Dear Risk Taker, I’m sure that you’ve heard of the saying, “Happy wife, happy life.” Well, when I started dating Julie (fiancée now), she said that she only wanted X, Y, and Z. After those basic necessities were covered, I could do whatever I wanted. I bring th
Whether it was spontaneous recording or corporate marketing genius, this laugh-out-loud clip of Southwest Airlines flight safety speech became viral immediately. For those who have flown with Southwest Airlines, you would already know that the employees pride themselves in hospitality
His mentor told Bob Pittman, “You won’t get fired for making mistakes. You’d get fired for not making mistakes.” “Mistakes are the byproducts of innovation. If you’re really going to invent something new, you’re going to make a ton of mistakes along the way.” -Robert Pittman “Make a d
I’m a fan of Arianna Huffington (editor-in-chief of Huffington Post). I believe that she is an inspirational woman. When I heard that she was speaking at New York University (NYU, a 10-minute walk from my apartment) about her new book Thrive, I knew that I had to attend! I laugh
The main goal for social media is to create engagement through conversations and social interactions (e.g., Like, ♥, ReTweet, etc.). Instagram started as an iPhone-only application, but transgressed into Android and web. Now, Instagram, like Vine, can be embedded into web posts. This
Last week, I spoke at the European Wedding Congress (EWC). I shared the stage with a good friend, Mike Larson. He spoke about specialization. Because of the limited time to speak, I figured that I’d use this opportunity to elaborate on this concept because everyone needs to know
Marketing is always a creative game. This commercial shows how DHL had their competitors inadvertently advertise DHL’s brand using thermoactive foil. It’s quite ingenious if you think about it. Video shared by Jeku Arce in my Social Media FB Group. What are your thoughts?
Since the launch of my newest books TRUST and HOOKS, a number of readers mentioned how cool the names were. To be honest, they were not easy to come up with because of loss aversion. I had a notepad with a few dozen other options. However, I eventually stuck to my guns and focused on
Despite having valuable content, the first hurdle for readership is creating an alluring hook to get people’s attention. Below are 10 templates from my book HOOKS | 103 Magnetic Headlines. The second bulleted examples are catered for photographers. Why Doesn’t [noun] [verb] Me?
What is the point of generating a lot of traffic with valuable content if you do not convert them into clients or evangelists? Content can be maximized in all sorts of places – Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and so forth. Having said that, your blog is still where you should