My Blog Traffic and Podcast Audience Results For February

March 3, 2015

For every month in 2015, I’ve set specific goals for growing my blog readership, and podcast audience.  The end goal is that by December this blog will have at least 100,000 visitors for that month, and the podcast will be downloaded at least 10,000 times for December.  Every month I am going to write a […]

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The Only Graph You Need to Know For Creating More Brand Advocates

February 25, 2015

When I started writing Think Like a Rock Star, I began to research how it is that rock stars can so easily create and cultivate fans.  I wanted to know how they do it, but more importantly, I wanted to know if they had a system or methodology that could be applied by brands to […]

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It’s Not About Social Media ROI, It’s About Marketing ROI

February 24, 2015

Let’s say you are the CMO at your company, and the CEO is demanding that sales for Product A increase by 10% above your projections for the next fiscal year.  He also says that you can only make one change to the marketing mix.   Would you: A – Move billboard placements in Product A’s […]

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‘Badass: Making Users Awesome’ is the Best Business Book You Can Buy in 2015

February 23, 2015

I could not be more excited to be holding this book!  Badass: Making Users Awesome is the best business book you can buy in 2015. Period. Badass starts with a simple challenge: Create a bestselling product.  Without marketing, without competing on price.  The book challenges you to think about what makes a successful product?  Why […]

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What You Can Learn From My Record Blog Traffic Yesterday

February 19, 2015

I am constantly preaching the need for bloggers to have Google Analytics on their blog during #Blogchat.  A big reason why is so you can track changes in your blog, good and bad, so that you can understand why the change happened. Yesterday this blog had 2,235 visitors, which is about 90 more than the […]

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Surprise! Facebook Has Changed the Rules Again For Brands

February 18, 2015

Facebook has once again tweaked its News Feed algorithm and the change will alter how often content from brands appears in News Feeds from people that have Liked that brand’s page.  This post seems to write itself 2-3 times a year, doesn’t it? The newest changes, which rolled out last month and were announced last November, […]

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Google is Now Indexing Tweets in Search Results, What it Means For You

February 17, 2015

Google’s love affair with Twitter is back on.  Previously, Google had indexed tweets from Twitter in its search results, but that deal ended in 2011.  Here’s a post I wrote back in 2011 that examined how this process worked.  Earlier this month it was reported that Google would begin adding tweets back to search results […]

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The Fan-Damn-Tastic Marketing Show Episode 15: Sometimes the Customer is Wrong

February 11, 2015

Hey y’all!  Welcome to the 15th episode of The Fan-Damn-Tastic Marketing Show! In this episode we will delve into the idea that ‘The Customer is Always Right’, and look at two examples when this might not be the case.    If you enjoy this episode then please subscribe on iTunes! Show Notes: 1:00 – Why […]

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The Best Marketing Isn’t Focused on Your Product, its Focused on My Passions

February 10, 2015

Did you notice something about the commercials for this year’s Super Bowl?  Besides the fact that this was a pretty weak crop of ads, the few that did stand out had something in common.  These spots weren’t really about a product as much as they were about passions and beliefs. Self-image, especially among young girls. […]

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My Blog Traffic and Podcast Audience Results For January

February 5, 2015

Hey y’all!  So last month I mentioned that I had set specific monthly goals for growing both my traffic here, and the number of downloads to my podcast.  What I’m going to do is every month this year I will give you an update letting you know if I hit my goals for the previous […]

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The Fan-Damn-Tastic Marketing Show Episode 14: Segmenting Your Fans to Better Engage Them

February 4, 2015

Welcome to the 14th episode of #FanDamnShow! Today’s episode is how to stabilize or build your social media engagement by segmenting your fans online to better engage with them. If you enjoy this episode then please subscribe on iTunes! Show Notes 0:50 How engagement around social media content seems to be falling 3:00 Our behavior […]

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