Charlene St Jean

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Testimonial for Marketing Coaching

  Yesterday I was honored to receive a beautifully written testimonial from one of my long-time marketing coaching clients, Olde New England Granite. Though I have always encouraged my marketing clients to gather testimonials from their customers, and I do have a long list of client testimonials, I have never had a client who has […]

Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zone in Business

  A few weeks back I was featured on a local TV Show called The Matt Ligor Show which airs on North Reading, Reading, Wilmington and Bedford cable access, and Xfinity broadcasts, but you can view it directly on YouTube at https://youtu.be/XuYz3uDdQJc . Though I have been hired many times as a motivational speaker and […]

Text Etiquette and Knowing the Boundaries

Everyone is doing it these days, texting and messaging on social channels like Facebook have become a popular way to reach out and communicate. Being a marketing geek and lover of communication, I am all for connecting with others and sharing information. Whether we are talking on the telephone, sending an email or text message, […]

Hashtag for My Granddaughter #ArianaJade

  The birth of my first grandchild on New Year’s Eve was a widely publicized event. Being a marketing coach and social media marketing specialist it was bound to be on the popular social channels like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #ArianaJade, but for those who knew me personally there was a bigger […]

Simple “How To’s”​ to Increase Social Media Engagement

Next week I am the guest speaker for the Peabody Area Chamber Lunch & Round Table and they have asked me to help their members find simple ways to get some traction, maximize visibility, and find the audience for their business or organization. In short, they are looking for ways to improve the time they […]

Purple Diamond’s Eighth Year Anniversary

According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start a business fail in the first 18 months. Thankfully, I never heard that stat before launching my advertising agency and marketing firm 8 years ago on March 1, 2008. I am the daughter of a successful business owner who unfortunately passed away before I ever […]

The Persuasion of Color in Marketing

This weekend I was texted a photo of a beautiful PURPLE electric guitar ( ESP LTD MH100 with a quilted maple top) that my son’s friend purchased and has named “Charlene”.  Yes, the PURPLE guitar is named after me, a passionate lover of PURPLE who rocks the color daily in clothes and all other aspects […]

Frustrated with Social Media?

           As a marketing consultant and social media marketing specialist, I hear the frustrations from small business owners and friends struggling to keep up with social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Google+ more often than most. They ask me, do I really need all this “stuff” or can I just go back to […]

Happy Endings This Year Because of Facebook

This past year I logged more hours than most people on Social Media Sites with Facebook being one of my favorites. Some may see this as a waste of time, but for anyone who knows Purple Diamond they understand that it is not only my job as a social media marketer, but my passion as […]

25 Lessons Learned & Best Practices for Small Businesses

I was asked to speak to a college class tonight in regards to my own insights about owning a small business. The teacher asked me to share the lessons I have learned and best practices for small businesses and here is the list of 25! Have a clear yet flexible vision. Cash! Make sure you […]

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