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...
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...
Why Top-of-Mind Awareness Still Matters

Why Top-of-Mind Awareness Still Matters

With so many highly measurable digital marketing tools and fancy mobile marketing programs and data-based marketing models it’s pretty easy to forget about the old standby marketing methods. For example, when was the last time you considered the value of...
3 Stats To Build your 2017 Marketing On

3 Stats To Build your 2017 Marketing On

It’s planning season! Time to forecast next year, and build the marketing plan that will deliver the goods. If you’re building your plan, and the digital portion is underfunded consider restricting your approach. Here are a few digital marketing data points you can...
Why Does SEO Take So Darn Long?

Why Does SEO Take So Darn Long?

“I’ve told you a million times never to exaggerate.” That’s one of my favorite examples of hyperbole. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve used that phrase I’d have more than a few nickels. If I earned nickels for every time I’ve been asked, “why does search...
Can Pokémon Go Work For Your Business?

Can Pokémon Go Work For Your Business?

Everyone is nuts for Pokémon Go right now. What began as a joint project for Niantic Labs (a Google company that also has many of the folks who designed Google Maps) and Nintendo has turned into a smash hit that people and company executives both love. For anyone not...
Resist the Fear – Dive In To New Technologies

Resist the Fear – Dive In To New Technologies

You pick up your newspaper to get the day’s news. The paper has a bunch of ads, and you notice one for the telephone. The ad makes sense, because it’s early in the 20th Century. You don’t have a telephone yet – only the fancy people have one. The ad is designed to...
What Facebook’s New Updates Mean For Marketers

What Facebook’s New Updates Mean For Marketers

One of the trickier elements of being a communications professional these days is dealing with constant change in our channels of communications. When changes are made to Google’s algorithm, or the technology for building a website, we have to take note and adjust on...
Should We Use Fear In Our Marketing?

Should We Use Fear In Our Marketing?

While there are many great debates in how to execute marketing messaging, today I challenge us to consider the use of fear in marketing. Fear is a frequent trigger in all types of marketing messages and advertising. Usage of fear in communications is designed to do...