Ownership of Copyright Artwork

If you ever hired a wedding photographer you may recall you paid a fee to shoot at various locations, provide you with a proof sheet and provide a designated set of prints. If you wanted to order additional prints, there was an additional charge. You may also remember that the…

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Setting up and Managing an In-house Ad Agency

Today some businesses are considering, or have decided, to do their own advertising internally, rather than hire an outside professional firm. The two major reasons are, cost and control, with cost being the most dominant factor. It is easy to justify lower costs when you are looking at employee wages…

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The value of Old School Advertising

As a marketing consultant who has designed thousands of print ads, I have watched the evolution of advertising over the past six decades. Marketing strategies have changed from the traditional to Avant Garde. The advertising that was popular in the 1970’s through the 1980’s is now considered “Old School”. On…

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What is Guerrilla Marketing?

The dictionary defines it as; Innovative, unconventional, and low-cost marketing techniques aimed at obtaining maximum exposure for products and services. These alternative advertising tactics can work in place of, or in conjunction with major marketing campaigns and have proven extremely effective for small and medium sized marketers. Guerrilla Marketing relies…

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WHY MARKETERS NEED AN AD BUDGET

If you do not put enough gas in your car you are not going to reach your destination… if you don’t adequately fuel your business marketing efforts, your company will be stalled as your competitors pass you by. Developing an advertising/marketing plan and allotting a realistic budget is like planning…

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Launching a New Business

Thousands of new businesses are started every week. Ninety-nine percent will fail within the first year. Primary reasons are; lack of capitalization and poor management. Actually the two go together. Whether you are starting a manufacturing firm, a service business or a distributorship, getting started is a multi-faceted and complex…

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Influencing customers buying decisions

No one advertises Bathing Suits in December or Snow Blowers in May. Seasonal marketing is all about timing. The marketer must have advertising exposure at the start of season to reach prospective customers. To maximize advertising effectiveness, advertising must not only be targeted to the market but be designed to…

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MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS IN TODAY’S ECONOMY

If your business has been down over the past few years, take heart, business is up along with consumer confidence now. Unemployment is a record lows. Tax breaks are putting more money in the pockets of buyers. This is a great time to dynamically increase sale and profits. It is…

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Designing Training Manuals and Course Promotion

Study material, manuals and workbooks can make the training course a success or render it lack-luster. More important, the enrollment campaign can fill the classroom with students, or result in weak participation. While many organizations and/or instructors produce their own collateral material and student solicitation efforts, the expertise of a…

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