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Building Productivity Into Your Social Media Time

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

When I talk to people about their greatest challenges with social media, what I most frequently hear is “fnding time to stay engaged.”

I can definitely relate.

Currently I’m attempting to maintain two Twitter accounts (business), two LinkedIn accounts (business) and one Facebook account (personal) for myself, along with a growing number of accounts for clients. And, I need to (more…)

Super Bowl LVIII Ad Anticipation: It’s All About Entertainment!

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Best practices for Super Bowl advertisingThis year’s Super Bowl LVIII will be held in Las Vegas on February 11 between two teams, that according to a number of online memes hardly anybody except fans in their states want to win. I’d have to agree. Unless my team (Green Bay Packers) is in the Super Bowl, I really don’t have much interest in the game.

I do, though, have a lot of interest in the commercials!

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Content Marketing Hack: Using Generative AI to Create Powerful and Compelling Content

Friday, June 2nd, 2023

Generative AI has revolutionized content marketing, making it easier than ever for content marketers to create powerful and compelling content. By leveraging generative AI technology, content marketers can create high-quality content faster and with less effort than ever before. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the best tips for getting the most out of generative AI for content marketing. (more…)

Building Your Service Brand: It’s About More (a Lot More!) Than Your Logo

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Much of my work over the years has been with “service brands” — brands that are not tied to a particular product, but to the delivery of some type of service — educational services, health care services, energy services, engineering services, consulting services, etc.

Developing and maintaining a strong brand for a service is, in my opinion, significantly more challenging than developing and maintaining a strong brand for a product. Why? (more…)

Marketing is Bigger (MUCH Bigger) Than Advertising

Friday, December 9th, 2022

Most people think “advertising” when they hear the word marketing. That’s understandable because much of what we see/hear as consumers involves traditional advertising activities—newspaper ads, television commercials, billboards, etc. These media ads are the most visible and “in your face” marketing activities, so it’s not surprising that most of us think that these ads are marketing.

But, they’re not… (more…)

Should Your Messaging Vary Across Social Media Platforms?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

“Social media” is often referred to collectively as though “social media” is a single entity. Of course, it’s not. Each channel is different—reaching different people and sharing messaging in different ways. LinkedIn is very business-focused. TikTok is based on short, entertaining video clips. Facebook is highly social—a place for people to connect with friends and relatives.

Many organizations and individuals using social media for business purposes, to connect and engage prospects and customers, use multiple channels.

One foundational question they face is: “Should my messaging vary across social media platforms?”

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You’ve got it. I want it. But you won’t let me buy it?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Customer reviews, client reviews, best PR firm, public relations, content marketingA while ago my husband went to the movie theatre to buy some tickets that we were going to give to some people who had helped us out with a project. He wanted 8 tickets. The theatre said “No, sorry – we only (more…)

Top Strategies for Increasing Customer Engagement

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Too often when marketers think about increasing customer engagement, they tend to err on the side of selecting promotional options. That, though, is often premature and can result in a lot of money spent unnecessarily. Worse, in some cases, their efforts can also work against them. (more…)

The (Absolute) Power of Product and Its Impact on Your Marketing

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
Marketing is a must-have for businesses of any kind and any size. In fact, all businesses are using marketing to some degree whether they know it or not.

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When It Comes to Hyper-personalization Use Your Spidey Senses

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Digital technology available today makes it possible to hyper-personalize communications with customers and prospects. But, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. I think the biggest mistake that marketers can make in pursuing hyper-personalization (more…)