Business Advice


Three Things to Know about the Future of Content Marketing

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Sep 2016

Three Things to Know about the Future of Content Marketing

The opportunity for content marketing is still alive and well, if we are willing to do what it takes to win the game. This message was prevalent in the keynote presentation by Mark Schaefer last week at the Insight Marketing Conference. His talk was based on his forthcoming book, “Known,” which is about ‘being known’ online.  No one says it better than Mark, but I...

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Social Media Marketing: The #1 Mistake Businesses Make

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Sep 2016

Social Media Marketing: The #1 Mistake Businesses Make

I was recently asked to identify the #1 mistake businesses make with their social media marketing. I can think of dozens of mistakes. It all depends on the type of business and the structure of the company. However, there is one mistake I see time and time again – so often, that I am compelled to label it the #1 mistake and that is… delegating...

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5 Small Business Social Media Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

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Aug 2016

5 Small Business Social Media Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Some business owners are polarized when it comes to the success of social media marketing efforts. Some swear by it while others say it just doesn’t accomplish much of anything. It’s been our experience that those businesses who struggle with social media ROI are not leveraging it correctly. We’ve developed this list of common social media mistakes in order to help businesses actualize the benefits...

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5 Social Media Rules of Thumb

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Aug 2016

5 Social Media Rules of Thumb

I’m often asked to give quick social media advice or little nuggets of wisdom to pass onto the small business community. I am happy to do it because I have a lot to say about the dynamic and confusing world of social media. I decided to pull these ‘rules of thumb’ into one post, as I find that we repeat these to our clients and...

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Why Is ‘Why’ So Important?

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Jul 2016

Why Is ‘Why’ So Important?

People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. That’s the message of Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk, How Great Leaders Inspire Action. It’s a brilliant concept, yet few companies actually embrace it. Business focus is spent on product features or user benefits, rather than sharing what’s really important: what they believe and why. At first, establishing a fundamental ‘why’ was challenging for us....

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