How Building Trust Is Important To Sales

Happy New Year! We’re at the door of 2020 and this is the last of my posts in the Foresight is 2020 series. Today I want to talk about how building trust is important to sales – especially in this upcoming year. Recently, I had a new customer contact me. They wanted to figure out…

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…

How The Death Of A Pet Can Make Social Media And The World A Better Place

I have some sad news to report. Our beloved dog, Buddy Guy, crossed over the rainbow bridge last Monday. I wanted to use this opportunity to discuss how the death of a pet can make social media and the world a better place. It’s hard to lose anyone. As a matter of fact, over the…

Relationship Capital Investment Can Create Greater Interest?

Relationship Capital Investment Can Create Greater Interest?

A few days ago, I got a message on LinkedIn from a guy named Daniel. He said, “Hey, I just flew back into Chicago and I read your book and I loved it and I want to take you out to lunch to thank you for all the great insights.” I said to him, “I…

What's old is new again: Don't Mummify your content. A couple views mummys.

What’s Old Is New… Don’t Mummify Your Content!

So while watching some TV this weekend I came across a couple of very interesting stories. One of them was that they found new mummies. Yeah, they found them in Egypt buried somewhere, and I guess they were priests or something. They weren’t famous like Cleopatra or anything like that, but it was still pretty…

Social Media • The Marketing Trifecta • And A Pyramid Schema (It’s Really A Sales Funnel)

Eatin’ Meetin’ The other day, I was out having an evening meeting with a client/friend. We were supposed to go golfing, but it was a little cold in the morning around this time of year. So anyway, we’re eatin’ and meetin’ at this place called Egg Harbor in Geneva, Illinois, which is not very close…

Why Do Content Marketing? It’s all In The Numbers!

I don’t know if you’re on LinkedIn, but you probably get this all the time: somebody connects with you and then immediately messages you. Some of the people are just straightforward and say, “Hey, nice to meet you, looking forward to get to know you.” And that’s the right way to do it. But the…

Is Your Content Refuse or Recycle Friendly To The Internet?

This week I want to talk about garbage. Actually, I want to talk about recycling and refuse. This weekend I was watching an episode of 60 Minutes and they were talking about the amount of plastic floating in the ocean. Every single year eight million metric tons of plastic waste enters the oceans and it…