For over a decade, the focus of my consulting in our industry has been helping businesses punch through and transform their companies digitally. While this is often thought of as some kind of top-down push from investors, the board, or the Chief Executive Officer, you might be surprised to find that the company leadership lacks the experience and skill to push digital transformation. I’m often hired by leadership to assist a company digitally transform – and it just happens to start with sales and marketing opportunities because that’s where incredible results can be realized quickly.
If you’re going to get serious about podcasting, I’d really encourage you to save up for a Zoom H6 Recorder. It’s just a simple device that requires almost no training to record with. Add some Shure SM58 microphones, portable microphone stands, and you’ve got a studio that you can take anywhere and get great sound with. However, while this is great for a podcast where all your guests are with you, having a remote guest via the web really makes things difficult. The problem is audio latency via the web. If you just wired in
Blogs? Am I really writing about blogging? Well, yes. While the official umbrella term we now apply in the industry is content marketing, blogging continues to be the most common format that companies are utilizing to reach their perspective and current clients. I never actually realized that the term blogging would grow to obselecense, but it’s used a lot less than ever. In fact, I often refer to my writing here as articles rather than blog posts. As I’m developing my clients sites, I sometimes don’t even include the term blog in the description of
Images are a key differentiator we leverage in every single piece of content strategy I craft for our clients. We spend as much, even more, on graphic design and photographers than we do on research and copywriting. And the return on investment always pays off. Specific to photos, it doesn’t make sense to me that a company would spend $5k to $100k on a new web presence but skip spending a few hundred dollars on a photographer. Actual photos of the building, the space, and the people in your organization is an incredible differentiator. In
Sometimes marketers can’t see the forest for the trees. As search engine optimization has gained so much attention the past few years, I’ve noticed that many marketers focus so much on rank and subsequent traffic, they forget the step that actually occurs in between. The first event that happens when a user searches for a keyword is that they are met with a search engine results page (SERP). That search engine results page lists the search results, utilizing a page title and a description. Most descriptions are taken directly from a page’s meta description tag.
This last week I was in a bit of a bind. I had to release a podcast but didn’t have the intro and outro with me. I did my best to record it myself, but having me on the intro and outro as well as the podcast didn’t sound professional. A quick search online and I found VoiceJungle, and I decided to give the service a try. The site had a ton of voices to browse through and a convenient interface where I could place the order directly. Placing the order was simple. I found