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Marketing Lessons From A Public Bathroom

When was the last time you sh*t your pants?  It was 2007 and I was on the way to the mall with my dad. 11-year-old me had just eaten a colossal sandwich from our local sub spot and I was ready to go shopping for my first day of school outfit. 15 minutes into our …

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How To Successfully Launch Your Brand On Amazon

Amazon sells $283,000 worth of goods every minute. That kind of spending can catapult your brand to success almost overnight. Unfortunately, it’s just as easy to get swept away by the competition and buried ten pages deep.  I sat down with Amazon expert Mike Sitrin of Riverboat to understand what separates the success stories from …

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Definitive Guide For B2B Marketing (from a B2B demand generation agency)

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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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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Ogilvy On Websites

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

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

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

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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