This conversation started on Facebook in our private group discussing an article in Forbes. The headline said, "When big brands stopped spending on digital ads, nothing happened. Why?"
For about $11.43, I was able to jack up the followers. There are two things at play here: 1: Digital advertising is easy to buy. 2: Digital advertising is an overly complicated mess, for no good reason.
SEO is the foundation of how you get found online. It’s also a tar pit of details that can get so overwhelming you wonder if it’s even worth it. Don’t know where to start? Start here.
Most businesses have an awareness problem. More accurately, unawareness. The distance from unawareness to awareness is like going from the moon to Mars, and just as daunting.
“The only thing people care about is the lowest price.” This is the rejoinder I most often hear when a business doesn’t see any value in advertising (much less marketing). This confounded me for many years until I realized advertising wasn’t the problem.
Mike Slover and Mike Whitmire explain what felt kind of broken within the company and how that was having an impact on the results they were having.
“Every human being is born with the capacity to think creatively,” according to Dr. Black. “…but every culture, religion, organization and school wants conformity.”
Olive Garden has a 45-minute wait because in an ocean of unknowns, they’re the safest harbor. You know them, you’re comfortable with them, you get exactly the meal you were expecting.