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…

Three Questions With The Same Answer – Know, Like, & Trust

Lately, I have been doing some introspection about the current and future state of my business. No doubt it’s changed over the years but that change has accelerated lately. If you look at patterns, you can kind of predict the future. The one thing that almost all of my clients have in common is that…

The Anatomy Of An Ebook (I Wrote For My Business) – A Marketer’s Journey

I don’t know about you, but I think the hardest thing to do as a marketer is to market myself and my own business. When it comes to doing it for yourself, it’s a little bit more of a challenge. It’s kind of hard to see the forest from the trees. Kind of like the…

Turbo-Charge Your Sales Engine in 2022 – A Simple Truth

This is the second installment in a four-part series on using marketing to power your sales engine. You can read the first post, here. In this post, we’ll cover what exactly successful companies do to thrive during times of chaos. Next, we’ll cover staying relevant and creating awareness through consistent engagement. In our final installment,…

Why Social Media is NOT Effective As Advertising (Well Sort Of)

Today, I’d like to talk about a trend I’ve observed. It’s a trend that’s turning into an engagement epidemic in social media. It uses polls and questions to try to create more attention, thinking that will create more sales. Some of these polls will get a thousand people to check one of the boxes, but…

Critical R.A.C.E. Theory and How To Win With YOUR Business

Today I want to talk about critical R.A.C.E Theory. Now I’m not talking about the kind of Critical Race Theory that’s taught in institutions. I am not talking about anything political or even something that has to do with NASCAR. Nope. The critical R.A.C.E Theory I’m talking about today has to do with the acronym…

How Utilizing Consumer Marketing Methods May Undermine Your Business Sales

My wife and I have been watching a documentary series called America, the Story of Us. Two stories in the last episode really got my attention. The first was about Richard Warren Sears. Yep, that guy. He purchased a shipment of watches that never made it to a jeweler and then sold them at a…

What is Relationship Marketing? Amplify Your Marketing Messages!

I was out walking my dog this morning and I met up with another dog owner. We started chatting about relationship marketing. I was trying to explain to him about social media and email and how people can relate to using those tools in relationship marketing. He came back to me and said, “I’m not…

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…

Don’t Be An Inbox Clogger – Email With A Purpose

A while back, I was talking about getting your email organized. There are people out there (maybe even you) who have over 8,000 emails in their inbox. But I don’t want to talk about your inbox. Today, I want to talk about your outbox, or more specifically about broadcast email in business and how to…