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William Flanagan

10+ years of marketing agency experience. 10+ years (4 exits) of VC-funded startup experience. Dad. Musician. Coffee-lover. E-bike aficionado.

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content visibility

Ten unexpected rules for leveraging content nuggets to drive content visibility

By William Flanagan / July 29, 2021 / 0 Comments

The 10 unexpected rules that allow you to leverage content nuggets to drive viral content visibility. Well, actually it is 9 rules plus one golden rule, but who is counting. Let’s start with the one golden rule. The golden rule to leverage content nuggets to drive viral content visibility. This is the one that rules […]

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content machine

The Content Machine: 5 Easy Rules for Effective Content Production to Power Your Marketing

By William Flanagan / July 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

Content production. Let’s be honest, it can be a slog. Content production is hard. It is time-consuming. Yet, we all have to do it. Social Media Marketing depends on effective content production. We all have to tackle it. We all grapple with how to do it effectively. This is where the Content Machine comes in. […]

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building our systems

Building our Systems – Marketers are Creative Builders

By William Flanagan / July 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

Building our Systems And, to be creative, we have to be “into” systems thinking & working hard, and regularly “out of” our comfort zone. “If solid goals are established, and the majority of time spent manipulating systems toward those goals, great results will materialize naturally.” and “Your task is to optimize one system after another, […]

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truth seeker

Be a Truth Seeker

By William Flanagan / July 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

“Truth and trust are twins.” Pitjantjatjara people of central Australia “What is history, but a fable agreed upon?” Napoleon “God doesn’t create data for mankind. Every piece of data that we see is a tiny fraction of the phenomena of the theory it’s trying to summarize. It doesn’t tell the whole story. People who create […]

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value of innovation job to be done

The Value of Innovation — Part 2: The 5 Steps to Define the Job to be done

By William Flanagan / July 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

What is the job to be done? Remember the quote I left you with at the end of my last blog post? Here is a quick reminder: “People don’t want to buy quarter inch drill. They want a quarter inch hole!” Theodore Levitt What does it mean? It means that if we want to know […]

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marketing tribe attention map

Our Marketing Tribe – Part 2 – the 3 steps to creating a marketing tribe attention map

By William Flanagan / July 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

The Marketing Tribe Attention Map In the tribe, you follow the attention. And, attention comes from sharing and engagement. On the internet, a very small percentage of people produce content. In fact, less than 1% do. Most people lurk. A lurker doesn’t have much attention. Meaning, there are no eyeballs on lurkers. So, lurkers do […]

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marketing tribe attention map

Our Marketing Tribe – Part 1

By William Flanagan / June 29, 2021 / 0 Comments

Understand your marketing tribe and improve your marketing outreach, and ultimately, your customer engagement. It sounds so easy, but there are hidden pitfalls. Let’s begin by digging into the term ‘marketing tribe’. Download the PDF version here Who is your marketing tribe? The definition of marketing tribe Your marketing tribe is the people that are […]

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perfectionist's dilemma

The Perfectionist’s Dilemma — Perfection is the Enemy of Progress

By William Flanagan / June 24, 2021 / 0 Comments

The Perfectionist’s Dilemma: Introduction The Perfectionist’s Dilemma is nearly universally applicable for all settings. Of course, it affects us marketeers as well. Because we are creators. We market with content. We market with storytelling and publishing. Download the PDF version here This means that we need to produce content, on a schedule, ready for publishing. […]

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lead segmentation

The 5 Best Categories to Segment Your Leads

By William Flanagan / June 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

What is lead segmentation? Lead segmentation is the bread and butter of modern marketing. Why? Because if implemented effectively it has a tremendous impact on your bottom line. Lead segmentation is the process in which you determine how to segment your leads, i.e. cluster your prospective customers, into groups of leads based on various parameters. […]

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twitter explore

The Twitter Explore Tab is here

By William Flanagan / June 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

As promised in the social media guide, here is the quick update on Twitter replacing Twitter Moments with a consolidated Twitter Explore tab. Download the PDF version here Twitter has recently subsumed Twitter Moments into a new category and tab: Twitter Explore. The fans of Twitter Moments were fans because it allowed you to keep […]

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