We’re all proud of our value propositions! We feature them in our web sites, we’re trained to brag about them to our customers. Usually, when I hear people describe their company’s value proposition, the focus seems to be all about the company or the product.
The capability to use marketing tools and technology without having to beg or pay for attention is unprecedented. It’s a time where you can now build your own crowd to market and sell to without paying the mass media gate keepers. This freedom to take control of your own marketing comes at a cost.
While I’d like to think we make good decisions based entirely on gut instinct, there are often hidden red flags. One tool we have implemented with success in our company is a client scorecard that rates our clients and their fit for us, past and prospective.
Jay Baer’s new book, Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype, comes out this week. As one of the marketers who received an advance copy, I want to share some highlights with you, especially because they make so much sense.
Trade shows are events that can help businesses gain new customers, connect with existing customers, and get the exposure that they need. In order to stand out from the crowd, there are many things you can do.
Coming up with blog topics can be stressful even for experienced writers, and is especially hard for small business owners who are focused on other tasks. Many are afraid to start blogs because they worry they won’t be able to come up with enough topics. Even experts in their industry who have enough knowledge to write a book sometimes share these fears. Three simple methods can help any blog writer find that light bulb idea that helps them create value-added content for their readers.
Video marketing: You’ve heard the experts talk about it, the gurus blog about it, and your business peers rave about it, but how do you get started? What is the first step to creating your own engaging video content, and how can you share your videos with the world?
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