Category: Marketing

May 2021, Marketing

Why You Need an Outside Perspective in Marketing

It's hard to see through the forest when you're in the middle of it. Just like in life, the marketing perspective from the outside is often clearer than from the inside.  We have experienced this over and over again with our clients—they become so hyper-focused on the details of their businesses that it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to see the bigger picture. Getting an outside perspective can provide much-needed…

May 2021, Marketing

Unleashing Personal and Organizational Exceptionalism

Remember back to when you were in school and brought a grade card home.  Let’s say you had three A’s, a B and a C+. Now, imagine the conversation you knew you were about to have with your parent when you got home. Where was the conversation likely to go? What were you told to focus on?  For most of us, the conversation quickly went past the A’s and the…

April 2021, Marketing

Opportunity Doesn’t Knock. You Have to Find It.

“When opportunity knocks, answer the door.” Sure, it’s good advice. I think it means keep your eyes open and don’t be afraid to take risks to capitalize on possible opportunities. However, there is something about this phrase that I take issue with; it subtly suggests that if we just go through life and, as long as we pay attention, opportunities will fall in our lap. We have all heard stories…

April 2021, Marketing

Marketing Isn’t This Big Secret. It’s Just Hard Work.

So I have to admit: I love Chick-Fil-A Sauce. Something about that tangy, sweet secrecy just speaks to me. And maybe some of that is the fact I don’t know exactly what goes into the recipe, so it tastes like a delicious and unattainable mystery. Yet, when you search “how to make Chick-Fil-A sauce,” you’re faced with 2.6 million search results. Not so much of a secret, I guess.  And…

March 2021, Digital Content, Marketing

Why Didn’t You Just Do It? You Never Asked.

After a week-long trial, a prosecutor makes a point to ask jurors for a guilty verdict during her closing argument. At the end of a speech in the closing days of a campaign, a well-known politician formally asks for your vote, even though he’s been in office for a decade. When a university foundation executive wraps up lunch with a wealthy alumni couple, she boldly makes her request for the…