Marketing when Trade Shows cancel

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many Trade Shows will not be opening.  An example is the 2020 SEMA Show which has been canceled. The annual automotive aftermarket trade show was scheduled to be held Nov. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Other shows will soon be announcing cancellations as well.…

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NUTS AND BOLTS OF ADVERTISING

No, I am not talking about marketing hardware, but rather the basics of product and service sales promotion. Too much emphasis is being placed on creativity and on-line media placement while not presenting a compelling message. Effective advertising must appeal to the emotions, wants and needs and even fears of…

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Business Owners: Don’t wait for a complete recovery

In these uncertain times, when state and politicians are pulling the strings on business operations, you have to be proactive. The on-going tug of war with openings, closures and restrictions have caused havoc to marketers large and small. The knee-jerk responses have been blamed on the Coronavirus, but some suspect…

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CREATING AN ONLINE CATALOG

If your company does not have a downloadable catalog on your website, you are losing sales! Many marketers are reaching their customers by posting downloadable sales collateral online. While all catalogs, brochures, product bulletins and sales fliers are designed in print format, they can be also converted to interactive digital…

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DIGITAL & PRINT COLLATERAL

Every manufacturer and distributor that markets products or offers services, needs sales support collateral. Some marketers may think, “We have all our products listed on our website, so we don’t need anything else”. Here is the problem with that thought: Because web surfing is reactive Directional Media… A Google search…

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COMING BACK AFTER COVID-19

Nothing can disrupt a bustling economy like a pandemic. That is exactly what happened with the Coronavirus shutdown. Because many companies had to completely stop operating, employees were laid off and the supply chain was disrupted. Make no mistake America is coming back stronger than ever before! So, what can…

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How to market in the Coronavirus pandemic

Nothing can disrupt a bustling economy like a pandemic. That is exactly what is happening now with the Coronavirus. The threat has affected every business from healthcare concerns of employees to shortages of products due to panic buying to cancellation of activities and events. Firms are already reporting 42% slower…

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Don’t advertise without a plan

  Some marketers buy advertising based on graphic design alone. They sporadically run ads in the least expensive media and hope to attract business. While it is desirable to have attractive artwork, advertising is more than artwork… it’s more that posting on Social Media. Impressive advertising is more important than…

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LAUNCHING A MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Whether you are launching a rocket, a new product or a new business, the four “P’s” apply. What are they? Product, Production, Preparation, and Propellent. Without these critical functions your rocket or your business endeavor will never get off the ground or crash and burn. Ninety-nine percent of new businesses…

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