Marketing Campaign Planning Checklist: 10 Steps To Superior Results

As I continue to work with clients on their marketing campaigns and initiatives, I often find that there are gaps in their marketing campaigns that prevent them from meeting their maximum potential. Some findings: Lack of clarity – Marketers often overlap steps in the buying journey that don’t provide clarity and focus on the purpose of the audience. Lack of direction – Marketers often do a great job designing a campaign but miss the most

Digital Transformation is a Leadership Issue, Not a Technology Issue

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 –

How to Build and Grow Your Email List

Brian Downard of Eliv8 has done another fantastic job on this infographic and his online marketing checklist (download) where he includes this checklist for growing your email list. We’ve been working our email list, and I’m going to incorporate some of these methods: Create Landing Pages – We believe every page is a landing page… so the question is do you have an opt-in methodology on every page of your site via desktop or mobile?

10 Ways to Convert Visitors Using Psychology

Businesses often focus only on deals to drive more sales. I think it’s a mistake. Not because it doesn’t work but because it only impacts a percentage of the audience. Not everyone is interested in a discount – many are more concerned about timely shipping, quality of the product, reputation of the business, etc. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that trust is often a better conversion optimization strategy than a discount. Conversions are