Don't Be An Egg

Don’t Be An Egg

Paul Rose Jr Get Strategic, Small Business Marketing, Social Media 0 Comments

Have you wondered why people aren’t choosing to follow your social media profile(s)? Maybe your Facebook Page isn’t getting “likes” as frequently as you’d hoped, or maybe other Twitter users or Instagrammers aren’t following your business account back? It just might be because you’re an egg. What do you mean, I’m an egg? First, some quick background. It was about …

What To Do When Facebook Rejects Your Ad

Why Facebook Rejected Your Ad… and What to Do About It

Paul Rose Jr Get Strategic, Growth Marketing, Small Business Marketing, Social Media 0 Comments

If you watched The Social Network, the movie about the founding of Facebook, you may remember that they were adamantly against posting advertising on the platform, along with Google and a few other of the sites that launched Internet 2.0. It’s one of the indisputable facts that the film didn’t need to fictionalize. Of course, almost all of them have …

How to Keep Your Sales Funnel Full

How to Determine the Length of Your Customer’s Sale Cycle

Paul Rose Jr Get Strategic, Growth Marketing, Marketing Automation, Small Business Marketing 0 Comments

It’s likely, even if you’re just starting to dip your toe into sales or entrepreneurship, you’ve heard the term “The Funnel” While it used to be considered revolutionary and new, the marketing technique of taking unknown people and converting them, bit by bit into buyers – and even evangelists – for your products or services is now considered a best …

What Is a Lead Magnet?

What is a Lead Magnet?

Paul Rose Jr Email Marketing, Get Strategic, Marketing Automation, Small Business Marketing 4 Comments

You finally took the plunge. You did the research, built your website (probably with WordPress) and launched the online side of your business. You made sure you were listed on and started ranking on Google, Bing, & Yahoo. But unlike the folks in those UPS commercials, you don’t just sit back and wait for the customers to just show up. …

How SEO Hasn’t Changed [Infographic]

David G. Johnson Get Strategic, Rants, Small Business Marketing, Social Media 1 Comment

From the very moment we began providing training to business owners and marketing executives to help them understand how search engines work, we have preached a very simple message: Create content that delivers value to people in your target market. And do it often. I’m constantly amused by the SEO (search engine optimization) industry—when not infuriated by stories of ripoffs, …

Reason #237 for Marketing Strategy: the Elevator Pitch

David G. Johnson Get Strategic, Small Business Marketing 0 Comments

Seth Godin’s post from today reinforces yet again the need for you to strategically and intentionally design your business’s “message”: If your elevator pitch is a hyper-compressed two-minute overview of your hopes, dreams and the thing you’ve been building for the last three years, you’re doing everyone a disservice. I’ll never be able to see the future through your eyes this quickly, …

Free Webinar June 30th: The Latest Tools for Attracting Local Customers

Free Webinar: The Latest Tools for Attracting Local Customers

David G. Johnson Get Strategic, Marketing Training Event, Small Business Marketing 0 Comments

Do you sell your products & services to one or more specific local markets? Have you convinced yourself that internet marketing doesn’t apply to your business because you serve a local audience? Are you confused by all of the latest options available to get the word out? Maybe you’ve wondered about: How Google “Places” (map listings) affect your Search Engine …

Does Social Media Marketing Really Work?

David G. Johnson Get Strategic, Small Business Marketing 1 Comment

Getting fans and followers is awfully trendy right now. But if you’re like many small business people, you’re probably saying, “Yeah… but does it increase sales?”

Our clients and trainees have known for some time that it’s possible to grow your business with social media because, when approached strategically, it comes in line with one of our cardinal principles in modern-day marketing:

“He or she who engages, wins.”

Should You Use Social Media to Market Your Business?

David G. Johnson Get Strategic, Small Business Marketing 3 Comments

We’ve already tackled the question about YouTube for Marketers recently, and I’ve been a big believer in it for a number of years. In fact, business owners and entrepreneurs in our 21st-Century Strategic Marketing Program have heard me beat the drum of not just YouTube, but also social media outlets (including Facebook and Twitter) since the program’s inception in early …

Increase Your Response: Pass the “So What!” Test

David G. Johnson Get Strategic, Small Business Marketing 2 Comments

Here’s the 4th of 5 Ways to Increase Your Response just by changing the words you use! Pass The “So What!” Test One of the biggest contributing factors to the dismal results that small business marketing tends to get has to do with the value and sequence of your content. Again… it doesn’t matter what medium you’re using (direct mail, …