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8 quick win content hacks for the busy business professional

  Little time. Little content. Little brand presence online. Lost growth opportunities. Sounds familiar? With the growing expectations we have from the digital world, online visibility is an increasingly important contributor to our success. And this holds true regardless of if you are a small business, consultant, professional, or just looking for work. So it’s not Read more about 8 quick win content hacks for the busy business professional[…]

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4 steps to hold marketing accountable for website traffic goals

You’re doing everything you think you need to do. You have a well-designed website, social media hustle, you’re blogging, SEO chops, email marketing, etc. Your marketing team is always busy. The team or marketing agency is telling you about retweets and engagement. You know exactly what channel is bringing high-value traffic to your website. “Half Read more about 4 steps to hold marketing accountable for website traffic goals[…]

Hire Marketer Persona

How to hire a digital marketer for your business using ‘marketer personas’

Any good marketer will tell you that buyer personas are crucial to a digital marketing strategy. Now let us turn the tables on marketers by using marketer personas to help your hiring process along. The three types of marketer personas I recently read that Laura Patterson and her team had identified three types of marketer personas as follows: Read more about How to hire a digital marketer for your business using ‘marketer personas’[…]

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Compare digital marketing chops with Canada’s fastest growing B2B service businesses

As of writing this blog post, all my current clients are B2B services. So I thought it’d be interesting to find out how Canada’s fastest growing B2B service businesses fare in their digital marketing efforts. Such case studies are a useful part of any marketer’s arsenal. After all an analysis of the competition is a Read more about Compare digital marketing chops with Canada’s fastest growing B2B service businesses[…]

Digital Marketing Technology

Building a scalable, low budget digital marketing technology stack to grow your business

Like it or not, your business will increasingly compete with billions of dollars worth of marketing technology spend. It used to be that social media levelled the playing field when it came to getting the word out about a product or service. That’s rapidly changing. There’s too much noise out there. Being ‘social media savvy’ Read more about Building a scalable, low budget digital marketing technology stack to grow your business[…]

Write to lead

4 reasons you should and 4 ways you CAN write to lead

“Churchill mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.” Exclaimed John F. Kennedy when conferring honorary U.S citizenship on Churchill. Granted you and I aren’t Churchill. And maybe our oratory skills wouldn’t find a ready audience like Churchill’s did. However, we have something even better. A way to connect with millions across the earth via Read more about 4 reasons you should and 4 ways you CAN write to lead[…]

Sneaky Digital Marketing Tactics

7 sneaky steps to beat your competition using their own digital marketing strengths

“I met a leading competitor at a networking event last week” said ‘Bob’,”and they’re apparently generating a lot of business online. Their digital marketing efforts are really paying off”. “I don’t understand it” continued Bob, “our website looks much better… we offer better services. Yet we get very few leads from our website. Why?” Thus Read more about 7 sneaky steps to beat your competition using their own digital marketing strengths[…]

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When native advertising hurts your brand

The doodle above was inspired by this blog post about sponsored content by Mark Schaefer. And then the post below happened. I’ve found native advertising to be an effective content marketing tactic in many a digital marketing strategy. Sponsored content on blogs, websites, and even social media can accelerate visibility of a brand’s content at a faster rate Read more about When native advertising hurts your brand[…]

One Page Digital Marketing Plan

One page digital marketing plan to grow your small business [DOWNLOAD]

Knowing where to start with their digital marketing efforts is a common problem among many small businesses. Most know they should have a plan but few understand how to pull together seemingly mystical marketing tactics like SEO, social media marketing, content marketing, PPC and everything else the gurus are constantly talking about. On the other side Read more about One page digital marketing plan to grow your small business [DOWNLOAD][…]

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Can the Not-for-Profit sector pre-empt disruption and survive? [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are over 170,000 non-profit organizations in Canada. These are said to account for more than 8% of the Canadian GDP. This sector employs about two million Canadians. Similarly in the U.S., non-profits account for 5.4% of the GDP at around $887.3 billion. About 10 million people are employed by the non-profit sector. Some of Read more about Can the Not-for-Profit sector pre-empt disruption and survive? [INFOGRAPHIC][…]