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…
I always say that “Relationships Are The Currency Of Business!”, and this is the foundation of how and why marketing works. It takes time to lead people through a journey from awareness to big ticket clients, Some people claim they can circumvent steps and you can just go from one to the other, but I…
Pat Helmers is an international business consultant and technology startup coach. He is the author of the Selling With Confidence sales system and host of the award winning Sales Babble sales podcast. Pat has been in the tech world his entire professional career. Pat started his career as a software engineer for Bell Laboratories. It…
Did you know that approximately 8 million metric tonnes of waste plastic that enters the Earth’s ocean every year? Sometimes it feels that way on the internet as well? 1,209,600 new data producing social media users each day. 682 million tweets per day! More than 4 million hours of content uploaded to Youtube every day,…
Why is it better to build a pile of needles versus finding a needle in a haystack? Because the needles are what you use to sow (sew) new business. Yet still, people spend way more time trying to find that needle.
Advertising is typically putting your message out to a large audience and hopes it attracts the right customers at the right time. Marketers try the same concept with email lists. They collect names, but are they the right names and emails at the right time?
The difference is a pile of needles is a group of very targeted customers or influencers who help you focus on getting to your goals faster and better.
Busy business people like contractors, don’t have the time to build relationships like full-time salespeople, but through finding and working with influencers, they can amplify their messages if they simply invest time in specific relationships!
Time to stitch together some new business? In this episode, we will explore how you can build a pile of needles simply by asking yourself some key questions!
Have you noticed that social media is becoming more and more divisive lately? Something as simple and fictional as a mermaid is causing people lose their minds, get in fights, and spew hate, vitriol, and disdain.
I have been trying to be more positive on social media, posting fun stuff, positive quotes, and real life stories of overcoming life’s obstacles. The amount of engagement has been outstanding and encouraging, and people love to share and be engaged and conversational around positive topics.
In this podcast I am going to lay out the Seven Deadly Sins of social media posting, and what I consider to be the antithesis to each
I have found that working for a company forces you to conform to the corporate culture… So does that make it a cult or a culture? Not all cults are bad, nor all cultures good.
People join cults not because people are crazy, but because they have two kinds of wishes. They want a meaningful life, or they want to be taken care of. A social culture is an organized way of life which is based on a common tradition and conditioned by a common environment.
There are some key difference though?
Vlad Calus is the co-founder @ Planable, the command center of social media collaboration for marketing teams, digital agencies, and freelancers to collaborate with their teammates & clients on the content calendar in the most visual way. Planable is used by more than 5000 brands worldwide, including Mini, BMW, Volkswagen, SkyTeam, Wendy’s and many others.
Vlad founded two non-profits at the age of 16, then dropped out of college, moved to another country with two 2 his friends, built Planable (Techstars London ’17) at 19 y.o and became an honoree Forbes 30 Under 30 at 22 y.o. And he’s been featured as a guest writer & marketer by multiple publications including Social Media Examiner, Entrepreneur, WeRSM, Freshdesk, Subsign, Digital Agency Network and many others.
What’s more important to you and your business… Engagement or Education when it comes to posting on Social Media? Well that depends on many factors? What platform are you posting? What are your goals, Who is your audience and where are they hanging out?
Engagement is very measurable and desirable, but it’s not always an indication of action. People engage in different ways. They comment, like or share and that can be very exciting, but may or may not culminate in any sales.
Education is creating longer form posts and often links to deeper educational content (like blogs, podcasts, videos, and more). Educating people takes longer to create and often generates less but more targeted engagement. There is, however, and long term cumulative effect that can lead to measurable sales.