Whoever said Search Engine Optimization (SEO) isn’t a science, has either never done it or has never been successful with it. At #RedCrow, we have our PhD in #SEO.

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When a company owner or manager asks me…. What should our marketing focus on? I usually state these four objectives, in order of priority: Retain your customers Grow incremental sales from your customers Get referrals from your customers Go after new customers Although these may seem oversimplified, the fundamental...

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If you’re a social media novice, #hashtags — those short links preceded by the pound sign (#) — may seem confusing and unnecessary. But they are integral to the way we communicate online, and it’s important to know how to use them. On Twitter, the pound sign (or hash)...

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Although not impossible, continuing to generate enough business primarily through marketing communications is a tough proposition. Various studies have shown 50 to 85 percent of advertising has no effect on sales. Professor Gerard Tellis and his associates from the USC Marshall School of Business summarized the findings from hundreds...

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“Measure twice, cut once.” – Sam Walton Marketing is as much about research and planning as it is about communication. Marketing research provides the critical reality-check to help decision makers understand both their current situation and the true challenges and potential ahead. Too often business owners and managers create...

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Since its inception in 1997, the video streaming and DVD distribution company Netflix has grown into an internationally recognized giant in the entertainment world. In July of this year, the business reported that its subscriber base had grown to 65.55 million, according to Business Insider. There’s no denying that...

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If this sounds ominous, that’s good. That is what I intended. If you are a manufacturer of products, retailer, or a service provider (like the legal or health care industry) you have seen the enormous impact the internet has had on your business. The internet and mobile revolution has...

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  A more advanced approach to positioning your Unique Selling Points (USPs) is to incorporate elements of discovery or entertainment. Discovery is the introduction or “the twist” on a benefit the consumer had not considered. Entertainment, approaches the prospect in a less obvious or lessened selling-mode. It reduces the threat,...

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