Don't Be An Egg

Don’t Be An Egg

Paul Rose Jr Get Strategic, Small Business Marketing, Social Media Leave a Comment

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 …

[VIDEO] How to Create Graphics for Social Media Using Free Tools

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing, Social Media Leave a Comment

Would you like to have branded graphics for your Facebook page, blog site, Pinterest account or other social media? Have you ever wondered how to get fantastic visuals without hiring a designer? Don’t have Photoshop or other high-end tools? In this training, originally made available exclusively to our members and alumni, we show you how to get great-looking graphics without …

Ways to Finish The Year Strong in Your Business

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing, Social Media, WordPress 1 Comment

As 2014 winds up, how can you be sure you’re doing what you can with your marketing to make sure you finish the year strong and set yourself up for great success in 2014? Here are 3 practical ways to keep your content marketing working for you! Make sure you subscribe on YouTube or here (via email) to get the …

Why Doesnt Anyone See My Facebook Posts?

Why Doesn’t Anyone See My Facebook Posts?

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing 5 Comments

You’ve got your Business Facebook Page set up. You’ve put the effort into getting it all decked out with a nice profile pic and a timeline cover. You’ve even built up some followers (Hallelujah!). Now it’s time for the post. You set aside a few minutes, crank out a nice little status update, maybe even upload a picture to go …

Marketing Strategy for Your Business

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing 5 Comments

Last week we talked about someone who got ripped off by an SEO provider. And while not all SEO companies are as unscrupulous as the offender we mentioned, typically SEO isn’t the first place to start when trying to improve your marketing results. In fact… there’s a long list of places not to start: Facebook Twitter YouTube Email Yellow Pages …

How the World Searched: Google’s 2010 Zeitgeist

David G. Johnson Raves and Other Asides Leave a Comment

Google knows what’s on your mind. This year’s Zeitgeist from Google proves it. In just under 3 minutes, the search giant manages to hit the major highlights for the entire year in a very visually-compelling way. Obviously, all the big stories are here: Haiti, the Gulf Oil Spill, even the current Wikileaks story makes an appearance. But the entertaining stories …

3 Small Business Marketing Ideas for the Summer

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing Leave a Comment

Ah summertime… the dog days of summer… sweating under the sun with the smell of coconut and salt water wafting by…

Wait a minute!

If you’re in business, then those may not be relaxing thoughts at all! It’s time to do something about growing your business!

Unless you’re in a tourist industry (in which case you need marketing ideas fast) or other seasonal business, summertime may be a slower time of year. Customers, clients and prospects are more inclined to be on vacation, and that can make it harder to get results with your marketing.

So how can you use the slower season to your advantage? Here are several ways you can use right away!

Offline Marketing is Dead

David G. Johnson Marketing Training Event, Small Business Marketing 1 Comment

You know it… and I know it. Offline marketing the way you’ve always done it doesn’t work. (Stick with me for a video clip about what is working.)

Direct mail response is down. Your hometown newspaper is quickly becoming your hometown leaflet. I’m willing to wager that more copies of your local yellow pages hit the recycling bin the day they got delivered than ever before. (And the ones that didn’t get recycled that day are proudly being used as doorstops — if they’re heavy enough!)

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 …

Should You Use YouTube to Market Your Business?

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing 1 Comment

One of the questions I am frequently asked by people exploring their online marketing options is: Should I be using YouTube as a marketing tool? The answer is 100% “Yes!” In fact, we recently trained the members of our Strategic Marketing Program on this very topic: Not yet receiving valuable training on marketing your business in the 21st Century? Here’s …