Enter: Client Fit Barry Mitsch, a mentor, once advised me to define my ideal client. This concept was new to me as an agency owner but proved invaluable. The idea is simple: attract clients you want to work with by being clear about who those clients are. Not every client is the right fit. Some […]

Hi, my name is Brian Chappell, and I am a fractional CMO for hire. I’ve been leading online marketing teams for over 20 years with experience in the following areas; Content Marketing/PR/Link Development Lead Generation E-commerce Healthcare Financial Services Software/Product Sports/Entertainment Want to work with me? See my client fit below. I built a simple […]


I was using social media when the only option was Waterfall, you would see your friends in real time and that was it. If you missed it, you missed it. Move on with your day. Now, you can’t miss it. The algorithms ensure you don’t, and that’s where the problems arise. Audience growth in a […]

I have been experimenting with ChatGPT and MidJourney for several months now in an effort to stay ahead. It’s nothing new for me as ongoing education and adapting to change are essential aspects of my career. I enjoy learning new things, hacking away, failing, and trying again. When MidJourney’s big update, v4, was released last […]

TL;DR Product should overlap with Marketing

Several weeks ago marked the 12 year anniversary of Google’s IPO. It was valued at some 30 billion dollars then and today sits on top of the world at over 500 billion dollars. It’s no accident that Google has optimized its network to achieve this level of success when you consider the company’s historical past. Google […]

Machine learning at Google and it’s applications to search rankings and other product innovations isn’t something that is talked about much in the marketing blogosphere. It’s critical, however, to understand that Google is pushing this type of technology throughout it’s enterprise. One strong sign that Google is years into machine learning is an open source […]

Marketers and developers have to get along, in fact they need to drink from the same water-cooler most of the time. It’s important for both marketers and developers to be able to work through projects and take a sense of shared ownership as it relates to results. It is common for teams to butt heads and […]

In the SEO business, at times proving success and past ‘wins’ can be a very intangible art that comes across to higher ups as total black magic. Whether you are trying to win over your boss or client to buy in on your new idea, seeking out a raise at your 9-5 job or winning over the […]