Strategy First - Duct Tape Marketing

Category Archives for "Strategy First"

Most Recent

A Small Business Guide to Paid Content
If you’re a small business out in the world today, it can feel like your competition is everywhere. The ubiquity of the internet means that anyone, anywhere, can turn to any provider to get the goods or services they need. In an environment like that, what can you possibly do to stand out from the […]
The Value of Discoverable, Shareable, and Useful Content
Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch About Creating Useful Content There’s no way around it, there are a lot of marketing channels today. I’m counting eighteen as of now (which can obviously change very quickly). When I started my business we had six or seven ways to reach our prospects and customers. A lot has changed. […]
The Role of Content Has Changed – Here’s How You Can Adapt
It wasn’t too long ago that you could follow the formula below to attract and generate leads for your business: Develop a content upgrade, like an ebook Gate it behind a form on a landing page Drive people to your landing pages through blog posts, social media, advertising, and email campaigns People see the offer […]
How to Fix a Broken Content Strategy
Many businesses out there spend the last few months of the year planning their content strategy for the year ahead. They have color-coded spreadsheets completed, goals in the place, and the optimism that the next 12 months are going to be the best yet. So, let me ask you a potentially awkward question: Are you on track […]
Why Podcasting Should Be A High-Priority Content Platform This Year
I talked about the benefits of podcasting quite a bit last year, and with the new year up and running, I wanted to take the time to re-stress the value that podcasting can bring to your business ( I can’t even begin to explain the wonders it has done for mine). Plus, it’s actually very […]
How to Remove Writers Block and Come Up with Awesome Content Ideas
Seth Godin is often quoted as saying Content Marketing is the only marketing left. The real truth is this. Useful marketing is the only marketing people will tolerate and content marketing can be very, very useful. However, even when you have the time to produce the content, that doesn’t always mean your mind is right […]

Subscribe to the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast

If you know your small business needs marketing, but don’t have the time or resources, look no further. The Duct Tape Marketing podcast covers everything from earning referrals to managing time and being more productive.

How to Create Effective Content Without Adding More to Your To-Do List
Content influences not only all aspects of our marketing but of our entire business as well. Content is not something you can take lightly. It needs to be front and center of your strategy and it needs to be done well. The only issue is, it’s time-consuming. For small business owners, finding the time to […]
Facebook Advertising and Engagement for Small Businesses
Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch About Facebook Advertising Facebook advertising for small business is a hot topic, and it’s gotten even hotter since Facebook’s been in the news lately talking about limiting people’s organic reach. This is something that’s been going on for a couple of years, and I think that this whole political storm […]
Content Marketing is About Customers, Not Keywords
If you liked this post, check out our Guide to Content Marketing for Small Business. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch About Content Marketing for Small Business I’ve had content marketing for small business on the brain recently so I thought I’d write about it today. “Boy, there is a topic that hasn’t been covered recently,” said nobody […]
How to Use Content to Create Customers
I know this isn’t the first time you’ve been told that you need to develop content to be competitive in the marketing world today, but the fact of the matter is, it’s so important that it’s worth repeating over and over again. The use of high quality, education-based content has become an essential ingredient in […]