What I’ve Noticed on Amazon – Is It Time for Them to Pivot?

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Amazon has always been the place where you could find almost anything, at a good price (or at least the normal price) and with quick shipping. Anyone could become an entrepreneur who bought wholesale and then sold on Amazon at normal retail prices. I’m seeing a trend moving in a different direction. This can’t be all because of quarantine – many of the items I viewed have nothing to do with that. It’s almost like people now, instead of being wholesalers, are going out and […]

The Shocking Engagement Numbers I Found from “Famous” Facebook Pages

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As part of my normal competitor research, I sometimes check competitor Facebook pages to see what type of posts they’re seeing the most engagement. This type of research is something you should be doing regularly as well. What I found this time was rather shocking. And it’s EXACTLY why I constantly say that you need to get people OFF social media and into your own funnel. I decided one way to benchmark was by researching some of the biggest names that most quickly came to […]

Entrepreneur Interview with Elle Monus of True Image Group

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In this episode we’re chatting with Elle Monus, Co-Founder of True Image Group. Elle builds businesses and specializes in branding and scaling high-growth startups. Her passion for style and branding started when she had the opportunity to build out the Styling function of a popular clothing subscription box. She how to balance a professional presence and femme fashion in order to wow inside and out of the conference room. Find out more about True Image Group at www.facebook.com/trueimagegroup Here’s some highlights from the interview: 1:40 styling […]

Turn a Weakness into a Strength – How One Business Pivoted

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Part of our Moving Business from Survive to Thrive Series Quarantine and self isolation are impacting businesses and I know entrepreneurs are afraid. I want to tell you a story about a business that almost had to close their doors when their own business economy drastically changed … until they pivoted. This story is about Din Tai Fung, which is one of our top favorite restaurants in the world – we always stop in when we’re near one in any country. Founder Yang Bingyi initially […]

I Need Help With My Facebook Ad!

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This new client had followed us on social media and came to us with this question about her Facebook Ad: “When I look at my stats, not one person has signed up! The boosted post is still running but no one is signing up.” Have you ever paid for advertising on Facebook and gotten **crickets**? She goes on … “I tried using just the invitation I had made, but it didn’t get any sign ups, so I thought I would use a cute picture 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 […]

3 Marketing Campaigns That Changed the World

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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 century. During the 1930s, the gemstone market was drastically declining […]

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 […]