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Franchise Lead Generation Featured on Brand Journalism Advantage

Brand Journalists CEO Thomas Scott talks about his approach to using brand journalism to generate leads and engage buyers Brand Journalism Advantage, a national podcast covering content marketing and brand journalism, features interviews with the country’s top content marketers. This week Phoebe Chongchua interviewed Franchise Performance Group’s Thomas Scott about his work in the franchise i...

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Why You Should Use PPC and SEO For Franchise Lead Generation

Smart use of SEO and PPC can make a big difference in your results SEO and PPC are mysterious, smoke-and-mirror tools for business owners. They are attractive and complicated and offer great return if intelligently executed. However, franchisors appear to get deluged with a staggering amount of bad advice and mixed messages from vendors. Here is the […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Focus On Franchise Lead Generation Quantity

Don’t make the mistake of focusing on leads – focus on franchise buyers By Thomas Scott  Franchise lead generation is a mistake. You might think, “Wow, a mistake? I’m spending upwards of $250,000 a year to generate interest in my franchise opportunity.” That’s true. Companies across franchising typically spend $200,000, $240,000 or $250,000 a year […]

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What are Franchise Buyers looking for? A takeaway from the IFA Convention

Marketing is in the midst of a revolution. The internet, and social media in particular, has wrested control of the conversation away from companies, turning traditional top-down marketing messages into quaint dribbles amid a tide of information being shared and commented upon by the public. How do you navigate the maelstrom? By moving beyond slogans, […]

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10 Pieces of Business Jargon That Suck

I think I’ve finally decided which piece of horrid business jargon I detest most: “core competencies.” So help me, the next person who starts rambling on about their “core competencies” — especially if they’re referring to “utilizing” or “perfecting” them — gets a vigorous lashing from a noodle. It’ll be a wet noodle — this time. What makes “core competencies” su...

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Why Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech Is a Model For Brand Journalism

People don't want perfect; they want real. Eastwood shot from the hip and sounded like any interesting person you might run across at the bus stop or corner bar during your day. That’s why his speech is the one people will remember more than any other this political season. People tune out anything they think is “crafted” or “scripted.” Eastwood was real, and real is what people crave...

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What is Brand Journalism?

Today, the typical person no longer trusts a company at face value. It is human nature to hate being sold, so most people avoid salespeople like the plague. When we want or need a service, we look to sources we trust and ask others for their opinions. You might say we are in the age of the expert opinion, and the expert is just about anyone besides a company trying to sell us something! For com...

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Brand Journalism: What’s Your Company’s Story?

As long as humans have been communicating we’ve used stories to relate to each other, make sense of the world around us, and help us make decisions as we go through life. Advancements in technology have us sharing greater amounts of information, and we’re finding ourselves making more decisions based on those stories.

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