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Why the Marketing Advice You’ve Received Hasn’t Worked

Sep27
One of the problems we see most often that our clients have experienced, and that we have talked about before, is that they have been given bad marketing advice in the past. Most of the time, this has not been malicious in nature. It’s been due to the Dunning-Kruger effect. In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It is related to the cognitive bias

Marketing Rant – I Call BS

Sep13
I’m going on a marketing rant today … and I call BS Like all successful business people, I study everyone in my industry. And I watch the couple of people that I believe, from my long experience in marketing, understand what they’re doing. Most of these people are in a very small, focused niche. I’ve been following them for years, probably since long before you may have heard of them. Then there’s everyone else. People

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3 Marketing Campaigns That Changed the World

Sep10
Marketing campaigns have been part of our culture from as early as the 1700s, and past campaigns have left lingering impacts. Many catchphrases and slogans we remember today have their roots from some of the most memorable advertising campaigns from the 20th century. These successful campaigns heavily influenced our culture and society.  Diamonds Are Forever The modern-day diamond engagement ring ideal came about due to one of the most successful advertising campaigns of the 20th

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How Much Should I Spend on Marketing?

Sep06
One of the first questions I always get asked by an entrepreneur is, “How much should I spend on marketing?” While it can vary, a good rule of thumb and place to start is that your marketing budget should be 20% of your revenue. This is a standard that I’ve been working with for almost 30 years, and it is still true today although the strategies available for use have changed over the years. Your

Facebook for Business Part 3: Engagement and Analytics

Aug26
Facebook for Business Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 1 in 3 customers go to a competitor if they’re ignored on social media.89% of social messages are ignored by brands. This highlights why engagement is so critical on social media (after all, social media is supposed to be social.) We had already discussed a bit about how consistency in posting to Facebook is important, now we will talk engagement. Engaging with your customers

[VIRTUAL SUMMIT] Automatic Marketing Funnel 2.0

Aug20
How to Accelerate and Grow Your Lead Funnels Using Advanced Marketing Strategies Join me and don’t miss this FREE Virtual Summit – Sunday August 25, 2019 The best experts in marketing funnels will be presenting training and best practices of what works in today’s digital marketing funnels. Join the Virtual Summit for Free https://conference.smartpayment.pro/marketing-funnel/ All times noted are Eastern. Vicky Wu will be presenting at 12:40 ET with “How to Set Up a Basic and

[BOOK REVIEW] The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You

Aug20
I had not heard of Lydia Fenet when I first saw this book as I was looking for something to read on the plane to Seattle. Lydia has been leading charity auctions for Christie’s for years and is now the Managing Director, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at Christie’s. The book starts with “The most powerful woman in the room uses the strike method” and relates to how Lydia begins each auction with a sharp

Facebook for Business Part 2: Profile and Post Tips

Aug17
Facebook for Business Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Facebook users spend an average of 50 minutes per day on the platform.  But the average organic reach of a Facebook business page is only 6.4% of the people who have liked your page, and the engagement rate is 3.91%. How can you reach your audience? 74% of Facebook users visit Facebook daily.  They consume news, business and lifestyle stories online.  Google and other

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