It’s really that simple. While I was in Kenya last week I met with a new friend for a few hours to discuss his need to bring in new clients. He was thinking he might need to do some marketing. I suggested he forget marketing and talk to his friends instead.
Movement, not planning. Want to be successful? Get your product or service out there now, not after you’ve refined it and made it good. The MBA programs are wrong. Get moving. Facebook sucked when it first went live and changed almost daily.
Some SEO ‘experts’ will tell you that they know how Google ranks web sites, some will tell you they have an ‘inside man’ in Google, some will guarantee that they will get you on the front page of Google. If any business mentions any of those statements do not use them. Each statement is total […]
Word of mouth is the most powerful marketing tool a business can ever wish for so if you can increase the amount of recommendations then your customers will do the marketing for you including talking about you on Facebook, Twitter, forums etc. That’s zero cost to you and with third party endorsement – is there […]
With Onlineprnews’s review you could see that the review was written from start to finish by a person who had actually read the content and wanted the best success for me.
My advice to small business owners who are thinking of using the ‘Promote’ feature is to only promote posts that link to content on your website.
Leading Provider Of – Abused and Worthless. Please try not to use the term unless you truly are ‘leading’ your business sector.
After 13 months of planning and production, including eight months of Beta testing with a handful of high profile clients, the New Zealand based Showcase app has launched to a market of millions of business users of iPads and Android tablets all over the world. Showcase is a business tool for marketers and sales teams, […]
Project Campfire is a blogging initiative Mobilize Mail Limited commenced 18 months ago to assist business owners “get found” on the Internet. From day one Project Campfire was a roaring success with businesses receiving a marketing solution at zero cost and minimal investment in time.
We’re all supposed to think the rugged individualist is the great American way to do business. I’m a reformed rugged individualist and can tell you that if you want to build a successful business, going it alone is a bad idea. When you go to college you have all kinds of community available to you. […]
ShopLocally.com aims to change the world, not just make money. My company, The Crankset Group, is focused on the same thing. We’re going to do it together going forward. It’s possible you will benefit directly. We certainly intend for you to.
As business consultants, we are often asked why one business succeeds and another, almost identical, business flounders. Once, feeling rather facetious, I answered: “It’s in the stars!” It was a stupid, throwaway line, of course, not intended as a serious thought. But, like many a jest, it has a kernel of truth… No, we are […]
As we start out, we take cues from Giant Corporation, Inc. that we should develop cool logos, fancy brochures, zippy websites, and catchy copy. But this is a waste of time and money for a lot of small businesses and a huge misdirection of focus. There is a better way for most of us.
The marketing problem As a Duct Tape Marketing Authorized Consultant I get a lot of marketing questions asked of me. “Should I be using Twitter, how about Facebook, what about direct mail, etc., etc.?”
Let’s take a minute and decide what marketing strategy is not. Your marketing strategy should be a clear explanation of how you’re going to get there, not what or where “There” is.
Email marketing is a powerful tool and one that every business should use. Most studies indicate that it usually has the highest ROI of any marketing a company can do. In my opinion is should play a part in every business’ marketing plan and needs to be well integrated into that plan.