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14 December 2011

Hitting a Message Homerun

With a just a little thought, a good message can become a great message. What’s the difference? A recipient reads a good message. But, a recipient shares a great message with their friends and family. Turning a good message into a great message isn’t that hard. The key things that take a message up a level include:

  • Benefit – Is there a great benefit for the recipient?
  • Timeliness  – Does the message have a near term benefit?
  • Audience – Is there a great fit between the message and the readers?
  • Exclusivity – Is there a benefit to being “In the know”?
  • Ego – Will the sharer be thought of more highly for sharing the message?

A good email and social media effort can pay additional rewards beyond just keeping in touch with existing customers. Email forwarding, Facebook likes, Twitter retweets and LinkedIn shares all give a message an extending audience.

Jeff is the President and CEO of BubbleLife Media, the publisher of, DFW's largest neighborhood news source, and a leading provider of neighborhood marketing solutions. Jeff has always been a technology entrepreneur including founding and leading one company that ranked 26th on Inc. Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, held an IPO and sold to McAfee.