Gloria Lafont

Gloria Lafont

Gloria Lafont is a mother, grandmother and business owner. Throughout her business career she has started, bought and sold a dozen businesses in the branding and marketing field, including a distributor company. She’s currently president of Action Marketing Co., founded in 2007. Her company focuses on helping distributors increase visibility, generate awareness and drive traffic so they can connect with more of their ideal clients and generate more leads and sales.

Gloria is a big fan and supporter of education and the cultural arts, volunteering her time and donating marketing support over the years to help various organizations grow in membership and revenue. She also enjoys the South Florida lifestyle mix of business, beaches and arts.

ChatGPT For Blogging and SEO: What Distributors Need To Know

As a content-focused digital marketing agency, we’re always interested in tools that can help us produce better work more efficiently. So, when ChatGPT came out last November, we started experimenting with the app right away. AI writing tools have been around for a while. We find they can be useful in writing short-form content for…

Didn't Reach Your Revenue Goals? Here's 3 Things To Do Now

There are only a few weeks left in 2022 This time of the year, with the holidays upon us, many of us take a close look at what we set to accomplish back at the beginning of the year, and whether or not we reached our revenue goals. And sometimes we don’t like what we…

What a Sales Funnel Is and Why Your Promo Business Needs One

Most distributors rely on referrals and word of mouth to bring in new clients, with some also doing outreach efforts such as email, cold calling, etc. All these can bring in new clients, but are rather unreliable and unpredictable. To establish and grow a successful distributor business, you must consistently attract new qualified leads on…

19 Easy Things You Can Do To Increase Your Online Presence

In today’s world, we have all become digital-first customers, whether we realize it or not. Having an online presence is critical for any business to succeed, or even remain in business. What Exactly Does it Mean To Have an Online Presence and Why You Need It Simply put, having an online presence means your business…

12 Digital Marketing Misconceptions Holding Back Your Promo Business Growth

In this day and age, every business needs an online presence to grow and succeed. Distributors are no exception, whether you believe it or not. It’s a provable fact that companies that invest in developing their brand’s authority and presence online, in a structured, consistent way, experience sustained organic growth. However, the vast majority of…

Advertising: Social Media or Google? Which is Better?

If you’re looking to expand your business reach and visibility, investing in online ads can give you great results. But there are many moving parts to an online ads campaign and it’s easy to waste money if not done the right way. As a small-business owner with a limited marketing budget, it is important that…

6 Ways to Increase Organic Traffic in Your E-Commerce Website

Implementing SEO best practices is the easiest way to grow your promo business. With that said, SEO is a long-term game. It primarily requires effort up front, but once you rank, you start making sales on a regular basis organically. And it doesn’t go away. Here are six adjustments you can easily make that will gradually improve your SEO rankings...

5 Ways to Increase Leads From Your Blog

Done right, blog posts help you to get found, generate leads and convert potential clients to the next stage of your sales funnel. But, for many distributors, blog posts seem to get little results. Here are five things you can do to improve the results of your blogging efforts...

Top 5 Google Ads Mistakes Distributors Make and How to Fix Them

While showing up on the first page of Google is crucial for promo distributors, and Google Ads will achieve this much faster than SEO, you can end up wasting hundreds (or thousands) of dollars a month if your campaigns are poorly configured. Here are the most common Google Ads mistakes distributors make and how to fix them...

9 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Website With Social Media

Since the majority of internet traffic is now mobile and the majority of mobile time is spent in-app, social media represents one of the best chances you have at getting views, shares, likes and visits to your distributor website. To help you get maximum visibility and website traffic with social media, these are some simple tactics to try...

10 Mistakes Promo Distributors Make With Their Websites

Your website is open for business 24/7, and it must quickly communicate to your ideal client that you understand their needs and wants, that you speak the same language and that they can trust you with their projects. If you’re interested in improving your distributor website, start by identifying what needs to be fixed. Are you making any of these mistakes?...

Sales vs. Marketing: How Do You Get Clients?

With all the extra work getting all the logos and items you need when you start a new client, you’re really busy for two or three weeks producing these orders, and you stop networking and cold calling. So when the orders are completed, your pipeline is empty and you have to start all over again. I call this the cycle of doom. How do you get out of the cycle of doom? Simple: marketing your business...

What's the Right Blogging Platform for My Promo Business?

You’ve decided to step up your marketing and start a blog to publish content. Before you start, since this is a long-term strategy, it is wise to make an informed decision about where to house your content to get the most benefit from this effort. First off, you want to think about your long-term business goals...

The All-New Google Analytics 4: What Distributors Need to Know

Google Analytics has undergone many iterations over the years. But as the web has evolved and gone mobile, and data tracking regulations go into effect, the popular tool has become increasingly inaccurate. In order to solve that, Google has launched a whole new tool, Google Analytics 4. Here's what promo distributors should know...

Why SEO Is So Important for Promo Distributors

Seventy-five percent of people never scroll past the first page of search engines. This also applies to buyers of promotional products, many of whom use Google and other search engines to find a vendor. This means that if you want to be in the game, you must appear on page 1 for the right search terms. If you don’t, you are literally invisible to your ideal clients...