Social Media Is The Cocaine of Content… It’s Free To Get You Hooked!

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever gotten emotionally charged from a Facebook post? Well, of course, you have. We all have. If you haven’t, check your pulse, because that’s just what it does. It keeps us engaged by getting us emotionally charged. In an interview coming up with Brian Kinghorn, who teaches…

How Building Trust Is Important To Sales

Happy New Year! We’re at the door of 2020 and this is the last of my posts in the Foresight is 2020 series. Today I want to talk about how building trust is important to sales – especially in this upcoming year. Recently, I had a new customer contact me. They wanted to figure out…

Content Marketing And Making The Customer The Hero Of You Story

I’d like to talk to you about content marketing, but more specifically, I want to talk about making the customer the hero of your story. Now, I am sure you have gone to websites and you start reading the copy and you see somebody saying, “We have won such-and-such awards, and we have done so…

If Content Is King… Then Consistency Is Queen!

In November of 2014, I started a podcast.  I never imagined or even THOUGHT about that I would get to 500 episodes. I was just taking them one at a time. I had visions of grandeur (more bluntly put – fame and fortune) that never were realized (well, sort of). I am not disappointed that…

Is Your Content Refuse or Recycle Friendly To The Internet?

This week I want to talk about garbage. Actually, I want to talk about recycling and refuse. This weekend I was watching an episode of 60 Minutes and they were talking about the amount of plastic floating in the ocean. Every single year eight million metric tons of plastic waste enters the oceans and it…

How To Avoid Packing Peanut Messages That Hurt Your Brand?

On-Demand We live in amazing times. Think about it; anything you need can be delivered to your door. If you need any furniture, you can call Wayfair; Wayfair has just what you need. Great brand, right? Think about Amazon. Amazon sells you a membership where you can get two-day Prime delivery at no charge, and…

How Can A Pile Of Needles Attract Your New Customers?

Today is kind of a sad day at my house because I have to get a new garage door opener. Now, it’s only sad because after 18 years I have to get a new garage door opener. Things break, right? But the cool thing is the new one has Wi-Fi. Now, my wife gets freaked…

The Seven Deadly Sins Or Viral Virtues of Marketing

I don’t know about you, but if you’re on Facebook and some other social media platforms, you probably have noticed that things are getting a little ugly and divisive, meaning that people are picking sides, picking fights, and things just are not happy. I have been spending time trying to figure out how to post…

How-To Prospect For New Clients With Emotional Intelligence?

Have you ever thought about how to prospect for new clients with emotional intelligence? Now, I know a few of you are giggling, because you don’t think the words “emotional” and “intelligence” should be used in the same sentence, but it’s truly a thing. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your own emotions and…

What Will Be The Most Impactful New Marketing Trends For 2019?

Happy New Year As this year starts to come to a close, I want to take a second to reflect back on what happened last year. Now as far as my podcast goes (BaconPodcast.com), I had a blast. I had the chance to interview a whole bunch of CMO’s, CEO’s, CFO’s, a whole bunch of…