Category: Marketing

Assessments, tips and commentary around general marketing topics

Stop Telling Your Story – Show It!

 “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind  

Why Visual Content Matters –

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ― John Lubbock

Digital Marketing: Why Customer Service Matters More than Ever These Days: Part 1

It happens.  Things go wrong. Deadlines are missed.  Projects go awry. In this case, my client’s web redesign was behind schedule.  More and more deliverables were missed. Then, sadly, the project manager on the vendor side was fired. At that moment, the vendors’ relationship with my worried client could have gone either way. Unfortunately, it …

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LinkedIn Is Not the Only Network Helping Business Win on Social Media

As you all know LinkedIn is my network of choice – but take a look at this infograph outlining a study of how the top brands that are using Twitter. 3 key take aways? If done properly organic growth will happen through engagement. There is still time to catch up. Visual content remains to out …

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Working with a Web Vendor—One Thing Every Marketer Should Do to Stay on Time and Budget

Think of it like foreign travel.  Your college French/Spanish or Italian comes back to you and you can understand some of what going on. Besides you have a map, a guide-book, a list of places recommended by friends who have traveled the route before. Just don’t relax too much.  Because I’m here to tell you …

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Three Reasons Your Business or Non-Profit Needs an ACTIVE Blog

So I’m rushing to get out of the house for a trip to the other side of the world (literally), and it’s not the packing, the pets, the house sitter, bills or business I’m fretting over most—it’s finding time to write this blog post. Because there’s never enough time. Never. So if you wait for …

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Can You Succeed Being Earnest & Positive and Tenacious – and Win!?!

Digging a little deeper into my post from last week, I wanted to highlight two extremely positive, earnest and tenacious entrepreneurs. An inspired gal. Kelsey Ramsden Founder of 4 companies and one of Canada’s leading female entrepreneur and recently shared her 8 Simple Tips for Entrepreneurs with Forbes.  The southern in me  instantly connected to her when she referred to …

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My Year at the Top of TIMA – How to Balance Time and Still Make an Impact Serving on a Volunteer Board

You can’t do it all – Oh gosh, how many times have I learned and re-learned that cruel lesson.  So as I begin my year of service as incoming President of the Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA), I think a critical step is to set obtainable goals and limits. First some background –  TIMA is …

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3 Facts You Need to Know for Your Next Website Makeover

And you will be doing one— As a growing number of customers find you on mobile devices, you will need to update the look, feel, and NAVIGATION of your site, (like yesterday in fact). Since I just spent a YEAR riding herd on the makeover of an innovative website that gets millions of hits a …

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Instead of Cold Calling, Try a Personal Email – 6 Tips to Writing an Intro Email that Works

No Cold Calling Zone

Find a sample email template that works and stats that confirm that cold calling is dying.

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