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Grow Your Business by Marketing to Existing Customers

Do your marketing efforts focus on new customers—or on those loyal to your brand? The answer should be: both. When you consider that acquiring a new customer is five to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one (Harvard Business Review), it makes sense to focus on keeping the customers you have, happy. According…

Setting Goals for Business Success in 2019

I’m a big believer in the power of planning. It’s that time of year again when many of us look back at our progress over the past 12 months, reassess our path, and develop a plan for making the most of the year ahead. An article in Inc. magazine by Aha! CEO Brian de Haaff…

Website Lead Generation Tips You Need to Know

You wouldn’t meet with a prospective customer without being prepared to discuss the value you bring to the table; that would be an opportunity missed. Similarly, you don’t want visitors to log on to your website without providing them with essential information and a means for continued dialogue. Website lead generation tools do just that:…

Is Influencer Marketing Right For Your Brand?

In 2018, we’ve seen the continued rise of influencer marketing, with a nod toward more transparent partnerships between brands and their celebrities or ambassadors. And the latest data shows no signs of slowing, with more brands trusting influencers to help grow their audience and boost sales using social media channels—because it works: Marketers received $7.65…

Website Design Trends to Keep Your Site Fresh

Keep up or get left behind. This is the everyday marketing challenge in today’s fast-paced, digital world. When it comes to your website, staying on top of the latest trends in relation to both site appearance and functionality is what will help you make a strong brand statement: Strive to make it accessible, easy to…

3 Key Strategies for Succeeding at Marketing on Mobile

With the explosion of the mobile market this decade, marketers need to be constantly on the lookout for ways to tailor their efforts to the mobile user. After all, Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report shows that more than half of the 5.9 hours that people spend on the internet each day is through mobile…

Marketing Success On Pinterest: Lessons from 5 Leading Brands

With more than 150 million active users, Pinterest has become the go-to resource for everything from recipes and makeup tutorials, to furniture refinishing and tattoo designs. Pinterest positions itself as the world’s catalog of ideas—but it’s also a prime channel for brand marketing: In a recent survey, 93% of pinners said they use Pinterest to…

7 Tips for Productive Client Sales Meetings

According to a recent report by Industry Week, Americans attend more than 25 million meetings each day—and we waste approximately $37 billion on unproductive meetings annually. The reality is that client sales meetings are essential; and when approached with thorough planning and preparation, they can be incredibly productive. I spent years as a straight-commission sales…

The Value of Your Time

As the adage goes, Time Is Money. So then, ask yourself: Am I spending it wisely? I’ve found that, in some instances, it’s worth the effort to invest your time… Sometimes I drive to Costco to buy steaks. While it’s further away from home than the supermarket, the quality and price is much better, so…

Tips for Marketing to Millennials in 2018

Times are changing. The latest Pew Research figures show that by 2019, at 73 million, millennials will overtake baby boomers in population, becoming America’s largest adult generation. Loosely defined as those between ages 21 and 34, millennials are a unique demographic that have come of age in the digital era. So, what does that mean…