Branding, Content Marketing

I Don’t Think Marketing Is About Making Money

If there are two words I see in this industry that make me groan and walk away, it’s the phrase making money. I don’t want to go into the politics of recent, but a company made a decision to launch a controversial marketing campaign. One of my colleagues stated it was brilliant marketing because it’s going to make them a ton of money. Ugh. Look, they’re a corporation and can do whatever they’d like with their marketing. And jumping into a popular controversy may be great for eyeballs and even dollar signs. But I don’t believe

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Branding, Content Marketing, Experiential Marketing

The Strategies That Are Killing Your Content Marketing #CONEX

Yesterday I shared about how much I learned about building ABM strategies at CONEX, a conference in Toronto with Uberflip. Today, they pulled out all of the stops by bringing in every marketing superstar the industry had to offer – Jay Baer, Ann Handley, Marcus Sheridan, Tamsen Webster, and Scott Stratten to name a few. However, the vibe wasn’t your typical content how-to’s and tips. It’s just my opinion, but the discussion today was much more about being honest with how you’re developing your content – from the process, to how transparent you are, how

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Branding, Marketing Books, Sales Enablement

Building a Storybrand: The 7 Prospect Desires Your Business Depends On

Aproximately a month ago, I got to participate in a marketing ideation meeting for a client. It was fantastic, working with a consultancy known for developing roadmaps for high tech companies. As the roadmaps were developed, I was impressed with the unique and differentiated paths the team came up with. However, I was also a determined to keep the team focused on the target market. Innovation is a critical strategy in many industries today, but it can’t be at the expense of the customer. Incredible companies with ingenius solutions have failed over the years because

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Branding, Content Marketing

How to Develop a Great Value Proposition

One of the constant battles I struggle with companies is to stop thinking about what they do and start thinking about why people use their product or service. I’ll give you a quick example… day to day, you’ll find me recording and editing podcasts, writing integration code, implementing third-party solutions, and training my clients. Blah, blah, blah… that’s not why people contract my services. They could get any of those services on Fiverr for a hundred bucks a job. My clients hire me because I’m able to transform their digital marketing efforts and grow their

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Branding, Chat Bots, Technology

Don’t Let Bots Speak for Your Brand!

Alexa, Amazon’s voice-enabled personal assistant, could drive more than $10 billion in revenue in just a couple of years. In early January, Google said it had sold more than 6 million Google Home devices since mid-October. Assistant bots like Alexa and Hey Google are becoming an essential feature of modern life, and that offers an amazing opportunity for brands to connect with customers on a new platform. Eager to embrace that opportunity, brands are rushing to put their content on voice search-driven platforms. Good for them — getting in on the ground floor with voice

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