Gosh I love when somebody takes my ideas and runs with them (pun alert) to grow their business. I recently caught up with Rebekah (Bek) Keat of Team Sirius Tri Club to learn about how she uses online content and social media to reach beginner and weekend warrior triathletes who want to know basic information. This approach to marketing by targeting a specific buyer persona has led to Team Sirius Tri Club growing from just 4 athletes to 240 in just under two years.Read More
In todays world of real-time communications, there are tons of channels that organizations can use to reach their audience directly with valuable online content -- videos, podcasts, ebooks, white papers, photos, infographics, and much more -- and then have that information shared in social networks. Yet many organizations are still acting as if the only way to reach an audience is to use the media as a mouthpiece.Read More
I'm a huge fan of Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization that makes it easy for people to both share their original work with the world and build upon the work of others.
My choice to license my newsjacking graphics under a CC license was absolutely essential to allow the ideas of newsjacking to spread and the result was tons of new business for me.Read More
Free ebooks with no registration required are one of the most effective forms of new marketing. When done well, an ebook helps to solve problems and therefore buyers appreciate the content, branding the writer as someone worth doing business with.
And because they have tremendous perceived value, people tend to pass ebooks on via social media and email to friends and colleagues. And perhaps best of all, ebooks lead to sales!Read More
Last week I posted about the value of free content vs putting a gate that requires an email address and other personal information to get the content. Many people commented about my strategy of totally free content on my post Really, Truly, Actually Free Content and on social media. Today, I am sharing the results of one free content offer, an ebook that has generated millions of dollars in new business for the author.Read More
Twelve years ago Matt Risinger started a custom home building firm specializing in architect driven and fine craftsmanship work. Soon after, he also started a YouTube channel about building science, craftsmanship, and best practices for building and remodeling. Matt now has more than 130,000 subscribers to his channel and his construction firm has grown from zero to $20 million in annual revenue in just over a decade. At a recent Tony Robbins Business Mastery event we sat down to discuss how Matt uses YouTube to grow his business.Read More
You have a printing press, television studio, photo lab, and radio station in your pocket right now.
Your mobile device is an amazing sales and marketing tool and it is available to you 24x7. A few decades ago, such a thing was science fiction. Now it is science fact.Read More
I see a convergence of sales and marketing via content to reach buyers. In my research of successful companies, marketing is using content to reach many people at once (targeted to buyer personas) while great salespeople use the very same content to reach one buyer at a time.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