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Big corporations are stealing business from digital entrepreneurs like you; let’s take it back
If you think about it, corporations are a blight on humanity. I don’t mean on the planet, that’s kind of an over-simplification. I mean they are a blight on their customers.
Because when it comes to high-end creative and technical B2B services they don’t offer a good value, unlike you. And they are still at least a decade or two behind in digital.
So if you’re a boutique provider of marketing, software, consulting, or other high-value services then let’s claim what’s rightfully yours.
The time is ripe.
The Internet has been a mixed blessing; on the one hand, it’s created new corporations like Google and Amazon that seem more powerful than ever.
On the other hand, it’s created the ability for boutique expertise firms to compete for corporate business through agile digital strategy and partnerships. They can be their own publishers, their own multinationals, and their own advocates for change.
You solve business and marketing problems with artistry, creativity, craftsmanship, and originality – no jargon, “best practices”, and endless spreadsheets.
The idea that contracting with a big firm reduces risk is a fallacy. Have you ever heard, “no one ever got fired for hiring IBM“? That’s the problem in a nutshell.
Corporations do have their role to play; and for some of us, they are great clients for our services. They’re great at manufacturing cars, food, and lots of other consumer goods. Commodities. They also create economic stability.
But complex, high-value services? That’s where you come in and play a role. A bigger role.
So let’s take a bigger slice of the pie, create more value, and make more money.
How? You must have regular, reliable conversations with clients that leave no doubt as to your expertise. That begins with finding the right strategy and messaging for your firm – and the right ways to convey it. I don’t know where you’re at now, but I’ll help you create that future. Join me.
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I’m a digital lead generation expert with a global client base of privately-held B2B agencies, consultancies, and startups selling high-end solutions into primarily the US market. I’ve worked with firms in Canada, China, Japan, The UK, Spain, the UAE, and Brazil – as well as the United States.
My approach calls for radically deep research to provide positioning-focused services and advice:
- Conversion copywriting
- Creative paid search and inbound funnels
- Strategic brand messaging
- Big-picture/SEO content strategy.
My digital agency background is substantial and includes co-owning a 23-person Drupal and integrated marketing firm. I also preside over Stampede, a collaborative agency which creates simple lead generation websites and other marketing assets in one day.
Over my career, I’ve contributed to over 200 digital marketing and engagement initiatives for clients ranging from the United Nations to Tiffany & Co. and the Smithsonian Institute, to small consulting firms and agencies you’ve probably not heard of.
In my personal life, I love dogs and rant about things like copywriting, positioning strategy, and how easy digital nomads have it these days.