Marketing and Sales = Poison or Antidote

I want you to imagine that you have just ingested some poison. After the initial shock of realizing the impending doom, you hear the doorbell ring. At that very moment, an antidote salesman is standing at the door and says, “I have what you need. I can give you the recipe for free or you…

It Pays to Follow The Instructions and Sometimes You Have To Write Your Own

It’s been over 22 years since we built and bought our last home. Over that time, technology was whizzing along while our home and appliances lived in the early years of the 20th century. This was pre… Amazon, Google, Facebook, iPhone and so much more. How time has flown by, but most of the tech…

Modern Website Makeover – Less Nav and More Salve (or Solve)

One thing I can assure you about marketing your business is that it’s a neverending treadmill of change. Think about where we were only 3 short years ago. There were no supply chain issues. COVID had not happened. Chances are your business was just humming along. Now we have COVID (and vaccines), supply chain issues…

What’s LOVE Got To Do With It? In Marketing – EVERYTHING!

Pay To Play Back when I was a little kid, my father was very nurturing of my desire to play music. He invested in a cheap acoustic guitar (hand me down from my sister) and guitar lessons (from a drill sergeant at West Point Military Academy – I kid you not!) Now keep in mind,…

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…

How To Land The Right Client (Hint: It’s About Connections)

I don’t know about you, but the past two years have been a challenge for everyone, and we are no different. It’s not only made working from home more acceptable but an embraced lifestyle. People are transitioning from living to work to working to live. So we have been on a journey at the Basilico…

How To Give Your Sales Team A Little Empathy To Share With Your Customers

The Last 2 Years Have Been HELL! It’s hard to believe that two years ago we went from a kind of normal to total chaos in our businesses. We were mostly all chugging along, filled with hope for a new year, and BOOM. The pandemic struck like an earthquake-lightning-tsunami. Companies struggled to set up staff…

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 – Going Fishing

This is the third installment in a four-part series on using marketing to power your sales engine. You can read the first post, here and the second post, here. In this post, we’ll cover staying relevant and creating awareness through consistent engagement. In our final installment, we’ll explain how to actively engage your clients and…

Finding Joy – In Your Business And In Life

This is the time of the year when we tend to reflect back and look forward. We reflect on the past year, what we enjoyed and what went wrong. And then we hope for the future. To get ready for the new year, everybody’s going to be buying gym memberships to get in shape. I…