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Set Your Marketing Goals

In my experience, many companies still treat digital marketing like a “set-it-and-forget-it” Ronco product. It really doesn’t work that way. It’s not enough just to create a website and a social presence to make things happen. Developing a following, growing likability, and building trust takes work, and it’s…(Read More)

Decaying business from neglect

Our daily lives are busy. This weekend I found myself finally with a couple of extra hours to walk around my house. I hadn’t realized how overgrown the gardens and shrubbery were with weeds and how tall the grass had grown! It was difficult to distinguish to which plants and flowers were to be…(Read More)

Scouting Be Prepared

This week I’m spending time at summer camp in Ohio with my son’s Boy Scout Troop. While on this excursion, we leaders are taking our Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills training as well as our CPR re-certification training. The Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” rings true every day I’m here at…(Read More)

social media spend

As many of you may know, the rules changed in January 2015 with regard to what social content on Facebook will show in the newsfeed for people who “Like” a Facebook Page. If you think that simply creating great, sharable content is enough to gain popularity and, subsequently, reach, you may want to reconsider your…(Read More)

Email Marketing Choose Simple

I cannot begin to tell you how many people I’ve met in the last few years who try to stuff EVERYTHING they can into an email blast, and then complain that their click-through rates are less than stellar. There’s really a very simple formula for creating great-converting emails. The companies I…(Read More)

So many times when I’m consulting a client on one thing or another I’m inevitably asked, “Hey, I saw some of your videos. I’ve been approached by other video companies, can’t I do this myself?” or “I don’t like writing? How can I create my own video blog?” It’s…(Read More)

In a world full of messages pelting us every second of the day whether you are watching TV, using the internet, driving on the expressway, or even walking through your neighborhood, it’s often hard to deliver a message that truly grabs your target audience. After all, people do business with companies and people they…(Read More)

One of the themes that has come up more than once within the last week is, “I don’t know what to write about,” when it comes to writing compelling blogs or copy. I think that, just like with anything else we do in life and business, the idea is that you don’t want…(Read More)

Sure, we know that people do business with people that they “know, like, and trust.” Of course, we’ve heard and read over and over again that relationship selling is “where it’s at” in terms of creating and keeping clients. However, relationships go much further, much deeper, and much more impactful on our businesses…(Read More)