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Twitter-my “Project 10,000 followers”

I have 818 Twitter followers as I write this on 28th October 2020. I have a goal and plan to reach 10,000 followers and I hope to do so in approximately 12 months. It would be reasonable to assume that I am hopelessly deluded in growing my Twitter account to that extent. Especially when you […]

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Digital Marketing Small Business Video Marketing

Avoid the familiar mistake of seeking perfection in your marketing

I read an update on LinkedIn the other day from a small business owner who has evidently embraced video marketing as part of her marketing strategy. This is a first, crucially important step which I am repeatedly banging on about and encouraging on this blog, on my YouTube channel, on my Instagram, and anywhere else […]

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Why I Am Ignoring the Findings of My Own Poll Results

I am ignoring the findings of my own poll, carried out on my YouTube channel, and am catering for the minority view, not the majority. The easiest thing to do is to follow the majority, do the popular thing, take the path of least resistance, and cater for the masses. I polled my YouTube subscribers […]

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Digital Marketing Online Marketing Video Marketing

Why You Need a Strong Questioning Filter When Consuming Digital Marketing Advice

I listen to a lot of podcasts, most of which are concerned with online marketing. The vast majority  are of limited value, but there are some notable exceptions. And within those exceptions you need to apply a certain personalised filter to extract value for your particular circumstances. Let me give you one example.  Today I […]

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The power of video to connect-a stunning example on a Friday in Enfield

I was standing at the pedestrian crossing at the Johnstown Road/Main Road junction in Enfield on Friday just gone.  I was waiting for the pedestrian light to turn green as I needed to get down to the post office before my next consultation. It was around 2.15 pm or thereabouts and there was a white […]

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Digital Marketing Online Marketing Small Business

My Content Marketing and Brand Building Strategy for 2020

It all starts with an idea or an observation. The observation could be a change in the law, a decided case in the WRC or civil courts, a social change, something I learned over the last 30 odd years in business, or an idea from a book I’m reading or listening to. Then I write […]

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Marketing is about values-here’s the 2 questions you need to answer

Steve Jobs put it best of all when he explained how marketing was about values. You need to know: Who you are, and What you believe When Jobs was launching the “Think Different” brand marketing campaign in 1997 he said, To me, marketing is about values. This is a very complicated world; it’s a very […]

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Digital Marketing Online Marketing

Dennis Yu, the 1 Minute Video and Facebook Ads

Dennis Yu, who I came across again recently, is known as the $1 per day Facebook ads guy. But it is obvious that he knows his stuff and has a genuinely interesting approach to advertising on Facebook and the other social media networks. He suggests a 3 x 3 grid of 9 videos, each of […]

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A Surprising Lesson from an Analysis of My Website Traffic from the Top Social Media Sites

What is the best social media site for a small business owner? What does ‘best’ even mean? How do you define best? Is it the social media site that gives you and your business the most engagement? The most traffic? The most leads? The most gravitas to your brand? The most awareness? I have just […]

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How to Use YouTube to Build Your Brand-Real Lessons from the Trenches

Have you read the blog post I wrote recently about substance over form in your marketing? About the value of authenticity and ‘keeping it real’ rather than having an unhealthy preoccupation with your own ephemeral, surface image when promoting your brand or content? (Substance over form in your marketing-the value of authenticity and choosing cattle […]