You can draw people in with your creativity. Or you can repel them with annoying ads. We have a choice, and my strong belief is that the storytellers and artists will win, while the aggressors and interruptors will lose. Let’s commit to making every interaction with your audience either educate, inspire, enlighten, or entertain.
Podcast: Marketing Without the Marketing | Michael Boezi
Here is a set of featured episodes from Marketing Without the Marketing: Content Strategy for Building an Audience by Michael Boezi, Control Mouse Media, LLC.
If we look at advertising like pollution, could we make the worst offenders pay a price for making us suffer bad ads? In this week’s episode, I explore the concept of Advertising Offset Credits and the cost of aggressive, self-serving advertising.
Marketing often feels “icky” to small business owners, solo entrepreneurs, authors, and other creatives. When you ARE your brand, you don’t want to be a self-promoter. Soft-touch marketing is the answer – not only does it feel better, but in light of today’s consumer behavior, it’s also more effective too.
Marketing should not be a one-time spend to get a one-time result. If you think of it as an investment instead, today’s “spend” can continue to pay off years from now. Here’s how to focus on the two most important investments you can make in your business.
It’s a shame when you see great art go unnoticed. I got sick of seeing creatives fail, so I wanted to do something about it. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how and why I created a comprehensive online course to help writers, musicians, and visual artists.
Generosity works. When you serve, you earn the right to serve again. Over time, you earn enough trust to ask for the sale. This used to be hard to scale, but not anymore. It starts with a genuine desire to help, and as I’ve learned – what you get in return might surprise you.
Movies often portray success in business as a cut-throat, relentless climb to the top. Someone has to lose in order for you to win. That’s just not the case anymore, if it was ever true at all. Here’s what the principles of content marketing taught me about today’s business world.
Introducing a new 16-part series about counterintuitive business lessons that I’ve learned from my mentors and the mistakes I’ve made. It turns out that the same nuances that work in running a good content strategy also work in running a business as well.
Do you like to be sold to? I don’t. “Push marketing” can only generate awareness. While awareness is important, it’s only Step 1. Trust comes when you try to teach your customers instead – bring some value to them instead of just pushing product on them.