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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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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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[…]

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[…]

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][…]

The one truth about digital marketing

The one thing businesses need to know about digital marketing

Respected leaders of many organizations are still trying to wrap their heads around what digital marketing is. I frequently have to remind some that online marketing is not just ‘social media’ or ‘SEO’. Throw in content marketing, inbound marketing, user experience design, CPC/CPM, digital re-marketing, and marketing automation and the eyes glaze over. The mind Read more about The one thing businesses need to know about digital marketing[…]

5 ways to stop choosing sucky images for articles you write

  You wrote a really compelling article. Felt you really hit it out of the park this time. You uploaded it and shared it on social networks. And then… Nothing! No clicks. Just crickets. Why me? You wonder. And think of a thousand variables that may have led to this unwelcome state of affairs. Not Read more about 5 ways to stop choosing sucky images for articles you write[…]

6 deadly myths undermining the SME online marketing effort.

Small and medium sized businesses that are turning to online marketing are having to sift through a lot of misleading information. Many of these myths are propagated by experts, borrowing from the echo-chamber wisdom of individual comfort zones. Here are the top 8 myths that could cause your SME’s (Small and Medium Enterprise) marketing campaign to under-perform. Read more about 6 deadly myths undermining the SME online marketing effort.[…]