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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Launching Your 2020 Marketing Campaign

If your company does not have a comprehensive Marketing Plan for 2020, you will be missing out on sales and profits this year. I am sure you have ideas how you want to promote your business, but if you have not laid out an integrated campaign of advertising, PR, media…

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Directional vs Promotional Media

Advertising is comprised of two primary media functions; Promotional and Directional. Simply put: Promotional Media is proactive advertising that reaches out to target markets with motivational messages. Directional Media is reactive, initiated by consumers shopping for those advertised products and services and looking for the best price and a place…

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How to get the most out of your Marketing Consultant

  Does your company have a Marketing Consultant? While some businesses do their advertising in-house, or with freelancers and web services, astute marketers have found engaging the services of a Marketing Consultant provides an overall comprehensive marketing strategy, maximizing efficiency and reduces costly risks of misguided efforts. Whether your firm…

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WHO IS DOING YOUR MARKETING?

By Tom Smisek CPC, Marketing Consultant No one ever said that advertising was going to be cheap. Some of the most expensive advertising efforts have been attempts by marketers, who try to skimp by as cheaply as possible, by doing it themselves, or using freelancers to do their artwork. Their…

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A CASE FOR PRINT ADVERTISING

In spite of past predictions by some… today, print media is alive and well. Over a decade ago a former client predicted, that within ten years, all printers would be out of business and magazines would no longer exist. He claimed that the new digital media would take over, and…

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Does your company have a sales program?

Sales methods have changed over the years. I remember the door-to-door salesmen selling vacuum cleaners, encyclopedias and household products. Direct-mail promotions and telephone solicitation replaced some of the premise sales calls, but personal contact has always been the best way to present a product, or service and get an order.…

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PRODUCT PHOTO ANATOMY

Advertising certain products it is sometimes advantageous to view the internal workings, components and composition of a product. This is primarily to point out the features and functions. It works especially well when the product has superior components, over competitive models, that can be illustrated to prospective buyers for Catalogs…

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The Marketing Highway

Think of business marketing like taking an endless road trip. You are trying to reach destinations along the way … The market and traffic are constantly moving whether you keep pace or not… You are competing with other drivers … There are unpredictable road hazards which can impede your trip…

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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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