Why You Need the Red Headed Stepchild of Social Networks

If you use social media, you probably use Facebook. Maybe you even Tweet once in a while, or if you're super-techy, you use Google+. But my bet is that although most of the people reading this have a LinkedIn profile, there is a but a handful that login more than once a month. And that is unfortunate. Because if you're in the B2B space, LinkedIn is the most valuable social media platform available to you.

Mastering Your Marketing Funnel in the Social Media Age

Social media has changed the way we sell. Even if you are selling the same products or services you sold 10 years ago, the way you acquire leads, interact with prospects and follow up after a sale has all changed.

What are your Marketing Questions?

What are your marketing questions? I'll answer one every week!

While some of you know me for website design and social media programs, a lot of my day is actually spent answering client questions about marketing. 

I thought it might be helpful if I answered questions in a public forum that would help many people at once, instead of one at a time.

Marketing Minute: Marketing for Sales Professionals

This week, Kevin Willett of New England B2B Networking and the Friends of Kevin networking groups interviewed me to ask his questions about marketing for sales professionals. In the video, Kevin and I discuss challenges that are unique to people who need to use social media to reach out to customers, but whose primary job is sales.

Do You Know the Difference Between SEO and SEM?

I've had a lot of inquiries lately from people asking if I will help them with their site SEO. As a practical matter, mine is not an SEO company.

But all the inquiries make me realize that a lot of people may not really know what the difference is between an online marketing agency (what we do) and an SEO company.

Marketing Question of the Week: Sales Professional Use of Social Media

 Marketing Question of the Week: I understand the power of social media and the need to market myself with it. Currently all I am doing is 'checking in' at some of my appointments locations and posting links for articles pertaining to my industry. How can I, as a sales professional that doesn't offer personal or retail services, utilize social media better to market my business?

Thanks to Chris Burns of ACP Fire & Security for asking this question. 

Marketing Question of the Week: Sales Professional Use of Social Media

Marketing Question of the Week: What is the best way to make follow up contact with a possible client/customer after an initial short information gathering meeting?

This question comes from Jim Silva of Silva Law Office

Jim, your question about following up is a challenging one. I think it is highly dependent upon your industry, whether you sell product or service, and what your relationship is with someone. I can tell you what I do, and maybe that will be a helpful start. 

First, connect socially online. 

Marketing Your Small Business in the Digital Age

As a small business, deciding which online marketing channels to focus on can be a challenge. This presentation, conducted for the North East Canvas Products Association, discusses the various forms of online marketing available to small business, to help focus efforts to where marketing dollars can have the most impact for the company. This is a shortened version of the full presentation. For the full presentation, please contact me directly.