/Megan Salch

About Megan Salch

Megan F. Salch has 20 years of marketing and communications experience. After working in the U.S. Senate as well as for a software company, Arthur Andersen and research firm APQC, Megan launched Tell Your Tale in 2005 to help organizations communicate regularly and deliberately. She works with medium and large organizations on messaging, branding and communicating with target audiences. Her out-of-the-box thinking and business savvy help organizations stand out from the crowd. Be sure to follow Megan on Twitter under the name “TellYourTale”. Megan is also a published author, writing the book 100+ Activities for Houston Kids.

10 Marketing Tips for Opening a Retail Store

Whether you're opening your first retail store or adding an additional location, marketing the grand opening is critical to letting local consumers know about your shop and enticing buyers to visit early and often. Here are 10 marketing tips for opening a retail store with consumers ready to buy. First, define your ideal customer. Pinpoint characteristics such as their gender, age, work status, family make-up (married with kids versus single, etc.), preferences on how they enjoy spending free time, annual salary and likely disposable income. This information will guide your marketing decisions so you can invest in marketing that [...]

2018-11-27T08:48:27+00:00By |Categories: Marketing|Tags: |

How and Why to Personalize Retail Marketing

Retailers can make great strides in increased engagement, sales and referrals by relying more on personalized marketing. A recent study indicates that, “Personalization can be a huge boon for retailers and consumers. Targeted communications that are relevant and useful can create lasting customer loyalty and drive revenue growth of 10 to 30 percent.”(1) How and when the personalized outreach is done is key to the campaign’s success. In this post, we’ll discuss mistakes to avoid, ways to personalize marketing and drive foot traffic into stores. Mistakes to Avoid When Personalizing Marketing I appreciate being welcomed to a storefront when [...]

2018-09-26T13:03:10+00:00By |Categories: PR|Tags: , |

Why Your Business Needs a Professional Writer

What separates one company from another in any line of work? There are a lot of different answers to that question. Of course, funding is extremely important. Proper planning for growth and having an exceptional product are imperative to success. All too often, the quality of the written words used to market the business are overlooked. However, successful businesses use professional writers when building a business plan, creating new marketing material and especially when writing blogs and webpages. These are critical aspects to putting a business’ best foot forward. Professional writing is a great differentiator in business. How many [...]

2018-09-26T13:18:50+00:00By |Categories: Professional Writing|

Managing Online Customer Reviews on Social Media Channels

A business’ online presence has a strong influence on its reputation. It’s no wonder that companies are quick to build their online presence beyond a website, extending into social media sites and online business listings. The real challenge and power both exist in managing online customer reviews on them all. Not only does proper attention and diligence mold a strong, positive reputation for your business, it also helps generate more traffic to your website, which in turn can lead to more sales. It's the power of online reputation management. Here are some key tips for managing your online reputation whether [...]

2018-09-26T13:07:52+00:00By |Categories: PR|Tags: , |

Marketing Trends in 2018 to Adopt

With the New Year under way, business owners are looking at marketing trends that deliver a measurable return on investment (ROI). It’s easy to spend money and time on endeavors that seem all the rage but when the efforts fall short of their investment, it’s time to reconsider. While new technologies and innovations are sure to be unveiled throughout the year, here are 5 of marketing trends to incorporate early into your 2018 marketing. Facebook organic reach has dwindled to an estimated 2 percent to 3 percent. This means that for all the time your business applies to crafting [...]

10 Marketing Tips for Opening a New Restaurant

The love of cooking, a long history working in restaurants, free food and great people… These are a few of the reasons people cite for working in the restaurant industry. Some translate that passion into opening a new restaurant and owning it. Still, the restaurant business is not for the faint of heart and garnering a crowd of hungry customers is serious business. Here are 10 marketing tips for opening a new restaurant with patrons ready to eat and pay. First, define your ideal customer. It isn’t everyone in town. Get specific regarding their likes and dislikes, age, work status, [...]

How To Prepare for a Successful Trade Show

Strategic Trade Show Planning Ensures Strong ROI  Trade shows can be a hit or miss depending on your preparedness, so it is important that you start planning early. To give you a rough estimate, start planning about 90 days in advance. In this post, we’ll walk through the critical steps on how to prepare for a successful trade show or conference to ensure good visibility and strong return on investment (ROI). The Planning Stage: First things first. You need to ask yourself, what type of trade show is this? This will lead you to thinking about the types of attendees [...]

2018-11-27T08:53:24+00:00By |Categories: Marketing|Tags: , |

5 Tips for Email Marketing for Restaurants

The restaurant business in Texas is big business. Just in the Houston area, there are more than 10,000 restaurants with the average Houstonian dining out more than residents of any other city—4.1 times per week, compared with the national average of 3.1. Still, the average meal in Houston costs restaurant goers on average $5 less than the national average.1 So how do you connect with patrons and prospects cost effectively and drive them into your restaurant? Did you know 61 percent of consumers enjoy receiving promotional emails weekly?2 Email marketing continues to be an effective way to connect with customers across [...]

2018-09-26T12:59:53+00:00By |Categories: PR|Tags: |

A Big Win in Graphic Design Awards Houston

Graphic Design Awards Houston We're really excited to share that Tell Your Tale and Mentis Neuro Health have been recognized as a platinum winner for the 2017 Marcom Awards, graphic design awards presented in Houston last month. These brain injury awareness cards proved to be a clever way to break through the "clutter" and grab the attention of healthcare providers looking for experts in brain injury rehabilitation. If you're an executive looking for graphic design with an impact, this is a great project to review.  Project Description: With March dedicated as Brain Injury Awareness Month, Mentis Neuro Health sought a way [...]

2018-10-04T15:21:29+00:00By |Categories: Graphic Design|Tags: |

Why Public Relations is Better than Advertising

Why PR Makes Strategic Sense A topic in the marketing realm that often causes confusion is the difference between public relations (PR) and advertising. While I believe organizations should have a good mix of both, I also understand that with budget and time constraints, executives must prioritize marketing efforts and the associated budget. In this blog post, we’ll look at the key differences between PR and advertising as well as why PR makes more sense for most organizations. Let me start by saying that I know and respect people in the advertising arena. If your organization is a large corporation [...]

2018-10-04T15:22:05+00:00By |Categories: PR|Tags: |