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Inbound Marketing Vs. Outbound Marketing is BS

The truth is that Inbound and Outbound are not against one another. In fact, they work beautifully together when the situation arises. Learn how to avoid missing out on marketing bliss.

Happy April Fools Day

Happy April Fools Day

The Original War of the Worlds radio broadcast I wish I could have experienced War of the Worlds in 1938. I would have been fooled and probably peeved that I bought in, but something like this will probably never happen again. There was a lot of backlash for this...

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How Can We Improve Advertising Performance

How Can We Improve Advertising Performance

When we ask, “How can we improve our marketing and advertising performance?” It is important to understand that Marketing and advertising and doing it well – and doing it well consistently requires a lot more time and effort than people want to imagine.

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Why Your Digital Marketing Efforts Fail

Why Your Digital Marketing Efforts Fail

There are all kinds of articles about poor performance in digital marketing and all kinds of marketing firms trying to debunk this random 90%+ fail rate. Why is it so tough to win the digital game? Hear how you can solve the problem in this episode.

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My Life-Altering Data Analytics Story

My Life-Altering Data Analytics Story

This is the story of how I ended up in a wheelchair and the resulting life-altering lessons I have had to learn about the value of being data-driven. Whether you think you are effectively gathering and using data, you think you don’t need to, or you’re not really sure you have the time or energy to wrap your head around the complexities – I implore you to listen to my story.

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Robert Rose on Content Marketing

Robert Rose on Content Marketing

Today, my guest is a legitimate expert on Content Marketing who has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable brands. He agreed to sit down with me and discuss content marketing related to small businesses’ realities and challenges. Robert Rose is an executive at the Content Marketing Institute and an author of three books on Content marketing.

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Jingles That Made and Saved Brands

Jingles That Made and Saved Brands

The idea of putting lists together on the internet is, well… not new. In fact, one could argue that the Internet, from Google or Bing’s perspective, is a list of lists. It’s easy content. However, when you love ads as I do or love the psychology that goes into what makes a good ad or a memorable ad, this list of memorable jingles has a bit more drama.

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Website Design and Development with Ansley Fones

Website Design and Development with Ansley Fones

If you’re in the market for a website, a redesign, or you need to re-energize your passion for your company’s website, you owe it to yourself to hang out for a bit and get to know Ansley Fones, owner of AnsleyFones.com. If you have seen the Netflix series Get Organized with  The Home Edit, you might be familiar with her work as the designer and developer of their website.

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Quickie: Don’t Do This If You Want To Succeed at Marketing

The oft-quoted Oscar Wilde says, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” When you set out to do as your competitors, you lose your opportunity to stand out. News flash! Standing out is the whole point of marketing and advertising. In the best-case scenario, copying a competitor will leave you with mediocre results. The worst-case scenario will make you, the imitator, look foolish and perhaps even improve your competitor’s results.

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Reputation Management with Karl Robe

Reputation Management with Karl Robe

I talk with and Karl Robe about the importance of an organization’s reputation. We talk about reputation masters like Warren Buffet and JJ Watt and reputation disasters like Chik-fil-A and Rudy Giuliani.
It takes a long time to build a good reputation and just an instant to ruin it Listen in to hear from an expert on managing your reputation.

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