What I learned from my plumber: strengthen your brand, focus on your client’s needs, provide great customer service, deliver value beyond what is expected, conduct yourself with integrity.
Nearly everyone complains about the lack of information, unaccountability, anonymity, and the ego-crushing nature of the hiring process. It doesn’t have to be this way. Organizations should humanize hiring and promote themselves at the same time.
The value of getting things right is noticed most when things go wrong.
Our Instagram World It’s official: we now live in an Instagram world as far as marketing is concerned. For B2C marketing, this has been true for some time, perhaps even before Facebook acquired Instagram. Products marketed online depend on visual branding, sometimes in ways completely unrelated to the items that are hawked. Consider the Cialis™Continue reading “Case Studies without Stories?”
If you are new to freelance copywriting or are thinking of starting your own freelance business, experts tell you to find and develop your niche. “Write what you know,” say the experts. Sound advice—except when it’s not! Perhaps you possess technical expertise in engineering, software development, medical research, or some other applied field. If so,Continue reading “Grow Your Business Beyond Your Niche”
Why Not-for-Profit Members Are Important Keeping the doors open for your not-for-profit organization is challenging. Money is hard to come by. Federal and state funding is likely to decline sharply during the next few years. The National Council of Non-Profits recently reported that government support, donor retention, and corporate funding have already dropped. Private foundationsContinue reading “Where Have All the Members Gone?”