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Is it just me or is there a new social media channel six times a day? Then there are 25 tools available a day as well. It is really hard to know which ones have any value. I often examine new ones when clients have a question or if it is recommended as useful by […]

Do You Have A Good Follow Up Plan?

Why would you spend $30 000 on a booth at a trade show, collect all those email addresses and then do nothing with them? A few weeks ago I went to the Home & Garden Show in Calgary. Then I visited the Lethbridge Home & Garden Show. They were both really good shows, and honestly […]

Following Up After The Trade Show

You just put out a lot of money to be part of a trade show. So now what do you do with that big box of leads? Some of those people just wanted your prize that you offered in the draw. So how do you try and figure out which ones are qualified leads? If […]

First Get Over It – Then Choose Wisely…

  It is amazing to me that small business owners are sometimes more savvy in the use of the internet than large companies who have unlimited budgets. It is also a phenomenon that many in government are not familiarizing themselves with useful tools at all. I wonder if they feel that they are already in […]

Sending Out Something Fun

In the Calgary market we have run into all kinds of opinions about how to interact with clients, staff and potential customers. Seasoned marketers are are becoming more challenged with the uprising of social media and the new online tools showing the potential of viral marketing. Innovative email marketing with the ability to “share” on […]

20 Reasons Why Email Marketing Campaigns Fail!

  Not long ago I was on LinkedIn reading an “expert’s” opinion about email marketing. The only problem is this person is not an expert in email marketing, he is an expert in IT if anything. Therefore he does not understand how permission based email marketing works, or why it works. In his opinion it […]

Avoid Boring For The Business Meeting Email

  For a successful internet strategy don’t cage your animals! Cute kids and animals sell. Think about it. What are the best commercials on television? Remember the dog from Taco Time? How many years ago was that? You still remember it! Dogs in beer commercials, tiger cubs in telecommunications commercials and cute kids eating cereal […]

Utilizing Employees And Social Channels To Reach Your Market

Do you think that we will sell cars the same way in five years that we are doing it today? Will we sell services like life insurance the same way? What about real estate? Other large ticket items? Perhaps you are in a B2B market doing a large volume of business every year, but have […]

Social Media Goal Setting

Goal setting is a powerful tool to use in life and in business. It is especially important for social media. We need to have a plan in order to achieve consistency and consistency matters when we are trying to generate new leads with any online strategy. So to get started, physically take out a pen […]

7 Hits To Get The Sale

    7 Hits To Get The Sale Whether we are promoting our own business ideas or trying to sell for someone else it is important to understand the simple laws of number and averages so that we do not become discouraged. The fact is not everyone will buy. Another fact is most won’t buy […]