Why Your Story Matters? Marketing Is Easy and Strategy Is Hard!

I want to let you know that your story matters. And how you tell it can be a subtle difference between marketing and a strategy. Marketing is easy; strategy, not so much. The reason I bring up this topic is I had a conversation with a client, actually maybe a past client. It’s hard to…

Creating 400 Podcasts with Purpose, Perspective, and Persistence

This post is to celebrate the 400th episode of the BACON Podcast. That’s right, 400 episodes. The Bacon Podcast was started back on November 2nd, 2014 right after the release of my first book, “It’s Not About You, It’s About BACON! Relationship Marketing in a Social Media World!” But this Podcast was not always called…

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 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? Wrapping It Up

This is the final part in the series I’ve been doing called What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? Today I want to wrap it up with a final story and some thoughts. We’ve covered the six major points, and if you haven’t listened to them, go back and listen on BaconPodcast.com, or…

What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? Part 6 – Social Proof

Once again, we’re digging deeper into our perfect marketing strategy for your business. This post is about social proof. What I’m really talking about is social media. It Starts At Home You can have a story, but a story in a box does no good. Nobody sees it, nobody interacts with it, so having a…

What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? Part 4 – Home Base – Your Website

We are chugging right along in this series of what is the perfect marketing strategy for your business. And this is the third main section. What we’re going to talk about today is building your home base. Now, in baseball, you can have as many hits as you want, singles, doubles, triples, whatever it is.…

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?

Your Perfect Marketing Strategy This is the beginning of an eight-part blog and podcast series, and I’m going to cover the overarching topic of “What is the Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business?” The reason it’s eight parts is that I’m going to give you a broad brush overview today and then dig into greater…