• Events

    Missoula Women's Fair

    Enjoy a day with exhibitors, entertainment and interactive fun covering every aspect of a woman’s life. Produced by Marketplace Media, the Missoula Women’s Fair lets you take a break from your busy life to enjoy an event designed just for you! We’ll gather over 70 of the very best of the area’s leading companies, boutiques, and brands all in one place. So grab your mom, daughters, and girlfriends – and we’ll see you at the fair! Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 11am until 4pm in the UC Ballroom at the University of Montana With exhibitors, fabulous prizes and a chance to get a jump-start on spring, you won’t want to…

  • Publicity

    The Rules of Publicity

    The number one rule of being successful in the world of publicity: Don’t sabotage your efforts with dumb and easily correctable mistakes. Avoid these mistakes and you’ll be well on your way to scoring great coverage.  The more you remind a reporter that you’re a commercial entity seeking promotional exposure, the less chance you have. You must think like an objective journalist and have a sense of perspective about who you are and what you sell and communicate that in your materials. If you spend all day eating, breathing and sleeping packing tape, it’s easy to start believing that the slight change you made in the thickness of your company’s…

  • Mobile Website,  Websites

    Does Your Website Work for You?

    One of the greatest things about the internet is that you are always on level ground when it comes to competing. We know only too well that you only have one chance at making that first impression a good one. With a professionally designed website, your seems-to-be small business can instantly project the image and professionalism of a much larger company. But we also know that the opposite effect can also happen. There are many large company websites that are so poorly designed and difficult to navigate that they completely lack the professionalism and credibility that a business needs to maintain. Even if your business is a small operation, when…

  • Uncategorized

    Do You Have Time for Facebook?

    A Facebook Business Page is one of the best things you can add to your marketing strategy.  Adding to its appeal is that it’s completely free. But managing a Page for your business can be time-consuming and confusing.You know you must have the correct business presence, right? Do you know the difference between a Page, a Profile, and a Group?  If you are not even sure what these are, call us. Really, the best way to fully utilize this unique marketing opportunity and save time and confusion is to hire someone to make sure your page is actually working for your business.You have to understand what Social Media Marketing is…

  • Shop Local

    Shop Local

    It’s time to think about the holidays. This year, give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. Think outside the box and do your best to shop local. Everyone gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local hair salon or barber? Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages. And remember, franchises like Gold’s and Curves are locally owned, too! Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car washed? Locally owned car washes have gift certificates. Would Dad like his lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course. How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck…

  • Megan and Linda Baumann at Rock Against Rasicm
    Linda Baumann,  Marketing

    Getting to Know Us

    Since we have experience with most advertising mediums, we aren’t predisposed to recommend one medium over another. We won’t try to sell you on advertising, or PR, or direct marketing — because we’re not your average advertising agency, PR firm, or direct marketing house. We do all those things and much more. It’s quite liberating for us — just like your own in-house marketing team, we can recommend whatever makes the most sense. You interact with the people who actually do the work. The meter’s not constantly running, because we charge only for the work we do, not for faxes, local mileage, office supplies, and on and on. When you…

  • Marketing,  Uncategorized

    Building Brand Awareness

    If someone asks you whether you want a Coke or Pepsi, you immediately know you’re being asked about a cola beverage, right? Wouldn’t it be nice to build the same kind of brand awareness for your business?  OK, we know you aren’t going to build a mega empire overnight, but with all the free opportunities on the internet today, it’s a little easier to plug away at it. You just need to build connections from your website to social media sites that show your organization’s uniqueness, advertising that draws customers and highways on the Internet to get people there…. to YOU. Thanks to the advent of numerous specialty social networking…

  • Linda Baumann,  Marketing,  Uncategorized

    Constant Contact Local Expert

    Linda Baumann, co-owner of Marketplace Media, has been selected as an Authorized Local Expert by Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. As an Authorized Local Expert, Baumann will offer training seminars on best practices in online marketing throughout Montana. “I’m excited and honored to be selected for this partnership with Constant Contact to present a series of seminars across the state at no cost to anyone who wants the guidance to jump-start their marketing”, said Baumann. “This service will give businesses and non-profit organizations more tools to help promote their business. Teaching is what I love doing best, and I…

  • Linda with her late husband, Charlie, at the awards luncheon.
    Awards,  Linda Baumann

    2012 Businesswoman of the Year

    Linda Baumann, co-owner of Marketplace Media, received the Businesswoman of the Year award from the Missoula Businesswomen’s Network today. In her acceptance speech, Linda said “I’m so lucky that I have a family that has always supported me. If you have ever attended Pet Fest, Rock Against Racism or the Women’s Fair, you might have seen our son Christopher doing the sound management, his girlfriend, Abi, doing the photography, and Charlie greeting guests at the door. So many of my work endeavors wouldn’t have happened without family support. I’m proud of all of them.” She spoke of the support she has received from her daughter and business partner, Megan. “She…