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Market Your Product Before You Go To Market

branding, digital brand, features, lead generation, marketing, pretotyping, pricing models, sales, sales funnel, value selling

At the recent AccelerateAB tech www.accelerateAB.com conference, I hosted a panel called “Market Your Product Before You Go To Market” that included some great thoughts in four areas by the panelists (all members of the A100, all of whom gave a “TED-like” presentation). MIKE HEFFRING VP Corporate Development, Expion.com “Increasing […]

4 Steps to Avoid Google Mobile Search “Mobilegeddon”

Stephdokin -- Will Google mobile search algortihm cause Mobilegeddon?

Google’s new Mobile focused Algorithm was released on April 21st 2015. Oh Sh#*! The date has already come and gone, is it too late for you? The term “Mobilegeddon” has been coined by the industry and it’s intended meaning is that if your website is not 100% mobile-friendly, the Google search engine […]

If It’s Not Mobile, It’s Crrrrap!

If it's not mobile it's crap Stephdokin mobile friendly google search engine results

As Mike Myer’s multiple scottish characters have said at least once, “If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!” This hilarious “All Things Scottish” video with Mike and Kyle Maclachlan on Saturday Night Live sums it all up. “Aaachh, that’s just grreaaaaht,” I say. “Not unlihke Google’s love affairrrr with moahbil.” As quick […]

Eleven Essentials to Fiscal Excellence for Entrepreneurs

When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re passionate about many things. Your products. Your clients. Your website. And, of course, you like to make money. However, it’s unlikely that you’re passionate about your financial management. It IS important, of course, and the sooner you get your head wrapped around fiscal excellence, the […]

Has Google’s Panda Kicked Your Organic SEO Ass?

In a kind of reverse SEO optimization alternate-reality that continuously shifts with hazy patterns, Google’s Panda update has significantly affected many companies PageRank either by bumping them down off the coveted page 1 and 2 of Google SEO search results for their most sacred keywords or by increasing their Google search […]

8 Predictions for the new Canada Anti-Spam Law (CASL)

“We Kindly Request Your Consent To Opt-In To Our Mailing List” — Like everyone in our fair country of Canada, my inbox is currently inundated with corporate emails that have a subject line requesting permission to receive electronic communications.  The reason?  Canada’s new anti-spam law  looms like fireworks: CASL begins next […]

Bruce Lee Teaches a Content Marketer a Lesson [video]

WHACK! Feel that on the back of your head? That’s Bruce Lee teaching you a lesson about content. “Emotional Content,” Bruce laments, in this outstanding video clip of a bygone era that foreshadowed the day of disingenuous content marketers, who are so concerned with quantity and coffee breaks that they […]

Where’s the "Don’t Like" button?

Facebook, like most companies, is in a constant state of evolution / innovation with their software platform. Understanding user needs is vital in any successful evolution, and if you wonder why Facebook (and so many others) get it “wrong” from time to time, you just have to ask yourself “who’s […]

Eleven Essentials For Communicators

A communicator is a person who communicates, esp. one skilled at conveying information, ideas, or policy to the public. In most organizations, this falls into the realm of marketers, who are responsible for colours, logos, images and copy. But, I would argue that everyone can be and should be an effective communicator. A […]

Getting Started with your Digital Brand

Establishing how you “appear online” and quantifying it for business management purposes is the first step of a journey in web excellence. The Digital Brand Audit creates a starting “Point A” framework that gives all stakeholders common ground for discussion and decisions as to what “Point B” is for your online […]