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 695 – How Can The Right Business Tools Help You Solve Business Problems Better?

It’s enticing to find a Swiss Army Knife or suite of tools to manage our business and sales. Often we want to find an integration of a CRM, Email Marketing, Social Media, Project Manager, and more! I have taken a different approach. I have found the right single tool for my needs and find a…

Episode 694 – Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile with Deb Krier

Deb Krier is a LinkedIn Strategist, social media advisor, and professional speaker. For more than 10 years, she has work with professionals to optimize their use of LinkedIn. As the founder of Wise Women Communications, a full-service marketing agency, she sees LinkedIn as a vital marketing tool for professionals at any level.
Throughout her career, Deb has worked with corporations and nonprofit organizations developing and maximizing their marketing and public relations efforts. But, senior executives often don’t see themselves as something that needs marketed. Drawing on her experience in working for small businesses, one of the largest corporations in the world, the nonprofit realm and as an entrepreneur, she demonstrates how LinkedIn is a strategic tool that enables everyone to improve their business, whether large or small, and create an impressive personal brand.
With more than 20 years of experience, Deb has a Master’s Degree in Marketing as well as a Master’s Degree in Communication Management. She has the experience and knowledge to help busy executives make an impact with their LinkedIn Profiles.

Episode 693 – Leveraging LinkedIn To Grow Your B2b Business Through Social Networking

Many people think of LinkedIn as just another social media platform. I prefer to treat it as a Relationship Marketing tool that has one goal – let my perfect customers understand why I am here and how I can help them solve their problems. I teach a LinkedIn Course called TRIBE. It is based on…

Episode 683 – Want To Improve Your Business? Here Is My Know-Like-Trust System!

There have been a lot of people associated with the terms KNOW, LIKE, & TRUST! It has been attributed to Mark Twain, Stephen Covey, and past Bacon Podcast Guests Bob Burg and Chris Brogan. But what does it mean in terms of you, your business, and your network? I a previous podcast, I mention Dunbar’s…

Episode 679 – Dunbar’s Number And Why It’s Better To Be Part Of A Tribe

What’s the difference between being an influencer and a good networker? Common wisdom says that you should try to build a huge following on LinkedIn (30,00 people) or a huge email list. If you can achieve that, the numbers will be in your favor to make more sales… but are they? Dunbar’s number states that…

Episode 671 – Why You Should Treat Your Marketing Like Choosing A Winning Stock?

At one point, I thought it would be a good idea to try day trading… BOY was I wrong? I did not understand the basic concepts of how good stock purchases take targeted research. There are some key factors like Earnings Growth Trends, Price Earning Ratio, and Long Term Stability (which to this day I…

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…