding myself doing more of here. (Dee is fighting spreadsheets on her own, well for now anyway)

If a client has specific requests, I am more then willing to see what I can do to find what they need. If it can’t be found? I will create it if I can. Currently I am working on a site with such a request that I even took a trip to the beach to capture some needed images and video.

Recently, we advised a client that with the latest trends of her books, she may want to consider updating her covers on a series she has done well with. I was excited when she asked me to do them. Taking those who have purchased the book in the past, the category the books where trending in, and what other like books where hot sellers we came up with a plan and they came out great.

 

Oh, and I don’t stop there. Dee knows just how much I love to read. Seriously, I do love reading. My specialty in reading that I am a word by word reader. If there is a mistake, I will trip over it. So, now I have been doing editing work for the company – from websites, to posts, to books.

As you can see Personalized Marketing Inc is very versatile. We strive to know our clients and their audience, keep watch and assist above and beyond to keep them trending, and we work together to market you.

 

#PMInc #Marketing #Websites #DigitalArt #Media #OrganicGrowth


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Gardening? Yes, Please! #MFRWauthor

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Dee Carver,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

Hi Everyone! I am new to the writing prompts but have been avidly writing on marketing advice on this blog for a few years now. Recently La Roe’s my first novel was re-released, and we are currently working on the second book Fay’s Wish. As someone who works in marketing, I love the term organic growth, as a new homeowner and the granddaughter of a farmer, I love gardening, this year I get to do both!

This season we started our first garden in my new home and though tilling the soil was hard work, the rewards are so worth it. The vegetables have been planted and yesterday we picked our first two tomatoes. We also seem to have some sort of berry bush in the yard as well. Not sure yet what it is, reminds me of maybe a blackberry or raspberry gone wild so will just have to wait and see.

 

While waiting for time to plant, we went out and found the seeds we wanted, mapped out the area, and then talked about how fun it was going to be. We also found a couple of rose bushes already on the property, so began trimming on them some, and just basically got ready for the upcoming season. Now that the season is on us, each day my granddaughters and I go out with our little buckets and water the garden. They love being helpful, plus it gives them a lifelong memory and skill that they can one day pass along to their grandchildren. We of course also planted a flower bed for them as well, which all three granddaughters were there to help plant their own seeds, should turn into a lovely colorful spot.

 

Being a geek, I spend a lot of time on the computer and all through the winter and early spring months I waited anxiously to start working on the garden. The idea of going out, getting dirt under my nails, disconnecting from everything, just sounded like heaven to me and it has been. I love doing what I do. I love helping others with their websites, building organic growth, reaching new levels, but I also am a tomboy at heart too. So, throwing on a pair of old sneakers, blue jeans (because well mowing grass and getting on your knees at my age can be tricky) and just soaking up some sun, is some of the most therapeutic moments to my day. I am sleeping better at night, I am getting a chance to unwind and yes taking care of a garden, even one small as mine, can be considered work but it is enjoyable work and one that I am cherishing every moment of. 

#DeeCarver #PMInc #Gardening #OrganicGrowth #Marketing #MFRWauthor


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Expectations and You

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Cindy W,Consultants,Dee Carver,Manager,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc Tags : 

Today Is The Final Day To Enter The
#PMInc #CoverHunt Contest!

Don’t miss your chance to enter the Personalized Marketing Inc Cover Hunt Easter Event. We have some great authors participating in the event. We also have a nice Grand Prize gift and a Digital Download Gift.

Click the banner below to join before signups close.  ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

 

#PMInc #CoverHunt #Easter

Onto Today’s Topic

Your Expectations & The Importance of Taking You Time

 

As Cindy Personalized Marketing Inc’s business manager says, “It’s the end of the 1st Quarter, where are you at, where did you expect to be, and what do you have to change?” If you are like many of us, the first quarter stats are where we will find these answers. Marketing, just like life requires change, so we must be open to it and look for the opportunities. One great place to determine where these opportunities might be found, is your social network feeds and see what the top stories are for the day.

Another area to look for potential change is where you sell your products. Does your product image stand out? Is the description both accurate and SEO rich? What about how it looks on mobile devices? Websites aren’t the only place that you need to be checking if you are responsive. One example would be authors, there are hundreds of thousands of books out there for readers. Then you have e-readers such as Kindle or Nook, both of which have a different layout than the computer browser version. You also must consider the mobile device they are reading on, is it a tablet or cellphone? Did you know that the amount of description being displayed is different for each of the platforms? Thankfully there are tools out there that help us see the different layouts.

Give yourself a couple of days and just spend it looking at the different products you offer and how they are being displayed to the world.

The Importance of Taking You Time 

 

As the weather continues to get warmer, the need to go outside increases. We want to bask in the sunlight, draw in it’s warmth and feel the warmer breeze on our faces. As you may have noticed in our last blog, I am suffering from Spring Fever. I cannot wait to go outside, unplug from everything, dig in the dirt and work in my garden. Earlier this week we mowed our lawn for the first time this year and it was a great feeling. I didn’t have to think about what I was doing, just got out there and did it.

Here in lies a problem … I am not the only one out there excited about being outdoors, so are a lot of other people, and that could also include your focus groups. So, what do we do about this growing change in the habits of those we market too? We schedule posts around when their online. Stop, take in your surroundings, take time to smell the flowers, fire up the grill and share it with our followers. Being on social networks is all about being social. Putting up pictures of bunnies, flowers and sun kissed lakes are things that creates a sigh of peace and probably the people that are following you as well.

 

So go take some you time, use it to see what’s going on in the world around you, find some new inspiration and give yourself a chance to meander down the isle or through the park. Have a Happy & Blessed Easter! 

#PMInc #CoverHunt #Marketing #Easter #You


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Spring Marketing Flower - Personalized Marketing Inc

Spring Marketing

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

Yay! Spring Is Here!!!

We have a few things to celebrate, #PMInc’s #CoverHunt Contest is just around the corner… April 1st… and we have some great authors participating in the event. We also have a nice Grand Prize gift and some smaller gift baskets to offer. My first book, La Roe’s, is a part of the event and after a decade of waiting, it is finally being rewritten and will be available for Pre-Order. Business is going well, and our clients as always are fabulous! Click the banner below to join before signups close.  ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

 

Also, as you may have noticed the tone of the blog has changed some over the past several months, partly because I began taking courses for an M.B.A. with a marketing concentration and I am sharing some of the information I have learned throughout my courses. Some of it is because of what we have going on with work, and some of the blogs because someone asked us to write one about it. So, as I write this blog, I am thinking about what useful information I can share and how it pertains to this exact moment.

Spring Marketing Flower - Personalized Marketing Inc

This week’s blog is about, yup you guessed it, Spring! At this time of year, it is a good time to reevaluate what you are doing, where you want to go and how you plan on getting there. We are nearing the end of March, the first quarter of the year and as the weather gets warmer outside, what projects we are going to do. This year, I am blessed enough to have a place where I can plant a garden with my grandchildren. The idea of getting outside and digging in the dirt has this geek going ‘Yippie!’ so as I begin to think of the work involved and what we want to plant, it has inspired a blog about Spring Marketing.

Spring marketing is more than just posting images about Spring being here, it’s also realizing that your target audiences have been just as cooped up as you have been. They are looking forward to getting outside more, maybe riding bikes, planting flowers, or just soaking up some much-needed sun. No matter what their plans are, the times they are online are going to change drastically. To understand better when they will be around to read those great posts you’ve been making you have to know your audience demographics and begin to calculate when to shift your posting times.

Hopefully, you have been reading some of our articles about analytics and know where to view at the very least the basics. If not, now is the time! Do NOT wait until April before you start working on knowing where, when and what to post. DO IT NOW!

Hopefully, you and your marketing company have been planning your spring marketing for a couple of months now. If not, then schedule that appointment today.

Spring, just like any other season has its own marketing niches and if you are not planning around them then you are missing out on some major opportunities. (Notice what is being advertised on TV, in Newspapers, over the Radio, they are all SPRING focused.) The big advertising agencies know that people are feeling the urge to get outside and beat the ‘cabin fever’ blues and you can either ride along the marketing trail or fight to stay where you are.

 

#Spring #Marketing #PMInc #RealMarketing #OrganicGrowth


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Wow!

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Manager,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc Tags : 

So sitting here with Cindy, Personalized Marketing Inc’s manager, I am thinking about what today’s post should be about. A few weeks ago, life threw some serious curve balls and I found myself relying on Automation. Now we know how I feel about automating anything, I’m not a huge fan… Marketing, websites, newsletters, emails and anything thing you are putting out there, requires a personal touch. However, I learned a valuable lesson recently. Automation is not a bad thing. Its pretty much like any other piece of technology. It is what you make of it.

 

Granted, I schedule posts in advance and rely on automation to send them out. I plan client social media marketing material and use tools, such as Zoho Social, to send them out. However, it was not until recently that I embraced that tried and true form of ‘learning’ called ‘duh’. I spend each day planning out what we are putting on different social media networks and recently began using Google Calendar (Thanks to Cindy) for Personalized Marketing Inc items. I love my checklist and I want to see everything checked off by the end of the day. However, I was spending varying amounts of time each morning writing the same thing daily. By implementing daily and weekly tasks into the calendar, I spend less time planning and more time doing. I even found that spreadsheets have been saving me a ton of time looking stuff up by having things organized in a way that I can easily sort through.

 

I guess the focus of today’s ‘Wow’ is that 10 years later, I am still learning better ways to be more productive and offer more focused, quality time for our clients.


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Tending Your Growth

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

It’s Frigid Outside 

Often times the blogs are about something that has happened recently or focusing on a particular topic. One thing that is a constant right now, is the cold weather outside. Do not get me wrong I like Winter (to a point) but I am also looking forward to Spring. This year my granddaughter and I are growing a garden, which means she and I both get to play in the dirt.

To have a good garden you need good soil, water, sunlight and someone tending to it. The same thing can be said for your marketing, social networks, email campaigns, and websites. You cannot just create a network and expect it to grow without someone tending to it. You have to go there, put content out, comment on others, and tend to your growing network.

Websites also have areas that require weekly tending and depending on how the website is built it could require daily tending. Take a WordPress website, for example, it not only has the WordPress core that tends to update at random but also plugins as well. The thing about when the core updates some of the website’s functionality can disappear or even break. Gone are the days of when a plugin stopped working, it just stopped working, it did not bring your website down or create funky codes all over the place. In the past few months, I have seen several long-standing plugins stop working due to a recent core update. Does this mean that these plugins are no longer any good? No, it just means that either they will not work and can even bring your website down until either WordPress puts out another update that does not conflict with it. Or, the plugin developers issue a new version that is compatible.

Finally, no matter if you decide to interact with others once a week, twice a week, or each day, be consistent. Just as when it comes time to harvest your produce, pick routinely or get overwhelmed, people tend to get used to hearing from you certain times of the day or week.

 

Cover Hunt Site Hop 

Registration Form

 

Personalized Marketing Inc is hosting an Egg Hunt this year and instead of finding just Easter Eggs, we are going to use YOUR Book Covers, Logos, and other Promotional Images. You can use your blog, blogger, website or any place that you can add code too.

 

The perks:

  • Link Exchanges between different sites
  • Social network exposure
  • Fun way to interact and reach new viewers
  • Personalized Marketing Inc does all the leg work (we create the custom Easter Eggs, we put together the social media post, we give the codes you need, we are the backend geeks and front-end marketers)

 

#RealMarketing #OrganicGrowth #PMInc


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New Year … New Marketing? – Cover Hunt Event

Category:Events,Personalized Marketing,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

New Year … New Marketing?

 

So, it’s that time again… time to decide whether your marketing efforts from 2018 worked, didn’t work, or not sure either way…

If you are like us, we have been collecting stats all year long and January marks the time to compare them, see what months you did better in and what months you didn’t. It is also a good time to look at the days, hours, and content you are posting. By understanding your stats not just from the social media networks but also your own website, you will have a better understanding about those that not just follow you but interact with what you are putting out there. If you happen to have a brand-new social network account, then you may not have any stats to collect on the network but hopefully, you have been keeping track of your post in a social networking platform tool, such as Zoho. You can also download or request an export of your post on various social networks. We prefer Zoho because even with a brand-new network after a month of posting, it does provide suggested dates and times to post.

 

Now that you have your stats, how do you understand them? Comparison from one quarter to the next can help. You can see by looking at last January’s post what days worked better and what times were people more likely to see them. Remember that the month, day, time, season, weather and other variables can affect how well a post may or may not do. Just because the weather was beautiful last year at this time, does not mean that it will be this year, take the upcoming snow storm we are expecting. We do not always get significant amounts of snow currently of year, sometimes we even get comfortably warm weather. So, when comparing your statistics consider looking at each month.

 

Now that you have looked at the numbers, what’s next? Time to post on those peak days and times, even if it’s 4:00 PM in the afternoon on a Thursday. However, you want to also post on the days and times you would like for your viewers to be on, (sounds like a newsletter huh). Once you have faithful followers, they will notice what times you’re on and even check out what’s new with you.

 

 

Cover Hunt Site Hop 

Registration Form

 

Personalized Marketing Inc is hosting an Egg Hunt this year and instead of finding just Easter Eggs, we are going to use YOUR Book Covers, Logos, and other Promotional Images. You can use your blog, blogger, website or any place that you can add code too.

 

The perks:

  • Link Exchanges between different sites
  • Social network exposure
  • Fun way to interact and reach new viewers
  • Personalized Marketing Inc does all the leg work (we create the custom Easter Eggs, we put together the social media post, we give the codes you need, we are the backend geeks and front-end marketers)

 

The Rules:

  • We ask for images and their links to be sent to us in a timely manner
  • We ask that you share the social media post
  • We ask for the right to turn your image into a custom egg
  • We ask that the coding be added to your site

 

  • We suggest friending others in the event but not a requirement.
  • We do require that you either like, follow, friend the Personalized Marketing Inc social networks
  • We also request your approval to add you to the Cover Hunt Site Hop email list and that you add the company email to your contacts. We need to be able to reach you and send you items for the event.

Specifics about the event will be sent to registrants and sponsors.

Sponsors

You can participate in the event as well. We have a place for your banners or logos on our blogspot, including the option to add a blog post about YOU. We are also going to be putting them up on the Facebook event page and in our newsletter.

 

Readers

Your participation is easy … Just visit the participating sites, find the eggs and then let us know!

Save 5.00 Today!

Early Egg Hunt Registration for the event runs from January 11th until February 1st, 2019.

Regular Registration begins on February 2nd and will end on March 21st, 2019. At that time, regular registration pricing takes place.

 

The donation for the Christmas Spirit Donation Event has been sent as an anonymously as requested …


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Personalized Marketing Inc - Happy New Years

Happy New Year!

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Events,Personalized Marketing Inc Tags : 

In light of the Holiday and spending time with our families, this week’s blog has been postponed until January 4th, 2019.

We want to wish you and your families a Happy New Year.

See you in 2019!

Personalized Marketing Inc - Happy New Years

~ Preview of the upcoming blog ~

New Year … New You?

So, it’s that time again… time to decide what your marketing efforts from 2018 worked, didn’t work, and not sure either way…

If you are like us, we have been collecting stats all year long and January marks the time to compare them, see what months you did better in and what months you didn’t. It is also a good time to look at the days, hours, and content you are posting. By understanding your stats not just from the social media networks but also your own website, you will have a better understanding about those that not just follow you but interact with what you are putting out there. If you happen to have a brand new social network account, then you may not have any stats to collect on the network but hopefully, you have been keeping track of them in your social networking platform tool.

The winner of the Christmas Spirit Donation Event will be announced next week …
Monday is your last day to register for a chance to win a donation made in your name to either
St. Judes, American Cancer Society, or Toys for Tots. 

We will also be announcing our Spring Cover Hunt event.

#PMInc #Marketing #Holidays #ChristmasSpirit #NewYear


Link To The Event!

#PMInc 11th Anniversary

Guest Author Posts
(New Posts Each Wed & Fri)

#PMInc Guest Author Kayelle Allen

#PMInc 11th Anniversary Guest Author: @KayelleAllen

Taking Care Of You: Sleep. My sincere thanks to Dee Carver for inviting me to share on her website. Dee ...
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#PMInc Guest: CTR Staff Renee

Personalized Marketing Inc 11th Anniversary Guest Blogger: Coffee Time Romance Staffer – Renee You know them, you love them as ...
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#PMInc Guest: CTR Staff Franny

Personalized Marketing Inc 11th Anniversary Guest Blogger: Coffee Time Romance Staffer – Franny You know them, you love them as ...
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#PMInc Guest CTR Llaph

#PMInc Guest: CTR Staff Llaph

Personalized Marketing Inc 11th Anniversary Guest Blogger: Coffee Time Romance Staffer – Llaph You know them, you love them as ...
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#PMInc Guest: CTR Staff Tory

Personalized Marketing Inc 11th Anniversary Guest Blogger: Coffee Time Romance Staffer – Tory You know them, you love them as ...
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#PMInc 11th Anniversary Guest Author: Holly Bargo

Work-life balance remains an illusion for many, even those who are self-employed. And for authors. The pressure to add to ...
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#PMInc Guest Author: Babs Hightower

Taking Care Of You: ME Time. Being a single mom during the week and working with various authors, my day ...
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#PMInc Guest Author: Pamela S Thibodeaux

#PMInc 11th Anniversary Guest Author: Pamela S Thibodeaux When I was invited to write for Personalized Marketing Inc’s blog, I ...
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#PMInc Guest Author: Raven Starr

Taking Care Of You: Self-Love. Hello out there in the ethereal realm I call the internet. My name is Raven ...
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Taking Care of You

Welcome to the Personalized Marketing Inc 11 Year Anniversary Blog Event! This month the blogs are going to focus primarily ...
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