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…

Finding The Influencers to Make Your Content Go Viral

During this time, we’re spending a lot of our energy trying to avoid a virus. We’re wearing the masks, we’re not going out as much, we’re washing our hands, we’re sanitizing, everything. But in the marketing space, it’s completely the opposite. We want our stuff to go viral. One of the books I’ve listened to…

The Details Are In The Data – How To Better Collect And Use Info From Your Website

Nothing warms my cockles like a good set of data. Do you feel that way? Chances are you don’t, but I am a geek and I do love data. I love my QuickBooks. I love looking at every single week’s volume of what sold, what didn’t, and where the expenses went. And, I love looking…

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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…

How Does Making Yourself Obsolete Makes you More Valuable Now?

So, I don’t know if you’ve ever read the book “How To Win Friends And Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. It’s a great book, and one of the things that it says in the book that I think really stands out is the sweetest sound in peoples’ ears is their own name. People love that.…

Content Marketing And Making The Customer The Hero Of You Story

I’d like to talk to you about content marketing, but more specifically, I want to talk about making the customer the hero of your story. Now, I am sure you have gone to websites and you start reading the copy and you see somebody saying, “We have won such-and-such awards, and we have done so…

If Content Is King… Then Consistency Is Queen!

In November of 2014, I started a podcast.  I never imagined or even THOUGHT about that I would get to 500 episodes. I was just taking them one at a time. I had visions of grandeur (more bluntly put – fame and fortune) that never were realized (well, sort of). I am not disappointed that…

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…

How Can A Pile Of Needles Attract Your New Customers?

Today is kind of a sad day at my house because I have to get a new garage door opener. Now, it’s only sad because after 18 years I have to get a new garage door opener. Things break, right? But the cool thing is the new one has Wi-Fi. Now, my wife gets freaked…