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I'm talking #digital #marketing and distance from perfect this morning at 11 AM Pacific. It's a free +Portent, Inc. webinar.
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Honestly, don't know if anyone's in here any more, but here's my latest post on #internet   #marketing  research, the t-shaped knowledge set, and how to deal with lazy ignorance.
As a marketer, you need to have fast, correct answers. That requires a perfect t-shaped knowledge set. Which is impossible. So you gotta fake it. Here's how
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Getting from Why Should I? to Why not?

As marketers, we're asked to lead, but we're never put in charge. So our ideas frequently die a horrible death. Which leads to all sorts of psychotherapy. 

This piece (my first +Medium  post ever) explains why this happens, and one method I've found to deal with it (that doesn't involved hallucinogens).

#internetmarketing   #leadership  
What do to when you’re a leader who isn’t in charge
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Just kinda stunned.
Today Portent is 20 years old. I forgot until another Portent-ite reminded me. Which is painfully typical. Like a lot of CEOs, I tend to focus on
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My fellow Bruin, congratulations! That's a long time. 
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Seriously, Google? One of your own acquisitions is blatantly buying links. But I still see them in the rankings.
Thumbtack.com is using link schemes to earn organic rankings, and Google's invested $100 million in them.
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The marketing stack: Content

Content. It's what you say. Check out today's #internet   #marketing  stack post, where I rant and rave about content and explain why it's not all about the blog posts.
In part 3, I talked about Analytics. In this post, I’ll rant, rave and finally talk about content. This is content, by the way. Part 1: The
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Yes, I fire potential clients

I'm pretty ruthless when I qualify potential clients. Yesterday, in a rant-filled haze, I wrote a list of phrases that, if you're gonna say them, mean I won't work with you. Sorry. Love ya. But we won't get along.
I periodically fire potential clients. It’s hard to walk away from the revenue. But it’s also hard to strike up a professional
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“Our customers don’t use mobile.” - I heard that one recently. 
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In which I talk about #marketing, the Spruce Goose and #747s   
This is what I said at Portent's 20th-anniversary party. If you really want to know what we're all about, this is a really good place to start.
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+Portent, Inc. dev lead +Andy Schaff teaches some development martial arts using #git  and a few other cool tools. If you're a web nerd, this is a must-read.
In an effort to streamline development updates to a code base in a staging or production environment, we have created a guide for any GitHub repository.
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#Internet   #marketing  channels are how stuff gets around. Kind of important. 
This is the very last post in the marketing stack series! Want to start from the beginning? Click here. Part 1: The marketing stack Part 2:
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Seriously, Google? One of your own acquisitions is blatantly buying links. But I still see them in the rankings.
Thumbtack.com is using link schemes to earn organic rankings, and Google's invested $100 million in them.
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Turns out, measuring stuff matters. #analytics  
In part 2, I talked about infrastructure and its place in the marketing stack. In this post, I talk about analytics and its role in internet
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marketing strategy, social media, SEO, PPC, display, analytics
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  • Portent Interactive
    Internet Marketer, present
    Chairman and Principal Consultant
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Internet marketing blogger. Chairman and Principal Consultant at Portent, Inc. Internet marketer. Hater of buzzwords. Believes good internet marketing can save the world.
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Chairman and Principal Consultant at Portent, a Seattle internet marketing company.

Author of Conversation Marketing, 1/2 of The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, various blog posts

And, in case that wasn't enough, father of 2. 
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Two amazing kids who resist my attempts to warp them. Author of 2 books, co-author of another. Internet marketer since 1995.
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  • UCLA Law School
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