How Can A Great Marketing System Overcome Disruption In Business?

Disrupting Disruption Today I want to talk about a great marketing system can overcome disruption in business. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a lot of disruption over the last handful of years. I was in a networking meeting this morning with a handful of people. And one person said, “I really…

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…

What Is The Secret B2b Marketing Formula? (Math is Hard – Success Is Not)

There’s a secret in the banking industry. Savings accounts with restrictions make people save more. A CD, or certificate of a deposit, is also a commitment device. Let me explain. A president of a bank in the Philippines offered a few hundred of his customers a locked savings account, which means you could not make…

A Bolt Of Lightning – Inspiration vs Disruption

George Carlin famously said, “Electricity is really just organized lightning.” When it comes to business, we think of lightning strikes as a brilliant idea, but it’s also a type of interface cable for computers. When lightning from the sky hits your business, you may need both. There’s a myth out there that lightning never strikes…

Life Just Happens… While You’re Running Your Business

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” It’s really hard to believe I’ve been running my company for 20 years. I started B2B Interactive Marketing in 2001. As I look back, I have accumulated a lot of stuff, but a lot has changed over that time. Today, I want to…

What Do Your Customers REALLY Want? Advertising, Marketing, and Relationship Marketing

I’m going to make an assumption, you don’t want to open your email and see that you’ve been added to an email list that has nothing to do with you or your business needs. Frankly, it’s a waste of time and it can cause you to have a negative opinion about the company or brand…

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…

To Achieve Your BHAG… You Need to SHAG to Become a BFD

I have a question for you… How do you eat an elephant? Common wisdom says one bite at a time. But it makes me think, why would you want to eat an elephant? They’re big and believe it or not, they’re hairy, and that’s a lot of eating. But that would be something we know…

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…

Don’t Be An Inbox Clogger – Email With A Purpose

A while back, I was talking about getting your email organized. There are people out there (maybe even you) who have over 8,000 emails in their inbox. But I don’t want to talk about your inbox. Today, I want to talk about your outbox, or more specifically about broadcast email in business and how to…