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POSTED ON Thursday, December 15th, 2016
On the third day of marketing, the troubadour gave to me The THREE Ms of marketing you must master: Message, Market, Methods. What are you saying, who are you saying it to, and what is the best way to say it: these are your basics. The 3 Ms are like the three legs of a stool, without all three you will stumble. If you nail your message but deliver it to the wrong people, you miss opportunities. If you have the perfect audience targeted but Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
On the second day of marketing, the troubadour gave to me TWO tips for staying ahead of the competition: be consistent and nail your follow through. Although these things sound like basic skills everyone has, everyone does not do a good job with Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
ONE crucial bit of advice- “Not everyone is your client.” Do you want to have a generic, vanilla message to a broad group of people who may or may not care; or a clear, concise, and relevant message to a much narrower population who you know Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
What is something you own that your competitors will never have? YOUR STORY. When you effectively use storytelling to communicate your brand, you are guaranteed to have a message nobody else can have. How? Your story belongs to you and only you. Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, August 25th, 2016
I am a huge proponent of strategy, which is basically smart planning. If you don't plan where you are going, how do you know when you get there? Having a solid marketing strategy outlines exactly what you want from your marketing efforts Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Have you ever failed to launch a marketing piece or campaign because you didn’t feel like it was good enough or it wasn’t ready? You may have wanted to do just a “bit more” editing, thinking there was probably a better word choice here or a Read More...
POSTED ON Friday, April 1st, 2016
Sometimes it feels impossible to get started on a new project. We've all been there, and the longer you put it off the harder it seems. Whether it’s because you are so overwhelmed with your work load, you have no idea where to begin, you would Read More...
POSTED ON Monday, February 29th, 2016
If you are one of those people who believe in the power of marketing, you may fall into one of two camps. Let's call the first type of camper the marketing scientist. This individual believes that marketing is all about numbers and plans and Read More...
POSTED ON Monday, November 9th, 2015
You know you have a story to tell and you even know who should be hearing it. Great! What's next? What methods or activities are the best fit for your target market- where are they and how do they prefer to consume information? When you're deciding Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
When business owners worry that they are perceived as being the same as all their competitors, it’s a clue that they are telling someone else’s story and not their own. No one else can have the same story as you do – it’s impossible. We are Read More...
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