King Louie on Celebrity Branding

Celebrity branding. You’ve seen it your entire life. From Wilford Brimley selling Colonial Penn Life Insurance to Michael Jackson pitching Pepsi, celebrities are able to leverage their highly recognizable faces and voices and lift the brand of just about any product or service. Even yours… While you may not be able to afford an “A” […]

3 Ways to Get People Talking About You

The definition of arrogance is when you tell me how great you are. This rarely works and is nearly always irritating to the listener. If you want to attract the most ideal prospects to you, it’s always better if someone else tells the world how great you really are. Are you listening, Donald Trump? The difference […]

Does this get your attention?

Interrupting someone to get their attention is the hallmark of ‘creative’ advertising. While content-based marketing and native ads are seen as more seamless, we still honor the clever things… Seth Godin’s Purple Cow: Transforming Your Business by Being Remarkable outlined the patterns used by capturing attention and more importantly, holding it. I’m experimenting with Cinemagraphs […]

Author’s Classroom

Marketing your business can consume, frustrate or thrill you. As a publisher, the most common concern I hear is, “There are 1001 ways to market my book! I barely have time to run and grow my business, let alone market a book!” Which is why I prefer “Hack Marketing” where we distill the top 20% of strategies […]