How Staring At Clouds Can Improve Your Marketing Results

I don’t know where you live, but I’m in Chicago. And this time of the year, October, November, I tend to call it 50 Shades of Gray. Not like the book. It’s the clouds in the sky. Every single day is gray and cloudy, or rainy and cold. I really miss the sun. Have you…

The 4 People You Should Positively Be Marketing To

In this current business environment, things have changed. A lot of networking has gone virtual, meaning we are attending lots of Zoom meetings. I’ve kept up with most of my regular groups and I’ve added a few new ones where I’ve met some great people. In the new ones, I’ve started to build credibility and…

Lessons Need To Be Learned But Are Wasted Without Action

I constantly try to tell people that every marketing piece that you do should end up having a goal, and that goal should be to have a human-to-human conversation. But the question is, what’s the experience in between? What kind of experience is your user having to get to that point? What are the impressions…

Why Your Marketing Needs a Feedback Loop

Ever since I was 10 years old, I have been a musician. You may be a musician, too, or you may just be a music lover. I am sure you’ve been to a concert performance of some sort where you heard microphone feedback. Feedback is the high-pitched squeal that happens when a microphone gets too…

How To Overcome The Story In Your Mind

I don’t know about you, but I subscribe to a lot of emails, I also get a lot of emails that I don’t subscribe to. Of course, they’re usually just pitches saying, “Hey, buy my thing.” And then there’s a followup email that says, “Hey, did you get the last email that I was trying…

How To Serve Up Great Content With Marketing Systems

I have a question for you. Do you treat your marketing systems more like a vending machine or a restaurant? A vending machine is pretty simple. People put money in, they get something out, generally overpriced. Usually, it’s candy, cookies, chips, drinks, or whatever. A vending machine has to be strategically placed, and you’re hoping…

How to Overcome FEAR with Content Marketing HOPE

Our Noisy World We’re living in a noisy world. We’re living at gigabit speeds, a world of rapid change. Back in the ’70s, we used to see between 500 to 1,500 ads per day. In 2020, we see between 5,000 and 10,000. That means messages are coming at us at a rapid speed. Our TVs…

Top 5 Big Mistakes Big Businesses Make On LinkedIn

Today, I want to talk about the five biggest mistakes big businesses make on LinkedIn. This also applies to small businesses, and even solopreneurs. The first thing I will assume is that you have a business page on LinkedIn. The second thing I will assume is that some (if not all) of your employees have…

Thought Leadership? You Need To Have Purpose, Passion, And A Plan

I had an interesting call with a potential client today. He was interested in extending his reach using social media. Part of the problem was that he has two different lives. He had a life as a financial advisor and a life as a musician/composer. One of the things that we had to immediately come…

LinkedIn Is The Best Way To Follow The Bouncing Customers

Where I live, if you visit the Treasurer’s Office website in the state of Illinois, they have a section for unclaimed property. You can put in your name and your business and search and see if maybe there is something of yours that’s unclaimed. I can almost guarantee you, you probably have some unclaimed property…