How Using Mixed Emotions Can Emotionally Charge Your Marketing Messages

I recently had an interesting call with a potential client where we went back and forth getting to know each other. In the process, she said to me, “I want to be upfront with you and let you know that I’ve had some bad experiences with people doing lead generation for my business.” And I…

Vanity Fair, Unfair Vanity, and Vanity Metrics

A while back, I was talking about Cancel Culture on The Bacon Podcast episode 654. What I was talking about was canceling subscriptions. I was going through some of my accounting this weekend and noticed I was paying $10 a month for a newspaper I wasn’t reading. Checked with my wife, she wasn’t reading it…

Creating Content From A Philosophical – Philanthropic – Propaganda Perspective

Lately, I’ve been having a renaissance of sorts. Now, I have not been getting up on scaffolding and painting chapels. What I’ve been doing is listening to audiobooks, and I find them on Blinkist. I’ve talked about this before. It’s basically Cliffs Notes for books in audio form. I could start off with something like…

To Be A FRESH Content Creator – You Need to Be A Consumer First

Every Monday morning, I face the same dilemma. What is relevant content to create this week? What should I create for my podcasts, for my blogs, for all the other things I have to do this week? I like to think of each day of the week as my theme days. Monday is marketing Monday.…

Don’t Be an Icky Guy (or Gal) Find Your Purpose with Ikigai

How Are You Doing? I want to ask you a question. How are you doing? It’s been a year since we started to lock down and be stuck in our own environments. I’ve been working from home for a long time but I do miss getting out and having coffees and going to networking groups…

The Three Headed Marketing Success System

Occasionally I talk to these businesses that tell me, “You know what? We like what you have to say, but we’re just going to hire a marketing person.” The question I ask them, which usually gets them to stop and think is, “Which one? Are you going to hire an SEO person, web guy, email…

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…

How And Why To Build A Golden Rolodex

Some of you may be too young to remember this, but I, certainly am not. We used to have this thing sitting on our desk that flipped open. It would either pop open or maybe even roll back into the machine, and it had a little wheel on it. As you turned the wheel, it…

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…