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Jantsch’s Consulting Spark Podcast Features Jean Gianfagna

Why is face-to-face contact so important when you’re trying to grow a business? And how does a background in copywriting and direct marketing give a marketing consultant a strategic advantage in content marketing and social media? These are just two of the topics agency president Jean Gianfagna recently discussed with well-known marketing consultant and author John Jantsch on the latest edition of his Consulting Spark podcast. Jantsch is a small business marketing expert. His firm, Duct Tape Marketing, partners with 125 marketing consulting firms and agencies in 14 countries to deliver marketing services...

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7 Ways to Avoid Overcommitting with Marketing

Even if you have the budget to execute marketing projects and a marketing agency standing by to help, there’s another factor that can impact your success: Your internal marketing bandwidth. Someone on your team has to make all that marketing happen -- and it's easy to get in over your head. Here’s how to prevent this problem in your smart marketing strategy....

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Employees Damaging Reputation | Smart Marketing Cleveland Ohio

How Your Employees’ Public Behavior Can Damage Your Brand

Marketers spend a lot of time and money building their brands. But nothing can hurt a brand faster than bad behavior by a company’s employees in public. Here’s why your employees’ behavior outside the workplace is an important factor in a smart marketing strategy – and how easily employees can hurt your brand and your business....

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Why It’s a Mistake to Take a Break from Blogging

If content marketing is part of your smart marketing strategy, consistent blogging is essential. In fact, letting your blog lapse can be a big marketing mistake. How do I know? I just did it. Here’s why a break in blogging can be bad for your business – and five ways to get your blog back on track....

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7 Reasons Banks Fail at B2B Direct Marketing

Banks are spending big money marketing products and services to small businesses via direct mail. Most of these direct marketing campaigns are terrible. Here are seven reasons why so many banks fail at B2B direct marketing and some lessons for your smart marketing strategy....

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Old School No More: Why E-Newsletters are Back in Marketing

Email newsletters used to be part of almost every organization’s marketing strategy. Then blogging and social media came along and e-newsletters lost their luster. Many marketers stopped producing them. But as more and more companies embrace content marketing and customer relationship management, marketers are rediscovering the value of e-newsletters. In part one of a two-part post, here’s why an e-newsletter can be a powerful tool in a smart marketing strategy and some tips for e-newsletter success. Out of the Trash Heap and into Your Inbox When web technology created dynamic new channels for communications,...

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AT&T Tries Every Trick in the Direct Mail Book for U-verse

Direct mail is a proven tactic for cross-selling products and services. But how much is too much cross-selling direct mail? Especially when it's promoting the same product – over and over and over? AT&T is investing vast direct marketing resources to sell U-Verse to wireless customers. Here’s a profile of AT&T's very aggressive cross-sell direct mail campaign and four lessons for your smart marketing strategy....

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6 Reasons to Use Your Own Name in Your Company’s Branding

Building your company’s brand around your name can be a smart marketing strategy, especially for professional services companies. Here are six reasons why it’s smart to name your company after yourself, three ways it can be problematic, and some tips for branding success....

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New Report: How to Use White Papers to Market Your Business

White papers can be a powerful tool in a smart business-to-business marketing strategy, especially for marketers of professional business services. But how do you develop a great white paper? And how should you use white papers in a marketing plan? Gianfagna Strategic Marketing has just published a comprehensive, free guide to using white papers in B2B marketing. Our report explains why white papers are so effective in establishing credibility, the steps of creating a high-impact white paper, and how to maximize the value of white papers in your B2B marketing...

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10 Bad Marketing Habits to Break in the New Year

ven the best marketers can find themselves stuck in bad habits – harmful behaviors that limit the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and waste valuable marketing resources. Like breaking any bad habit, the New Year is a good time to make a fresh start. Here are 10 ways you could be hurting your marketing and recommendations for a better approach from a Cleveland, Ohio marketing consultant....

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