Marketing & Advertising: You think sexy. I think research, design, timelines, budgets. I think work.

I get it. Marketing is the sexy beast of the business and communications world. I mean, who would want to do accounting and finance, when you could create tantalizing designs, hilarious commercials, and give people dollars off left and right? And who would want to spend the time speaking the economics of supply and demand … More Marketing & Advertising: You think sexy. I think research, design, timelines, budgets. I think work.

10+ Free Marketing Tools & Resources Worth Your Blood, Sweat & Tears

As we know, not much in life is free. And whoever said love was free lied. That’s like saying social media is free. Everything in life comes at a cost. If currency isn’t the cost, then you better believe blood, sweat, tears, time, energy or some other type of emotional or physical output will be … More 10+ Free Marketing Tools & Resources Worth Your Blood, Sweat & Tears

Twitter Etiquette for Beginners: Part 2 – Build relationships

Part 1 focused on general Twitter rules, where rule 5 was build relationships. As stated in Part 1, this isn’t to be an all-inclusive guide on all things Twitter. Instead, this is intended to help you understand what it means to be polite and acceptable when using Twitter. While this is intended for businesses, I’m … More Twitter Etiquette for Beginners: Part 2 – Build relationships

Twitter Etiquette for Beginners: Part 1 – The basics

NOTE: This message is intended for twitter novices and even some who think they are twitter experts. This is NOT intended to help you know how to use Twitter or help be an all-inclusive guide on all things Twitter.  Learn what annoys Twitter users, can potentially get you blocked by users, can get you reported … More Twitter Etiquette for Beginners: Part 1 – The basics

Secrets of a Web Marketer: The stuff we think, but don’t always say

Pinterest is the hot new thing, and we’re already effing it up, putting our little greasy paws in it. And we’re not going to stop until the next fad comes along. Competition is only a click away. That’s why we try to make sure you don’t EVER leave our site. We have a very short … More Secrets of a Web Marketer: The stuff we think, but don’t always say

The Profitability of FREE: 6 Questions to Turn “Free” into Profitable Business

As business owners, the one word in the English dictionary that may make us cringe more than any other word may be “free.” Other words that may make it to the top of the list of painful things we hear from our customers are: “discount,” “can I pay later,” “can I get a “hook up,” … More The Profitability of FREE: 6 Questions to Turn “Free” into Profitable Business

TweetDeck Review: Easily Manage Social Media

I normally don’t do product reviews, however, with my new found admiration of Press This by WordPress and a conversation I was having on Twitter, I was inspired to share how TweetDeck took me from a Twitter “hater” to a Twitter fan. Rating: 4.5 stars Pros: Desktop Application: TweetDeck allows you to take advantage of … More TweetDeck Review: Easily Manage Social Media

What’s Your Convenience Rating Doing to Your Business?

When I think about convenience, there’s one story that epitomizes convenience. Convenience score: 10 (on a scale of 1-10). The story: In Atlanta (and maybe even in other bustling metro areas) there’s this guy who’s known as the traveling barber. His M.O. – he comes to you. His target market – doctors, lawyers, and other … More What’s Your Convenience Rating Doing to Your Business?

6 Marketing Mistakes that Could Kill Your Business

Who remembers stern doses of discipline when you were younger?  I mean the doses where your mother or father broke your heart and softened your butt all in one stroke, stern word, or even one look and word of disappointment. I also remember that after those doses of discipline, my mother would follow up with … More 6 Marketing Mistakes that Could Kill Your Business

Grow Your Buiness – Networking Tips That Will Get You Out of Your Comfot Zone

A Short Trip Down Memory Lane Most marketers, and even laymen for that matter, know that word-of-mouth is the best form of marketing – and that’s in two ways. Word-of-mouth can make you, or conversely, it can break you. This brings me to a recent presentation. (Dream clouds commence, sleepy music come on, and we … More Grow Your Buiness – Networking Tips That Will Get You Out of Your Comfot Zone