Video Marketing Power

Being a writer, you might think I’d soft pedal or downplay the importance of video on the web and in marketing communications. Well, after initial concepts, scriptwriting is where it all begins. Video is replacing much of the content on websites, social media and even blogs these days. Most people would rather watch a short… Read More »

Outsourced Vendor or Inner Circle Advisor?

Some business functions just need to be outsourced – essentially forgotten about – so you can focus on your big big picture goals. Payroll for example. Do you really want to figure out and manage tax withholdings and make IRS payments for each and every employee in your firm every pay day? How about your… Read More »

Website Project Management – Keys to Collaboration

Your website should be designed to make your company money. Responsible executives are accountable to shareholders, employees and other constituents, so they apply due diligence in choosing the right website partner, at a price that’s fair and for which they can expect a reasonable ROI.   Building a website that makes money needs to be… Read More »

Custom Content or Canned Correspondence?

Whether you’re the owner, marketing director or a salesperson for your company, you have choices for how you connect with your target market. Even individual salespeople who must adhere to corporate marketing campaign standards can personalize and better authenticate branded corporate messages. More than towing the company line, great communicators create and validate superior value!… Read More »

Reverse engineer your website design

Typical small business web design scenario:  Your company recently completed a rebranding initiative. You sit down with a marketing agency or website designer who wishes to discuss the “look and feel” you want for your new website. You describe your company’s branding identity and product value that you want visitors to perceive.  Together you look… Read More »

Create your OWN content!

“Wow, this is great stuff. I’m so glad I discovered this solution. I need to call these guys!”   This very thought goes through the mind of your prospects after you share a great blog article from someone else’s website. If the article is relevant to their needs, your prospects will be immersed in someone… Read More »

The Dreaded Conference Call

Remote electronic conferencing has not advanced as far as technology could potentially take it. While high end telepresence systems are impressive, they’re outside the feasible cost range for small businesses – still! Most of us are stuck with browser based online meeting tools with often cumbersome and buggy conference call hookups by phone. Screen sharing is… Read More »

I know your customers. They’re social!

One of the definitions of “referral” could be: easy sale. Socially interactive websites generate more referral traffic. People share what they like with their friends and associates. You know they do because you and I do it all the time. When you think about it, everything positive in your business is the result of a… Read More »

Entertain Google!

Google likes websites with a pulse! Google gets bored and turns away from old content just like you do. That’s why their spiders or “bots” are always out crawling through websites, including yours, looking for the latest relevant information that their consumers (most people) are seeking. What’s new? When you ask that simple question, you… Read More »