Turbo-Charge Your Sales Engine in 2022 – Going Fishing

This is the third installment in a four-part series on using marketing to power your sales engine. You can read the first post, here and the second post, here. In this post, we’ll cover staying relevant and creating awareness through consistent engagement. In our final installment, we’ll explain how to actively engage your clients and…

The Bento Box And How To Bite Size Your Marketing Message

The Lunchbox When I was a kid, one of the proudest days of any school year was showing up with that new lunchbox. It was a little metal box that mom would pack a sandwich and maybe put an apple in, and maybe some chips wrapped up in tinfoil. And then you’d have a thermos,…

Why Social Media is NOT Effective As Advertising (Well Sort Of)

Today, I’d like to talk about a trend I’ve observed. It’s a trend that’s turning into an engagement epidemic in social media. It uses polls and questions to try to create more attention, thinking that will create more sales. Some of these polls will get a thousand people to check one of the boxes, but…

Want Clients To Really Take A Look? Put It In An eBook

70247 vs The Peanut Butter Elephant Let me ask you a question. What would you remember better, the number 70247 or an elephant eating peanut butter? Now, chances are, you’d have an easier time remembering the elephant because it is a visual and it also involves multiple senses. You may love or hate peanut butter,…

Critical R.A.C.E. Theory and How To Win With YOUR Business

Today I want to talk about critical R.A.C.E Theory. Now I’m not talking about the kind of Critical Race Theory that’s taught in institutions. I am not talking about anything political or even something that has to do with NASCAR. Nope. The critical R.A.C.E Theory I’m talking about today has to do with the acronym…

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 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…

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…

Up On The Housetop Click, Click, Click – How a Website is like Building A House

Are you starting to get into the holiday spirit yet? If not, let me sing you a little tune. “Up on the house top click, click, click. How a website is like building a house.” I know that’s not how it goes, but that’s what we’re going to talk about today. This idea about a…