The three new pillars of marketing are some of the key components needed to build an effective online presence. You’ll learn how to benefit from today’s new technologies that in many cases have reduced the effectiveness of traditional marketing methods. In many cases your competition still don’t have the answers, or an effective online presence. If you “get” it and they don’t, it represents a massive opportunity for you […]
The 3 New Pillars of Marketing
You, A Marketing Genius?
It’s surprising how many people in business throw money down the drain unnecessarily, when they don’t have to. It’s easy to eliminate all uncertainty and guesswork from your marketing before you make any significant marketing investment. Get this right and incorporate it into everything you do and you’ll often be seen as a marketing genius […]
Packaged Information Offers
Packaged Information Offers is an effective way to get an avalanche of prime prospects to raise their hands and identify themselves to you. It’s a very effective way to find the people who are already in the market right now for what you’re offering, so that you can focus on them until they buy. Get this right and you’ll gain an emphatic edge over most of your competition […]
Million Dollar Copywriting Tips
These million dollar copywriting tips are so simple and easily applied, yet can dramatically improve your marketing and advertising effectiveness. Not one in a hundred people gets this right. But grasp these simple ideas and it can dramatically improve your marketing and advertising effectiveness. It can also give you a emphatic edge over most of your competition […]
Make It Easier to Say Yes Than No
The biggest reason why people don’t buy products or services from a supplier, even though they’d benefit from it and can afford it, is that they don’t want to make a mistake or look stupid. It’s therefore important to eliminate any possibility that anyone can make a mistake or look bad when they do business with you. It’s a simple concept but makes a massive difference to whether or not people will do business with you […]
Tell Your Unique Story
Whatever your business, you have a story to tell, and it’s the key component in fully and deeply educating your marketplace about what you do. It brings out the uniqueness of your business; dramatically increases the chances that prospects will do business with you; and gives you a decisive edge over most of your competition. It’s not THAT hard to do, yet less than one entrepreneurial business in every thousand ever gets it right […]
Do not use Twitter for business
Internet psychologist Graham Jones recently sent out a simple “tweet” saying he was off to give a presentation that would warn people not to use Twitter for business. Within moments the broadcaster and communications consultant James Lush had replied saying he’d be fascinated to know why on earth Graham would say such a thing. Later that day Graham rose to his feet and suggested the un-suggestible. People in the audience were perplexed because plenty of companies make money using Twitter. But therein lies the twist in this tale […]
How I created 3 great websites in 2 days
We put out the following message on Twitter one afternoon: “Have created 3 stunning websites in 2 days. Used to use vastly expensive web design co who took 6 months to achieve fraction of the same result.” That immediately excited massive interest. People clamoured to know how we did it. A professional web designer responded “Impossible … send URL’s please,” so we did. This popular post explains how it came about, what we did, and how you could do something similar yourself […]
Marketing your business in our age of mass empowerment
This is a large post, but also an important one if you haven’t fully embraced or adapted your marketing approach to today’s vastly changed business landscape. For 150 years mass marketing was about the ONLY economical way to get your message out there. But today we’re living in a new age of mass empowerment fuelled by commercial clutter, the rise of internet, sophisticated online search, social media, broadband, wi-fi and smartphones. It spells the end of mass marketing as we’ve known it for most businesses […]
7 steps to a killer social media plan
I believe that any business with a decent product or service can build a global social media presence, and monetize it, writes Robert Clay of Marketing Wizdom. But you need to know what to do and how to do it. And most people in business really only have the vaguest notion of what is involved.
How to be credible when you connect on LinkedIn
Do you automatically accept every connection request you receive on LinkedIn? I hope not because the value of LinkedIn comes from the quality of the connections you establish, NOT from accepting every connection request that comes your way. In a world full of potential spammers, there are several things you should look for whenever someone tries to connect with you. It should start with a personalised connection request that gives a good reason for connecting […]
A treasure trove of articles on social media metrics and ROI …
Social media in its various forms is now a mainstream way of communicating and building relationships with your prospects, clients and advocates. But how do you measure the effects of social media and calculate your return on investment? This post carries my hand-curated links to a treasure trove of excellent articles that tell you almost everything you need to know about social media metrics, measurement and ROI. I hope you find it useful. Enjoy! […]
How I use Twitter
After many requests I’ve finally written this article on how I use Twitter. It covers such things using Twitter to add to my knowledge and learn from people; the tools I use constantly; the topics I tweet about; how I plan my content sharing; who I follow and why; how I follow; and how I deal with spammers. So here goes … I use Twitter as a news source, to add to my knowledge, to maintain cutting edge awareness in my areas of expertise and to discover, learn from and engage with people globally who share similar interests. I also use Twitter as a publishing tool to share knowledge and information I come across which I believe will be useful to any aspiring market leader, entrepreneur, or anyone involved in […]
5 Ways to Get Results on LinkedIn
This is the third in a series of well received posts on how to grow your business using LinkedIn. It focuses on: setting up your personal profile; connecting with people you know; giving and getting recommendations; setting up your LikedIn company page; and joining selected LinkedIn groups. LinkedIn, just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years, is now by far the world’s largest professional network. It has rightly been said that if you’re in business and not on LinkedIn you may as well not exist. The fact that 499 of the Fortune 500 companies are represented by director-level employees and above just reinforces that point.
11 easy steps to a best-selling podcast on iTunes
Every day, your customers, prospects, and employees are inundated with information from e-mail, voicemails, spam and memos. So how do you get your important messages across to them in a way that doesn’t get lost in all of that noise? The answer is podcasts. Podcasts are the new way of distributing audio content. They are audio or video recordings that your prospects and customers can subscribe to, receive, download, listen to, or watch using a computer, iPod, M3 player, iPhone, iPad or smartphone […]
Starting a Blog? Here are 10 Things to Keep in Mind.
There are a number of things to keep in mind when you start a blog. This excellent post by Jamie Turner was featured on his excellent blog 60secondmarketer.com and is now republished here, with Jamie’s kind permission … Are you thinking about starting a blog? If so, there are several things you should keep in mind. Here are
9 Ways People Respond to Your Online Content
The combination of blogs and social media have transformed publishing and communication beyond recognition in the past 2-3 years. This excellent post by Rajesh Setty, an entrepreneur, author and speaker based in Silicon Valley, was originally featured by Jamie Turner on his excellent blog 60secondmarketer.com. It was republished there with Mr Setty’s permission. The post is called
LinkedIn: 100 Million can’t be wrong!
If you’re in business there’s a good chance that you’re either a member of LinkedIn, or have at least been invited at some point to join. Lot’s of people join LinkedIn but really don’t really understand what it is for; how to use it; what it’s good for; what the benefits are; or how to leverage it. The aim of this post is to give you a simple understanding of what LinkedIn can do for you and get you up to speed quickly on the absolute basics to save you time when you use this powerful online networking tool […]
Get your share of 61 billion online searches a month
Since Google AdWords was launched in 2002 the face of advertising has been changed almost beyond recognition, writes Robert Clay of Marketing Wizdom. Using AdWords it’s possible to achieve things today that could hardly be imagined just ten years ago. When Google was founded in 1997, the “big boys” in internet search like Yahoo, AltaVista