Google v. Facebook - Choosing the Right Ad Program For Your Business

Sometimes, it’s all about leads. Whether you’re working for a small business or a non-profit, the challenges of lead generation with a limited budget (and often limited views on advertising) can be intimidating. As a professional digital marketer with more than 20 years of ad buying experience, let me give you my take on where and how to make your online ad buy decisions.

Magic Bullet or Perfect Storm - What’s Your Digital Marketing Strategy?

When it comes to marketing strategy, most business executives take the same approach they do to the rest of their business - they problem solve. By nature, this problem-solving approach targets the source of the issue. It puts a laser focus on the cause and then works toward a resolution for that specific issue. I like to call this targeted strategy the ‘magic bullet’ - one issue, one solution.
 

Implementing Your Marketing Strategy

In this three-part series we are exploring the common small business problem of “broken marketing”. In Part 1,  we discussed how to determine if your marketing is broken, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a program in need of help. In Part 2, we covered the development of a marketing strategy and a plan that will help to focus your company on success. 
 

Fix Your Marketing With A Strategy

In this three-part series we are exploring the common small business problem of “broken marketing”. In Part 1, we discussed how to determine if your marketing is broken, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a program in need of help. 
 
In this article we discuss the development of a marketing strategy and a plan that will help to focus your company on success. 
 
Who should develop the strategy?

Why Your Marketing Is Broken

Does it feel like your marketing is hopelessly broken? How do you even know if it’s broken, or how badly? Are you feeling frustrated with your efforts or lack of progress with your marketing programs?
 
In this three-part series, we will help you determine if your marketing is the source of your business challenges, how to fix your marketing programs, and the best way to find the help you need to create a successful result.
 
Is my marketing broken?

It's Time for "The Talk" About Your Website

We've been building websites for a long time. A. Really. Long. Time. Before most people reading this had an AOL account, we were building websites. Since our company started in 2001, that means a lot of businesses and organizations have come to us for their first, second or even third website revisions.

8 Vital Lessons from INBOUND15

As a newbie to the INBOUND conference, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The majority of my clients are not Hubspot users, let alone fanatics, which meant that much of the product-centric content would have little appeal. Coupling that with the fact that I'm far from a newbie to the digital marketing space, (closer to dinosaur) I wasn't sure how much there was to learn, or if what was presented would have relevance in my day-to-day job function.

Five Reasons Why...Every Small Business Needs to Blog

One of the questions I hear regularly from small businesses is why they should bother to blog. Blogging is time-consuming, tedious, and requires regular investment of energy that can be hard to schedule.

So why should you blog? Because you can’t afford not to...

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