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Oct 13

LinkedIn Content Marketing Score & Trending Content

Are you using LinkedIn’s new data and marketing tools? If you haven’t seen this, you should take a look. At LinkedIn we believe content equals marketing. We know there’s much more to the equation and that to be successful you need to be different. You have to be compelling and relevant. Right now there may have questions surrounding your content marketing efforts.


Oct 13
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iStock? Nevermore! WP-Inject Instead.

There was a point where I was using iStock.com for stock photography for most of my web design work. Not for things like featured images on blog posts, mind you, but for the primary photography on the site I wanted to make sure I got slick, professional looking images and illustrations. Since I specialize in working


Oct 7
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5-Point Sales Technique

Right after I started as Marketing Manager for a regional automative retailer a few years back I was asked to give sales advice to a group of the managers. This actually didn’t go over all that well. Partly because sales and marketing are different things with a different focus, but also because they wanted to know


Oct 6
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How do you define success?

In my twenties I suffered a horrendous accident. I was working at a doughnut shop part time to pick up some extra cash (my day job was managing a shoe store). and I had a 4-gallon fryer of 400° grease fall on me. I was burned over pretty substantial portions of my body. Initially the


Sep 18
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The Value of Old School ToDo LIsts

I’ve tried dozens of todo list managers. Even the ones that link all my devices together and have the highest ease of use I end up abandoning. The reason is simple, they make me jump around too much. Back in the age of dinosaurs, pre-app, when we were writing everything down in cuneiform on clay


Sep 15
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Content Marketing Book

I’m writing a book. It will be my second book. My first book, A QuickTimer’s Guide To Web Video was published several years ago and was about (strangely) web video and did quite well within its relatively narrow niche. This book currently lacks a full title and is simply referred to around these parts as


Sep 8
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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

No. Most people don’t actually know what time it is… at least not in relation to how long it takes to do a specific job. That’s why time management is so often cited as a critical job skill — and why bad time management skills are so often listed as one of the top sources of stress on


Aug 18
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Idiot Marketing

Idiot marketing. It’s all around us. I get three or four emails like this one every week… I found your website while looking deep into Google’s search results, and I thought of some things you can do to get more business. I’m an experienced internet marketing analyst that specializes Content Marketing and paid traffic optimization.


Aug 12
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Robin Williams

I remember back to my days at MCRD San Diego (Yeah, I was a Hollywood Marine), and going to the base movie theater with a couple hundred other freshly minted Marines. They mostly plated old movies. Not even second run, but 10-20 year old movies. Lot’s of stuff like Sands of Iwo Jima. The movie


Aug 12
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Writing is Hard – I’m Stuck!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted something on the blog here. I could talk about the two new clients I’ve taken on, or spending time beating the bushes for new business, or make a hundred other excuses, but the truth is I’m stuck. After spewing out a flurry of blog posts I’ve


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