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These are posts about direct marketing.

Copywriting 101: Make Your Prospect ACT NOW!

The old proverb goes like this: “He who hesitates is lost!” What that means to you as a marketer is a prospect who dithers and delays is a sale that more than likely doesn’t happen. Which is bad all around – for the prospect, who could vitally use the service / product you offer… and […]

Direct Response or Bust!

Direct response marketing is a marketing that demands a direct response from your potential customers. This type of marketing is used to answer questions, present your branding, products and the reason you do what you do. Customers love this, as they are offered the opportunity to response, whether that be in the way of signing […]

A 9 Point Checklist for Direct Response Advertising for You

Below is a handy checklist to use for creating direct response ads.  If you use it, it will improve the quality and conversion of your ads.  Print out this checklist and use it! 1.    It must have a compelling headline 2.    It should evoke an immediate response, action, visit, call, or purchasing decision. 3.    It […]

Nobody Believes Nobody Anymore

As a salesperson and marketer, you face an uphill battle.  Gallup recently conducted a poll asking which jobs people considered untrustworthy or highly suspect.  The results: 10. Business Executives 9. State Governors 8. Lawyers 7. Insurance Salespeople 6. Senators 5. HMO Managers 4. Stockbrokers 3. Advertising Executives 2. Members of Congress 1. Car Salespeople This […]

“QWERTYIOP or something similar…”

In April, 2010, Radicati Group… a marketing and technology firm out of Palo Alto, CA … determined that each and every day:                                                 294 BILLION Emails were sent!!! Doing the math, that boils down to 2.8 million emails a second and about 90 Trillion emails every year.  That’s a lot of cluttered-up-in-boxes. Have you ever […]

Open – PRIZE Inside!!!!

And now for today’s marketing tip…. C’mon, who can resist it?… a package loaded with tasty caramel corn, peanuts, and a mystery prize?    That’s the appeal of iconic Baseball snack food, “Cracker Jack” – made all the more famous by the song, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” sung in stadiums all across […]

Marketing Strategy-Increase Your Profits With Bounce Back Marketing

Today, I want to focus on a marketing strategy few business owners take advantage of, but one that is inexpensive and easy to implement-and one everybody is reading this can use. Amongst “old-time” marketers, it’s known as “bounce-back marketing.” A bounce-back is a follow up offer that’s sent to a customer along with a product […]

Marketing Strategies-Entertain Your Way To Profits Part 2

Recently I gave you four marketing strategies to entertain your way to profits.  Here are four more great ways. 1. Calendar Marketing- Here’s where you become part of your clients life. As a marketer you must enter the conversation going on in the minds of your clients and prospects. The calendar gives you a plethora […]

Marketing Strategies-Entertain Your Way To Profits

The number one marketing sin of all time is being boring! The number one marketing sin in the new economy is being ordinary. Here is a list of 4 marketing strategies you can use to entertain your way to profits. 1. Tell Stories: We all have true stories, both personal and business, from our lives […]

Marketing Strategies-The Power of “Me to You” Marketing!

The marketing world is full of tactics and techniques “guaranteed” to help you improve the results of your next direct mail campaign, print ad campaign or email marketing campaign. Some work. Some do not. Times Square in New York City is a metaphor for what you, the business owner and marketer, are up against in […]