It’s time we took the revolutionary power of Youtility and applied it to a whole new avenue: internal communication.
Youtility is marketing so useful, people would pay for it. Three new examples of incredibly useful marketing, at all stage of she sales funnel.
I’m not done banging the drum about the power of creating marketing so useful, people would pay for it. In fact, I’m just getting started. Today is a big day. Today is launch day for the first official Youtility ebook – Youtility for Accountants: Why Smart Accountants are Helping not […]
Today’s smart marketers are all about helping their audience — not hyping their products. That’s what I mean when I use the term “Youtility” — marketing so useful, people would pay for it. Marketing should have so much intrinsic value, people WANT to be exposed to it. (tweet this) I […]
We used to talk to a real person as a first step. To get familiar with the company. To learn more. To create bonds. Not now. Now we talk to a real person as a last resort, after we’ve kicked the informational tires so thoroughly that we absolutely must reach […]
Last week was big for me, as I finally met Taxi Mike in person. I first found Taxi Mike and his content marketing prowess 3+ years ago, and he was the original inspiration for my best-selling book, Youtility. But I’d never met the man until this week, when I returned […]
Unless you’ve been off-planet, you’ve probably already seen, heard, felt, tasted and/or smelled more than one piece of content concerning Jay Baer’s new book Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help, Not Hype (what, you missed the delicious Jay Baer Claws, available as a PDF you can output on that […]
Whether you have small children, frequently travel, work in a hospital or share an office, each year presents the dreaded cold and flu season. We run from sneezing strangers, stock up on lotion to soothe overwashed, dried out hands, pop Vitamin D like it’s candy and kindly remind coworkers to […]
The future of marketing (and business) is solving customer problems succinctly and effectively. (tweet this) Actually, that’s always been the point of marketing and business, but evolutions in commerce thinking and consumer technology have made solving problems easier and smarter than ever. This, of course, is the whole point of […]
If your marketing is sufficiently useful, your audience will keep your brand close – on their home screen, in their inbox, in their Twitter and Facebook feeds – and, when they need you, they’ll access whatever it is you’re bringing to the information party. This is the great benefit of […]
Yes, big data is all the rage and incredibly powerful. And yes, it’s seductive that we can just “run a report” to see what customers and prospects are doing online. But…. Data and insight are not the same things. (tweet this) Thirst for machined data can cause you to treat […]
Youtility is marketing so useful, people would pay for it (if you asked them). It’s marketing customers actually want, instead of marketing that companies think they need. I first started thinking about Youtility in 2009, when I heard a speech by Robert Stephens, the founder of GeekSquad. Since then, companies […]
In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about the new tabbed folders in Gmail, and whether marketers should panic or largely ignore this major interface change. Death by Tabs? If you’ve somehow missed this story, which has created much gnashing of teeth among online marketers recently, here’s […]
Sterling Ball is the president and CEO of Ernie Ball, one of the largest and most historically important manufacturers of guitar strings and related equipment, Founded by Sterling’s father, the eponymous Ernie Ball. But it’s Sterling’s hobby that got him to practice Youtility – marketing so useful, people would pay for […]
One of the key theses of my new book Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype is “radical transparency.” Today, when a majority of prospective customers have access to high-speed Internet access in the palms of their hands, what’s the point in trying to hide? Why are you […]