25 May 2011   Kristen     0 Comments

We should be ashamed of ourselves for writing such a silly title!

But there it is.  It’s too late to change it now.


Creating Brand Evangelists for Fun and Profit!

19 May 2011   Adam     0 Comments

What the heck is a brand evangelist? 

The name sounds like it describes some sort of crazy-eyed, obsessed person, doesn’t it? It does, but honestly, this person is your company’s best friend.


Creating Successful Branded Content Without Being "That Guy"

18 May 2011   Kristen     1 Comments

Have you thought about starting a blog for your website?  Do you know how to spell the word B-L-O-G but you don’t know what to actually put in one?  Well, you’ve come to the right place because today we’re talking about branded content! 


What is Social Media and Why Do You Care?

22 March 2011   Kristen     0 Comments

Perhaps the best way to explain Social Media is to break it down a little bit.  Printed media like a newspaper is a one-way communication—you read it but you don’t tell it what you thought of the article. Maybe you call a friend and tell them about it, but you don’t sit there talking directly to your newspaper. 

If you do talk to your newspaper, we’ll just back away slowly and let you continue…



Have you made your 2011 New Year’s Marketing Resolution?

22 December 2010   Adam     0 Comments

With the New Year upon us, it’s once again time to look back and learn from the trials and tribulations of year past. Can you recall the goals you set this time last year? Do you feel confident that you accomplished what you set out to do? Is your team amped up for a successful new year?


It's Time to Jump!

25 April 2010   Adam     0 Comments

Now that we've identified the strengths of your small business (February) and discussed how to create a game plan that makes the most of those strengths (March), it's time to put that game plan into action.

Step 3. Execute and evolve that plan, and continue to build momentum.

Your game plan will be unique to your business, industry and personality type. Whether you're playing Monopoly, chess or LIFE (see March column), your plan can succeed only if it's actually carried out.


What Game Are You Playing?

04 March 2010   Adam     0 Comments

Last month, we talked about the first step in growing your business: identifying both your strengths and your opportunities. This month, we'll move on to the next step:

Step 2. Create a game plan that builds on those strengths and takes advantage of those opportunities.

Now that you know what elements of your business work for you and what objections your prospects may have about working with a small company, it's time to develop a profile of your company. Here's where we figure out if you're playing Monopoly, chess, or LIFE.


Food Fears: No Need for Organic Anxiety

14 July 2008   GLAD WORKS     0 Comments

Walking down the aisles of your local supermarket, you've probably seen all the product packaging promoting the benefits of organic food. Everywhere we look, we’re taught that organic food is healthier, more nutritious, and free of chemical substances when compared to conventional foods. Some products even claim to protect consumers from cancer-causing pesticides. (I’ll take those in bulk, please!)

So is organic food truly a miracle? An escape from all our processed and genetically-altered products?


For What It's Worth

14 July 2008   GLAD WORKS     0 Comments

Here’s a question confronting our latest crop of graduates: is the value of education worth its cost? It depends on who you ask.

With a four-year degree at a private college averaging $100,000 many college students graduate with thousands of dollars in debt, and often no job in sight. College loans and credit cards are making it easier to look past the expensive costs of tuition, books, and room and board, and the costs pile up quickly.

So is college worth the cost?


To Show Or Not To Show: 7 Things You Should Know Before You Exhibit

30 June 2008   Adam     0 Comments

Choosing to exhibit at a trade show is a strategic decision. Perhaps now more than ever, the decision "to show, or not to show" is fraught with huge financial risk. Costs for services like labor and freight continue to rise, and travel expenses are becoming an even larger part of the pie.

That said, the trade show arena (the figurative one, not the literal one) offers some unbelievable bargains. The payoff in terms of face-time opportunities with clients and prospects is still one of the most cost-effective and time-efficient ways to connect with your audience.