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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, 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 Friday, December 16th, 2016
On the fourth day of marketing, the Troubadour gave to me FOUR Rs of storytelling. If your story is RELEVANT and RESONATES with them, they will RELATE to you and REMEMBER you. We are hard wired for story, it helps us connect to each other and gives 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, 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 Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Is your business interesting? Some people think the interest level of a company’s messaging has to do solely with their industry niche. Professional sports franchise = exciting, lumber yard = boring. Travel agent = exciting, shipping store = 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, 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...
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