Six Steps for Building the Best Lead Magnet

Creating a Killer Lead Magnet: 6-Step Checklist

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

A few weeks ago, we published a detailed and informative post on what Lead Magnets are and how to use them to attract, locate and hold on to prospective buyers so that when they’re ready, they become customers or even evangelists for your product or service. If you haven’t read that, even if you think you’ve already got Lead Magnets …

Maintaing a WordPress Site for Non-Techies

How to Maintain a WordPress Site (for Non-Techies)

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

Back when the Internet first launched, long before Facebook or Twitter or even AOL, it used to be incredibly difficult to do anything on the world-wide-web. It was mostly like an old Ham radio club – made up of electronic bulletin boards, government nodes and university hubs. Even after AOL rose and fell and the popularization of the Internet exploded, …

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

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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 6 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

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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

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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?

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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.”