Social Media Marketing Not Working? This Might Be Why.

I have spoken to many business leaders who know the benefits of using Social Media in their marketing program. The best Social Media programs all share certain characteristics that are predictive of success. One is that the company either has an in-house team member with Social Media Marketing experience or has outsourced it to a company that specializes in Social…

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Choosing The Right Marketing Technology

Marketing Technology (Mar-Tech) can be very useful to your business, if you know what to use, when to use it, and how it works best. But choosing the right marketing technology is not easy, even for those of us that use it regularly. Functionality is a great way to decide which platforms are right for you, but it seems as…

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Marketing By The Numbers

Everyone knows how important it is to measure the results you are getting with anything you do in business. It’s all about numbers in business, right? This is especially true when it comes to marketing, but how you measure and what you do with that information are as important to your success as whether you measure. There are certain metrics…

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Do You Have A Marketing Strategy Or A Messaging Strategy?

There is a lot of confusion about what a marketing strategy really is. Business leaders hear the term used by so many professionals who have very different skill sets and offer very different products, so it is not surprising that this confusion exists. Hopefully this post will add some clarity for you. As the image at the top of this…

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Plan For Your Post-Covid Reopening

We have been faced with restrictions in NJ and the tri-state area to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, including many that affected our businesses. Restrictions are now being lifted in stages, and that means it’s time to plan on your reopening. Here are some things you may want to consider as you plan for what that reopening will look like…

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Marketing in a Time of Turbulence

Peter Drucker once said that “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Drucker could not possibly have envisioned the turbulence we are experiencing today, yet his words are very applicable. If you have not started to strategically examine and realign your marketing, you might want to do so now.…

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When It’s Time to Reset Your Marketing

If during this quarantine period you didn’t gain a new skill, start a new project, or update your product line, you are not alone and you have not failed! Not every business leader moved in the same direction. More importantly, this pandemic has been disorienting and overwhelming to all of us, so give yourself a break. When you are ready…

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Why You Shouldn’t Use A Single Channel Marketing Strategy

I recently had a conversation with someone who needed a follow-up marketing piece. He’d had several meetings with prospects and was looking for something to send to remind them of his presentation. My first suggestion was to send the prospects to his website, but when I suggested this he said he had decided to take down his website several years…

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Real-Time Product Development Courtesy of COVID-19

The current Coronavirus pandemic has created a major case of heartburn for many businesses, but it has also provided opportunities. If you have done a SWOT analysis, this will certainly help test your assumptions and challenge your ability to rapidly develop new products and services. Before I go any further, please allow me to say I do not mean to…

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Are You Building Brand Advocates?

Every business owner knows the marketing funnel. In theory, if you create a marketing program, it will lead people through the funnel, generate sales, and grow your business. In practice that’s not what always happens. You need a solid marketing strategy and have to be intentional with your activities to make that happen. Most business owners never planned to become…

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