Category: content

Differentiate Your Keywords!

Plenty of companies try to compete using the same keywords to describe their products and services on websites and promotions. They might try to differentiate by claiming the best customer service in the industry but so does everyone else. You’ve heard it, “Our service makes the difference!… We pride ourselves on providing the best customer… Read More »

Media channels don’t convert. Messages do!

Does your message convert suspects into prospects? A “conversion” in marketing terms is any action a consumer does as a result of receiving your message. So if your message fails to generate conversions, your target audience may as well be you and your dog. And if your dog, like most, hasn’t the ability to make… 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 »

Relevancy Attracts Viewers

The best redundancy in marketing: Relevance matters! One key word or turn of a phrase in the subject line catches your eye as you go through the daily delete routine in your email. You “mark as unread” so you’ll go back to it. A similar thing happens as you glance at the notifications on your phone. Someone… Read More »

Content Marketing: Time + Quality = Money

Creating and delivering great content is heavy lifting. It’s hard. That’s why so few businesses do it well. A content marketing strategy won’t work unless there is a total commitment to a strategy, and sustaining the effort for the long haul with consistency. The inbound marketing model is working well for the companies that have… Read More »

Motivate Your Audience with E’s

By Chuck Sink Engaging your audience is easy when you know what motivates them. You can grab their attention, hold it and then persuade them to take action with more ease if you use one or more of The Six E’s of Audience Action. Way back during the dawn of social media marketing development (like… Read More »

The best ideas are sometimes forgotten.

By Chuck Sink It can be the very best idea you ever had; one that will change everything and lead to fortunes… And it’s gone, probably forever! This article is not what I had in mind to write about earlier this week. A flash of brilliance hit me while driving and I was so excited… Read More »

Email marketing success – 3 things you must do well

By Chuck Sink While analyzing the reports from our first round of email newsletters, my client instinctively knew where to focus on improving open rates and conversion results. Before I could begin to demonstrate my experience in this area, the client was already talking about the subject line and the newsletter content itself. The other… Read More »

The Best Cliche in Business: Add Value

By Chuck Sink “When you care enough to send the very best…” Actually, in my opinion, most Hallmark greetings are downright cheesy. I’ve received my ration of cheese over the years during Christmas and New Years. How ’bout you. Most companies order from a catalog of stock cards, and have their names imprinted with a… Read More »

Dress and Code Required

By Chuck Sink Being found by your target audience on the web is a great way to keep your new business pipeline full. There are several ways to raise your search visibility and page rankings. Ideally, all of them should be practiced. They include developing authoritative status; excellent content using keywords including contextual and situational long… Read More »