marketing

Don’t “Market”, “Teach” — marketing for consultants

Last week, I discussed how to “help” instead of “sell”. This is a powerful paradigm shift, especially if you find “selling” uncomfortable, unnatural, and/or unethical. But what about marketing? What about lead generation and business development? Another paradigm shift can … Read More

The Sales for Nerds Signed Bookshelf Giveway

I’ve been lucky enough to have a bunch of awesome authors come on Sales for Nerds, and Aaron Ross recently recorded his 2nd interview, for the new edition of From Impossible to Inevitable. I asked if he had any signed … Read More

The Maximum Social Network

With the rise of online social networks, it’s easy to quantify our connections. Or so you’d think. How many likes? How many followers? But what does this really mean for human connection? How many connections can you actually have? And … Read More

Creating the Right Lead Magnets for each Stage in the Buyer’s Journey

Your buyers’ journey will determine how you should offer Lead Magnets (pieces of content offered in exchange for email and/or other contact information) to lay out stepping stones to make the journey easier. Put the wrong stone in the wrong … Read More

Nail Your Marketing Message

Who do you help? What’s different about your approach? How can you get this message to resonate with your audience? Try this simple “Mad Libs” style marketing message generator. Just plug in values in the blanks. Play around. See if … Read More

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Convert Blog Posts to Video

The world seems to be moving to video (does this make me an old man for often preferring text?), but creating video content is harder and more time consuming. But if, as I’ve argued, every company is a media company, … Read More

Word of Mouth Marketing Michael Katz Blue Penguin Development

Are you maximizing word of mouth and referrals?

Referrals are awesome, right? Just because I’m a big fan of “growing beyond word of mouth”, doesn’t mean I hate referrals. On the contrary, I love referral business. When I did consulting, all my business was word of mouth. (And … Read More

How do you stay in touch with your network?

This question has been piquing my interest a lot lately. There’s just not enough time to stay in touch with family, friends, colleagues, clients, prospects, and acquaintances with the frequency and depth that I’d like. Sporadically, I make a pass … Read More

Create Video Testimonials in Less than 2 Hours

Wouldn’t it be great to have a client video testimonial or three on your website? Video testimonials are great, but who has time to create them, or money (and time) to have someone else create one? I don’t know what … Read More

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Taxes, Architecture, and Your Business

There’s a fascinating short piece by Kurt Holdstedt at 99PercentInvisible on how taxes and regulations shape the architecture we associate with cities like Paris, Amsterdam, and more. (I also learned that those distinctive Parisian roofs are called “mansard roofs”.) The mansard … Read More