Free Webinar: Email Marketing Frequency

Marketing Profs and Experian provided a free webinar (with registration) that discusses how to effectively manage email marketing frequency. MarketingProfs provides many valuable recorded webinars including several free ones at their seminar library page. Some key takeaways from the webinar: -Ecommerce spending for Q4 of 2011 was up 14 percent. -Estimated $44.25 return for each [...]

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3 Reasons To Consider Advertising on the Radio

Advertising costs are a major expense for many businesses. As part of an effective advertising plan, companies must explore different methods to capture clients. Radio advertising can provide a cost-effective method for creating brand awareness and even obtaining new clients, especially for service-based companies. Radio advertising offers three main benefits. 1. First, it comes with [...]

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Context is Everything: The Power of Your Tagline Depends Largely on the Surrounding Wordscape

The following article is a guest post by Jim Morris, aka Tagline Jim. Context is everything. The larger point I’m about to argue for applies to communication of all sorts, but, since I write taglines for a living, I’m going to make it in relation to taglines. Let me start out by saying . . [...]

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7 Things Marketers Can Learn From Apple

Whether you love them or hate them, Apple has been one of the greatest business success stories of our time and it can be argued that most of their success is attributed to their marketing. Here are the top 7 things marketers can learn from Apple. Create suspense around new products Apple is known for [...]

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Marketing by Teaching: Jason Fried Presentation (video)

Jason Fried describes how educating consumers can be an effective way to market a product or service. By educating your customer you are providing value for your customer which often encourages them to keep coming back to your website or store. Fried advocates giving away as much information as you can about your craft or [...]

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39 Best Small Business Marketing Tactics

Here are 39 top small business marketing tactics that will help you acquire and retain customers. This is a evolving post so if you would like to contribute, make suggestions in the comments. 1. Create a podcast 2. Offer a free trial 3. Blog 4. Google Adwords 5. Provide remarkable customer service 6. Give something [...]

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Successful Second Life Marketing Tactics

Second Life will probably never be widely adopted but as a niche media, it offers a lot of interesting marketing applications. Although Second Life is very unproven and difficult to measure in terms of ROI, residents of the virtual world have an unmatched level of brand interaction. I recently had the chance to listen to [...]

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Top 10 Marketing Applications of Twitter

Twitter is not just for telling people you just ate a sandwich. There are limitless applications for Twitter. Here are the top 10 marketing applications of Twitter. 1. Instant Focus GroupJason Calacanis uses his 23,000 plus followers to find out what they think. He will shoot out a question about what people think about a [...]

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Creating Free Content

Creating free content is one way to generate interest in your company and its offerings. That is why many companies are looking into producing their own podcasts and some companies have embraced podcasting. Business Week Cover Stories and Climbing the Ladder are just a few great podcasts that are part of the Business Week Podcast [...]

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How to Increase Tourism with a Lava Lamp

How do you get people to visit a small town in the middle of no where? In Soap Lake, WA they had a brillant idea…a lava lamp. The city council agreed to spend $100,000 to put up a 50 plus foot lava lamp in the middle of the city. It would definitely boost interest in [...]

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Kwik-E-Marts Now Open

To promote the Simpsons’ Movie, a dozen 7-Eleven stores have temporarily turned into the fictional chain of Kwik-E-Marts from the Simpsons’s show by changing their signs and uniforms. 7-Elevens everywhere will also be selling previously fictional foods like Buzz Cola and Krusty O’s cereal which have been flying off the shelves. This is one of [...]

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Secret Menu Items

Many restaurants have secret off the menu items that can only be ordered by customers in the “loop”. At Jamba Juice you can order the following smoothies: Strawberry Shortcake, Gummy Bear ,Peanut Butter and Jelly, Starburst, Fruity Pebbles, Push-pops, and Skittles. At IN-N-OUT Burger they have Double Meat, Protein Style (lettuce wrap instead of bun), [...]

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Starburys Change the Game

How can marketers make the world a better place? One possibility is to market products that change or improve lives. The Starbury line of basketball shoes, endorsed by NBA player Stephan Marbury are $14.98 a pair, a significantly lower price point than competitors like Nike whose prices range from $80-$200. The objective of this pricing [...]

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Dell's Idea Storm

It looks like Dell is following the democratization of ideas enabled by the web. Dell is taking advantage of “crowd sourcing” with it’s new Idea Storm website, which solicits ideas and recommendations from anyone to improve their products. I can think of two reasons why this is cool marketing. First it tells consumers that they [...]

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