Want Clients To Really Take A Look? Put It In An eBook

70247 vs The Peanut Butter Elephant Let me ask you a question. What would you remember better, the number 70247 or an elephant eating peanut butter? Now, chances are, you’d have an easier time remembering the elephant because it is a visual and it also involves multiple senses. You may love or hate peanut butter,…

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…

Content Marketing Trends – Is Your Business Chasing The Wrong Ball?

I don’t know about you, but I get inundated with people pitching me online. It’s something I call the connect and pitch. Somebody connects with you and they may wait a week or they may just jump right in and ask, “How are you doing?” You know it’s coming and then boom, they hit you…

Want To Sell Your Business? Use Marketing To Increase Your Valuation

I’m not ready to sell my business yet. And you may or may not be at that point, but one of the things I have learned is it helps to learn new things to prep yourself for what’s coming next. If you’re an avid listener of my podcast and reader of this blog, you know…

Are Your Marketing Systems Not Working? Stop Gambling & Start Winning

Are your marketing systems working for you? Well, maybe you should stop gambling and start winning. Now, there is nothing absolute about any kind of marketing or advertising, or any kind of art in general. There’s no way to predict what’s going to happen, but there are ways to align concepts that are going to…

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…

Leveraging LinkedIn To Grow Your B2B Business Through Social Networking

I love teaching. I love teaching people about leveraging LinkedIn. One of my favorite, and humbly, one of the best courses I’ve ever created and teach on a regular basis is my latest LinkedIn class. I call it TRIBE. The reason I call it TRIBE is because it’s built around a concept of only focusing on…

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…

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…

Don’t Be an Icky Guy (or Gal) Find Your Purpose with Ikigai

How Are You Doing? I want to ask you a question. How are you doing? It’s been a year since we started to lock down and be stuck in our own environments. I’ve been working from home for a long time but I do miss getting out and having coffees and going to networking groups…