Are you famous? Have I heard of you before? Most of us don’t have the luxury of being able to answer “yes” to these questions. In a world where attention gets more and more scarce, what can we do to overcome this – without resorting to cheap stunts?
Producing a Podcast: Pros and Cons
Have you ever thought about starting a podcast? It’s a great marketing tool, which is why I’m a big proponent of podcasting. Let’s take a look at the criteria for deciding whether or not it could be a good strategy for your business in particular.
Challenging Conventional Wisdom in Content Marketing: Interview with Louie La Vella
The principles of event marketing can be applied to small businesses of all types. In my interview with event producer Louie La Vella, we look at some counterintuitive strategies involving live video (including Facebook Live), affiliate marketing, and influencer marketing.
You Only Have to Tell Me One Lie
In your marketing, does what you say about yourself match what your customers say about you? If it doesn’t, you may have a trust problem – and you may not get a second chance to repair the damage.
How to Find Your Superpower and Focus on the Right Stuff: Interview with Katy Tynan
The world of work is changing quickly. It doesn’t matter if you’re an employer or employee, starting your own business, or freelancing. Everything’s different, from the way we work to our expectations of what work should be. Katy Tynan talks about the trends and how they will affect your career.
How to Get Publicity and Other Media Coverage: Interview with Chris Well
How do you get media coverage for your business? On this week’s episode, I interview Chris Well about his strategy for how to build your media kit, identify the right outlets, craft the perfect pitch, and set up a series of appearances that can help boost your authority.
Building Your Online Authority
When you’re seen as an authority, it opens up all sorts of possibilities to you. Trust in you builds, which accumulates as an asset for you and your business. The value you create sticks with you, and can even transfer to your next business, your next project, or your next job.
How to Create Brand Advocates
A story is at the root of trust, and a good content strategy gives your brand advocates the language to use on your behalf. Since it’s more believable in their hands, you should be doing all you can to make it easier for them.
Differentiating Yourself as a Small Business
Articulating your solution in your customers’ own language is a much more powerful way to connect than just throwing me-first marketing-speak at them. First, you have to know your audience.
Building the Foundation of Your Content Strategy
In the fourth episode of “Marketing without the Marketing,” Michael Boezi talks about how to establish an online presence with The Three Pillars of Online Branding: Web, blog, and social.