Work the System to Create Case Studies

I have a few business books that I re-read often to refresh my knowledge and reinforce my commitment to their concepts. “Work the System” by Sam Carpenter is one of those books. I don’t want to spend a lot of time describing the book. You can read the synopsis or grab a free copy to […]

Why Seth Godin Loves Email Marketing

When Seth Godin speaks, I listen. That’s why I was so happy to hear Godin, the father of permission marketing, endorse email marketing in a big way during a recent interview. Referring to email, the internet marketing guru said, “I think showing up in a trusted way, regularly is priceless.” Godin said this when asked why […]

The Best Social Media Design Cheat-Sheet We’ve Ever Seen

Quick quiz… What’s the ideal size for a: Facebook page cover photo? Twitter profile header? Logo on your LinkedIn company page? Video or photo in a Facebook post. Photo shared on Twitter? Yeah, me neither. Even if you’re not a graphic designer, you may be posting to one or more social media platforms, and you may […]

Email and Social Media Combined Pack a Powerful Punch

When integrated well, email marketing and social media can generate the highest ROI of all marketing tactics. There are a variety of ways to use the two together, some simple, and done regularly, and others more strategic. We regularly recommend that you add social sharing icons within your email newsletter so readers can easily post […]

Study Confirms It: Email Still Dominates

Here’s a headline that caught my eye recently: Why Marketers Should Keep Sending You Email. The headline on the McKinsey&Company web site introduced a study that shows how effective email remains. The summary on the McKinsey site says, If you’re wondering why marketers seem intent on e-mailing you more and more, there’s a simple explanation: it works. […]

Publish Your Emails to the Web

If you have an email marketing program, you should post most (if not all) of your emails to the web. Here are three reasons why: Social Media Sharing: By archiving emails with a unique URL, you make it easy for people to share your email on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media channels. MarketVolt enables […]

Don’t Go For the Free Lunch to Market Your Business

I recently met a small business owner who proudly described his marketing strategy to me: “I’m focusing entirely on social media because it’s free.” “What do you mean by free?” I asked. “Well…” he said, “I don’t have to pay for postage or advertising or email software or anything like that. I just set up […]