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Why “Business As Usual” Is Usually Killing Your Business

In: Online Marketing

Fun is underrated.

It's no longer enough to do a good job, provide good customer service or deliver on time. Those things aren't competitive advantages; they're the expectation. And since they're the expectation, you're not impressing anyone.

What isn't always the expectation, however, is how fun it'll be to do business with you.

Not just pleasant.

Fun.

The noisier it gets out there, the less we should have faith in “business as usual”–because sometimes, business as usual is just that:

The usual.

And the last time I checked, “the usual” didn't win any awards.

Oct 18

2012

How to Get People to Pay You More With Just ONE WORD.

Oct 18, 2012

His name was Joe. Rightfully so, because Joe was in charge of customer service at the Honda Dealer in good ol’ Scranton, Pennsylvania. And, I don’t know, I just trust men named Joe. I mean, you don’t want some jerkoff named Tucker invoicing you, do you? You’d leave and there’d be a doodle of a […]

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Feb 27

2014

Get Yourself Some Enemies

Feb 27, 2014

Elementary school ruined everything. They tattooed horrible cliches onto our 8 year old hearts to “think big!” — “aim high!” — “walk with your head down in single file OR DIE” — — which probably explains New York City. While I know they REALLY wanted you to become an astronaut (or at least make sure you knew how […]

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Jul 14

2011

Paris, Wankers + Marketing for Local Business Owners

Jul 14, 2011

So, I’m on a plane. I may or may not be drinking French wine from a miniature bottle that could really be bigger for seven dollars, but I mean, who’s really measuring? Don’t judge. I figure that between having never tried cigarettes, and having stuck up for the nerdy girl that one time in the […]

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May 15

2012

Houston, We Have a Problem: Nobody Cares About You.

May 15, 2012

So here’s some Tuesday tough love (which is not even a category, but I’m making it one today): You know why you’re not making the money you want to be making? Getting the clients you want to be getting? And/or living the life you want to be living? Do you know why? The reason is […]

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Jan 30

2012

Don’t Stand Out – Stand the Fuck Up.

Jan 30, 2012

So. If you recall, in the last post, I made up a ridiculous scenario where you were headed to your fake neighbor’s house for dinner, whose guts you may or may not have secretly hated. She was serving you quiche, at which point you made a face that slightly resembled this—> ?!?!?!?!!!!!. As a result, […]

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Sep 27

2011

Ditch The Blankie, Grab A Set of Balls + Get Your Life Back on Track

Sep 27, 2011

So, I’ve got a proposition for you. Unfortunately, it does not involve fishnets, vodka, or smeared black eye makeup, and while we’re at it, I should mention it definitely doesn’t involve any of this bleepity bleep bleep bullshit either. Nor will it ever, unless, well…there’s pretty much no exceptions. Though I am rather fond of the idea […]

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Apr 20

2011

The Secret to Client Attraction – Grey Goose Vodka, Baby.

Apr 20, 2011

When I say the words, “Grey Goose,” what automatically comes to mind? a) Purple fairies b) Your high school prom date c) Roseanne Barr d) Vodka As much as I’d love it if the answer were C, you probably picked D, vodka. Congratulations, you are correct. Whether prompted or not, most everyone who sees the […]

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