Posts Tagged ‘Tuesday Tips’

What’s the Difference Between a Tagline and a Brand Promise?

The best way to differentiate your business from the pack is to be crystal clear about your marketing message. But what does that mean? Do you need a tagline? Do you need a brand promise? And what is the difference between a tagline and a brand promise? Let’s get this cleared up… The Difference Between a Tagline…

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5 Tips For Brilliant Email Subject Lines

Do you ever take an honest step back and think to yourself, “But, really, why did I open that email?” I pose the question because, like any New York Times bestseller, the title matters—and there is a clear distinction between content that’s first class and content that never makes it past TSA. It’s in your…

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4 Reasons It Takes So Long To Build A New Website

When I began working in internet marketing about ten years ago, I could help my clients get a new website whipped up in a week or two – easy peasy. Technology has advanced greatly since then, right? So it would be natural for you to assume that building a website today would be easier and faster. But…

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Are You Giving Away Too Much On Your Blog (For Free)?

One of my business friends recently came up to me and said, “I think you are giving away too much on your blog.” My colleague was concerned that my blogs are so helpful and informative that no one needs to actually hire me! I beg to differ. As a blogger for business, I believe it’s necessary…

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How To Uncover Powerful Words For Marketing Copy

This may come off a bit harsh, but hear me out: Today’s Internet user has the attention-span of an untrained beagle. Better yet, an untrained beagle walking in a Fourth of July parade surrounded by loud music, confetti cannons and other untrained beagles. Listen, I wasn’t the one who put together the stats. But it’s…

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This is Not a List of Tips for 2017

  Every year when January 1st rolls around the internet simply explodes: How to be healthier this year, How to be wealthier this year, You must follow this advice, Don’t ever follow this advice, How to break free of your insecurities, How to make resolutions, Don’t ever make resolutions, and, of course, How to do…

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Why First Dates & Marketing Are A Lot Alike

  Imagine you’re on a first date and you are B.O.R.E.D. The appetizer arrives and you’re already dreaming about getting home to binge-watch your favorite show. Ughh. Those dates are painful. Why are most first dates so boring?  Because on first dates most people stick to neutral topics. No one wants to say something that…

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Elevator Speech Tips For Entrepreneurs

  Have you ever become tongue-tied when someone asks, “So, what do you do?” Have you stumbled over your words then walked away feeling like you just botched a great business opportunity? In marketing-speak how you respond to that question is called your elevator speech. The only thing stopping you from taking advantage of those quick…

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Instant Pants

I come from a family of retailers. When my grandfather emigrated from Poland to the United States he somehow found his way to Akron, Ohio where he opened a small tailor shop. That was in 1926. My father and uncle took over the business in the 50’s and under their management it grew and grew. This…

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