How To Serve Up Great Content With Marketing Systems

I have a question for you. Do you treat your marketing systems more like a vending machine or a restaurant? A vending machine is pretty simple. People put money in, they get something out, generally overpriced. Usually, it’s candy, cookies, chips, drinks, or whatever. A vending machine has to be strategically placed, and you’re hoping…

How Marketing Should… Connect The Dots To More Sales?

I don’t know about you, but I like puzzles. No, I’m not talking about the jigsaw kind. Those things annoying me. They’re a lot of work. The kind of puzzles I like are puzzle games. I remember years ago getting my Sunday paper, opening up to the magazine, and doing the Jumble every single week.…

Don’t Get Bored Get Focus – Follow One Course Until Successful

This Message Is Brought To You By The Letters R & D I’m assuming at some point in your life you’ve seen an episode of Sesame Street. On Sesame Street, they have a segment called, “Today is brought to you by the letter,” and today this episode is being brought to you by the letter…

Three Things Every Business Should Do During A Time Of Crisis

I’m sure by now you are aware that we are in the midst of a time of crisis and people are freaking out and panicking. Schools are closing, restaurants are closing, business is generally slowing down. It’s going to get worse before it gets better, but that doesn’t mean you have to panic. What it…

Embrace Disruption By Changing The Way You Think About Change!

Recently, we had a little bit of disruption here at the Basilico domicile. That’s got me thinking about how we can embrace disruption by changing the way we think about change. Broken & Fix It! A few months ago, our clothes dryer broke. It’s not like any of us love doing laundry, but, when your…

Toilet Paper Math… Why Some Online Marketing Does Not Always Square Up

Today, I’d like to talk about toilet paper, more specifically, toilet paper math. Bear with me because I know you’re asking yourself, “Self, what does toilet paper have to do with online marketing?” I’ll explain, but first let’s look at the history of toilet paper. Have you ever noticed that toilet papers squares, are in…

The Details Are In The Data – How To Better Collect And Use Info From Your Website

Nothing warms my cockles like a good set of data. Do you feel that way? Chances are you don’t, but I am a geek and I do love data. I love my QuickBooks. I love looking at every single week’s volume of what sold, what didn’t, and where the expenses went. And, I love looking…

There Is An Easy Button to Success, But Can You Afford It?

  One of the things in business that people are always looking for is an easier way to do things. The better way to do things. They’re always looking for something new, but what they really what most is an easy button. Well guess what? I have one sitting right on my desk, and here…

What Can You Do With Your LinkedIn Connections?

80% Failure Rate If you’re like a lot people, you’ve made New Year’s resolution. Well, it’s the first week of February, and I’m sorry to report but chances are about 80% of you have failed already. 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February. So the odds are against you, but…

What Helps Your Drip Email The Most? Great Content!

Today I want to talk about email. Not the stuff you get in your inbox, but the stuff you’re sending to other people’s inbox. Now, a lot of people think that email is dying, but it’s way far from the truth. As a matter of fact, it’s not going anywhere, especially in the immediate future.…