Foresight is 2020 – What You Need To Do NOW To Get Your Website Ready

For the end of the year, I wanted to do a series called Foresight 2020. It’s based on hindsight 20/20. In other words, we can look back and see what happened. I want to focus on looking ahead to next year to make it the best year possible. The Twilight Zone Let me start with…

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…

How To Avoid Packing Peanut Messages That Hurt Your Brand?

On-Demand We live in amazing times. Think about it; anything you need can be delivered to your door. If you need any furniture, you can call Wayfair; Wayfair has just what you need. Great brand, right? Think about Amazon. Amazon sells you a membership where you can get two-day Prime delivery at no charge, and…

How To Make Your Content Marketing Messages More Memorable!?

In my last Bacon Podcast Interview, episode 469, I had the pleasure to interview Jane Atkinson. Now, Jane is a speaking coach, and a very successful one at that. If you haven’t listened to it, I strongly suggest you do so, whether you plan to speak or not. In the middle of the interview, we…

Faster – Better – Cheaper… Pick Two? Choosing The Right Customers For Your Business

Let me ask you a question: Have you ever had to fire a client? Now, I’m sure as business, you’ve been fired. It’s happened to all of us, right? Heck, as an employee I’ve been fired. But have you ever had to fire a client? It’s tough. Because we’re in business to make money, right?…

Are You Asking Yourself… The Reason I Am Doing This Is?

I’ve been in business for over 40 years, and over the last 18, 20 years I’ve been working in marketing other companies to their perfect clients. One of the first questions I ask them is, “Who is your perfect audience?” Now, I get one of two different answers. It’s either, “I can identify that person,”…

The Big Lie That Limits Your Business Growth?

I want to talk about the big lie that limits your business growth. People are always looking for the magic bullet, the easy button, something simple that they could do that’s going to change the course of their business. The lie people tell themselves is, “If I could just….“. People ask themselves this question all…

Why Your Story Matters? Marketing Is Easy and Strategy Is Hard!

I want to let you know that your story matters. And how you tell it can be a subtle difference between marketing and a strategy. Marketing is easy; strategy, not so much. The reason I bring up this topic is I had a conversation with a client, actually maybe a past client. It’s hard to…