Is Blogging for Business and Marketing Still a Thing?

In a recent article by Vox about the acquisition of Tumbler by WordPress, I was surprised to learn that the experts interviewed feel that blogging for business and marketing, particularly on WordPress, is “quaint and “feels like 100 years ago.” Anil Dash, CEO of Glitch and one of the first employees of WordPress’s old-school blogging competitor LiveJournal, … More Is Blogging for Business and Marketing Still a Thing?

#SalesFail |Stop Sending Your Automated Marketing Strategy to Me

<Begin Rant> I receive dozens of unsolicited emails, phone calls and LinkedIn messages every week, and they all seem to have the same tone. Personalized, urgent call to action or subject line. Overly friendly approach. “Hey Sue this is John again from XYZ company getting back with you about XYZ product” as if I’d reached … More #SalesFail |Stop Sending Your Automated Marketing Strategy to Me

Marketers Please Stop Using Tragedy to Promote Yourself

Yesterday we all watched in horror as the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned. The world gathered around their computers, their phones, their television screens, to share in this horrific experience. I’ve traveled to Paris twice in the last decade, and I quickly rooted through my photos to share my memories in solidarity. I … More Marketers Please Stop Using Tragedy to Promote Yourself

Social Media Marketing Today: Why Trust is the New Black

It’s been a tough time for social media marketing in the recent past. We’ve seen a massive Facebook data breach, exposing the accounts of over 50 million users. The ramifications of that breach are still not fully understood, but the news spread, ironically, around Facebook like wildfire. Twitter spent its summer hitting the delete button, deleting … More Social Media Marketing Today: Why Trust is the New Black

The Value of SEO: How to Improve Ranking on Existing Content

“The best place to hide a dead body is Page 2 of Google’s search results.” Arnie Kuehn, Vertical Measures You already know the value of creating great, quality content that helps your customers. Putting out that content for free is part of your strategy to create a body of work that helps potential customers with decision … More The Value of SEO: How to Improve Ranking on Existing Content

Four Tips for a Successful Trade Show (Hint: Use Social Media)

It is a social media world out there, but it’s also important to make connections IRL (In Real Life). For many, handshakes and eye contact are necessary for building trust and creating a strong client base. Trade Shows are one of the best ways to network and create relationships in person, and are still a … More Four Tips for a Successful Trade Show (Hint: Use Social Media)

What Go Daddy’s Outage Taught Me About Marketing

If your website was down on Tuesday you probably have heard why. GoDaddy, the internet’s largest domain registrar, was down for 6 hours. Did a Hacker take down Go Daddy? For much of the day the world speculated on whether it was the hacktivist collective Anonymous or some other hacking community that was responsible for the … More What Go Daddy’s Outage Taught Me About Marketing

Deciding Whether Pinterest is Right for your Brand

Of all the social networks, Pinterest is one of the easiest to use. Its design is simple and straightforward. Pinners arrange images on a grid according to category – fashion, travel, cooking, fitness and more. Pinterest is the ultimate in content hoarding. The image takes center stage and comments, links and descriptions are secondary. What’s … More Deciding Whether Pinterest is Right for your Brand