Business Relationships

    • 3 Important relationship lessons I’ve learned from offline businesses

      By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist Sometimes the best online marketing advice comes from the offline world. You know, that strange, physical realm inhabited by carbon-based lifeforms that occasionally look up from their square-shaped magic boxes. In this post, I want to reveal the top three relationship lessons I’ve learned from my three favorite local businesses.

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  • Three ideas to end the social media poison

    … the most positive year ever. Mars Dorian draws funky illustrations and pens sci-fi thrillers for the Internet Generation. His latest novel is available on Amazon for just $2.99! Consider his artwork for your next project: http://www.marsdorian.com Original illustration by the author. The post Three ideas to end the social media poison appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. …

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  • The True Meaning of Hustle

    … By Mark Schaefer When I was 14 years old I needed a job. I needed a job because I needed money. My family didn’t have the money to buy me a bike and I needed transportation. I wanted to buy a stereo system (records!) … and I had recently discovered girls. So I needed to find some money. Through my years of prepubescence, I had done everything I…

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  • Three strategies to take the heat out of customer conflict

    … specifically? Why do you think I’m the best for the job? What do you think our collaboration can look like? The goal is to agree on a common guideline which is as clear as a glass crystal in the azure sky. So when disagreements happen, (hint: they will) you can always point to your initial agreement and refocus. A common guideline in my illustration work…

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  • Finding the right “authenticity level” for your brand

    … By Mark Schaefer One of my readers asked me if I would review his blog and provide some advice. He had been writing for several months and had made no progress with subscriptions, comments, or shares. The most obvious problem was that his content was anonymous. There was no indication of who was writing the blog! No name, no personality…

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  • What it’s like to be hugged by a brand. Literally.

    … By Mark Schaefer Last week I was hugged by a brand. I’m serious — a literal, physical hug. I’ll tell you more about this unexpected embrace, but before I do, I need to explain why this gesture was so important to me, and why it should be important to you, too. P2P Since the first edition of The Tao of Twitter (2011), I’ve been writing…

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  • Three drastic marketing changes ahead for 2017

    … to survive and thrive in the online world. Goodbye website For the longest time, I have believed that your personal website was the most important part of your online presence. The holy grail. The mother base of all missions. Every social media network and blog was a means to drive traffic to your self-hosted site, where the real conversion of clients…

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  • A Day to remember our heroes

    … reasons. But he personally stayed in the battle area and down loaded so many man to safety and saved many, many lives. He is undoubted a true American hero to all. What do you think? Have those in your family served in the Army, Navy, Coast Card or Air Force? If so, thanks to each and every one of you. Love your comments here on your personal experiences. Filed under: Business relationships, Leadership Lessons…

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  • Being an Empathic Marketer in an Automated World

    … client has a start-up food business and focuses on manufacturing and sales. We spent hours in conversation as I listened to my client’s approach to the market. One piece of counsel I provided was that he had spent enough time listening to his end users. Did he understand how his product fit into the life of his customer? What practical (and emotional…

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  • 5 questions you should ask yourself every day before bed

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist I’m a vampire. No, not the solar-phobic Transylvanian bloodsucker with his campy cape, but the graveyard worker who spends all night hitting the keyboard and dropping into bed when the first sun rays sneak through my curtains. You see, I’m what the German government now calls the digital solo-self…

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  • The One Thing That’s Better Than Knowing Your Customers

    … and really understand what it’s like to buy from you. And don’t even get me started on listening to customers. I read at least one negative social post a day complaining about customer experience. Sprout Social’s 2016 Q3 Social Index states: 41% of people will unfollow a brand that doesn’t share relevant information. But most brands continue…

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  • The Book that Saved my Life

    … on your face like you don’t have a care in the world.” I’m healthy and well know, smarts and strong. I still have some effects but I’m in great shape and content. That book saved my life. I hope it helps you too. Have you a story like this? Filed under: Accident, BtoB Marketing, Business relationships…

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  • The Art of Digital Marketing

    … computers. But what is lost and so important is story telling which is the key to marketing today. He shares the critical importance of telling good stories. “Marketing is the very human practice of telling stories.” In my opinion, Seth is very right. What do you think? Love your comments. Get IBM to link to my site too please. Filed under: b2b lead generation companies, BtoB Marketing, Business Marketing Association, Business relationships, Business Strategy…

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  • Collaborative Link Building: Tips and Tools for Working Better with Clients

    … feel that it’s the direction that we should be heading in as an industry. I’m a strong believer that SEO tasks (or any tasks) will be done best by the brand itself, in-house – after all, they know their business and their industry better than anyone. And while some SEO tasks can be outsourced to an extent (keyword research, on-site/technical SEO…

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