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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 schedules. If you find the perfect formula, you've got it made. Out of 1,000 emails, 200 people will click on the website link, and out of those 200, 15 will buy something. Done and done. You test 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...
POSTED ON Monday, August 10th, 2015
I wish I had a dollar for every single time someone told me marketing didn’t work. While I do not doubt their perception of this reality, I do wonder how they define “working” or “not working.” It is frustrating to pour time, money, and Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
As business owners and managers, we all have lists of things to do. We may keep our lists on paper, on desktop sticky notes, or in our head. If we were pressured to do so, we could prioritize the list into three main categories: highly important Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
At least once a week, if not more, this comes up in my conversations with business owners: “I know I’m leaving money on the table by not staying in touch with my customers/prospects/networking partners/vendors.” I know this to be true for most Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
You know how great your company is. You want everyone else to know it too. What are you doing about it? How many people do you hope to reach this week- this month- this year? "As many as possible" isn't going to cut it as an answer here. If you have Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohn I love this quote! I admit I can sometimes fall victim to the excuse-making in defense of my own inaction or procrastination or fear. 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 Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Your story is different than anyone else’s. When you figure out how it is unique, take full responsibility of it and OWN IT. When you fully embrace and own your own story, you lay claim to a message that is unique and differentiates you from Read More...
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