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Insightful interviews with authors, experts, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who share valuable marketing tips, growth strategies, and resources. Hosted by John Jantsch, one of America's top small business marketing experts, this show is dedicated to helping you craft effective marketing strategies that will grow your business. Whether you're a small business owner, marketing professional, or marketing agency owner, you'll gain valuable insights and actionable advice on topics such as marketing strategy, consulting, social media marketing, content marketing, SEO, email marketing, lead generation, business management, entrepreneurship and much more. With over 900 episodes since its inception in 2005, The Duct Tape Marketing podcast is your go-to resource for all things marketing or business growth. Join us each week as we dive into the latest marketing trends and strategies that will help you achieve your business goals. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best in the business. Tune in to The Duct Tape Marketing podcast and start listening today!

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Insightful interviews with authors, experts, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who share valuable marketing tips, growth strategies, and resources. Hosted by John Jantsch, one of America's top small business marketing experts, this show is dedicated to helping you craft effective marketing strategies that will grow your business. Whether you're a small business owner, marketing professional, or marketing agency owner, you'll gain valuable insights and actionable advice on topics such as marketing strategy, consulting, social media marketing, content marketing, SEO, email marketing, lead generation, business management, entrepreneurship and much more. With over 900 episodes since its inception in 2005, The Duct Tape Marketing podcast is your go-to resource for all things marketing or business growth. Join us each week as we dive into the latest marketing trends and strategies that will help you achieve your business goals. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best in the business. Tune in to The Duct Tape Marketing podcast and start listening today!

    The Power of Verified Reviews

    The Power of Verified Reviews

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Katie Hollar, the marketing lead at Clutch, a leading global marketplace for business service providers. Think of it as Yelp for marketing agencies. Her extensive experience in marketing leadership at Clutch have provided innovative tricks into how verified reviews can transform agency success and drive growth.
    During our insightful conversation, we explored how Clutch connects buyers and sellers of business services and examined the importance of verified reviews in establishing trust and credibility in the B2B marketplace. In this episode, Katie Hollar shares compelling success stories and practical strategies for agencies to leverage reviews to attract ideal clients and enhance their reputation.
     
    Key Takeaways
    Katie Hollar emphasizes the critical role of verified reviews in the B2B service sector. She notes that comprehensive and in-depth reviews help agencies differentiate themselves and build trust with potential clients. With an average review on Clutch stretching around 500 words long, every review reveals detailed insights into the client experience, project deliverables, and outcomes.
    She discusses the growing trend towards strategic marketing services and the increasing demand for agencies that offer more than just tactical solutions. Verified reviews play a crucial role in showcasing an agency’s ability to deliver strategic value, helping them move from being seen as mere vendors or trend-chasers to trusted advisors.
    Moreover, she points out that responding to both positive and negative reviews is vital for agencies. Engaging with reviews demonstrates transparency and a commitment to client satisfaction, which can significantly influence prospective clients' decision-making processes.
    Katie Hollar's insights underscore the power of verified reviews in shaping an agency's success, highlighting that authenticity and detailed feedback are key to building a strong and credible online presence.

    More About Katie Hollar


    Connect with Katie Hollar on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/katiehollar/

    Visit her Website - clutch.co/

     
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    • 21 min
    Gated vs. Ungated Content

    Gated vs. Ungated Content

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Jonathan Gandolf, the founder and CEO of The Juice, a B2B content platform aimed at solving marketers' biggest pain points in distribution, reach, and audience engagement. Jonathan Gandolf's career has spanned craft beer to digital marketing, leading to his current venture which is often described as the "Spotify for B2B content."
    During our insightful conversation, we delved into the ever-evolving landscape of content marketing, focusing on the contentious debate between gated and ungated content. Gandolf shared valuable insights from his extensive experience, providing actionable strategies for how businesses can effectively use content to engage their audience and drive conversions.

    Key Takeaways
    Jonathan Gandolf emphasizes that content must educate and entertain to build trust and engagement, noting that ungated content is 26% more engaging than gated content. He highlights AI's role in enhancing content creation and distribution efficiencies, while also underscoring the irreplaceable value of human experience and wisdom. Although Gandolf sees strategic value in occasionally gating content to provide customized experiences, he advocates primarily for ungated content to attract genuine audience interaction.

    More About Jonathan Gandolf:


    Connect with Jonathan Gandolf on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/jonathan-gandolf/

    Visit his Website - thejuicehq.com/


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    • 17 min
    How Podcasting Can Transform Your Business

    How Podcasting Can Transform Your Business

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Josh Elledge, a U.S. Navy veteran who launched UpMyInfluence.com to help agencies, consultants, coaches, and other high-ticket B2B service providers skyrocket their sales. He also started SavingsAngel.com which has grossed more than $6 million in sales with zero paid ads. Josh Elledge is a keynote speaker, writes a syndicated newspaper column to 1.1 million readers, and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country. 
    During our, dare I say Meta conversation, we uncovered the transformative power of podcasting for businesses, focusing on how it can be a game-changer for networking and lead generation. A long time of the duct tape marketing podcast and leader in the industry itself, Elledge loans his experience, providing actionable strategies for how small business owners can leverage podcasting to boost business growth and establish strong industry connections.
     
    Key Takeaways
    Josh Elledge emphasizes how podcasting makes an age-old powerful tool for networking and lead generation, highlighting the importance of interviewing industry leaders to build valuable relationships. He advises creating valuable, audience-centric content to attract and convert listeners into potential leads, stressing consistency and authenticity. Josh Elledge also shares strategies for monetizing podcasts, including sponsorships and affiliate marketing, tailored to your audience/consumers' needs to ensure profitability while delivering value.
     
    More About Josh Elledge:


    Connect with Josh Elledge on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/joshelledge/

    Visit his Website - upmyinfluence.com/


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    • 26 min
    Avoid These Common Pitfalls For a Winning Sales Presentation

    Avoid These Common Pitfalls For a Winning Sales Presentation

    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Terri Sjodin, a seasoned expert in public speaking and sales presentations. As the principal and founder of Sjodin Communications, Sjodin has spent over 25 years coaching Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, and even members of Congress on how to refine their presentation skills. During our conversation, we broke down the top three points in her latest book, "Presentation Ready," which identifies and addresses the most common mistakes made in sales presentations. Sjodin’s research-backed insights aim to help professionals elevate their presentation game, ensuring they engage their audience and drive conversions effectively.
     
    Key Takeaways

    "Deliver Presentations not Speeches...Polish comes from practice, but charisma comes from certainty". Terri Sjodin highlights several critical aspects for delivering successful sales presentations: structure your message persuasively with clear arguments and storytelling, avoid the pitfall of winging it by thoroughly preparing, engage your audience to prevent boredom, close with a strong call to action, and adapt your approach to different presentation platforms.
    Drawing examples like actress Merly Streep's effortless performances she nails on the necessity of practice, practice, practice! Don't just conclude, close, don't just be informed, learn to persuade and never wing it.
    By addressing these common pitfalls, professionals can significantly enhance their presentations, ensuring they are engaging and effective.

    More About Terri Sjodin:



    Connect with Terri Sjodin on LinkedIn -linkedin.com/in/terrisjodin/

    Visit her Website - sjodincommunications.com/

    Check out her book Presentation Ready: Improve Your Sales Presentation Outcomes and Avoid the Twelve Most Common Mistakes  - amzn.to/3UKJqFU



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    • 23 min
    Build Success from a Struggling Agency with a Multimillion-Dollar Pivot

    Build Success from a Struggling Agency with a Multimillion-Dollar Pivot

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    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Chris Martinez, a dynamic entrepreneur who transformed his struggling startup into a thriving multimillion-dollar agency. Chris Martinez is the CEO and founder of DUDEAgency.io, a business he grew from scratch into a multimillion-dollar success, earning accolades such as the Stevie Award for Minority-Owned Business of the Year and a Silver Medal for Most Innovative Company Under 100 Employees. He oversees operations in the U.S. and Mexico and hosts the popular podcast Operation Agency Freedom, which focuses on marketing and entrepreneurship. His remarkable journey highlights the power of strategic pivots and the importance of embracing change to achieve business success.
     
    Key Takeaways

    Chris Martinez's journey underscores the importance of strategic pivots, understanding customer needs, leveraging technology, building a strong team, and continuous learning. By pivoting to a specialized niche, he aligned his services with client demands, enhancing efficiency and scalability through technology.
    "We see agencies that are really good at lead generation, for example, they can make that phone ring, but if they're not good at managing the relationship with the customer is going to leave." According to him; a dedicated team and positive culture were pivotal, alongside staying adaptable and informed in a technologically driven world.

    More About Chris Martinez:


    Connect with Chris Martinez on LinkedIn -linkedin.com/company/dude-agency/

    Visit his Website - dudeagency.io/


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    • 26 min
    Gain Price Confidence: How to Stop Undercutting and Start Profiting

    Gain Price Confidence: How to Stop Undercutting and Start Profiting

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    In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Caroline Crewe, an expert on pricing strategies for businesses. Crewe's extensive background includes earning an MBA, completing pricing courses at MIT, and nearly a decade of hands-on experience in the field. Her journey into pricing expertise began with her own business challenges, leading her to understand that pricing is a crucial lever for boosting revenue. In this episode, we uncover the common pricing mistakes businesses make and how to develop confidence in your pricing to stop undercutting competitors and start profiting.
     
    Key Takeaways
    With years of experience in pricing strategy, Caroline Crewe shares her insights into overcoming common pricing obstacles. She emphasizes the importance of not blindly copying competitors' prices, as this can lead to underpricing and lost revenue. Crewe points out that many businesses fall into the trap of a one-size-fits-all pricing approach, which fails to capture the varying willingness to pay and perceived value among different customers.
    One of the critical strategies discussed is moving away from cost-plus pricing, which focuses on covering costs plus a desired profit margin. Crewe argues that this approach limits profitability and does not align with customer perceptions of value. Instead, she advocates for value-based pricing, which considers the benefits and outcomes the customer receives.
    By implementing these strategies, businesses can gain the confidence to set prices that reflect their true value, avoid the pitfalls of undercutting, and achieve greater profitability.
     

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Short, sweet

John’s interview style generally lends itself to getting to the core of some short, sweet

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Varied and valuable marketing advice

Host John Jantsch is one of my “go to” gurus for small business marketing advice, and if you listen to this Podcast you’ll appreciate why.

John not only shares some amazing wisdom himself, but he expertly interviews a host of the brightest minds from the marketing space.

If you own a small business, or work in marketing, then you’ll appreciate listening to this show.

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Great podcast, amazing host

I’ve just recently discovered this podcast and I’m loving it so far! :) John is an outstanding interviewer. Highly recommended to anyone interested in growing their business.

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