Big news to whom? What do your emails really say?

Email marketing works very well, except when it doesn’t. Let’s explore the fascinating scientific phenomena that make emails practically delete themselves. It still seems to befuddle a lot of marketers out there. One of the easiest things to do is make people delete your email immediately, with or without opening it. Simply disappoint them with irrelevant content. […]

All other metrics lead to this one.

Sometimes you read an article that hits so close to home you just need to chime in with your own spin. I came across one such article (from an email) this week. It had a great subject line which made me think, Okay, I’ll bite! It was well worth the click because this article (with […]

SEO 2017: Where to spend time and where to spend money

The internet is a hyper-competitive marketplace. Your website is one among billions. In your business category, it’s one among hundreds or thousands, all competing for the same peoples’ attention. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and marketing make your website do what you want it to do: let people find you for the reasons you want to […]

Simplifying Complex Marketing Data

Marketing directors should KISS. The acronym for “Keep it simple, Sherlock!” – KISS – has been around a long time and its wisdom holds fast today. The KISS rule reminds us that being over sophisticated can overcomplicate matters, creating both confusion and unintended consequences. The more people and variables you throw into any situation, the […]

Narrow Your Audience Down for Profits to Go Up

When I say “your best customer” or “your ideal client,” who comes to mind and why? What kind of customers are your most profitable and what makes the relationship work so well for both parties? I’ll bet it has a lot to do with trust and consistent fulfilment of that trust – order after order […]

Manifold Marketing for Steady Growth

The word “manifold” is rarely used as an adjective to describe marketing but I think it fits perfectly with regard to using a multi-channel marketing strategy to promote your brand and products. Manifold is defined as numerous and varied; of many kinds… Consistency in messaging across multiple media outlets is a well established best practice in […]