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POSTED ON Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
I know, you thought I was gonna say ice cream. Connection is even more important than ice cream, which some of you may argue. As humans, we are wired to thrive when we interact with our world. The most obvious goal of marketing is to create awareness and leads. The only way to do this is to really connect with people. Simply spitting out sale prices usually doesn’t do the trick, because although some people love a bargain, most want connection Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
the platforms will gain traction. When resources are limited, it is better to choose the one or two or three platforms you can master and focus on doing them well. Determine the best social media for your business based on where your target market Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
“Your list is everything.” Truth. “Nothing is more important than your story.” True also. Wait, which one is really the most important? Without a story, you have nothing to say. Without a list, however, you have nobody to say it to. Can we Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
TEN essential components every homepage needs: Contact information in prominent place(s) Call to action button(s) Immediate understanding of what you do (is this the right place for me?) Look and feel consistent with your brand Images to enhance 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 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 Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Storytelling can be extremely effective for marketing your business or organization. It's easy if you cover these four bases- what I call the 4 Rs of Marketing Storytelling: 1) Relevant 2) Resonant 3) Relate 4) Remember Remember it this way: If your Read More...
POSTED ON Friday, September 26th, 2014
Research shows that using photos of people attract more attention, especially when you can see their eyes. I recently participated in a workshop exercise in which we teamed up in pairs, then looked into each others’ eyes for an entire minute. A Read More...
POSTED ON Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Have you read the most recent issue of our newsletter, Troubadour Tales,? Not only does it tell you why Dubois Information changed its name to Marketing Troubadour, there is a great article about "Aboutness." Embracing this concept, borrowed from Read More...
POSTED ON Monday, May 12th, 2014
Generating Ideas Coming up with ideas for marketing content can be challenging for many people. I think the most difficult part for many people is developing ideas “on demand.” Great ideas seem to strike at the most unlikely times for seemingly Read More...
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