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Newsletters are Marketing Machines!


Is your business publishing a print or e-newsletter? An informative publication is a great way to stay in touch with your customers and leads. It also reinforces your expertise in your industry.

Mark Twain's Great Marketing Idea


To tell you the truth (and about 53% of this article is true), I don't know where I heard this story about Mark Twain. But I've heard it enough times to verify that it's either (a) at least half true, or (b) a credible lie.

Getting More From Your Customer


We are all customers of one product or another. How is it we always seem to buy or shop from the same place? What is it that these businesses do to keep us coming back and buying from them? A large portion of the selection process that a customer goes through is done through advertising - attracting and reminding customers through promotions.

If You Can't Answer This Question Your Business is Doomed!


How do you answer the seemingly easy question, "What do youdo?" Do you talk about YOU? Do you talk about yourproducts/services? Do you talk about your industry?Do you explain the process of how your products/serviceswork? If you answered yes to any of these questions youare missing an enormous opportunity.Every time someone asks you "What do you do?" andevery time someone reads your marketing materials youhave the opportunity to:* Interest potential clients* Increase the potential for referrals* Find out about potential strategic alliances* Create recognition for yourself and your business* Position yourself as an expertStop right now and take the time to discover how to answerthe question, "What do you do?" in a profitable way.

How to Get a 100% Return on Your Marketing Investment Guaranteed!


One of the most effective ways to market your products/servicesis to create strategic alliances. Strategic alliances arepartnerships with companies who sell to a client base similarto yours but they sell different products/services.

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Existing Marketing Materials for Practically Nothing!


In addition to direct marketing strategies you want to besure your existing passive, or indirect, marketing activitiesare as effective as possible. When is the last time you tooka good look at your existing marketing activities?Here are some fast, easy (and free to inexpensive) ways toupdate and upgrade your existing marketing activities.

Marketing Your Franchise Online


Do you want to successfully market your business franchise online? Here's an internet strategy you can use for your franchise opportunity.1.

Make Out Marketing


What is the single biggest fear of teenagers, business owners and CEO's alike?The answer is simple. Making out for the first time, with an attractive partner or customer you really want to be with.

Is Your Company A Member Of The Community?


One particularly hot south Texas day, I was making a routine sales call to a family Mexican restaurant. Angela, with whom I had an appointment, is a real "hands on" lady.

Trade Show Videos Need to be Planned


A few months ago, we attended the recent Austech 2005 Expo. It was a large trade show that showcased over 500 manufacturers selling machines, equipment and systems.

How to Convey Trustworthiness in Direct Mail Marketing Sales Letter


A person or business that might buy from you is called a prospect. But they might just as accurately be called a skeptic.

Judge Rules in Consultant's Favor with 80-20 Rule


I opened the registered letter and was shocked. My best clients were joining together in a class-action suit against me.

Wife's Marketing Prowess Helped Edison See the Light


It is well known that Thomas Edison was an inventor, a genius, and he never slept. Did you know that Mrs.

Promotional Pen - A Pen by any other Name?


Have you ever been among a group of people exchanging contact details? Notice the scramble for that good old-fashioned instrument, the pen. See the woman upturn her purse searching for one and the impatient expressions on the faces of the people with her.

Promotional Magnets: Promotion that Sticks


Some people are happy with just a business card. For others it's not enough to be glanced at once and packed away.

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