One of my first agency clients gave me a bit of old-timey wisdom I’ll never forget: the cobbler’s children are always shoeless. It’s such a perfect analogy for struggle many marketers – particularly digital ones – have with nurturing their own brands. We’re experts in our field, and we’re great at helping other businesses and brands articulate their […]
Content curation is one of the easiest most fun I’ve had when creating a marketing strategies. It helps when you see positive results. Oo I bet you’re saying I’ve gone over the edge by suggesting using content curation in a marketing strategy. Well color me blind. Been wanting to use that in a post, and […]
Whether you’ve set up shop in a brick and mortar shop or strictly online, when you’re trying to connect with a regional market, it’s critical that you know the local culture. That addresses a lot more than just the language and demographic of your customer base. Obviously knowing the language is very important. Even if […]
As a young person working in the Internet industry I get asked what I do a lot (most people think this is interesting stuff, believe it or not). At first, I used to sum it up to “I help businesses get found on the Internet”. Simple enough, right? Wrong. This response warrants more questions than […]
There have been many observations recently about how authority is creeping deeper and deeper into our online world. It’s not really new – it just seems to be receiving a little more attention lately. Google confirmed in 2010 that not only are links from Facebook and Twitter applied in rankings, but that they had started […]
Google Plus Communities is an excellent way to bring like-minded people together, and in fact, we can imagine these communities being able to take the place of forums. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that if a forum is vital to your business, then keeping it on your own controlled domain is better […]
How many times have you read or heard about how to generate more traffic? It always sounds easy, doesn’t it? Very seldom does someone actually tell you it’s difficult; they brush it over with, “well, you have to have a great marketing campaign, followers and so on.” They then continue with their diatribe of how wonderful their suggestions are, and how you should be sure to try them out.