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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Perfection Is The Enemy Of Progress | Quick Wins Episode 4

You’re going to suck… at first. This is an absolute truth. Writing, design, videos, marketing, sports, music, and all other worthwhile pursuits take practice. It’s also true that you’ll get better with repetition. I found every excuse not to venture into the terrifying world of video, but I finally took the leap last week. And…

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How To Get Customers To Tell Their Friends

Brand habits will help you turn customers into advocates.

We all have customer interactions. Do you treat them as transactions or opportunities? I see an opportunity. It’s a time to leave customers feeling good about the money they just spent and anxious to give you more. As they say, “A customer in hand is worth twenty on Google.” Well, that’s something I say, but…

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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 Use The Saturation Method To Drive New Business

Employees may be passionate about your cause, but they’re not passionate enough to work for free. Money is the one necessity that every business shares. Getting enough of it also happens to be the leading cause of failure. 82% of businesses fail due to a lack of cash flow. If businesses know this, why don’t…

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Create A Pattern Interrupt

Did the subhead of this post make you stop and read a little further? There’s a reason for that, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s talk more about, “I Heart Butt Drugs” first. That’s a direct quote from a billboard I came across as my family drove from Louisville, KY into Indiana.…

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