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…

Need More Business? How To Listen For Questions And Communicate Answers

If you’ve been listening to my podcast or read my blog before, you know one of my favorite things to do is play golf. Unfortunately, due to a combination of the weather and the current situation with social distancing, local golf courses have been closed. The good news is as of May 1st, Illinois is…

Foresight is 2020 – Why You Need To Recommit To Email Marketing

This is part two of my Foresight 2020 series (looking back to forge ahead and make next year the best year ever). I want to explore how and why I think email marketing is going to be bigger and better than ever, next year. Turning Controversy Into Social Capital I don’t know if you watch…

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…

5 Main Reasons Why Marketing May Be Failing You?

I was watching TV and 60 Minutes came on, and there was this really interesting story about a couple in Michigan that made 24 million dollars on the lottery. Of course, you’re going, “Well, somebody won the big ticket.” No, they did it over years in small increments, and it was fascinating the way they…

5 New Ways On How-To Use Audio & Video In Your Marketing

We all know that social media is a great content distribution tool. It’s a great way to get your content into the hands of your audience. But the first question you’ve got to ask yourself is where is your audience hanging out? Chances are if they’re consumers, they’re hanging out on Facebook. If they’re business…

Creating 400 Podcasts with Purpose, Perspective, and Persistence

This post is to celebrate the 400th episode of the BACON Podcast. That’s right, 400 episodes. The Bacon Podcast was started back on November 2nd, 2014 right after the release of my first book, “It’s Not About You, It’s About BACON! Relationship Marketing in a Social Media World!” But this Podcast was not always called…

This Is Why Digging A Well Will Make You More Money Than Buying A Faucet

Coffee Talk So this morning I had a coffee with a potential client. He’s actually somebody I met through networking locally and he decided to contact me after reading some of my stuff online and said, “Hey, let’s get together and have a coffee.” And I said, “Sure.” We discussed his business and learned about…

How Can Tools, Technology, And Techniques Impact Your Messages?

I’m in the business of helping people create, craft, and spread their messages. That’s achieved through the effective use of internet marketing. That’s what I do. But in the case of what’s happening today and what’s happened since I started my business in 2001, there’s been a lot of changes. There have been changes in…