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 4 People You Should Positively Be Marketing To

In this current business environment, things have changed. A lot of networking has gone virtual, meaning we are attending lots of Zoom meetings. I’ve kept up with most of my regular groups and I’ve added a few new ones where I’ve met some great people. In the new ones, I’ve started to build credibility and…

Why Your Marketing Needs a Feedback Loop

Ever since I was 10 years old, I have been a musician. You may be a musician, too, or you may just be a music lover. I am sure you’ve been to a concert performance of some sort where you heard microphone feedback. Feedback is the high-pitched squeal that happens when a microphone gets too…

How To Overcome The Story In Your Mind

I don’t know about you, but I subscribe to a lot of emails, I also get a lot of emails that I don’t subscribe to. Of course, they’re usually just pitches saying, “Hey, buy my thing.” And then there’s a followup email that says, “Hey, did you get the last email that I was trying…

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 to Overcome FEAR with Content Marketing HOPE

Our Noisy World We’re living in a noisy world. We’re living at gigabit speeds, a world of rapid change. Back in the ’70s, we used to see between 500 to 1,500 ads per day. In 2020, we see between 5,000 and 10,000. That means messages are coming at us at a rapid speed. Our TVs…

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 Building An Audience Is A Moving Target And What You Can Do

Realin In The Years It’s been about eight years since I started my first book. Back then, I created a website called notaboutu.com. That’s where I started building an audience and promoted my first book. Then I used it to promote my second, third, and fourth books. Currently, I’m working on my fifth book. Since…

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.…