Category Archives: Marketing

How To Own A Brand Positioning

Ah, The Brand Positioning – How Are You Going To Own Yours? All of the medium to small advertising, PR, design and digital agencies I work with (even network agencies) are by nature, challenger brands. As in, they are not R/GA or Droga 5 or 72andSunny or today’s hottest – pick your current digital-flavor-of-the-month specialist. I’m sure […]

Surprise: Inbound Marketing Works

Inbound Marketing Works Some inbound marketing tips about half way down. But, ya know, I just gotta start with a story. OK, no big surprise here… I just have to say it. Inbound marketing does work. Why am I bringing up this subject that you probably think about every day? Because I have been starting […]

6 Business Development Referral Strategies

6 Business Development Referral Strategies To Get, Well, You Know Most of the advertising agencies that take me up on my Corleone Offer usually tell me that the majority of their client base growth comes from a positive client, friends, and family business development referral. Perfect! A referral is a VERY hot lead. However, for way […]

Minimalist Advertising Agency Websites

Minimalist (Advertising Agency) Websites Say this out loud: “Your advertising, digital or design agency has only about 8 seconds to get the attention, interest and then drive an action from a website visitor.” That is what 8 seconds in the land of website lead gen looks like. I have been studying the design and sales savvy of advertising agency websites […]

2016 Winners and Losers

My 2016 Winners and Losers Well, not just mine. Here is a video from L2 and its CEO Scott Galloway on his 2016 predictions. Galloway is one of the more entertaining folks out there and his take on what is working and not in marketing and the digital space is always worth a watch. He is […]