Posts Tagged ‘client relationships’


4 Social Media “Basics” That Can Transform How You Do Business

Had to “reboot” a device recently? Like your smart-phone or computer, your social media content strategy needs an occasional reboot. The reboot is a cleansing feeling really. By now (hopefully) you’ve ventured into the surf and are discovering how useful social media is for engaging with not only your friends but colleagues, clients, and prospective [...]

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How to Pump-Up the Slumps

I scrolled through some archived e-newsletter content I published three years ago (wow). Amazed that as a freelance copywriter, and (adding to the mix) now a blogger, social media content writer/strategist, and soon to be info-publisher, I’m – to the week – experiencing similar thoughts and challenges about life and business building. Labor Day weekend [...]

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How Copywriting Uncovers Hidden Value

A local paper ad caught my wife’s attention. It was promoting an international coin buyer’s event taking place over the weekend at a local hotel. Our experience prompted my thoughts about some important copywriting and marketing principles. I was reminded how it’s essential to think about the untapped value within your products and services. Along [...]

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3 Online Marketing Assets Worth Controlling

I have control freak tendencies. Why are you giving me that look? Come on now. You have your issues too! Truthfully, this sometimes freakish behavior has value. For example, you should consider it a good thing that you want to maintain control over your business assets. I marvel at people who face the wind while [...]

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“Est” Syndrome & How to Beat It in Your Content

Sometimes I can’t get-over-myself. This occasionally happens when I write proposals to promote my services to a potential client. My first hurdle with self promotion is taking myself just seriously enough to boldly inform someone that I’m the person to get-it-done for them. Something similar happens with product and service promotions. The “est” syndrome. This [...]

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How Un-Marketing & Social Media Can Transform Your Business

I’ve been reading Scott Stratten‘s book, Un-Marketing. I scanned the book nearly a year ago because a client asked me to review a few chapters to write some themed blog posts. I researched the book. Got intrigued. Wrote the posts. Yet I put it aside on my shelf. Thanks to social media (amazing how it [...]

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Does Your Content Pass the “Bar-stool Test”?

Does your marketing message connect? Is it rising above the content noise in today’s marketplace? As a professional copywriter and content publisher it’s essential that what I write connects. Clients pay me for the connect-ability of my writing to their target audience and market. When it connects, people buy, use their services, make an investment, [...]

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How to Increase Your Social Media Capital

Portions of this post – written by yours truly – were previously published on the Dentoola blog. Trust rules. That’s why I’ve talked about it in a post or two. It’s among the reasons you and I check our Twitter “Follows.” Making sure a “follower” is actually a trusted individual and not some “bot” with [...]

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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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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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