Tuesday Tips

How To Write Better Marketing Messages

I have strong feelings about taglines. Most of them bug me. In fact, I don’t know how some get approved. In this list, there are some winners, and there are some losers: “A Body For Every Body” – Victoria’s Secret “Save Money. Live Better” – Walmart “Impossible Is Nothing” – Adidas “Eat Fresh” – Subway…

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Are Your Ideal Customers In This Room?

I belong to a dynamic business organization that has hundreds of paying members. Every Wednesday, many of us attend a one-hour meeting where we share our successes, promote our businesses, and network with each other. The meeting attracts between 35 and 40 members, and always a handful of guests. At one point during the meeting,…

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Which Ad Campaign Nailed-It? And Which Failed-It?

I just returned from a crazy week in New York City. One of the most exciting aspects of the city is experiencing advertising all over the place. (Well, it’s exciting for me – I’m weird) I love to decide which ads and billboards nailed-it and which ones failed-it. I’ll bet you have your opinions, too! Here are…

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Our Marketing Is A Mess

The week after Thanksgiving is traditionally very hectic. Everyone has woke to the fact that the year is almost over and there’s much to be done – like planning for the next year. If you’re taking a look at your 2019 marketing, you have some decisions to make. Should you drop Facebook? Or keep Facebook…

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Finding Your Ideal Customer: 32 Questions You Should Ask

Whether you call it an avatar or a buyer persona, actually identifying and finding your ideal customer is not always an easy task. In a perfect world you want every aspect of your business, from your website to your elevator speech, to connect with the people who need you most and can pay you. But…

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Put Your Networking On Steroids

What do I mean when I say, “Put your networking on steroids”? Well, think about this: when you attend a networking event, do you expect to come home with a ton of new orders or contracts in your suitcase? Probably not. I just returned from a conference in Chicago where my colleague, Michelle Hummel from…

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How To Create A Value Proposition For Your Business

  Today’s blog is about your VALUE PROPOSITION. Wikipedia defines a value proposition this way: “It is a promise of value to be delivered, communicated, and acknowledged. It is also a belief from the customer about how value (benefit) will be delivered, experienced and acquired.” But there’s a lot of confusion around what the a value proposition really is. Is it…

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Which Online Review Site Should Your Business Focus On?

Let’s face it. You have a lot of other things to do in your business than pay attention to reviews. That is, until you see a negative review posted about your business.  Unfortunately, many companies only start taking online reviews seriously when a customer posts a negative one. Many companies only take online reviews seriously if a customer posts…

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5 Steps To Get More (Raving) Google Reviews [TIPS]

Like it or not, people are writing and reading online reviews of your business. And research indicates that online reviews are a big influence on many buying decisions. In fact, 85% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. As a business owner you may think online reviews are a scourge. I can…

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