29 01, 2024

Get Simplified

2024-01-29T20:59:40-08:00

Simplicity has been the theme of the month in my discussions with clients recently. Establishing and maintaining simplicity in all aspects of your business can greatly accelerate success. But what exactly needs simplifying?

Get Simplified2024-01-29T20:59:40-08:00
17 11, 2023

Wave Your Magic AI Wand

2024-03-15T11:05:09-07:00

Why should you consider using AI-generated images? The possibilities are endless, but so is the potential for abuses. You don’t want to use an AI-image while simultaneously claiming it’s a pro photographer’s work.

Wave Your Magic AI Wand2024-03-15T11:05:09-07:00
21 06, 2023

How to Drive a Web Designer Crazy

2023-06-21T21:35:47-07:00

It’s possible you’ve never looked at your website traffic reports. (How many visit? How long do they stay? Which pages do they visit?) But I do configure Google Analytics for every site I build. Even if you don’t review the analytics, I do.

How to Drive a Web Designer Crazy2023-06-21T21:35:47-07:00
9 02, 2022

Site Engagement vs Site Viewing

2022-02-17T12:45:57-08:00

They look around your site. Make a decision to fill out a contact form (or not). And leave. Not much in terms of “engaging the visitor,” is it? This is the most common interaction (if you can call it that) between visitors and websites (excepting ecommerce sites – a whole other animal). But is it effective? This level of engagement (if you can call it that) is akin to flipping on the news or some other TV show. You look. You leave. Do you remember what you saw or what was said? Probably not...

Site Engagement vs Site Viewing2022-02-17T12:45:57-08:00
1 02, 2018

Is My Digital Marketing Working?

2018-02-01T21:39:53-08:00

Is My Digital Marketing Working?

The answer depends upon whether or not you have some goals and expectations for what digital marketing should bring to your business’ growth.

I am surprised when I ask this of clients and many say, “I had no idea what to expect.” Really? Why on earth would you spend money on any marketing without some expectation? But in recent survey, fully 46% of small business owners said they didn’t know if their […]

Is My Digital Marketing Working?2018-02-01T21:39:53-08:00
14 03, 2016

Waiting for Facebook* Results?

2016-12-11T16:09:17-08:00

As a child, do you remember bugging your mom, “When’s supper gonna be ready?” Or, “Are we there yet?” Or waiting for the train to arrive (with your dad in it coming home from work)?

It seemed to take for-e-ver to arrive, didn’t it?

That’s what everyone wants to know about social media marketing: When will the customers come banging on my door in droves?

First, remember how your mom said, “A watched kettle never boils”? Or, “If […]

Waiting for Facebook* Results?2016-12-11T16:09:17-08:00
23 02, 2016

What Does It Take for Successful Facebook Marketing?

2016-12-11T16:09:17-08:00

A recent report on Marketing Profs provided interesting statistics to see how businesses stacked up against one another on this topic. A key finding by research  firm TrackMaven in the report, was the overall decline in consumer engagement. That wasn’t particularly surprising. But what got my attention was the sheer volume (or lack thereof) of work involved. And I’ve been pondering the results ever since to see how it compares with my own clients’ results. […]

What Does It Take for Successful Facebook Marketing?2016-12-11T16:09:17-08:00
19 02, 2016

My Site Has No E-Commerce, Why Do I Need Security?

2016-12-11T16:09:17-08:00

In the past week, President Obama has implored Americans to use greater security measures to access their online accounts and the Justice Department has demanded that Apple craft a one-time backdoor program to access terrorists’ iPhones. So digital security, in a variety of circumstances, has been at the fore.

In fact, one of my favorite WordPress plug-ins, Wordfence, sent out an attention-grabbing headline recently in their blog: “6 Million Password Attacks in 16 Hours and […]

My Site Has No E-Commerce, Why Do I Need Security?2016-12-11T16:09:17-08:00
10 02, 2016

And the Wiener Is…

2016-12-11T16:09:18-08:00

It’s that time of year again! Every February the family gathers around ye old television to watch a lengthy series of the year’s best commercials (at least that’s the hope) over several hours, interrupted by short bursts of something known as the Superbowl. For those of us in marketing and advertising, it’s the time of year we hope to see a burst of great creativity in those commercials.

This year’s collection of commercials were a mixed […]

And the Wiener Is…2016-12-11T16:09:18-08:00
11 01, 2016

Do you know what GE is?

2016-02-23T14:58:52-08:00

I could be wrong, of course, but this TV commercial has been irritating me since it launched last September. Perhaps you’ve seen it?

https://youtu.be/OvfU1NpCJQQ

This is just one in a series of commercials, “What’s the Matter with Owen?” But here’s the short version of the story: A just-out-of-college twenty-something proudly tells his friends he landed a job programming for GE. They look disappointed and confused, inquiring why he won’t be doing the great things […]

Do you know what GE is?2016-02-23T14:58:52-08:00
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