About Cindy Donaldson

Entrepreneur Whisperer. Story Teller. Marketing Consigliere. Business Builder and Launch Girl. Avid People Connector. Serial Entrepreneur.

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Marketing Trends 2020 – customer experience

What we do as an industry has dramatically changed over the past decade.  We’ve shifted from trying to convince people to buy, to do, to act, to honing in on our customer’s journey and customer experience. CX will rule Marketing and Advertising in the next decade. The Customer Experience (CX) is king. People no longer […]

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Why Collaboration is EVERYTHING

I learned very early in my career that finding a mentor is key to success – learn from others who have been down the path you want to go.  I also learned that being a mentor to others is not only gratifying it’s important to the success life cycle. So what does that have to […]

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Is Network Marketing “REAL BUSINESS” and why it matters

If you are making money – the answer is YES.     I think there is a stigma around the MLM (Multi Level Marketing) that’s not always warranted.  The visions of Ponzi pyramid schemes runs through people’s minds and all of a sudden one’s spidey senses are in hyper-drive at the mention of “joining the cult”.     Here’s my $.02.  […]

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The great website debate

We’ve been doing a ton of websites lately and talking to even more people about the types of websites they need, how to access the back end of them, and basically the process of building a website. I’ve seen so many companies bamboozled by people who take advantage of the unknowing and the website naïve. […]

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The power of your LIST

It’s no secret that Team Red Barn is Pro Email Marketing.  The bang for your ROI buck is huge compared to other advertising and customer engagement methods.  It is all about the POWER of your LIST.  The more targeted, the more engaged, the higher that ROI will be. The biggest question I often get is […]

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Should you use Email Automation?

There is a big difference between having an email marketing program and having an AUTOMATED email marketing program. The word “Automation” tends to send people into the panic zone – conjuring up visions of AI, robots, machines, “Danger Will Robinson” and the like. Well, indeed it’s a bit computer geeky to set up the email […]