Building an Effective Content Marketing Strategy

I want to talk about building an effective marketing strategy, especially when it comes to email. So, think about this for a second. A screwdriver is designed to do what? Turn a screw in. A hammer is designed to what? Pound in a nail. So, you can pound in a nail with a screwdriver, especially…

How-To Simplify Your Marketing – What Would Mr. Rogers Do? WWMRD

It’s a Beautiful Day… This past weekend, my wife and I watched a documentary. The title of the documentary was called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Now some of you are saying, “Oh, that’s Mister Rogers!” and other people are going, “Huh?” Well Mister Rogers, Fred Rogers, had a TV show from the early ’60s…

I’ll Have What She’s Having… The Secret of Success

“I’ll have what she’s having.” Have you ever seen the movie, “When Harry Met Sally”? There’s a scene in the movie, and if you’ve seen it, you may or may not agree that it’s one of the most iconic scenes in film ever. Harry and Sally are sitting in a diner. They’re talking about relationships…

How To Effectively Deal With Difficult Clients?

So, let’s face it. Sometimes running a business is not all gumdrops and lollipops. It can be frustrating, right? So the question for you today is, have you ever had a client or a project that just did not go the way that you thought it would? Sure you have. Business filled with learning lessons.…

How to Increase Profits with Sales and Marketing Alignment

People constantly ask about how to grow their businesses. I often tell them, “You can increase profits by aligning your sales and marketing.” I happen to run a one-man operation. Maybe you run one with a complete sales team and a complete marketing team. Either way, it doesn’t matter. For some of you, this will…

What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? Part 5 – Telling Your Story

Buddy Guy – The Dog Let me tell you a quick story. About six years ago or so, we adopted a dog. We posted a picture of up on Facebook so people could name him, and they named him Buddy Guy. He’s around 100 pounds, a Black Lab, and I’m a Blues player, so it…

What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? – Part 3 – Targeting New Customers

Past vs New Customers We’re in this series called What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? For this third part, and we’re going to be talking about targeting new customers. Hopefully, you listened to the last one where we talked about examining your past customers. So what we want to look at is:…

What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? – Part 2 – Mining Your Sales Data

Today is Memorial Day. It’s the day we remember our fallen soldiers who have given and paid the ultimate price for our freedom and so it’s a day of remembrance, but in this post, I’d like us to remember something else. We’re going down the road of our Perfect Marketing Strategy for business and this…

Do You Know How To Manage Project Scope and Client Expectations?

Today, I want to talk about managing your client projects and client expectations. Now, let me ask you a question: have you ever had somebody come to you and say, “Hey, I’d love to sit down and have lunch with you. You got some time?” Usually what they’re really saying is, “Hey, I know you’re…

How To Talk With Your Customers… Not At Them!

We all know that the cornerstone of growing a business has to deal with customers. We also want to increase sales. There are only really three ways to increase sales. Number one, get your current customers to repeat buy. Buy more of the same or other products. The second way is to raise prices. If…