Episode 632 – From Bacon to Beacon… How To Light Up Your Business In 2021?

Photo by Jan Baborák on Unsplash A friend, mentor, and frequent podcast guest expert, Marla Takaka (see Episodes 171, 395, 531, and the upcoming episode 633) asked a question on Facebook. “Do you have or use a word to theme your year? What is your choice this year?”. My word for the year is “Signify” which I visualize…

Episode 626 – Now Is The Time to Start Marketing Your A.S.S. Off

People who know me know that I like acronyms. BACON is an acronym for Building Authentic Connections Online Marketing. Politics is a touchy subject, but it’s been interesting how messages have evolved over the years to maximize the medium of the day (radio, TV, social media). The one key factor has been collecting and utilizing…

Episode 624 – What Business Are You REALLY In? Are You Thankful?

In 1970, John Lennon released a son “Instant Karma”. In our ‘want it now’ world I am here to tell you that it’s not how this works. Sometimes, you can do all the right things but still, suffer. I have a friend (Alma Harrell) whom when you would ask how she was, always said, “Too…

Episode 622 – Why It’s Important To Make A Case With A Case Study?

Although it started out as a graphic, what I found myself doing was making a case for Case Studies. Case Studies are often conflated with White Papers. A white paper talks about the implementation of a solution, while a case study provides actual examples of how a solution fixes a problem. A Case Study is…

Episode 577 – Understanding Thought Leadership And Influence Personas with Jim Barry

Dr. Jim Barry is the author of Social Content Marketing for Entrepreneurs, a textbook used in the instruction of MBA courses. He has served as Professor of Marketing at NSU since August, 2004 where he teaches courses in social media marketing, consumer behavior, and integrated marketing communication. He won the 2019 President’s Distinguished Faculty Award…

Episode 576 – Thought Leadership? You Need To Have Purpose, Passion, And A Plan

When people say that they want to be found on social media, that can mean many things. You can be fun, entertaining, controversial, or just a standard user and observer. To make social media REALLY work for your business you have to be able to position yourself as a Thought Leader or someone whose views…

Episode 546 – Toilet Paper Math… Why Some Online Marketing Does Not Always Square Up?

I saw this video online where a math (multiplication) was done the traditional way (how I learned) and the NEW way (putting numbers in a table and working it in phases). The old way took 20 seconds where the new way took over 3 minutes? New math is everywhere, especially at the grocery store in…

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 510 – Stop Selling Your Time… When People Pay For Results?

We live a society that equates time with money. Time is a resource that can be sold, but that make it a commodity. It can be negotiated and people can always buy your time from somebody for less (even if what you do may or may not have more value). What would or could happen…