What is Inbound Marketing?

Inbound Marketing

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For the last 5 or 6 years Bloggers and Internet Marketers have been trying to identify the best ways to make money online.  What they have found to be the most effective has developed a name:

Inbound Marketing.

If you are wondering what inbound marketing is and how you can make use of it, you have come to the right place! I am going to give you everything you need to know in order to start strategizing how you can use inbound marketing.

First, so that you can truly understand, let’s talk about marketing for a minute. [Read more…]

Office Depot – Doing it Wrong

Office Depot is Doing it Wrong

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I called Office Depot today. The phone was answered by a girl who, in a bored tone, said:

“Thank you for calling Office Depot, how may I take care of your business today?”

Uh, take care of my business?

Whatever happened to “how may I help you?”

That always worked well. I don’t think saying “How may I help you?” was broken.

Besides, the problem was that attitude. I don’t think she was qualified to answer the phone, let alone take care of my business. [Read more…]

Marketing – the Art of Bragging and Educating

The other day I was watching CNBC and I saw a commercial by a company named Payden & Rygel – an investment firm in Los Angeles, California.

When you think about the demographic they are trying to reach, the commercial is excellent! I’ve only seen it once. I looked around to try and show you the commercial so I could show how well they use emotion and knowledge of their target market to sell themselves. [Read more…]

Marketing is Communication – You are Always Communicating

Image from Jezebel Magazine July 2012 - Photos by Christina Wedge

Image from Jezebel Magazine July 2012 – Photos by Christina Wedge

The above image is from Jezebel Magazine. Don’t you love it? This guy should realize that there is such a thing as body language.

It’s apparent that he had other things he wanted to do that day. You can almost hear the fight they had right before the picture. [Read more…]

Marketing Campaigns Keep your Business Growing

Marketing Campaigns

Anyone can place an order for an ad, but only Entrepreneurs with their eye on the bottom line and Fortune 500 companies understand the value of a solid marketing plan.

The Fortune 500 have mountains of cash to throw around, so they can pound their offerings into your head and tell you that they sell “moments of pleasure” until you believe it, even if you don’t understand how drinking cola is a moment of pleasure more so than an ice cream cone or a sunrise.

Small and medium-sized business owners, on the other hand, need to be very smart with their marketing budgets. They need to focus on what is working and keep doing that until it doesn’t work anymore. [Read more…]