#marketU Social Media Marketing Bootcamp

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Ever felt like all the marketing programs out there are exactly the same? Sometimes what we see, the coach doesn’t really know how they got there, other than a happy accident that they can’t really teach you how to replicate.  So they hire a coach who teaches them their “method”. And then they turn around and teach you that “method.” Have you ever noticed, the only person who really seems to be getting rich from their approach is THEM? Their advice is great … for […]

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 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 of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize […]

How Much Should I Spend on Marketing?

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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 marketing budget is not limited to advertising A lot of […]

The New SEO Part 1 – Google Answer Box

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Part 1 of our series on The New SEO Some of the changes Google has been implementing over the course of several years, you’ve probably really noticed it more in the past year to year and half, takes what SEO experts that were using as some of the best practices and really expanding upon those strategies. Some of the traditional items of search engine optimization are still important, such as: keywords meta descriptions heading tags alt tags on images backlinks website reputation There are a […]

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 […]

The Marketing Changes I See Coming to MLMs

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You’ve seen the changes on the horizon – how do you plan to change your marketing now to be prepared? If you’re involved in an MLM business or have friends who are, you may have seen information recently on the massive change that Advocare has made to it’s structure – they removed 100,000 distributors and are switching their focus on direct-to-consumer sales. Advocare is NOT the only company who has made a switch in their structure recently. Note: I am not a lawyer and none […]

Why Your Business Needs a Crisis Communication Strategy – NOW

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One of my friends/clients called me today, and has a potentially BIG problem.  Perfect example of why every business needs a crisis communication strategy. I don’t want to call attention to the exact business and blog,and maybe cause the situation to blow up or call attention to the person they have hacking/blackhatting their business (believe me, that’s what the person wants), so I will talk in general terms. Any business can be a target – some are an easier target and some are more “attractive”, […]

Two Tips on How to Add Video Marketing to Your Strategy

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Quality video content is perhaps one of the most comprehensive and beneficial marketing tools available. The reason why videos are so good for marketing is that the format transcends different media and allow creators to include different narrative components, such as audio, visuals, text and more. Read on to learn more about two helpful tips on how to use video marketing! Make it easy to share If your videos are easy to access, you will have better chances to engage people and entice them to […]