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

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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 advice about their marketing 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 of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people […]

Social Media Engagement Benchmarks

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I regularly pore through benchmark reports that some of the best companies out there are doing regarding social media. Things can change quickly online and keeping on top of trends is important! I always read more than one, since each covers different industries and uses different companies to make their comparisons and extract data. Rival IQ recently shared their 2018 Social Media Industry Benchmark report, and it’s worth reading not only for the insights they provide, but also for the comparison graphics in the article […]

Optimizing LinkedIn for Marketing Your Brand: Part 4

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< Part 3: Customizing and Posting Paid LinkedIn Marketing Options for Sales and Lead Generation In the past articles in our series, we have discussed Basics of setting up your LinkedIn profile Optimizing your “About” summary section on your LinkedIn profile and posting on LinkedIn, searching for connections, and groups This week we are wrapping up our four-part series by discussing some of the paid options available for marketing your business on LinkedIn. LinkedIn ProFinder One of the newer items available on LinkedIn is ProFinder, […]

Optimizing LinkedIn for Marketing Your Brand: Part 3

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< Part 2: Branding Your Summary Section Part 4: Paid LinkedIn Strategies > A reminder WHY we’re visiting LinkedIn for marketing your brand: LinkedIn has the best results for B2B marketing out of all of the social media platforms LinkedIn tends to have active members that are among the most affluent out of all of the social media platforms If you are targeting business executives in your marketing strategy, 76% executives note that they check LinkedIn daily. As we discussed in the last post, be […]

Optimizing LinkedIn for Marketing Your Brand: Part 2

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In our last blog post, we discussed an overview of optimizing your LinkedIn profile for marketing your brand, covering your LinkedIn profile and cover image for your business plus your headline, and touched upon the first sentence or two of your Summary section. We are diving a bit deeper into the Summary / About section and how you can optimize this section of your LinkedIn profile for marketing your business and brand. Why the Summary Section is Important for Marketing Your Business on LinkedIn This […]

The Importance of Marketing to Your Customers Where They Are

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With 7 Mini Marketing Case Studies One of the most common marketing strategies we always encourage our clients to undertake is making sure that they market to their customers and prospects where they already are. This is actually the very basis of “guerilla marketing” (not to be confused with gorilla marketing), a term coined by Jay Levinson in some of his books relating to the topic, in which companies use inventive ways to present a message. This strategy has actually continued to change and evolve […]

Stop! Before You Buy That New Marketing Software, Read This

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One of the problems we see with a lot of clients is duplication of systems, which we have written about before. This most often occurs when you are working with some kind of coach, whether that be a business coach, a coach for a particular type of program, a wellness or abundance coach, or any other kind of coach that might interact with your business. Coaches can help you bring great results to your business, and we have a few that we personally recommend if you’re in need. We also know […]

Why Keeping Your Computer Updated is Critical to Your Business

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This past weekend I took a bit of time to run some routine updating and maintenance on my computer. This is really important for your business, since these updates usually include new security features that can help keep your information safe. If you’re like a lot of small business owners, having your computer crash and losing all of your documents, or it being infected by a virus and corrupting documents or having all of your documents held hostage (which can happen in the case of […]

Important Website Advice for Your Small Business

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I just got off the phone with yet another client with website issues, so I wanted wanted to share some advice on red flags for you to watch for with your own web vendor! This client was wanting to redesign their website (doesn’t have a great look), and at the same time lower their monthly cost. Current vendor is charging per lead – around $150-200/month. My client quickly realized, as we were discussing what features she may want on her new site, that her site […]

Latest Change Means Facebook Business Page Posts Aren’t Seen

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Facebook has recently changed their algorithm.  Basically, your news feed will show more posts from friends, and fewer from business pages. This is great for keeping up with the lives of your friends and family. It may be horrible for your business.  Since posts from Facebook business pages will be shown less often, and as a result of having quicker access to what friends post, Facebook also expects people to actually spend less time on their site, put both of these together and you can […]

How to Do Content Curation: Best Practice to Increase Impact

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There are three two ways to handle content curation to help your existing content receive greater traction, and they can help generate awareness and engagement for your business. For search engine ranking, it’s still important to continue to add fresh and relevant content to your website since Google still tends to look at the age of content on your website as a factor in their rankings – old information isn’t always so useful.  Curating your existing content can merge into this strategy – as you […]

[VIDEO] How to Plan Your Annual Marketing – plus Marketing Planning Calendar Template

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I use this one-page marketing planning calendar for myself and my clients, and you can access the same calendar in an editable spreadsheet to use for your own purposes. Learn exactly how I use the calendar to make my online and offline marketing efforts easy to implement! Links from in the video: Download the marketing planning calendar spreadsheet template Choose where to begin using our proprietary 3 by 3 Marketing Matrix training Blog post walkthrough on how I use this marketing planning calendar Free social […]