The 5 Keys To Successful B2b Marketing

Consumers are fickle. How do I know? I am one. I have chronicled my love-hate relationship with Home Depot. I was in love with them after my first experience with them buying a washer, dryer, and fridge. The salesperson was so educated and informative. When I went to Lowes (first) the salesperson took a while…

The 5 Half-Truths of B2b Sales and Marketing (You Have Probably Been Fed)

Have you ever eaten an “Impossible Burger”? They do a pretty good job of making plants taste like meat. But, why do they call it Impossible? Because meat has heme. Heme is the molecule that gives blood its red color and helps carry oxygen in living organisms. Unlike other plant-based burgers and meats, it was…

Seasons… Cold Weather Can Nudge Business to Heat Up

We just crossed the autumnal equinox. In layman’s terms – Summer is over (at least on the calendar.) Summer is one of the most active times of the year for me. We have longer days and better weather. Chances are you spend more time outside and take more days off than at any other time…

Name That Tune – Has Your Brand Voice Evolved With Your Business?

Late Sunday night, I was asked if I wanted to help out with the AMA Triangle booth (American Marketing Association – Raleigh chapter) at the Digital Summit in Raleigh. It was last minute since it started the following day at 9 AM. I really wanted to attend the entire conference, but could not spare two…

You Get What You Pay For… Some Assembly Required

There are many benefits to creating and maintaining a virtual workforce. There is also one big drawback. You have no one in your office to help you carry and assemble office furniture. We finally moved into our new home (use moved with a grain of salt.) We sold everything in Illinois, and we have been…

Success Is Personal and How To String Together Little Wins

I have been told that people who have almost died have a new perspective on life. Once you almost lose your life, you stop taking life (especially getting up each day) for granted. Having been in the hospital twice in the last 3 years I would concur. One of those was a near-death experience (I…

Innovation Is More Than Just A String (Theory)

I love my morning walks with my dog, Layla. Especially here in North Carolina. In Chicago, you would often contend with wild weather swings. It could be 80˚ one morning and 40˚ the next. It could be cold and raining one morning, sunny the next. Here in Raleigh, each morning for the past month has…

3 Signs From God That It’s Time To Move On…

I don’t want to get all religious on you. I have often studied the science of religions, tribes, politics, and many facets of how and why we adopt belief systems that shape our lives. When I was giving a speech in Minnesota, I told the audience that during the pandemic, I was researching the question,…

Networking Is All About Give And Take But Success Takes Giving

It’s been a long journey to get ready to sell our house and buy another. I have been in the Chicagoland area for almost 50 years. Over that period I have moved at least a dozen times. But, you never really move far from your network. You know what grocery stores have what. You know…

Good Things Come In Threes – The Marketing Trifecta Meets The Management Triad

They say, “Good things come in threes!” But who are ‘They’ and what’s good about them? Here are just a few… Primary Colors Branches of Government Stooges I could go on for days, but good things in business also come in threes… The Marketing Trifecta The C-Level Superteam Your Brain In order for your business…