12 Customer Gifts that Outshine Partridges in Pear Trees

This is a guest post from http://www.billmunncoaching.com. A link to the original piece appears at the bottom of this post. ‘Tis the season for getting inundated with fruit baskets, coffee mugs, and drab holiday cards from anyone whose customer list you’ve managed to land yourself on in the past year. In other words, ’tis the season of missed opportunities. … Continue reading 12 Customer Gifts that Outshine Partridges in Pear Trees

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Grow Up, Get Young: A Manifesto on Imagination & Creativity

As a child, I played Marker People. It was a simple game, and one I inevitably played alone. (A bit too out-there for my friends to embrace.) But who needed friends? Or dolls? Or computers? In my tiny hands, a box of standard-issue Crayola markers came to life—not as drawing instruments, but as makeshift human … Continue reading Grow Up, Get Young: A Manifesto on Imagination & Creativity

You Say Tomato, I Say Content Marketing

A lot of my clients ask for help with their social-media efforts. And inevitably, we end up talking about content marketing. Or we launch a project to build out an e-mail marketing program. And...we end up talking content strategy. Or they say e-book, and I say content upgrade. They say info graphic, I say content magnet. … Continue reading You Say Tomato, I Say Content Marketing

Writing in Rythm: 5 Tips to Help Your Words Sing

Part of my job is to make words sing. Words on blogs, websites, you name it. Usually, this means taking other people's writing, chopping it up,  juggling it around, and tossing it back on the page (or screen, more often) so it sounds its very best. The meaning of the message doesn't change in this … Continue reading Writing in Rythm: 5 Tips to Help Your Words Sing

How Often Should You Blog? The Answer is 3 Questions.

If anyone has ever told you how often to post to your blog, this goes out to you: Did this person know about your business? Or were they schooling you without any knowledge of what you do, basing their answer solely on some omnipotent bloggish brilliance? If it's the former, then their input is likely … Continue reading How Often Should You Blog? The Answer is 3 Questions.

Give It Away: Good Content Marketing Means Sharing Information Freely

The other day, a client voiced some concern about his blog: “Sometimes it seems like I’m giving away all my best stuff,” he said. My response? Good. Give it away! Of course, the right balance depends on the unique nature of your business, but when you’re designing your content-marketing strategy and deciding what type of … Continue reading Give It Away: Good Content Marketing Means Sharing Information Freely