MARKETING AND SALES STRATEGIES

Don't Blame Technology For Fear Of The New

Posted by David Meerman Scott 04:09 PM on May 17, 2017

Fake news is the fault of Facebook! Uber drivers are dangerous! Oh the horror! We’re yet again going through a paranoid cycle where people who should know better are blaming technology for what humans do with it.

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IRRESISTIBLE

I’m a “zero email” enthusiast. I’m obsessed with getting my email inbox down to zero emails. It turns our millions of us have this same addiction. The problem with those like me who suffer with email zero is that with 300 or so emails a day, we spend so much time focused on email that we are never in the productivity zone. 

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Own Your Marketing Assets Instead of Renting Them

Posted by David Meerman Scott 12:22 PM on January 26, 2017

In the past several months, many more people than usual have asked me about advertising on the popular online ad networks like Google AdWords, Facebook Advertising, and LinkedIn Ads. While a few people report that they are still having success by investing in these networks, most people say that this form of advertising isn’t working so well anymore. I ask each of these people the same question, “Can you afford to rent your marketing?”

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Your Content History Should Live Forever

Want to know an SEO secret that almost nobody will tell you? Do not delete old content! Nearly all of your web content should live forever. It’s free to save pages on your site, so why delete them? Yet so many people do.

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Your Customers’ Buying Process Is Not Different

I am amazed at how many salespeople and their sales managers inherently understand the new buying process when they buy a product or service for themselves but insist that somehow the process is different for the business they run. They continue to sell using the old rules.

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Ivanka Trump Newsjacks Her Own RNC Speech with Sales Pitch for her Dress

Just a few hours after introducing her father, Donald J. Trump, before his address to the delegates at the Republican National Convention last week, Ivanka Trump tweeted a photo of herself on stage with a link to a Macy's store listing of the Ivanka Trump brand Sleeveless Studded Sheath Dress like the one she was wearing. 

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My Name Is

Posted by David Meerman Scott 03:56 PM on June 21, 2016

I get hundreds of pitches from people each week, mostly via email.

They want to tell me about their product or service or they want to sell me something. I’m sure you get a bunch too. Read More

Is Angie’s List an Email Spammer?

I was researching contractors for a home improvement project and found myself on Angie’s List, a paid subscription website with crowdsourced reviews of businesses. In order to unlock the customer reviews, I purchased a membership for under ten dollars a year. That’s when the email started. No matter what I do, I cannot stop it.

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Danger: Avoid Newsjacking Negative Stories

Posted by David Meerman Scott 08:03 AM on April 22, 2016

General_Mills.jpgIt’s happened again. A well-known brand has tried to piggyback off a tragedy. Yesterday, General Mills’ tribute to Prince is another example of newsjacking gone bad.

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Top 8 Marketing Ideas for Hospitality Businesses

This post is a collection of some of my best ideas for how restaurants, hotels, destinations, and attractions can use the ideas of The New Rules of Marketing & PR to generate attention.

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