Achieve Breakthrough Growth…Watch Andrew’s TEDx Talk. Thanks to Sno-Isle Libraries for this incredible experience. Enjoy and please share. The Formula for Breakthrough Growth demonstrates how the synergy of Vision, Insight and Innovation can change your personal and professional life, and help you transform the people and institutions you hold dear.
Rarely do I share other contributors content…but this post from Seth Godin is too powerful and true to ignore…I had to share it. This is his Daily emil message on “How to be Heard.” Do your homework. Show up with contributions and connections long before you bring your opinion. Save the snark for later. Pay […]
Author’s note: this article is based on a presentation I did on September 19, 2016 at the National Association of Background Screeners conference in Palm Springs. I would like to thank our sponsor, NetForce Global. When it comes to growth strategies, and promoting a business or brand, I’ve found that many business owners and marketers […]
You have most likely heard the adage, “It costs less to retain a customer than it does to replace a customer.” Yet, after a thousand phone inquiries I’m still waiting to hear, “We need help with a retention program.” Have you calculated your customer retention ratio? Depending on your industry, it costs three to 10 […]
One of the most powerful and credible ways to promote your company can also be the least expensive. Done right, public relations can generate awareness, improve your public image and stimulate sales. But first, you have to get covered. Before you get started, it’s important to understand the function of public relations. It is used […]
Social media marketing is like planting a garden…it doesn’t bear fruit immediately. You have to sow the seeds and cultivate the garden for an extended period before reaping the harvest.
Step 3 – Create your content. The key difference between outbound and inbound marketing is, outbound involves selling and talking; inbound, specifically social media, entails sharing and listening. If you use social media to blatantly sell, you’ll lose your connections, fans and followers. The key to engaging content is it must be compelling and captivating. […]
It seems like there is a 12-step program that addresses every conceivable ill. Following is a 12-stepper for owners and manager suffering from any affliction causing problems in their marketing. Before we go any further, you first must admit that you have a problem. “Hi, my name is Andrew, and I’m a myopic marketer.” There…that […]
By Andrew Ballard Growth Strategies One of my pet peeves is the term “sales and marketing” because it is a misnomer. It doesn’t matter whether you sell a product or a service, reverse-engineering the “sales and marketing” process can significantly increase your sales revenue. Before illustrating my point, I’ll give you my definitions of “sales” […]
Step 2 – Integrate your tactics. Begin this step by reviewing the objectives (what you want to accomplish) and strategies (how you position and promote your brand) in your marketing plan. Then brainstorm how you can align social media tactics to your existing marketing. A simple exercise is create a two column flip chart with […]