Create an avalanche of qualified leads

Identifying prime prospects for your product, service or expertise can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. But that’s an easy challenge to overcome when you employ “Packaged information offers” in an effective manner, writes Robert Clay of Marketing Wizdom. Packaged information offers are one of my all-time favourite low-risk/high-return strategies for generating […]

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The forgotten cost of discounting

Discounting can kill your business. Few business leaders or entrepreneurs realise that the biggest cost in their business can be something that doesn’t even show up in their accounts. When you’re doing a lot less business than you should be doing, it’s all too easy to push the panic button and offer discounts just to get more people through the door. In most cases these discounts make no difference to the number of people who come through the door. But even if they do, these, or any other form of discounting, can turn into a serious and very expensive mistake […]

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Innovation is the key

The time to innovate is now. It is widely understood that the current global economic downturn is one of the most severe of the past 100 years, writes Robert Clay of Marketing Wizdom. While some believe that people (and the media) talked the downturn into existence, the realities must still be acknowledged. Major banks and […]

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The most prolific product ever seen

In the last few years we’ve experienced a world of rapid change brought about by the internet, writes Robert Clay of Marketing Wizdom. The internet has fundamentally changed what we do on a day to day basis, from the way we communicate and do business, to politics, entertainment, culture, health care and just about everything […]

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Tell your story and change perceptions

Successful marketers tell a compelling story, and that story creates word-of-mouth. They don’t talk about features or even benefits. They tell a story that we intuitively embrace, buy into, then pass on to other people, writes Robert Clay of Marketing Wizdom. Companies go from start-up to market leadership through the correct use of stories. By articulating […]

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Why 8% of sales people get 80% of the sales

Isn’t it amazing how often you express interest in a product or service, but never hear from the person or company again? It happens all the time. Research shows, amazingly, that only 20% of sales leads are ever followed up … in other words 80% of potential opportunities are lost without trace simply due to lack of follow-up. Interestingly, only 2% of sales occur when two parties meet for the first time. And 80% of sales occur only after at least five continuous follow-ups. You therefore must follow-up at least five times.

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Taking the mystery out of list buying

The right mailing list can be worth a small fortune to you. The wrong list can cost you a fortune in the blink of an eye. Most people just pick up the phone and order a list. That’s a recipe for disaster. There is more to buying lists than most people realise. This article tells you how.

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