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Why You Are A Tamatoa In Your Business



It's okay, I know what you're thinking: "I'm not a Tamatoa."


But you are.


You see, Tamatoa is a character from Disney's "Moana”. He is a giant crab who is obsessed with collecting shiny objects. While Tamatoa is not a business character, we can extract a valuable lesson from his character in the context of business.



Don't be distracted by shiny objects

Tamatoa's obsession with shiny objects causes him to lose sight of what's truly important. He’s easily distracted by shiny objects and never satisfied with what he has. In business, you may always find yourself looking for the latest thing, and you probably have a hard time saying no to new opportunities.


That's not always a bad thing! It's great to be ambitious and enthusiastic about your business, and it's even better if you can channel those qualities into actually making progress towards your goals. But it's important to keep an eye on whether or not all that shiny-object-chasing is getting in the way of actually moving forward with what matters most to you as a business owner.


For example, you may be tempted to invest heavily in a high-profile event or conference in order to generate leads, but neglect to focus on more targeted and cost-effective lead generation strategies, such as multi-touch marketing.


You may also be tempted to focus solely on generating as many leads as possible so you invest heavily in buying lists of email addresses or social media followers, without considering whether these leads are actually interested in the product or service being offered.This can result in a situation where the business generates a lot of leads, but few of them are actually a good fit for the business's products or services.


So how do you stop being a Tamatoa?

  • Focus on solving problems for customers—not just doing things that sound cool or interesting.

  • Prioritize building strong relationships with your customers, delivering high-quality products or services, and creating a positive brand reputation.

  • To avoid getting distracted by shiny but ineffective lead generation tactics, businesses should focus on developing a targeted, multi-channel approach to lead generation that is tailored to the needs and preferences of their target audience. This may include tactics such as content marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, social media advertising, and direct outreach to qualified prospects.


PRINTgenie is an easy to use SaaS customer engagement platform that uses Direct Mail, Email & Text messaging. It is an excellent way to nurture your leads and existing clients because you can easily reach your customers across multiple channels and automate your marketing from your desktop, phone or CRM! The best part is: there’s NO MINIMUMS.




The key to successful marketing is staying true to your brand identity, understanding and nurturing your customers and prospects, and developing strategies that will resonate with them. By avoiding the distractions of shiny new marketing trends and staying focused on what really matters, you can build a strong and effective marketing plan that drives long-term success for your business.


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