The Blog

5 Brand Stories to Improve Your Content Marketing Strategy

In the fiction writing world {and high school English} there’s a common phrase: “Show, don’t tell”.  This refers to the fact that it’s WAY more compelling to write something like, “the icy cold metal of the doorknob bit into her fingertips as she twisted the handle,”...

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Why You Need a Content Marketing Strategist {Stat!}

Business owners wear a lot of hats, some of them more glamorous than others. From being Content Marketing Strategist to Chief Sweeper Upper, when you’re the CEO, you often do it all. If you’re a 6, 7, or 8-figure income CEO, we’re guessing you’re pretty dang talented....

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Leverage Your Impact {in your Digital Content Marketing}

So we’re pretty sure you’re hiding something, and we’re here to tell you that we know ALL about it. Okay, well, we don’t know all about it yet, but we will! {If you take our advice, that is…}  How do we know? Because we’ve worked with people like you before. We know...

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Using the Art of Storytelling to Scale + Impact

Before we jump into how you can leverage the art of storytelling in your branding, let’s start with a little “Once Upon a Time.” {See? We take our own advice!} A long time ago in a far away land {also known as Texas}, we decided to take a huge risk and go into...

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Pushing Pause for Greater Profit {+ customer retention}

For most of you who are CEOs of established businesses, running hard is never a problem. It’s never a question of whether or not you are going to go after everything you can with EVERYTHING in you.  In fact, one of the reasons you have been so successful is due to...

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The Value in Values: Building Client Loyalty

We talk a lot in this business about “the why behind your what.” In building client loyalty, it’s so important to communicate to your audience the stories behind the business you’re running, because it’s those stories that endear you to your audience as you share...

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How to Outsource Your Content {without fear}, Part 2

As an established entrepreneur, you already have your plate full with running your business, being the visionary, and managing the million other hats you wear throughout the day. However, regardless of how awesome your big idea is or how unique your services, if...

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How to Outsource Your Content {without fear}

One of the things we hear all the time from CEOs is that they’re afraid to hand off their content writing to an outside source. Why? Because they’re afraid of losing their voice. If that makes you think of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, where Ariel gives her voice to...

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Why We’re Closing Our Facebook Group

Yep, it’s true. Another Facebook group is biting the dust, and it’s ours. We’ve been going back and forth on this decision for awhile now, and it’s become clear that this is the right move for us. As we transition to shut down the Thought Leaders Think Tank, it was...

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North Star is growing again! Meet Josh and Natalee

With some truly incredible clients on our roster, since late 2018, North Star has fully embraced an agency model. It's allowing us to support bigger projects, wider scopes, and more clients… all while continuing to give you the intimate, personalized, strategy-driven...

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Why Your Brand Marketing Strategy is Falling Flat

Developing a brand identity? Yeah, it’s hard. You’re an entrepreneur. A thought leader. A world changer. And you’re doing your dangdest to leverage your brand strategy to knock it out of the park. But being a world changer and a thought leader can be a little...

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2018 Wrap-Up: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Happy New Year! Now that we’ve toasted, watched the ball drop, and sung Auld Lang Syne to our hearts’ content, it’s time to talk 2019. But first, we wanted to do a 2018 wrap-up of our business. We've found that it can be super helpful to see what went well and what...

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Create Copy that Connects through Gratitude [Video]

This holiday season (whether you're celebrating or not) is a great time to let the people in your world know how grateful you are for them. And when your copy and content reflect your love and appreciation for your audience, everyone wins. In Episode 24 of the...

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Our team is growing!

You know those moments when you can feel a big shift is happening? You’re left with two options—ignore it and hide, or embrace it and see what happens. Your business {and your message} can’t reach its full potential if you don’t allow ourselves to grow. This year,...

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How Messaging and Marketing Go Hand-in-Hand

You get it. You’ve read our blogs, you’ve watched our videos, you understand the importance of whittling down your message to a clearly defined something. Pillars, Vision, Mission, check. {No clue what we’re talking about? Check here.} But did you realize that having...

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How To Cull Your List Without Killing Your Biz [VIDEO]

So you've built an email list. Congratulations! Building an audience is one of the most important pieces of getting your message out to the world.  Unfortunately, you may have noticed that your hard-earned subscribers aren't exactly engaging. When this happens,...

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How to Cure Content Overwhelm [VIDEO]

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of the content you should be producing… and aren’t? Let's face it. We all know how important creating quality content is for our business--the sort of content that shares your message, showcases your expertise, and builds your...

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