Validate Your Social Media Strategy Against this 8-Point Checklist

Most of the companies who come to us for social media assistance look at social media as a publishing and acquisition channel, severely limiting their ability to grow their brand’s awareness, authority, and conversions online. There’s so much more to social media, including listening to your customers and competitors, expanding your network, and growing the authority your people and brand have online. If you limit yourself to just publishing and expecting a sale here and

Clarity Attacks Buzzwordsmithiness On Contact

A good friend of mine for many years is Steve Woodruff, a self-proclaimed (and very talented) Clarity Consultant, continues to share some rather ridiculous marketing-speak amongst websites and social media profiles. He shared his all-time favorite with me from a couple of years ago: We have pioneered a new model for sustainable, consumer-driven growth based on principles of complex adaptive systems. This is a new premise for strategy for a world undergoing deep structural change:

Rant: The “P” Word

Great marketers enjoy talking about Return on Investment. Yesterday, I attended a meeting with a real estate company who had some challenges with their web strategy. Their brochure site wasn’t driving too many leads and they were spending quite a bit of money on a number of external programs to drive leads into their sales funnel. The problem that we identified was that they were paying for all of those companies to compete with them

List Your Business with Bing Business Portal

Since Google owns much of the search market, we tend to focus on them quite a bit. However, Bing has been slowly capturing market share and has come out with some pretty unique apps – including Android and iPad. Some of the features of those applications and the Bing site itself have been so nice that we’ve watched Google borrow and enhance their own search engine in a similar fashion. Bing’s mapping is quite nice

Why Not?

How does your company profit? Are each of the goals of your company aligned with building that profit? Are each of your management teams’ goals aligned to support the goals of your company? Are each of your employees’ goals aligned with your management’s goals? Are your employees’ performance measured against their goals? Is each employees’ compensation determined by how they meet those goals? Is the employee’s compensation proportional to the impact that meeting those goals