Episode 537 – 5 Common Mistakes Organizations Make When Marketing with Mark James

Mark James is an accomplished business improvement advisor with over 40 years of experience in workplace performance, distribution channel effectiveness, marketing and measurement. As the founder and President of Performance Advisors Group, Inc., he helps growing and mature B2B companies achieve consistently positive customer experiences, sustainable growth and competitive advantage. Mark has successfully helped manufacturers…

Episode 532 – Foresight is 2020 – How Building Trust Is Important To Sales?

Starting next year I am writing a new book.  It does not have a title yet, but the overall theme is You are not in the sales business… you are in the TRUST business! In the consumer world, there is a certain mindset that is more advertising based than relationship based. You are not just…

Episode 528 – Foresight is 2020 – Why You Need To Recommit To Email Marketing?

As part of my Foresight 2020 series (looking back to forge ahead to make next year the best year ever), I wanted to explore how and why I think email marketing is going to be bigger and better than ever next year). Looking into my “Zoltar” crystal ball, I can see that social media will…

Episode 527 – Foresight 2020 – Optimizing Your Content Marketing Plan with Andy Crestodina

Andy Crestodina is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Orbit Media, an award-winning 40-person digital agency in Chicago. Over the past 20 years, Andy has provided digital marketing advice to 1000+ businesses. He speaks at national marketing conferences, writes for big marketing blogs and hosts a little marketing podcast. Andy has written hundreds of…

Episode 526 – Foresight is 2020 – What You Need To Do NOW To Get Your Website Ready

It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. At this time at the end of the year, it’s kind of…

Episode 520 – Does it Pay To Join The Online Pay To Play Game? It’s a Gamble?

Social media has truly become more media, and less social. All platforms are based on selling something (mostly ads), and they tilt the scales in their favor. Business pages in Facebook are lucky to get 1-2% of their likes (fans) to see any post without boosting or paid advertising. Even LinkedIn is starting to clamp…

Episode 518 – Give Your Content A Little Bit Of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

What you want Baby, I got it What you need Do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ Is for a little respect That song was a theme song for a generation of women, but today we all could use a little more R.E.S.P.E.C.T. with our content marketing. RESPECT  is defined as a feeling…

Episode 517 – So You Want To Be A Podcaster? with Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane, CEO of RawVoice/Blubrry, wrote the book on podcasting. Well, at least the first one: “Podcasting: The Do-It-Yourself Guide.” The founder of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards and the Tech Podcast Network, he’s also credited with introducing the first advertisers into podcasting, GoDaddy. Cochrane was inducted into the inaugural class of the Podcast Hall…

Episode 516 – Relationship Capital Investment Can Create Greater Interest?

I received a message on LinkedIn from a connection who just read one of my books. He wanted to thank me for the insights of the content by taking me to lunch. I said my plate was full, but made time for a phone call. He talked about having to make a deposit when it…

Episode 512 – What’s Old Is New… Don’t Mummify Your Content!

Recently in the news, there was a discovery in Egypt of a new batch of Mummies. Each of them are 2000 plus year old people who each share a story, but have unique stories of their own. You old content is like a mummy (buried in your blog, podcast, YouTube channel, or whatever?).It can be…