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Reinvent your category – Be different

This past year my daughter and I were in New York City and saw the play that took Broadway by storm – Hamilton. It was spectacular in every way imaginable, but it was also the antithesis of a Broadway musical in every way imaginable....Show More Summary

Business development by the numbers

Last week we started to identify some key financial metrics that you need to have a handle on as you plan your business development for the upcoming year in a smart way. If you did the math I outlined last week, you now know: How much of every earned dollar you actually get to keep […] The post Business development by the numbers appeared first on McLellan Marketing Group.

How many customers do you need?

By now, it’s occurred to you that the holidays are not coming back, it isn’t getting warmer any time soon and you’d better get at it. It’s about this time every year that businesses really get serious about attracting and winning new customers. Show More Summary

Coming in loud and clear – Podcasts

When I was a kid, I loved listening to the old time radio shows that my parents grew up with. The Shadow was my favorite. I loved the storytelling but I also loved the portability — I used to listen when I was mowing the lawn (on my old Walkman, if that doesn’t age me!). […] The post Coming in loud and clear – Podcasts appeared first on McLellan Marketing Group.

Measure what matters – business metrics

A while back, we explored the business metrics that every business owner and leader should be monitoring to keep their finger on the health of their organization. We dug into the purely financial metrics like lifetime value of a customer and profitability. Show More Summary

Don’t Cut Yourself Short – Go Long Form

In a world where 140-character tweets, Facebook posts, and USA Today style graphics are the range, it’s easy to assume that brevity is the key to great content creation. Add to that the reality that more and more of us are accessingShow More Summary

Silence Kills

I had to call United’s 800-number the other day to change an existing ticket. At each step of modifying my ticket, the customer service rep would have to key in some data and then there would be this long silence. I couldn’t hear him typing or even a single breath. I assumed he was still […] The post Silence Kills appeared first on McLellan Marketing Group.

What does your pricing say about you?

Last week, we explored some of the key considerations that a business should take into account as they set their prices. But this week, I want to take a look at what your pricing strategy says about your offerings. I believe that pricing is a part of positioning and branding that is often overlooked. Show More Summary

How does your business shape your pricing?

As we head towards the end of the year, we’re going to kick off a series of conversations about money. One of the most overlooked aspects of marketing is your pricing strategy. Over the next couple weeks, we’re going to talk about how...Show More Summary

The review is in

Last week we explored how customers have taken to the web, social networks and review sites when they have something to say about a company or any customer service need – good or bad. This isn’t just a retail problem. B-to-B customers can complain about you on Twitter or Facebook and there are new review […] The post The review is in appeared first on McLellan Marketing Group.

They’re talking about you on social media

I think it’s probably the understatement of our generation to say that the troika of the computer, Internet, and social media has completely changed the way everyone does business. Even if you own a single location, Mom and Pop shop – the Internet and social media touch your business. Show More Summary

Mini Marketing

The list of marketing tactics that you can use to reach an audience is staggering. The different ways you can slice and dice humankind into different audience segments is never-ending. The stories you can tell and the messages you can deliver are countless. Show More Summary

You are what you measure

Back in the good old days, measuring your business outcomes and the impact of marketing on those outcomes was a challenge and at best, imprecise. Today, we have the opposite problem. Thanks to the web, Google Analytics, cookies, and other tools – we can measure everything. Show More Summary

One thing

In the wake of what we’ve been talking about over the last couple weeks, I’ve received a lot of emails asking about this idea of how to define who your organization is, who you best serve and what you do for them. Ironically, this all boils down to doing less, to focusing on just one […] The post One thing appeared first on McLellan Marketing Group.

What’s your mission?

Last week we explored how critical it is for a business to have a clear idea of who they are and what they’re all about –  mission, vision and values. My worry is that few owners have ever taken the time to actually articulate what their business is all about or made the effort to […] The post What’s your mission? appeared first on Drew's Marketing Minute.

Should we kill marketing?

“What if everything we know to be true about marketing is actually what’s holding back our business?” And in fact – “what if we realize we’ve invested the shipwreck of marketing?” An interesting way to start a marketing book, eh? I just...Show More Summary

Mission, vision and values

It’s vital to every business that they have a clear idea of who they are and what they’re all about. Few owners have taken the time to distill it down or made the effort to weave it into the fabric of the company. What do the mission, vision and values for your business look like? […] The post Mission, vision and values appeared first on Drew's Marketing Minute.

LinkedIn Strategies

One of the most under-utilized social networks, from a business and marketing perspective, is LinkedIn. Despite boasting over 396 million users, the truth is that most of the users have no idea what to do with their LinkedIn account besides collecting connections in a random fashion. Show More Summary

Every dollar is not a good dollar

If every dollar looks the same, how do you know which dollars are “good” dollars for your business? The reality is – every dollar is not created equal and doesn’t serve your business in the same way. In fact, some dollars actually cost you money. Show More Summary

Gratitude magnified

Last week we explored the idea of how smart businesses recognize that gratitude isn’t just a worthy emotion – it’s smart marketing. Everyone wants to be appreciated and today, when businesses must compete for both customers and employees, it’s an important retention tool. Show More Summary

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