May 23, 2017

Telling the story versus being the story

The story you tell in advertising might make the things you sell sound better. But what really matters to people is how the things you sell make life better for them. It’s that experience that makes your story meaningful and authentic. Here is an example. MidModMen+friends is a Saint Paul, Minnesota retailer of restored mid-century […]

Direct marketing is alive and well on the internet

Is direct marketing still relevant in the Internet Age? In these heady times of digital disruption some marketing pundits and thought leader wannabes say it’s not. Some even declare direct marketing is dead. How do they arrive at this? Their assumption is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what direct marketing is. Digital natives are […]

A rescue plan to revive your dead blog

Guest post by Heart of Marketing intern Claire Freier   What would happen if you entered a marathon the day of the race with no training, no plan, no preparation? You’d likely expire in a heap of exhaustion long before reaching the finish line. That’s what happens with many business blogs. They launch with enthusiasm and […]

The evolution of quality content: From discovery to experience

In the beginning marketers created content. The content was without form and substance; and chaos was on the face of the internet. Then Google said, “Let there be algorithms.” And Google called the algorithms ‘SERP’. This brought order to the chaos and the marketers saw that it was good. Then the marketers optimized the content […]