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Keep pace with the ever-changing consumer and fine-tune your marketing and sales strategy with the Neon Noise podcast. Join Justin Johnson and Ken Franzen as they decode marketing and sales topics to help you better understand how to reach today’s consumer and turn them into your customer.

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Keep pace with the ever-changing consumer and fine-tune your marketing and sales strategy with the Neon Noise podcast. Join Justin Johnson and Ken Franzen as they decode marketing and sales topics to help you better understand how to reach today’s consumer and turn them into your customer.

    E54 - How to Build An Opt-In Audience with Joe Pulizzi

    E54 - How to Build An Opt-In Audience with Joe Pulizzi

    What if we could tap into our best customers' minds and figure out exactly what they wanted and what they would spend their hard-earned money on.

    This would be fantastic! Rather than building a product or service we think they want and hope that it connects with them, we would know what they wanted before we built it. They would even tell us what to build.
    Now for the good news. You can do this.
    Building an opt-in audience of the customers you want to do business with will do just this and Joe Pulizzi is just the person to show us how.
    Joe Pulizzi is the founder of Content Marketing Institute which hosts the largest in-person content marketing conference on the planet. He's also an entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and the author of 5 books related to content and marketing.
    Joe joined this episode of the Neon Noise podcast to share his adventures and knowledge about the importance content plays in the marketing world.
    During this conversation, we cover:
    Joe's plan to spend 30 days unconnected from the internet What owned content is and why it is so important The first thing Joe would do if he was starting a business today The moment Joe realized he had a winning idea and the formula to duplicate it over and over Why you shouldn't buy his new book and what you should buy How to annuitize your marketing by creating content today that will deliver traffic for years The realistic timeframes for realizing a return from a content strategy What he suggests we all do in 2018 and much, much more... We hope our conversation with Joe helps you understand how building an opt-in audience will be your key to growing your business.
    Enjoy!

    • 57 min
    E53 - Be Outstanding & Stand out with the Father of Modern Marketing Dr. Phil Kotler

    E53 - Be Outstanding & Stand out with the Father of Modern Marketing Dr. Phil Kotler

    If you ever took a marketing course in college, there is a chance you used a textbook authored by Dr. Phil Kotler.
    Dr. Phil Kotler is the S.C. Johnson @ Son Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has studies marketing for over 55 years, authored 57 marketing related books, published over 150 articles, and consulted for some of the biggest brands in the world. A resume that has earned him the right to be called the 'Father of Modern Marketing".
    We had the opportunity to interview Dr. Phil Kotler on the Neon Noise podcast and tap into his vast knowledge of marketing while diving into some very interesting talk tracks not normally covered.
    In this episode, we dive into the following:
    The relationship between Marketing and Capitalism How the Amazon Effect is changing the brick and mortar retail model The future of marketing The importance of positioning value at the right customers What he recommends businesses do today A little detail about his recently published autobiography And much, much more. We hope our conversation with Dr. Phil Kotler provides you some valuable insight from one of the greatest marketing minds.
    Enjoy.

    • 41 min
    E52 - How To Lock Down Your Company's Info With Attorney David Harlow

    E52 - How To Lock Down Your Company's Info With Attorney David Harlow

    Doing business with customers means we handle sensitive customer data.
    We see news headlines of major companies with (perceived) security measures in place having customer data breaches at an increasing rate. This is due to the growing complexities of the business to consumer exchanges and malicious intent of more and more people.
    So what do we do? How can we fine-tune our business policies to properly handle this sensitive customer data in a way that will reduce how vulnerable we are to a data breach.
    David Harlow is an attorney and consultant in this very arena. He is an expert in the handling of digital security in the public and private sector.
    In this episode of the Neon Noise podcast, David joins us to chat about vulnerabilities we have in our businesses and ways we can go about reducing our risk to exposure.
    Here are some of the items we dive into:
    The various types of information breaches Easy steps businesses can take to reduce vulnerabilities Major points of vulnerabilities many businesses have The 3 layers of protection we should all have in place How to create a plan to prevent a security breach and keep information safe Exercises to help train your staff on how to identify threats How you should approach creating and updating passwords The liabilities a business has when they do all the right things How advancements in technology is creating more layers of security but are also vulnerable And much more... We hope our conversation with David will help you better understand digital security and provide some takeaways you can implement to make the handling of your customer's sensitive data more secure.
    Enjoy!

    • 54 min
    E51 - Get More Traffic to Your Website (Google Not Required) with Linda Dessau

    E51 - Get More Traffic to Your Website (Google Not Required) with Linda Dessau

    I'm not going to blow your mind by stating that blogging is an important component of any content strategy.

    We all know that.
    To be fair though, if this is something we all KNOW... why aren't we all doing it? Additionally, those of us that are doing it might be doing it wrong.
    This sounds like my gym routine.
    In this episode of the Neon Noise Podcast, we are joined by Linda Dessau.
    Linda is the founder of ContentMasteryGuide.com and has been helping others create online content since 2004. Her helpful step-by-step tips and guides provide clarity and and easy to follow approach for anyone looking to get more traffic, leads, customers through their website.
    Here are some of the nuggets we talk about:
    Why blogging is a key component to any marketing strategy How to build your business without depending on the search engines - Google Not Required Her Four Step planning process How to choose what you should write about How long your blog post should be Her 7 Steps to creating a blog post The importance of teaser text and much more... We hope our conversation with Linda helps you create a content creation strategy that will increase your credibility, grow your audience, and help you achieve your business goals.
    Enjoy!

    • 54 min
    E50 - Using Marketing to Attract Top Talent with Dell's Jennifer Newbill

    E50 - Using Marketing to Attract Top Talent with Dell's Jennifer Newbill

    Attracting and retaining top talent seems to be a hot topic at the moment. Anyone that has ever hired an employee knows that it's not the easiest task.
    How do you find the right person? What can you do to attract top talent to work at your company? Once you find that rockstar, how do you keep them on your team? The interesting thing to consider is how closely the marketing efforts we place on attracting new customers to grow revenue align with attracting rockstar employees to make our companies better.
    Let's add in another layer of complexity and consider a whole new group of young professionals entering the workforce that have different goals and objectives than generations of the past.
    Jennifer Newbill is a Global Director with Dell and an expert when it comes to hiring and finding new talent. She brings over 20 years of knowledge in HR and recruitment to this episode of the Neon Noise podcast.
    Some of the talking points we cover include:
    How to attract the right talent Online platforms you should use for recruitment Why you should put on your marketing cap when formulating your recruitment strategy What really matters to Millennials The benefit to telling your company story Using consistent branding in recruitment marketing The reason HR should work hand-in-hand with the Marketing department Busting stereotypes about Millennials We hope our conversation with Jennifer helps you create a recruitment marketing strategy that will help attract and retain the very best in your industry.
    Enjoy!

    • 54 min
    E49 - How to Build Trust and Generate Leads Using Online Reviews with Doren Aldana

    E49 - How to Build Trust and Generate Leads Using Online Reviews with Doren Aldana

    Consumers trust online reviews.
    We love to read the good and the bad others have written about their experience or a product.
    As a business owner, there are a couple challenges when it comes to reviews.
    How do you get your happy customers to write more reviews? How can you handle negative reviews? What can you do to leverage these reviews into additional business? Here are some fun statistics from this episode:
    "Consumer reviews are trusted 12x more than descriptions published by the marketer." "79% of consumers trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation from a friend or family member." "7 out of 10 consumers will return to a business if their concern is addressed quickly." Doren Aldana is an expert when it comes to online reviews and testimonials. He is the Founder of MyTestimonialEngine.com which is the #1 software for helping local businesses collect and share reviews. His unique approach to collecting and managing online reviews helps businesses attract more customers.
    Here are some of the talking points from our interview:
    The importance of customer reviews for customer service and search rankings Why it is so important for a business to actively seek customer reviews and testimonials How to get your customers to take action and leave a review Why you should consider using text messaging to collect reviews Ways to address negative reviews before they are published on the Internet The reason to have a review collection system is crucial to being successful How to get more referrals from your online reviews Exclusive Offer to Neon Noise Listeners Doren has provided The Ultimate Testimonial Toolkit to all Neon Noise listeners. To access, visit the link below.
    The Ultimate Testimonial Toolkit
    We hope our conversation with Doren provides you with some solid takeaways on how you can collect more online reviews and turn that customer love into more revenue.
    Enjoy!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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Doug - Crossing River ,

Great Way To Stay Ahead With Advancements With Marketing + Sales

I Love This Podcast. Ken & Justin have really geat people on the show. They also don't make things too technical. You're hearing real-world terms. Awesome information for the world of Sales & Marketing. I'm always looking ahead to see what's next. This podcast helps keep me updated with the latest and greatest. It helps me think of different things to apply to my own business as well. GIve it a try, you will not be disapointed.

Betsy Green ,

Great podcast for the business minded

Ken and Justin have created a great podcast that has provided me with invaluable marketing and branding insight and tools that I have been able to directly apply to my business. For up to date information on business and marketing trends, reads and resources, this podcast is a must listen!!

DaZ8842375 ,

Interesting observations on the marketing world

Justin and Ken have interesting guests on the show. Sometimes marketing podcasts feel redundant, however, Neon Noise feels fresh everytime and I always learn something new. Best for me is they are digestable at around an hour, it's easy for me to listen on my way to or from work. As Justin says "I loooove it".

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