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You’re Wasting Your Time On Content Marketing Without This 1 Thing

A successful content marketing strategy starts with defining who you want to reach, what you’ll provide these people, and how they’ll benefit from consuming your content. Sounds easy enough, but it’s deceivingly difficult to set a subject and stick to it every week. That’s where this new thing called a content manifesto comes into play. …

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Email marketing best practices for a wildly successful email newsletter.

I know, that’s an odd proclamation to say that I love email, but stick with me for a minute. When I’m sending my weekly email newsletter, I’m not worried about keywords, SEO, word count, curation, or algorithms. It’s all about following the below email marketing best practices and providing value in however many words that …

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Definitive Guide To Building A B2B Marketing Strategy

I’m guessing you’re on the hunt for a reliable B2B marketing strategy. Well, it’s your lucky day. That’s exactly what you’re going to get if you read this guide thoroughly.  But, before we start, a little about me so you know who’s dishing out this marketing advice. I’m the head brand mechanic at a demand …

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How To Build A Brand That’s Made To Stick

Here’s a little secret nobody tells you about building a brand… You can be average in almost all categories as long as you’re ‘The’ best, largest, fastest, or some other …est in one category that matters to your customers. I love the story they tell about this in the book Made To Stick. Southwest Airlines …

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How Slack Changed The Way We Communicate At Work With A Brilliant USP

Slack is one of the best accidents in history. Stewart Butterfield, the founder & CEO of Slack, didn’t set out to build the fastest growing business app in history, but he did. I’m going to share the origin story (because it’s interesting) and then we’ll dive into what you can steal from their unique selling proposition. …

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Here’s how you improve your email marketing open rates

I had coffee with a friend last week who runs a product brand. We chatted about the year and their 200% growth. I wasn’t surprised by the huge jump in sales. They live and breathe their market, obsess on product quality, and produce fantastic photography and video content. Hell, if they stopped selling products today …

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Commitment and Consistency Lead To Marketing Results

I’m listening to a book called Influence at the moment. It’s an interesting listen. I’ve already gained several valuable nuggets around psychology that I’ll be putting to use in my marketing this year. One principle covered in the book is the power of commitment & consistency. The basic idea is that when we come out …

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The Only Marketing Trick You Need To Know

Produce badass content. Find your medium and deliver value. That’s it. I’ve blown the big reveal. You can stop reading. If you’re not quite sold, or if you’d like a little direction on how to make this marketing tactic work, come on down my rabbit hole. I can directly point to writing as the source …

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Why People Worship Tony Robbins

The Tony Robbins brand does three things: Promises a better life. Showcases Tony’s powerful personality. Exudes a passion for helping people. In other words, Big T has mastered the 3 P’s of branding. These aren’t magic. You can leverage the same triggers to build your brand. It’s not easy, but it’s a powerful combination once …

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