Entries by Jeffrey Davis

Marketing Thought Leadership

Marketing matters to anyone wishing to build a business, advance a career, or become a viable author or thought leader. You know that. But in the wrong doses and with the wrong timing, marketing can kill creativity, thwart innovation, and stall the very professional growth necessary to for long-term or next-term success. Ironically, too much […]

Best Articles in Brand and Innovation for April

Every month Tracking Wonder brings you some of the best articles from across the web that have stopped us in our tracks or given us pause to think and consider perspectives in creativity, brand, and innovation. With help from Tracking Wonder’s research assistant Gianna Kaloyeros, I’ve gathered and curated some of what we deem the most relevant studies, […]

Learning: The New ROI

Whatever it is you’re building, creating, or advancing, when you think of your return on investment, weigh it on what you learn in the process. This is often over looked or not calculated into the final ROI at all. Backstory I laid out rows of three acorns on the lawn. Me: “How many rows of three […]

Content Marketing: Lead With Your Story

How a local clinic and an alpaca farm benefited from brand story strategy. I see a lot of businesses (as well as online entrepreneurs) make the same mistake when they build a website and venture into content marketing and social media. Business owners unintentionally bring old assumptions about advertising & marketing to online content and social media. […]

The Power of Consistency For Business Growth

Consistency is your ally to steady growth in creativity, business, and life. While it may sound unsexy, you know and I know the best laid plans will fail without a dedication to consistency. If you’re running a small business or you’re a solopreneur, the power of consistency for success is particularly relevant. Here’s a few ways that consistency […]

Books That Matter to Author & Consultant John Jantsch

Books That Matter is Tracking Wonder’s interview series that showcases influential thinkers’ and authors’ relationships with books that matter to them. John Jantch offers consistently useful, grounded marketing advice for business owners and thought leaders who want to attract and engage their customers with real value. His blog is among my go-to for practical know-how. John’s influence […]

Why Are You Writing Your First Book?

There are some generally held misconceptions about writing your first book, specifically the first novel. There are two schools of thought on first novels. Some people believe your first novel is essentially practice. First novels are sometimes referred to as “Juvenalia.” Consider William Faulkner’s first two novels, Soldiers’ Pay and Mosquitos, both almost forgotten. Critics generally […]