Spring ahead with aligned marketing

This winter has been very mild when it comes to weather, yet it has been tough for many businesses in Calgary. People have been in a holding pattern – waiting either for the other shoe to drop or something to change. There has been a reluctance to commit to doing things and moving ahead. Quite […]

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Fall back to business!

Fall is here and just like children are all back at school, adults are getting serious about their business again. The air changes to crisper and days become shorter, business activities resume with full energy after the Labour Day weekend. People are reconnecting and going back to their usual meetings and routines. I also notice the […]

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Marketing as a journey

Most of us want things to work, sooner rather than later. When you start a new venture – like your own business, you want to get results and start doing the things that motivated you to embark on that journey. Even if you have had lots of practice starting and running your own companies, there […]

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Confidence to jump

I witnessed something amazing the other day – four goslings hatched to the couple of Canada geese on our balcony on the 14th floor. The cute little goslings were piping and scuttling on the safety of the balcony edge (about a meter wide with bushes and grass) until it was time for them to take off […]

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Strengths and weaknesses

Quite often I have conversations with different business owners who are saying that they need to overcome their weaknesses and then they are able to market themselves better. I usually respond that let’s start with working with your strengths in marketing first. My firm belief is that everyone can be marketing themselves with good results […]

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Tips for prosperity in 2015

What have you decided your new year is going to look like? Where would you like to be a year from today? I love this time of the year when everything is so new and everything is possible. People have decided to make the best of the new year and are putting their best foot […]

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Reflecting on results

There are just a few weeks left of 2014 and most of us have started looking back and thinking what has this year brought. Some of us are very happy with the results and others want to go back and fix some key points where things did not quite work out. The hardest part of […]

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Marketing objectives 2015

Setting objectives sounds like hard work, doesn’t it? Some of you might remember a few objectives that you have set that you did not reach and what a loser you felt afterwards? Yet, at the same time objectives are almost a necessary evil. How can you know whether you are able to go on that […]

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Putting emotions into marketing message

Recently I have been thinking how emotional marketing is really the key to more confident marketing. I hear too often, even from professional marketing people, that your marketing message is all about providing your client with statistics and case studies that your product is adding value. As if any client was a computer that makes […]

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How to build your confidence?

Have you noticed how you tend to avoid things that seem a bit scary or unmanageable? I definitely do. Right now I am trying to avoid tasks that take a long time to execute. Yet I know that I need to start one day. If I don’t start I will never get where I want […]

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