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The Secret Gold in Your Business

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 Posted in Insights

The Secret Gold in Your Business

Did you know that your business owns marketing gold, and that it’s in plain view? All of that content on your website, blog and social media pages were time-consuming and costly to create. So why not repurpose it and earn a higher level of return on your investment?

Here are a few reasons why it might be time to revisit the content you already have, instead of spending more time and money on new material:

Do You Video? No? Why Not?

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 Posted in Insights

Do You Video? No? Why Not?

Did you know that including a video on a landing page can increase conversion by 80 percent? Or that 55 percent of people watch videos online every day? We’re in a video marketing revolution, and if you haven’t joined in yet, you should… and quickly! Here are just a few more reasons why you need to get into the video marketing game now:

Appeal to all ages.

Members of Generation Z aren’t the only ones watching videos online. Millennials, Gen Y and Baby Boomers are also seeking out quality video content from the businesses they purchase from.

Holidays Are Coming – Is Your Marketing Ready?

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 Posted in Insights

Holidays Are Coming – Is Your Marketing Ready?

As back-to-school items fly off the shelves, they’ll be replaced by Halloween décor, Thanksgiving essentials, and finally, a Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year’s explosion. The holidays are coming, whether you are ready or not. And even if you’re not ready, your marketing plans need to be. Here are a few tips to get you started now:

Plan early.

This is the golden rule of holiday marketing. Dedicate your summer to your Q4 marketing plan and solidify your strategy now. Advertising becomes more expensive and more competitive during the holiday season, so preparing ahead of time is key.  

How Making a Pie is Like Starting a Business

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 Posted in Insights

How Making a Pie is Like Starting a Business

Nope, you’re not seeing things and we’re not crazy. Making a pie is just like starting a business and we’re going to explain how:

Determine the need for pie.

When you decide to make a pie, it’s because you’ve determined that there’s a need for a pie. Maybe it’s Thanksgiving or another special occasion, or maybe your child or spouse just REALLY wants one. The same applies when you decide to start a business: you’ve determined that there’s a need for the product or service that you’ll be offering and you commit to doing something about it.

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 Posted in Insights

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of every company ever created, and according to Chris Kuenne and John Danner, entrepreneurship professors at Princeton University, the personality those business starters have is the most important factor in determining their success.

Together, they studied the motivation and self-identity of 450 entrepreneurs whose companies made at least $3 million in annual revenue and had been around for at least 3 years. Through their work, they discovered that these entrepreneurs all had one of four personalities:

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Other People’s Lists

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 Posted in Insights

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Other People’s Lists

In the last installment of our 6-Part List Building Series, we’re going to explain how you can use other people’s lists to build your own. And no, this does not mean buying email lists… that’s always a bad idea! However, collaborating with other businesses to promote each other, a technique known as co-marketing, is a great way to gain subscribers.

PRO tip: Always, yes ALWAYS, have a call-to-action so ‘other people’s customers’ can opt-in on YOUR list for something free or paid. That’s the secret to using other people’s lists to grow your own.

So here are five ways to collaborate with another business and use their list to build your own:

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Direct Mail

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 Posted in Insights

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Direct Mail

If you thought direct mail was dead, think again. It is still a powerful marketing tool, especially when paired with an email campaign, and can help you gain more valuable customers. So, in this week’s installment of our 6-Part List-Building Series, we put together five tips for using direct mail to build your email list:

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Speaking Engagements

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 Posted in Insights

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Speaking Engagements

Speaking engagements are a great way to promote yourself amongst industry peers and to your audience. So, in this week’s installment of our 6-Part List-Building Series, we will provide you with four easy steps you can take to build your email list using speaking engagements.

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