Since I’m constantly tinkering with social media to make it perform better, on a lark I decided to change the title by adding two words on June 5, 2021. As I write this post, the video below has 195, 473 views – 181K of those views in seven days. It is averaging about 27K views a day.Read More »
In this week’s Moment of Clarity I share my thoughts on how seeing your business as a system can help you improve and grow your business.
About fifteen years ago I completely disassembled an old Corvette I bought in a fit of bad judgment at a swap meet. Every bolt. Every washer. Every piece of wire.Read More »
For years now I’ve kept this highly guarded secret to myself because I didn’t want to let clients in on something that would surely render me useless to them. It’s not like I haven’t been asked a thousand times to reveal this secret – it comes up all the time in various forms but the essence of the question sounds like “What is The Magic Bullet marketing thing I can do to instantly make sales?” I know it is selfish of me to keep this magic to myself. A client who knew this sacred information has no need for the marketing and advertising industry. In fact, the Industry has kept this information locked up in secret, hidden file cabinets for years to ensure they have an unending stream of clients who will pay them to reveal bits and pieces of The Magic Bullet – but they never revealing the entire[…]Read More »
My friend Matt Shultz sums up marketing strategy thusly. Companies want to eat their dessert first. We all love the sexy stuff of marketing dessert – web sites, brochures, videos, etc. But nobody wants to eat their vegetables first. Marketing strategy is the vegetables.
And if you want a healthy sales program, you have to eat your vegetables.Read More »
I recently dug this up from an old collection of books I keep for some reason although that reason has long escaped me. (I don’t remember setting out to be a library nor do I consider myself some kind of creepy bookworm. )
There are a number of books that have helped me sort out how B2B companies go-to-market and how marketing should work but Ogilvy On Advertising is easily one of the best.Read More »
A quick review of one of my favorite books, “Blue Ocean Strategy”. We’re going to need a bigger boat…Read More »
I have an idea that will change the world. But I’m not telling anyone about it. But you should still buy it.Read More »
In this week’s moment of Clarity I share some brain science and elaborate on how to get people’s attention with your marketing efforts.
I also make fun of hipsters. Win/win.
When it comes to creating a sustainable funnel of customers, throwing more money at the problem isn’t the answer. A wise man said “That’s like giving a bicycle to a fish.” That wise man may have been slightly drunk but I think he was on to something.Read More »
(Hint: You are doing it wrong) In this short video I tear up a handful of real emails I received and I show no mercy.Read More »