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Mass vs Silo Marketing

21 Oct

I am not going to go all religious on you, but have you ever considered the fact that there is one God and many religions (atheists and agnostics bear with me…there is a point)? If you follow the Bible, the Tora or the Quran, you (mostly) believe in a higher power, and you might even agree that […]

The Pitch Fork…The Devil Is In The Details

13 Oct

Making The Pitch All day long we are bombarded with ads…in emails, on social media and especially on those quizzes (I should live in Hawaii by the way). If you attend webinars, you know it’s coming. People don’t go through all that effort for grins and giggles. At some point they are going to try to sell […]

What Do You Want People To Do?

23 Sep

During our radio show on BlogTalk Radio, my co-host Jan Marino said, “I am working on this new word I found in a Jumble…it’s called FOCUS!” In today’s digital world, focus is becoming more and more of a challenge. Most of us carry around a distraction machine in our pocket or purse (I wear mine on my […]

Five Ways You Can Generate Better Content

15 Sep

Whether you know it or not… you are generating content. Every bit, byte, and document you use by using a computer, tablet or smart phone is creating data. Every search you do in Google, Yahoo and Bing creates data. Nowadays, even turning your TV on is generating data. And you thought you were just sharing an article on Google+, […]

The 7 Internet Marketing Tools Every Small Business Needs

08 Sep

I was at a meeting this week with a new client who had a sixth sense that something was not right in “Internetmarketingville.” The problem wasn’t that they were not being found on the internet, it was that they were not in control of their own destiny because they were NOT paying attention to what was […]

Hail To Trusted Viral Marketing

25 Aug

I live in Chicago. Back in April, I was teaching a class on the second floor of my local community college when the sky turned pitch black and then we hear golf ball size hail hitting the windows. It was loud and freaky. My car was sitting outside, but must have been shielded by a building and […]

ROI = Raising Others Interest

28 May

Attention Advertising is dying because everyone can get it for free on social media… if you buy that I have a bridge I’d like to show you! I am still seeing tons of people who want to use social media but don’t understand it’s used. How many ads have you seen that promise you tens of […]

How’s Your Bucket?

21 May

What’s measured improves ― Peter F. Drucker But I want to take that a step further… What’s measured and evaluated, and acted upon, and measured again, and changed, and evolved…  IMPROVES! I see it all the time. People and companies treat online stuff like a brochure. They work tirelessly on the design, the wording, the paper, […]

By The Way… I Noticed a Problem With Your Website…

13 May

A Hack Cost Me $10,000 It was a Great Idea… I would get a dedicated web hosting server and sell space to my current and new web clients for $15 a month (and get all my websites hosted for free). It was going GREAT! I was making $6000 to $9000 a year until… Trying to be […]

How to Turn $125 into Over $2500… With A Local Chamber of Commerce

05 May

Being a golfer, I had the bright idea (after a solicitation phone call), to promote my business at two local golf courses by buying an ad on their score cards.  It was only $750 for a season. Surely one of my friends or fans would have said something to their golfing buddy (or two). After paying […]