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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Marketing the fuel that drives sales.

Advertising and marketing are the fuel that propels every business down the Marketing Highway. With enough fuel in your tank, you can accelerate and pass your competition. Or, you can choose to be conservative and just keep up with traffic. The worst mistake any business can make is to let…

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It is time for your annual business checkup.

You probably get a Physical Check Up and Medical Consultation at least once a year just to make sure you are healthy and to address any medical concerns. Your business needs a regular checkup as well. Whether your marketing program is managed by a big-name Advertising Agency, a Freelance Graphic…

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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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