Episode #19 – Judging a Newspaper By Its Cover With Dan Nicholls

The "Dan Nicholls"Episode #19 – Judging a Newspaper By Its Cover With Dan Nicholls

I met Dan Nichols when he was working at Squareflo a long time ago, we have a lot in common and think the same about a lot of things so we’ve been great friends ever since.  Dan has since moved to the fine offices of Oh! Media (a division of Phoenix Group Advertising), a website design and development company in Regina, Saskatchewan.  Continue reading »

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The Ultimate Question

The Ultimate Question 2.0 bookThe Ultimate Question is one of those books you want every manager, CEO, VP or anyone remotely interested in making their business better to read.  It really will change the way you think about customer feedback and the absolute best way to measure how you’re doing, not financially but by what your customers think about you.  For decades we’ve had financial instruments to measure how a company was doing financially but never a gage on what your customers actually thought of you.  The Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a method of using quantitative measurements to understand what your customers think of you in comparison to past results and even other competitors in the market place. Continue reading »

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Episode #18 – A Canadian Storyteller, Roger Currie

Roger.CurrieEpisode #18 – A Blogger For Hire – Roger Currie

I met Roger Currie on the set of Access Communications “Talk of The Town” program.  Roger had talked to Jack Shaw (President of Crown Shred & Recycling) he just so happened to tell Roger about the new style of marketing Crown Shred has adopted by using Social Media (they were a client of mine last year).  Roger then invited me to talk Social Media on his show and a beautiful friendship was born.

I had a lot of fun on the show so I begged them to have me on again.  Since then I’ve done several more shows and even shot a pilot to a show I can’t tell you about.   HA! Continue reading »

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What Has Changed About Marketing?

Customer service > Advertising

Word-of-Mouth > Promotion

Engagement > Awareness

Permission > Interruption

Relevancy > Frequency

Actions > Impressions

Niche > Mass

Start marketing smarter.

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Guest Podcast – RadioLab: Choice

radiolab-logoWNYC’s RadioLab Podcast – Choice

Every month I want to share a podcast on here that I learned a lot from, this week is probably the best produced podcast out there.  You’re going to love RadioLab.

The first podcast I ever listened to was RadioLab. It’s the podcast that actually made me enjoy listening to podcasts. Continue reading »

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How Do You Create a Visionary Company?

built-to-last-bookIn the summer before my final semester of University, we had a Business Students Society retreat one Saturday.  I’ll never forget the presentation we heard over lunch.  The guest speaker, at the time was a finance prof from the faculty, Mr. Lorne Schnell.  The message was based a lot on the book Built to Last (1997) by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras.  It was about building a foundation, digging deep down to the core of why you’re doing what you’re doing (why were we on the business students society, and what did we want to create).  Start with a foundation, set BHAGS and ensure you get the right people on the bus (from Collins next book, Good to Great).

After that presentation, it led us to the create of our motto for the year, inspire.  It turned out to be a changing and very rewarding year on the BSS. Continue reading »

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