Turbo-Charge Your Sales Engine in 2022 – Going Fishing

This is the third installment in a four-part series on using marketing to power your sales engine. You can read the first post, here and the second post, here. In this post, we’ll cover staying relevant and creating awareness through consistent engagement. In our final installment, we’ll explain how to actively engage your clients and…

The Bento Box And How To Bite Size Your Marketing Message

The Lunchbox When I was a kid, one of the proudest days of any school year was showing up with that new lunchbox. It was a little metal box that mom would pack a sandwich and maybe put an apple in, and maybe some chips wrapped up in tinfoil. And then you’d have a thermos,…

Want Clients To Really Take A Look? Put It In An eBook

70247 vs The Peanut Butter Elephant Let me ask you a question. What would you remember better, the number 70247 or an elephant eating peanut butter? Now, chances are, you’d have an easier time remembering the elephant because it is a visual and it also involves multiple senses. You may love or hate peanut butter,…

What Do Your Customers REALLY Want? Advertising, Marketing, and Relationship Marketing

I’m going to make an assumption, you don’t want to open your email and see that you’ve been added to an email list that has nothing to do with you or your business needs. Frankly, it’s a waste of time and it can cause you to have a negative opinion about the company or brand…

How Using Mixed Emotions Can Emotionally Charge Your Marketing Messages

I recently had an interesting call with a potential client where we went back and forth getting to know each other. In the process, she said to me, “I want to be upfront with you and let you know that I’ve had some bad experiences with people doing lead generation for my business.” And I…

How Staring At Clouds Can Improve Your Marketing Results

I don’t know where you live, but I’m in Chicago. And this time of the year, October, November, I tend to call it 50 Shades of Gray. Not like the book. It’s the clouds in the sky. Every single day is gray and cloudy, or rainy and cold. I really miss the sun. Have you…

The Pu-Pu Platter and Creating Content Marketing Samplers

I’ve been working on my new book, Toilet Paper Math, and last week I talked about the three Ps of thought leadership. Today I want to talk about pu-pu, or the pu-pu platter of content marketing. Hey, what would a toilet paper book be without a little potty humor? Seriously, though, a pu-pu platter is…

Why Hiring A Good Content Writer Is Great For Business

Spring is here. Spring has sprung. The trees are blooming, noses are running, and so am I! I’m finally back to jogging. It’s a nice, warm, 60 degrees here in Chicago. When I do my run, I have one path that I follow most of the time. I call it the Flashdance Girl, because when…

What's old is new again: Don't Mummify your content. A couple views mummys.

What’s Old Is New… Don’t Mummify Your Content!

So while watching some TV this weekend I came across a couple of very interesting stories. One of them was that they found new mummies. Yeah, they found them in Egypt buried somewhere, and I guess they were priests or something. They weren’t famous like Cleopatra or anything like that, but it was still pretty…