I frequently speak with people who run local businesses such as real-estate agencies, law firms, bike shops, and the like. These entrepreneurs are frequently interested in the ideas of real-time marketing, social networking, and content creation to grow their businesses but are struggling to find a way to create something of interest to their local market.Read More
I’m working with the amazing team at Geoversity to launch a new executive program to be held in Panama on February 7 – 12, 2017. We’ve designed The Nature of Business program to focus on what leaders can learn from our biosphere and how we can apply that learning to better run our businesses.Read More
I always love sharing examples of success and today we have a fun one from the world of sports.
Most professional sports teams, when ready to make an announcement like a new player joining, follow the “old rules”. They just write a press release and then share the news with the handful of reporters who regularly cover the team. That’s typically all that's done to get the word out.Read More
Recently I had an opportunity to meet with Roseann Canfora, chief communications officer for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and spend a day with her entire team.
I led a session on Real-Time Marketing and PR but I think I learned more from them than they from me. It was an incredibly interesting to hear how CMSD deploys journalism techniques to communicate to students, parents, the media, and the wider Cleveland community.Read More
I’ve been talking about how content drives action and serves as the backbone of marketing for more than 15 years now. I've seen hundreds of companies implement these stratgeies and they work.
There’s no doubt that when a buyer is investigating companies, their products and services, as well as people to do business with, it's content that generates interest.Read More
Stories are universal. No culture has survived without them. They are widely recognized as an essential part of human cognitive development.Read More
As a young marketer, I was always taught: “Write about the benefits of your product, not the features.”
This dusty old marketing approach is wrong.Read More
For the New Year, I’m starting a series of blog posts I’m calling Back to the Basics.
The first in the series is this post on the importance of buyer personas in any sales and marketing strategy.Read More