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Marketing Series :: Print Advertisements

Friday, October 4, 2019

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In a world where social media reigns king, how important are print advertisements anymore? Even in today’s digital world, print advertisement is a key area of marketing that will make your marketing strategies well rounded. In the livestock world, print advertisement will never go out of style. Below are some key reasons why print ads are still relevant and some tips to think about when designing your next ad!

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Marketing Series :: Facebook isn’t the only Social Media!

Friday, September 20, 2019

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Most everyone utilizes Facebook, establishing a page for your business, and using it as a marketing tool, but have you ever considered using other forms of social media to promote your business? You are missing key areas of marketing if you only have a Facebook page! It is time to consider launching an Instagram or Twitter, posting some Snapchat stories, and even listing your operation on LinkedIn! Below are some tips to consider when contemplating the value of social media outlets and having more than just a Facebook page.

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Social Media :: Utilizing Facebook

Friday, September 13, 2019

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Establishing social media pages for your livestock operation is almost a must in today’s day and age. While most of us obviously go to leader in all things social media, Facebook, we can often times over look the importance of also launching an Instagram page or even having a presence on Snapchat. With all of these social media tools, there are a lot of Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind as well. So how are you supposed to navigate to social media marketing world? Below are some tips to consider and think about when using Facebook to advertise and market your brand.

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Online Advertising :: Email Blasts, Banner Ads

Friday, September 6, 2019

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Did you know that almost 85% of the United State’s population accesses the Internet every single day? Plain and simple, we live in a digital era where everything can be accessed through a click or a swipe of your finger. This includes email and web searches. Don’t think email blasts, banner ads and website advertisement is important? IT IS!

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Tipster Tuesday :: Ask Before You Buy

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Buyer Helpful Resources & Blog Posts Buying Tips

Although showpig breeders are often swamped during sale season, they want their potential buyers to ask the right questions. Not only do these inquiries help build rapport between breeders and feeders, but they also allow both buyer and seller to be on the same page regarding needs and expectations.
Showpig.com chatted with Mike McCoy of Real McCoy Genetics to see what questions he wishes his buyers would ask.

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Marketing Series :: The Importance of a Website

Friday, August 30, 2019

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In today’s day and age, with social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram serving as incredible marketing tools, many of us can have second thoughts about creating a website. With the time, work and cost a website can entail, some of you maybe asking the question, is having a website really necessary? The answer is YES! Below are some of the main reasons you should launch a website for your business, and some helpful tips to consider when considering to build your site!

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Lessons Learned :: Kirk Swanson

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Breeder Central

Kirk Swanson is known for having a gift when it comes to breeding a selecting livestock. His talents created the legendary sire Hillbilly Bone. If you ask Kirk about his industry success, he will be quick to tell you it’s due to many lessons he learned from mentors along the way. Kirk shared one such lesson with the Showpig.com team.

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Making the Most of Marketing

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Showpig News

Is your marketing falling a little flat? Perhaps it’s because you’ve opted for a one-sided strategy. Choosing only one medium to deliver your message to potential consumers is like trying to make your favorite cookies only using flour. To have truly successful marketing, you need to mix together several different mediums to deliver your message to consumers. The Showpig.com team is here to give you some quick facts to help you mix up your marketing and create your own recipe for success.

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How They Work :: WinMor Farms

Friday, July 12, 2019

Breeder Central Buyer Helpful Resources & Blog Posts How They Work Showpig News

Jennifer Slagle, her dad, Ron Smith, and her husband, Don, are the principals behind WinMor Farms, a 100-sow show pig operation located in Grinnell, Iowa which is one hour east of Des Moines on I-80.  Ron has been living in Grinnell since December 2014.  Don and Jennifer had been living in the Des Moines area but recently moved to Grinnell with their two children, Will (10) and Anna (9).  They both work full-time in the ag financial services industry.  Don also manages their row-crop farm.  They feel very fortunate that Jennifer’s dad, Ron, is able to fully devote his time to managing the show pig operation.  The family also recently hired a new full-time herdsman to their team.  Derek Moore joined WinMor Farms in September of 2018 and has been a great addition.

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Beyond the Barn :: Louisville

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Lifestyle Showpig News

If you’re in Kentucky’s capital for the National Junior Summer Spectacular and the NSR Summer Type Conference, the Showpig.com team has rounded up some places for you to go “Beyond the Barn.”

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Beyond the Barn :: Springfield

Friday, June 21, 2019

Lifestyle Sales and Shows Showpig News

Springfield may be known for being the capital of Illinois, but the last week of June it’s also the home of Team Purebred, Certified Pedigreed Swine and Berkshire summer shows. Showpig people from all over will flock to central Illinois to take part in the festivities. If you’re heading to Springfield, we have some things to do beyond the barn.

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Lessons Learned :: Al Snedegar

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Breeder Central Education

Al Snedegar has spent his life in the purebred swine industry, from raising swine to judging fairs, there aren’t many hats he hasn’t worn through his more than half a century in the swine industry. Perhaps, his greatest contribution is the countless young industry leaders that he has helped shape over the years through his role as an educator and a mentor. We caught up with Al to learn what he felt was his greatest lesson.

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