Karen Leonard

Karen Leonard

Chief Marketing Officer

Karen’s Most Popular Presentations Include:

Social Media for Professional Organizations: Why use it, which channels and what to say
Duration: 1.5 hours
Have you been thinking about marketing your business with social media, but you feel overwhelmed and not sure how to get started? Or maybe you’re not convinced that it works?
This seminar will show you the value of using social media to reach your customers, how it can lead to new customers and how it drives repeat business from your current customers.
We will:
• Take a look at the 5 most popular social media networks
o Facebook
o Twitter
o LinkedIn
o Instagram
o Pinterest
• Help you decide what is right for your business.
We’ll also look at what comes next: how and what to post on social media.
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Social Media Time Savers
Duration: 1.5 hours
Did you know that 43% of small businesses dedicate six or more hours per week to social media? While it’s important to engage for social visibility and key connections online, we all want to do more in less time. This session will help you save time and get back to what you love to do – running your business or organization. Join us and learn the latest social media time savers and best practices.
Participants will learn:
• Tips for saving up to ten hours a week managing your social media
• Simple ways to find usable, relevant content for your posts
• How to integrate your social media into sales promotions and events
• Best practices, business builders and more…
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Social Media 102 – You’re Social, Now What?
Duration: 1.5 hours
You’ve thought about what social networks to use for your organization, and you’re ready to take the next step. Where do you go from there?
This seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks –
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram. You will learn the benefits of using each, how other organizations are marketing with them, and some dos and don’ts of each channel.
You’ll also get tips on how to tell if your social media activity is working. This session is best suited for beginners who have begun to use social media for business but are ready to go a little further.
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Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing
Duration: 1.5 hours
What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do? This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing:
• What it really is (and isn’t)
• What it can do for your business
• And the five easy steps you must take to harness the power of the inbox!
o Grow a healthy list
o Create great content
o Customize a beautiful, mobile-friendly template that matches your brand
o How to get your emails opened o Tracking your results
From revealing why regular email doesn’t work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don’t!), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing.
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Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media with Workbook
Duration: 1.5 hours
Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But between Facebook and Twitter, email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out that month—there’s a lot to keep up with. And there are only so many hours in each day. The number of possibilities can feel overwhelming. This session will help make sense of the noise.
In this session we’re going to show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business. When the session is done you’ll have a greater understanding of marketing basics like goals and objectives.
• You’ll learn what a “campaign” is and what to write about and offer in that campaign.
• You’ll be given some simple but powerful tips for how to get your messages opened and read, shared and socially visible.
• And you’ll see that there are some great tools you can use to help engage with your existing customers and supporters as well as expand your reach to new prospects.
Throughout the session you’ll be given opportunities to capture your own ideas and build out the framework of your own “next great campaign.”
So join us and start to build a plan that will help you grow your business by eliciting the responses you want from your customers or supporters.
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Promotions Planning & Design Creating and Delivering Offers that Work
Duration: 1.5 hours
When planning the email marketing strategy for your small business or nonprofit, there is a world of ideas to explore that can help you engage with your audience and have a real conversation with your customers and supporters. But your marketing goals should always come back to the thing that’s going to keep your organization successful and growing: generating revenue and donations. This session will help you identify the different types of offers and promotions that could work for your organization, and you will learn how to run a successful promotion, from goal-setting to measuring your results.
In this seminar, you will learn:
• How to identify your goals and develop your marketing strategy
• Tips for identifying your audience, choosing the campaign type for you, and when to send your
promotional emails
• The best practices for sending high-impact, great-looking emails about your offer, and sharing the details on social media
• Tips on measuring the results of your promotion and using the results to plan future offers
Join us and learn some great strategies to help develop your next offer or promotion.
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Standout Subject Lines: Get Open, Get Read, Get Results
Duration: 1.5 hours
Ignored – or Engaging? How are your subject lines working – or NOT working – to capture the attention and interest of your audience?
This fast-paced seminar will take a deeper dive into the mechanics of truly effective subject lines.
We’ll cover:
• The three keys that make or break your subject line (and how short your window really is…)
• What works – and what does NOT work – in capturing your readers’ attention – Length, brand, urgency and offers – make them work for your subject lines
• Before and examples that make it crystal clear how to improve your results
Get their attention – get in the door – and get the response you desire. Whether you are trying to get read, realize revenue, increase your reach or inspire referrals, your subject lines are a key to your success!
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Measuring Your Marketing How to use reports and analytics to evaluate your marketing campaigns
Duration: 1.5
Metrics – can be like magic. Have you wondered: how can the reports and analytics of digital marketing give you the insight and key info you need to succeed?
This seminar will take you step-by-step through the amazing data generated by all the key online marketing tools – and give you tips on how to use it.
You’ll learn:
• How email open- and click-through reports can help you know:
o Which of your products/services are hot, which are not, and how to test for best results
o Out of a field of everyone, who is interested in what topics – so you can focus your precious time, efforts & energy
o The calls to action/messaging that actually WORK
o Best times, days and ways to get the response you want
• How evaluating event registration and survey response patterns can help improve your next campaign by leaps and bounds
• How social media engagement and click rates can tell you the topics, type of media posts, and frequency your connections really want
• How research, setting goals, monitoring campaign results and applying lessons learned will continually improve your results!

Karen is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Innovative Global Vision, Inc. (IGV), a website design and digital marketing company in Ohio. With over 17 years of experience in the IT & Marketing field, Karen has a passion for helping small businesses grow. She works closely with her extraordinarily talented team of developers, designers and marketing specialists to help small businesses increase profits through their website and build deeper, more profitable relationships through the use of online marketing tools.

As an enthusiastic speaker, Karen’s goal is to leave her audience with actionable steps to implement the tips and tactics she shares in her sessions.

A well-presented and thorough overview of this module – well worth the time.
by Katherine

I thought the presentation I attended was clear and understandable. The information was easy to follow and I took away several points to implement in my business.
by Diane

I volunteer with a non-profit organization and have used Constant Contact since 2009 to prepare our E-news mailings and maintain our contact lists. I had not attended a seminar before; the guides, tutorials and help from staff at Constant Contact have been great, but I thought maybe I could learn more — and I did. The seminar was very helpful. It was NOT a sales pitch. We saw live actual use of Constant Contact to create emails. I learned about some new features which are saving me time. All of our comments and questions were addressed and answered. Karen is very knowledgeable about Constant Contact. I would recommend this seminar for any new or experienced user.
by Library Shop on Maine

The Village has contracted with Karen Leonard of IGV for our website hosting. She introduced me to Constant Contact Email Marketing and I have found that her professionalism, friendliness and knowledge of Email Marketing to be phenomenal. It took me a while to “get on board” with the new way of communicating via Constant Contact, but once I did, the feedback from emails I have sent out is amazing. People love the interaction and the ability to view the village website, etc. In addition, I receive a report detailing the responses of my targeted recipients. I love it!
By Deb

I have been using constant contact for our business for the last 5 years. Attending the recent seminar that Karen hosted and was worth the time I set aside out of the office to really get a grasp on what I needed to know and what I always wanted to know how to enhance my emails and increase open ratio’s Would highly recommend to attend more in the future!
by Janice

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