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POSTED ON Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Your perception of whether your marketing is bothering people or helping people can either be holding you back or propelling you forward. If you tend to feel like you are bothering people, it’s time for a mindset shift right now! When you are in business, it’s crucial people know about you. You must spread the word about who you are, what you do, and how you can help people, or you will have no customers. Simple, right? Companies who have Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, September 12th, 2019
When you have a business, there are many things to name. The most obvious is the name of your business or non-profit. There are many additional things that need naming, however. What else needs a name within a business? A slogan or tagline for the Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Research shows that using photos of people attract more attention, especially when you can see their eyes. Several years ago I participated in a workshop exercise that I often use in my workshops, related to eyes.  In the exercise, people team up Read More...
POSTED ON Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Whether you are using email for marketing or simply for business correspondence, there are common mistakes people make in their emails every single day that are making you appear unorganized, unprofessional, confusing, or possibly even rude. Let’s Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, August 15th, 2019
What do you think: does marketing cost money or make money? If it's successful marketing, it ultimately creates more money than it costs. If it's bad marketing, it can cost more than you're willing to risk. If it's no marketing at all, that costs Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, August 1st, 2019
There seems to be two camps when it comes to investigating our competitors: 1) I need to know every single thing they are doing, and it's my right to find out, or 2) That's spying and it's wrong and/or unethical and, besides, what if I got caught? Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, July 25th, 2019
Do you really need a logo? Is it an indicator of success? While it's true most of us can picture famous logos without even trying, does that mean we buy their stuff? In my five-part brand building recipe, one of the essential ingredients is images, Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, July 18th, 2019
I made this statement in a branding presentation last year: “brand congruency is the single biggest indicator of business success.” First, what the heck does that even mean? Second, that’s quite a big claim. There are many indicators and Read More...
Email List Growth
POSTED ON Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Using email as a marketing tool is a smart decision. Starting a newsletter, tip-of-the-month, or any type of recurring email keeps your name in front of your customers and helps strengthen relationships with them. In addition to the content you send, Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
There are multiple approaches to branding and marketing which attempt to explain what they both are, if they are the same as each other, and how to execute them correctly. At Marketing Troubadour, we explain branding and marketing through the lens Read More...
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