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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MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS IN 2017

Now that the election is over, the survival and prosperity of your business is up to you. If your company is not doing as well as it had in the past, your income is down, or sales are slow, you are not alone. Many businesses, from mega-corporations to small entrepreneurs,…

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How to Design a Great Catalog

Whether you are selling, on-line, direct to end users, or through distributors and retailers, an impressive catalog is indispensable in presenting your products and making sales. A Good Catalog is not just a list of items, but a user-friendly organized classified directory. A Great Catalog is more than that! It…

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Using FREE in advertising

If your have been to a Harbor Freight outlet lately you will most likely experience long lines at the cash registers just about any time of the day. Why during an economic downfall, when retail sale are down are customers breaking down the doors at Harbor Freight? The answer is…

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Capitalizing on Old Fashion Service

Today when the Internet seems to be the place where buyers are flocking to buy products. Shops and retail stores are feeling the sales pinch. Sure, shopping on-line does offer a wide variety of products at very competitive prices, but what is lacking in the e-commerce world is that personal…

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ART DIRECTED PHOTOGRAPHY

What is Art Directed Photography? That is when the Art Director or the Designer who is creating the advertising, in which the photo is to be used, directs the photographer. Why can’t the photographer just shoot the photo without an art director? They can, but it is a gamble. Because…

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Building a Great Print Ad

Creating a great print ad is not just assembling a layout with a headline, photo, some copy and a logo, but is an orchestrated sequence of factors and functions designed to meet a strategic objective. Building an ad is like building a house. First you have to determine the location,…

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Marketing Consultant, Hired Gun

In the old west a town Sheriff would seek outside professional help to resolve a problem. These “Hired Guns” were professionals, brought in on an as needed basis, to bolstered local law enforcement by providing their special abilities and talents. Today, marketers can call on outside professionals in much the…

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Doing your own advertising?

Most major marketers contract with an advertising agency, PR or marketing firm to develop, design and implement their advertising campaigns. An outside ad firm offers outside objectivity, creative viewpoints and experience to develop dynamic marketing strategies. Although professional ad firms do not come cheap, the value they bring to the…

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