How to be a Baller at Content Strategy for a Boring Business

Picture this. Your business is doing moderately well. Now you need to scale up by acquiring more customers. There’s a huge market for your products. Almost everyone can use it. You know that given your resources, digital marketing is what you need to ramp up on to get your product out there. All you now Read more about How to be a Baller at Content Strategy for a Boring Business[…]

Growth engine and digital strategy

6 steps to align a winning digital strategy to your growth engine

As a digital marketing consultant brought in to solve an immediate problem, I’ve arguably seen the worst of rudderless marketing strategies out there. The sad part is that usually, it’s not some obvious flaw like lack of talent or laziness to blame. In fact, everyone involved is busy being busy. Yet, business goals remain unmet. Read more about 6 steps to align a winning digital strategy to your growth engine[…]

Website Traffic Toon

Revisiting the basics to increase your website traffic

If you’re wondering how to grow your website traffic, it makes sense to dig into the channels that drive traffic. Trying to ‘increase traffic’ is often a fool’s errand without a better understanding of various sources that constitute the ‘traffic’ in question. If the basics aren’t clear the goals become difficult to achieve. I was Read more about Revisiting the basics to increase your website traffic[…]

Memes Guru Digital Marketing

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[…]

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[…]

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][…]

NFP and the economy

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][…]