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Take The Test: Does Your Marketing Copy Sell?
Your marketing materials must grab your prospect's attention long enough to convince them to investigate further. Assuming you get past this hurdle, your piece's message must next convince the reader to call or buy.
Service Marketers; How's Your Packaging?
When a shopper picks up a product in a store, what's the first thing they notice? The packaging, right? The same holds true for someone buying a service.Yet instead of a folded carton with colorful graphics, you are the packaging for your service business.
Assumption Based Marketing Vs. Fact Based Marketing
One of the most common mistakes in marketing is making decisions based on assumptions rather than fact. You think of an idea for a marketing piece and believe that it is a great idea.
Advertising Your Private Practice: 6 Tips for Maximizing Your Results-Part 2
As discussed in part 1 of this article, "Your Private Practice: Beware of the Problems," I usually don't recommend advertising as a main method of marketing a practice for new coaches, counselors and healing professionals. There are often more cost-effective ways to get the word out and attract clients.
Web Site Marketing: 10 Little Known Upsell Strategies That Will Magnify Your Profits
What is Upselling?It means pre-selling any additional features of yourproducts and services even before your customersmake a purchase.For example, let's say you're selling a computer with a 15" monitor for $600.
Are Your Brochures Worth The Paper Theyre Printed On?
Brochures are one of the oldest marketing weapons in the business arsenal. And for good reason.
How To Start A Mail Order Business
The Mail Order business is not a business of itself, but is another way of doing business. Mail Order is nothing more nor less than selling a product or service via advertising and the offers you send out by mail.
What The Heck Is An Eponym, And What Does It Mean For Your Brand?
Today I've decided to share with you a new word that recently made a special appearance in my daily life: eponym. It is pronounced (EP-uh-nim) and I have to be frank, but I was somewhat at a loss when I saw it.
Nurture Sales Leads with Direct Mail Marketing
Direct mail is a cost-effective way to make sales and generate leads. But it's also an excellent way to keep your brand name in front of customers, and to nurture leads until they become customers.
How to Turn Your Marketing Into a Money-Making Machine - Preparing for Marketing That Yields Results
The usual complaint from companies is that Marketing simply does not yield as expected. So much effort, time, and money goes into campaigns, and yet the frustrations persist: Why aren't sales up? Why are we not growing? And the truth, sadly enough, is that no one can really pinpoint what is working well, and what simply is not producing anything (and costing the company!).
How Effective Customer Surveys Will Help Innovate Your Business
Have you ever wondered why the phones aren't ringing the way they should? Or maybe sales are flat and you're not achieving the revenue and profit targets you set for your business. There's one sure-fire way to uncover the problems to get your company back on track.
Direct Mail Personalization
A colleague who does work for a nonprofit organization contacted me asking if I could do research on the success rate of personalized direct mail letters (Dear Joe) versus generically addressed letters (Dear Friend). Surprisingly, I didn't find as many statistics as expected, but I found information stating that personalized letters outperform generic letters.
Using Demographic Data For Your Direct Mail Marketing Campaign
Targeting high potential markets with a direct mail marketing campaign can be a very affordable and efficient way to get new customers for most companies and entrepreneurs but how can you find a way to reach those high potential markets? Using demographic data could be your solution.In the United States, demographic data is easy to get through the US Census Bureau website.
Viral marketing involves the use of surf-exchanges, and if you don't know what a surf-exchange is, itsa site that you can join, often for free, and exchange web page views with other members.You submit the website you wish to promote, and then you usually get a 'start page' that you load into your web browser and you start to view other web pages.
Are You Playing Checkers or Chess?
When you think about how to attract more clients for your professional services, are you playing checkers or chess?You're playing checkers when you..
How to Critique Your Own Yellow Page Ad
Forget what you know about your business Your goal is to see your Yellow Page display advertisement the way a directory user sees it. You can't act like you know anything about your enterprise that isn't there, on the page.
Avoid the Duds: 10 Strategies for Selecting The Perfect Speaker
Today, more than ever, the success of meetings relies heavily on the strength of program content and presentation. Nothing can spoil a meeting more than hiring the wrong speaker.
Too Much To Do: Four Keys to Effective Delegating
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
John Kerry, Amazing Direct-Marketer!
If you want to uncover a little secret about how John Kerry and the Democratic party is "building their e-mail list", with literally thousands of qualified leads..
Top 10 Tips To Market & Build Your Professional Practice
In building and running a professional practice (or any small business or a home-based business), there are many items that must be monitored closely. As a small operation, you can't afford to find out too late that a critical aspect of your business has gotten off-track! This list looks at 10 items to emphasize at the start of a new year, or any time you want to rapidly grow your business in a short period of time.
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