The Most Important Day of the Year

If you really want to get your client’s attention, make sure you pay attention to the most important day of the year.  You may be wondering what the most important day is.  Is it a holiday?  Perhaps it’s they day they sign up to do business with you.  Maybe it’s the day they renew their […]

Customer Appreciation is NOT a Sale!

If you search Google or Twitter for “customer appreciation” a lot of what you will find are sales. Dictionary.com defines appreciation as “gratitude; thankful recognition.” Somehow marketers have decided that an invitation to buy stuff at a discount is a form of appreciation. At the end of a customer appreciation sale, the customer spent money […]

Why Service Professionals Need a Client Appreciation Plan

If you are in the service industry, you deliver mostly intangibles to your clients.  They may have a bigger bank account, a smaller waistline, or a beautiful website when they are done working with you, but most of what you do for them they can’t physically see. A client appreciation gift can be a tangible […]

Do Your Clients Know You Love Them?

In your heart you appreciate your clients.  You hope they feel it from you.  In reality, it’s probably one more thing on your, “I’ll get to it” list.  You need a plan in place so the things in your heart are not forgotten.  It doesn’t have to be big things.  Sometimes the little things are […]

The Courageous Entrepreneur Podcast

  Listen in to a great conversation as Winnie Anderson interviews me for The Courageous Entrepreneur podcast.

Appreciation Secrets with Dr. Paul White

In my interview with Dr. Paul White, he pointed out the difference between appreciation and recognition. Recognition is frequently seen in business settings. We recognize people for achieving goals and for how long they have been in business. It’s great to recognize people for accomplishments, but appreciation is different. Appreciation is all about the person, […]

2018 Client Loyalty Summit

Have you ever wondered why some businesses grow and have a reputation, even though it seems like they do very little marketing and advertising? My guess is they have built loyalty.   When you have loyalty in your business, you keep your clients longer they become an unpaid sales force for you – sending referrals […]

Know, Like, Trust, Loyalty

You’ve probably heard about know, like, trust from a marketing standpoint. These three pillars are also the building blocks for loyalty. Here’s how know, like, trust factors into loyalty. Know. People are loyal to people they know and brands they know. Sometimes they feel loyal because they know you share a commonality. Maybe personally you are […]

Thank You is Important in Every Language

I spent an incredible week on a Mediterranean cruise. We visited Spain, France and Italy. Everywhere we went, I tried to know a few words in the native language. Especially thank you – gracias, merci, grazie. It was important for me to recognize the people who were serving me – from clerks at stores and […]

Fourth of July Marketing Ideas

If you live in the United States, the big summer celebration is the Fourth of July. You can reach out to prospects, clients, and centers of influence using these Fourth of July Marketing Ideas. If you live outside the United States, adapt these to your country’s celebration or for some summer fun. My top 10 […]