Episode 719 – Why Social Media is NOT Effective As Advertising? (Well Sort Of)

Advertising is about awareness and getting the right people to take action when a topic resonates with them. Social Media is about having a platform that encourages engagement. Many conflate social media with advertising, which can happen, but advertising is all about creating awareness. What really matters with social media is staying top of mind…

Episode 707 – What Is The Secret B2b Marketing Formula? (Math is Hard – Success Is Not)

There is a secret in the banking industry – Savings accounts with restrictions make people save more… 80% more. There are two things that work, setting a minimum total or a set amount of time before the saver can make a withdrawal. Those are known as CDs or commitment devices. There are many reasons why…

Episode 701 – What Do Your Customers REALLY Want? Advertising, Marketing, and Relationship Marketing?

Website designer working with the new computer interface as design concept Don’t you just hate all the junk mail you get ( and have to delete) every day? You never signed up for that list? You have no interest in that product or service because it has NOTHING to do with YOUR business? So why…

Episode 699 – Are Your Marketing Systems Not Working? Stop Gambling & Start Winning

I am not sure if you have ever been inside a casino, but it’s noisy with lots of flashing lights. Those are usually the sights and sounds of slot machines all around you. Slots are a simple and very popular game where acasino pull of an arm (better know as One-Armed-Bandits), or the push of…

Episode 697 – How Utilizing Consumer Marketing Methods May Undermine Your Business Sales?

Did you know that Sears started as an entrepreneur who resold a batch of watches to railroad employees? He parlayed that into one of the biggest mail-order companies in the world. It was the Amazon of its time! Joseph Pulitzer funded the building of the Statue Of Liberty through citizen donations raised through his newspaper?…

Episode 688 – Connect – Direct – Project Your Business with Michael Verret

Mike has more than 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing, and his ability to understand and connect with an audience is the hallmark of his career. The approach he shares is what taught him how to understand an audience and deliver his message in a way they will not forget. Mike spent 13…

Episode 684 – How Understanding Analytics Can Help You Manage Change Better with Jill Holtz

Jill Holtz is co-founder of Mykidstime.com, an information website for parents, that has grown from a local West of Ireland listings directory to a global website, and a trusted online brand for parents. They have grown a large and engaged community through a targeted content and engagement strategy across their channels, website, email, and social…

Episode 677 – You’ve Got Jail… How Facebook Is Getting Bad For Business

I find that Facebook is becoming less and less of a platform where I think we can try to do business. It has not only become very divisive but their model of Community Standards is over-policed in some ways and under scrubbed in others. Their goal is to create a friendly environment for all, but…

Episode 669 – Vanity Fair, Unfair Vanity, and Vanity Metrics

I had a meeting with someone on Lunchlub named Holly. She works at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Media. We discussed how they are changing their methodologies to an email newsletter, educational content, and even Podcast to communicate with patients, doctors, and staff. It makes me think of how the communication industry has changed with newspapers…

Episode 668 – INTERVIEW SPECIAL – Life Lessons For Success with Tag Team Member DC Glenn

DC Glenn was born in Chicago, Illinois, and Steve Gibson was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Both moved to Denver, Colorado, as young children. They met at Manual High School in 1982, where both pursued their musical interests. Gibson played drums in the jazz band and attended audio engineering classes at an early college education program,…