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Marketing Mistakes

Put Them in a Trance

We’re going to go through the 5 essential keys to a successful and reusable marketing campaign launch. Once you have these basics down, you can use them over and over again. The 5 essential keys are: Define your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) Put an effective sales offer to work Avoid the marketing pitfalls Use a […]


Entertain Your Way to Profit

The number one marketing sin of all time is being boring!  The number one marketing sin in the new economy is being ordinary. In this chapter we’re going cover 8 ways to “Entertain Your Way to Profits”. Here’s a list of the 8 ways you can entertain your way to profits.  We’ll cover each in […]


Dealing with the “Stick-to-it-iveness” Problem

While this word, “Stick-to-it-iveness”  isn’t scientific, it is very real and it is the reason why most people fail at most everything they do! Admittedly this one is a little harder to quantify, but many of the traits that make people successful are hard to quantify. The bottom line though is this…if you never make […]


Key Components of a Marketing System

Affordability: Your marketing systems must deliver profitable results. You have to know what a customer is worth to you, then decide what you are reasonably willing to invest to acquire one, then build systems that work within that limit. However, there’s no free lunch, so if a customer is worth $1,000 and you’re only willing […]


Do you have a marketing system?

Do you have a marketing system? If not, then what you have is money you spend (notice, I’m NOT using the term invest) on random acts of hope and faith (both often misplaced!) Is that the way you should be running your business? To put a finer point on this, I’ll ask you right now: […]


Target the Right Market

One of the keys to crafting the right message is making sure you are aiming it at the right market. The best possible offer made to someone who is wholly unqualified or wholly disinterested in it is not going to work. You’ve got to match your offer with the right people to receive those offers. […]


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 […]


Marketing Mistakes-April Fool’s Marketing Screw Up’s

It’s April Fool’s Day but these are real marketing mistakes and screw ups by BIG companies. Enjoy! Coors translated its slogan, “Turn it loose” into Spanish where it was read as “Suffer from diarrhea.” Colgate introduced a toothpaste in France called “Cue”, the name of a notorious porn magazine. Scandinavian vacuum Electrolux for a brief […]