Can Your Business Use Content to Compete?

Can Your Business Use Content to Compete?

During the week of February 6, 2017, Huffington Post – one of the most successful online-first publications in our still short history of the Internet – posted content on 10 media platforms over seven days. In total, HuffPo added 1,665 posts to the Internet over that...
Gearing to Shake Things Up? Take a Lesson from Cadillac

Gearing to Shake Things Up? Take a Lesson from Cadillac

In 2013 Cadillac sold 182,543 cars. That’s 15,211 cars per month, and 507 per day. That seems like a lot. And, in many ways, it is. In fact, those numbers sound like a healthy company. At an average price of $62,352.50, that’s $11.3 billion (with a “B”). Which is...
Becoming the Best Can’t Be Cheap or Easy

Becoming the Best Can’t Be Cheap or Easy

Ferrari. What do you think about when you hear that name? The name conjures beautiful images to mind, right? The first few things I think of are the color red, the prancing horse, that sound, and decades of Formula One racing success. But, there’s another reality,...
5 Essential 2017 Marketing Predictions

5 Essential 2017 Marketing Predictions

Sure seems like this year flew by, didn’t it? We have covered a lot of territory this year in On Marketing. As we enter the final couple of weeks in 2016, let’s shift our focus more on the future and plan our efforts for 2017. Because I’m a student of marketing and...
Brain Science and Effective Websites

Brain Science and Effective Websites

Today is the final piece in a series where we have explored website building from a variety of useful angles. First we examined how we should set and enforce our expectations of a website. Then we explored the common traits that all effective websites have before...
Quit Disrespecting Your Website Content

Quit Disrespecting Your Website Content

If you want a persuasive and effective website that is easily found online, you need a lot of pages of content that are well optimized for search engines. The content must also be readable and convincing to humans. Search engine rules are constantly changing, and...
What Do You Expect Out of Your Website?

What Do You Expect Out of Your Website?

Today’s column is the first in a series I’m doing specifically on websites. Why websites? Despite the fact that technology is advancing rapidly, the website remains the single most important marketing material you have. If your website stinks – meaning it doesn’t tell...
Is Your Marketing An Investment or An Expense?

Is Your Marketing An Investment or An Expense?

If you see your marketing as an expense, it’s just a line item on your budget. That’s about it. You know you need to do marketing, so you pay for some. It’s not a daily thought, it’s not something you check up on a lot, it’s just something that gets done. A task to...