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…

Vanity Fair, Unfair Vanity, and Vanity Metrics

A while back, I was talking about Cancel Culture on The Bacon Podcast episode 654. What I was talking about was canceling subscriptions. I was going through some of my accounting this weekend and noticed I was paying $10 a month for a newspaper I wasn’t reading. Checked with my wife, she wasn’t reading it…

Creating Content From A Philosophical – Philanthropic – Propaganda Perspective

Lately, I’ve been having a renaissance of sorts. Now, I have not been getting up on scaffolding and painting chapels. What I’ve been doing is listening to audiobooks, and I find them on Blinkist. I’ve talked about this before. It’s basically Cliffs Notes for books in audio form. I could start off with something like…

If You Want To Grow Your Business – Network Better

It’s been about a year since this pandemic hit the United States. It’s been a wild ride. I think all of us are missing hugs, and meetings, and networking, and in-person human interaction of all kinds. In order to get back to a little bit of what I consider to be normal, vaccination is going…

What is Your 2021 Stimulus Plan

It’s that time of year again… Tax Time. March 15th is the day you have to pay your corporation taxes and on April 15th your personal taxes are due. That made me think, what is my stimulus plan for 2021? Do you have one? If you live in the United States, almost all of us…

The Three Headed Marketing Success System

Occasionally I talk to these businesses that tell me, “You know what? We like what you have to say, but we’re just going to hire a marketing person.” The question I ask them, which usually gets them to stop and think is, “Which one? Are you going to hire an SEO person, web guy, email…

Yes And vs Yes But – When to Let Go Of Your Buts

Today I want to talk about the word “YES”. Now the word yes alone is a very positive word but, a lot of times the word yes has an addendum to it such as yes and, or yes but. Today I want to help you know when you should be letting go of your buts…

Time vs Money – Both Are Limited Resources But What Do You Value More?

Welcome back to the New Reality of work-life in 2021. When I look back, even though it was a very rough year for many, I find myself thinking, “Where did 2020 go?” Actually, I’m kind of glad it went away. I’m sure you are too, but time flies. It’s amazing how fast things move. One…

From Bacon to Beacon… How To Light Up Your Business In 2021?

In last week’s blog and podcasts, I talked about visualizing your next year. Marla Tabaka, who’s going to be a guest on this week’s podcast, asked, “Do you have a word that you use to theme your year?” What would be your word for 2021? You can pick and choose a word that you think…

Now Is The Time to Start Marketing Your A.S.S. Off

Those of you who know me well, know how much I like acronyms. I used to work for AT&T, which stands for American Telephone and Telegraph. While we were there, we went to the LBR and LGR; the little boy’s room and little girl’s room, not the bathroom. Did you know that my whole obsession…