Archive for the ‘Business to Business’ Category


How to Make Your Content “Sticky”

I walked across our kitchen floor a few days ago and experienced that somebody-spilled-something-sticky-feeling on the bottom of my bare feet. Ever done that? That’s bad-sticky! But when we talk about sticky-content…that’s good-sticky! Speaking of sticky – do you know the story of the Post-it® Note? You know, those little yellow notes we can’t live [...]

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Understand 2 Things as You Jump Into Social Media

“Social Media isn’t inexpensive, it’s different expensive.” Jay Baer said that. And what he’s talking about is important…no, vital – especially as you’re taking-the-leap into social media! First, don’t pull-the-plug on social media or start making cuts to your marketing budget so you can plug it into your marketing efforts. Baer isn’t talking cash-flow. He’s [...]

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A 5-Question Filter for Your Marketing Content (Including Social Media)

You receive a marketing piece via mail…and Wow! Or you log onto a website and the embedded flash reminds you of a Vegas show. My first fleeting thought is – “Someone dropped some cash on that…!” Hold that thought…because there’s a deeper question that begs answering. And it’s a question that the ever-changing marketing landscape [...]

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How to Declare Your Independence & Do More Profitable Marketing

Some post-Independence Day reflection has me thinking about the value of the holiday – given what it represents. We celebrate with fireworks, grilling some form of meat, sipping a cold beverage, hanging-out with friends and family. And we remember – at the “twilight’s last gleaming”…as a celebratory burst of fireworks explodes overhead – to reflect [...]

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What Elmer Wheeler Said That Can Enhance Your Marketing Content

As I write this post the Fourth of July holiday weekend is approaching. Soon, the familiar and annual sound of fireworks exploding overhead will symbolize how we Americans celebrate our freedom. And of course another sound will arise from BBQ grills across our grand land – the *sizzle* of hot dogs, burgers and steaks (hey…there’s [...]

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3 Ways to Sharpen Your Social Media Mindset for Business

“All businesses are being forced to go social.” That’s according to Michael Brito. Maybe you’ve been waiting to see if all the buzz about having a blog, a Facebook page or a Twitter account is just another passing trend. Delaying or avoiding social media altogether may have been the general mindset a few months ago [...]

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Do You Have a Social Media Chip-on-Your-Shoulder? (3 Keys to Getting Rid of It)

Trust and authenticity are the currency of social media. And your Facebook page alongside your Twitter account and blog are the places where you should lavishly spread that currency around. I emphasized trust and authenticity in a recent post because people are now so oriented to interacting with companies and business to business brands who [...]

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If You’ve Ever Been Duped with Fine-Print (Or Been the Dup-er)…Read This!

If you’ve ever been teased or pranked – you know the feeling. It’s irritating to be duped. And while duped might be a bit strong, it carries the emotional punch necessary to explain what I’m talking about. Occasionally I receive a mailer with a headline announcing something like a SPECIAL PRICE…etc.The layout and content do [...]

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3 Ways to Step-Away-from-the-Crowd with Better Copywriting

Do you know how much marketing content is published daily? Your response is probably like mine – “How much…? Not sure. But a lot!” Your approach to copywriting will most likely follow a certain pattern. But the issue is always – will it produce the response you desire for your marketing efforts? And if it [...]

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What’s unique about you?

My wife and I enjoyed dinner and good conversation with a friend last evening. Part of our conversation was about the value we bring to our work and the opportunities the marketplace gives us. Our friend is pursuing new job opportunities (and I happened to renew/write her resume – another value-add benefit of knowing effective [...]

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