17 11, 2023

Wave Your Magic AI Wand

2023-11-18T11:34:44-08:00

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 Wand2023-11-18T11:34:44-08:00
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
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
30 08, 2015

Woof! Marketing a Successful Veterinary Practice

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

“Woof! Woof! Woof!”

This may be one of the most enthusiast patient referrals ever given. But unfortunately, as Rich Lee, co-owner of Arroyo Veterinary Hospital in Sonoma, Calif., likes to point out, “Pets don’t talk!” So we’ll never know if that was, “Arroyo Vet is great!” or “Let me at that postman!”

Thus, the need for a way to market excellent veterinary services is stronger than ever.

Our pets may be referring their dog and […]

Woof! Marketing a Successful Veterinary Practice2016-12-11T16:09:18-08:00
14 07, 2015

Getting Creative

2016-12-11T16:09:19-08:00

You’ve heard the expression, “Make hay while the sun shines!” I’m a little late to the “haymaking,” but I wanted to comment on the recent Supreme Court case decision on marriage equality while the sun was still shining on these long summer days. (Better late than never!)

The Supremes provide great fodder for all manner of creativity this time of year when many of the past year’s rulings are given to the public and become the law of […]

Getting Creative2016-12-11T16:09:19-08:00
1 07, 2015

What Makes Successful Event Marketing

2016-12-11T16:09:19-08:00

According to a 2012 study by the Event Marketing Institute, 58% of event marketing participants purchased the marketed product after the event, and 86% of these consumers became regular customers. With those kinds of results, what is event marketing? And should you incorporate it into your marketing strategy?

Here’s one definition of Event Marketing:

Event marketing is a promotional strategy that involves face-to-face contact between companies and their customers at special events like concerts, fairs, and […]

What Makes Successful Event Marketing2016-12-11T16:09:19-08:00
13 05, 2015

How to Add Video Marketing to the Mix

2016-12-11T16:09:19-08:00

Without feeling overwhelmed by a zillion choices

Having just produced and released another short video for a client, I know small business owners can feel completely lost trying to figure out how to delve into this medium. Leaving aside the logistics of “This is how you film, this is how you edit…” for the moment, let’s cut to the chase:

What Makes Successful, Watchable Video?

Drill down the myriad factors to answer these three questions, whether you are contracting […]

How to Add Video Marketing to the Mix2016-12-11T16:09:19-08:00
10 06, 2013

Dancing with Creativity Galore

2016-12-11T16:09:19-08:00
Noise!

For most of the past several weeks (and beyond), I’ve been hearing an unearthly amount of noise in the form of social mediablog posts, newsletters, articles and more. (It’s probably a lot quieter on the Pinterest and Instagram side since they’re just visuals, but I’ve been too busy to take a look.) It’s just been chock-a-full with endless information streaming out, like the dam’s already broken.

Even this past week, Gary Vaynerchuk came out with […]

Dancing with Creativity Galore2016-12-11T16:09:19-08:00
4 04, 2013

Lean In to Get It Done

2018-01-17T15:31:08-08:00

For nigh onto a month I’ve been meaning to write a post on women in business. Seeing Sheryl Sandberg (COO Facebook) on Jon Stewart’s show last night provided the final push.

This smart lady who pulls down a nifty $30 million a year has a new book out, “Lean In,” walloping the New York Times best-seller list (#1 in Non-Fiction). (Oh, yes, the photo below is a different kind of leaning, but I thought it would […]

Lean In to Get It Done2018-01-17T15:31:08-08:00
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