Is Social Media Marketing the New Snake Oil of Today’s Marketing World

Marketing on the Web has become a black hole of intuition and analysis of data that compares to augury practices from the Middle Ages. There is a vast array of “Thought Leaders” and “Typing Heads” that present themselves as authoritative on the inner workings of search engines, branding, social media marketing, email marketing, lead generation, and the list continues to grow with confusing acronyms and trade speak words that are yet to be defined. Continue reading “Is Social Media Marketing the New Snake Oil of Today’s Marketing World”

Look at Me! Why Small Business Digital Marketing Fails

Accessibility to the Internet and the perceived simplicity to market a business or product is driving me nuts. The pervasive logic amongst business owners, CEOs, and most 20 somethings is that if you have a website and a social media presence that the path to riches is only a few short steps away. Continue reading “Look at Me! Why Small Business Digital Marketing Fails”

What I Have Seen in Content Lately

I encourage my team to read a lot of marketing and branding articles. To make sure I am not preaching and not practicing what I preach, I have been perusing many different types of content lately in an informal survey. Reading 4-5 blogs, articles, Tweets, etc.  a day for the last year has led me to several conclusions. Continue reading “What I Have Seen in Content Lately”

We Hate “Like” Buttons

What if I saw you were eating my favorite type of ice cream and I said to you; “I like you.” First, you would think that I am crazy since I don’t know you and then you think; “So what?” Then forget about me. That is the relevance of the “Like” button on your company’s web page or social media site. Continue reading “We Hate “Like” Buttons”

A Facebook Question That Had A Real Answer…That No Marketer Wanted To Hear

Last week a friend of mine who specializes in e-mail marketing posed this question as a social media post: “Email marketing? What do you think about emails that come to you which are geared to make you buy or ask about a product? I’m in an email marketing meeting.” The responses were broad and exceptionally insightful. This was most likely due to him asking this on his Facebook page with 1,500 or so followers. Continue reading “A Facebook Question That Had A Real Answer…That No Marketer Wanted To Hear”