Ogilvy On Websites

Improve your website with advice from David Ogilvy...the real Don Draper.

Did you know David Ogilvy started his professional career as a door-to-door stove salesman? This is a hidden gem in the history of advertising’s greatest icon. He was so good at selling stoves that the company (AGA) asked him to write an instruction manual for his fellow salesmen. I’m pretty sure it was during these…

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How To Get More Clients

A guide for financial advisors, freelancers, photographers, agency owners, and all of the other client-based businesses fighting to get more clients.

People must be aware you exist before they can buy from you. That’s obvious. Every funnel on the planet starts with awareness sitting up top. The general progression for a client-based business is something along these lines: Step 1: Awareness Step 2: Consideration Step 3: Purchase Step 4: Loyalty Step 5: Advocacy Many of us…

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Marketing Shouldn’t Feel Sleazy

Are you ashamed to show your kids?

I ventured into the world of YouTube last month. It was daunting and scary. My first several videos are embarrassing. The video quality is poor, the audio is bad, and my delivery is what you’d expect from a new YouTuber. What my videos aren’t is sleazy. As bad as they are, I genuinely worked to…

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Google’s BERT Explained | Quick Wins #6

Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers - BERT

Google just rolled out its largest update to search in about five years. It’s the most significant update since RankBrain. The changes will affect 1 in 10 search results as well as featured snippets. In other words, this is a pretty important update for anyone who uses search engines. And unless you live under a…

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Overcoming Content Marketing Overwhelm | Quick Wins #2

I have a blog post to write, Medium article to finish, LinkedIn video to shoot, Instagram post to get out, weekly email to craft, and a lead magnet to build. What should I work on right now? Overwhelm kicks in and nothing gets finished. Sound familiar? Indecision is a silent killer. We get stuck analyzing…

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Quick Wins Episode 1: Marketing Habits

It’s all about compound interest… Marketing is a lot like fitness, you’re not going to be ripped after your first workout. You’ll struggle with every exercise and probably end up pretty sore. You don’t get immediate gratification. However, if you develop a habit and consistently put in the work, you’re going to get ripped. I’m…

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A Reliable Method For Landing New Clients

Learn how to turn $3,000 of advertising into over $1,500,000 of revenue.

Last week I touched base with one of my clients to see how things are going. My client, Katie, just launched a new real estate firm. Like most new companies, Katie needs a reliable way to get clients of her own. The problem, Katie despises social media. We’re talking the kind of hate reserved for…

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Less, But Better

The cure for mediocre marketing.

We all feel compelled to do more. More features. More marketing channels. More products. More services. More words to explain it all. Too much leads to mediocrity. If you always feel like you’re starting over and never getting traction, I’m willing to bet too much is your problem. I naturally want to deliver more for…

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How To Write 52 Good Blog Posts

Producing weekly content is intimidating.

When I lay out a marketing plan for a client that includes weekly blog posts, their brain jumps to what they’ll do for the 52nd post before they’ve put pen to paper on post #1. I understand the fear. You worry that you’ll run out of ideas and the blog will run dry. How do you…

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How To Attract 25,000 Website Visitors Each Day

Without Sacrificing Your Brand Soul

Would 25,000 website visitors per day help your business? I’ll answer that for you…yes. That’s why we all fight to rank on SERPs (search engine results pages) and grab featured snippets. The potential reward is thousands of visitors per day and millions of dollars per year. Trust me, I’ve worked with a company who drives…

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