Converting Prospects to Customers

Converting Prospects to Customers

Folks, a Lansing-based photographer specializing in wedding and event photography has given me permission to post this conundrum to you. First is his challenge. Next is the advice I gave him. Any other ideas or corrections? Enquiring minds want to know. The Photographer’s Challenge I had several contacts [leads generated by his … Read more

Top 5 Marketing Strategies for Insurance Companies

marketing strategies for insurance companies

Having an incredible marketing campaign can go a long way in determining your company’s future. It’s crucial to know what your marketing goals are and how to achieve them. A great marketing strategy will definitely help you improve and expand your business to reaches that are usually far beyond your grasp. But … Read more

Educate Your Customers, Grow Your Revenues

Educate Your Customers, Grow Your Revenues

by Ken David What is marketing? First, it’s about understanding deeply the needs and wants of your customers and providing them with greater value. You must clearly identify the demand in the marketplace. At a minimum, most businesses can improve significantly in this area. However, the real power and leverage of marketing … Read more

The Basic Argument for Advertising in a Recession

advertising in recession

from The Wall Street Journal (publication information unknown) View the original article When times turn bad, they’re made worse by hesitation, halfway measures, and panicky decisions. Such as the decision to reduce or eliminate advertising. The fact is, companies that maintain or increase their advertising spending during recessions get ahead. A less … Read more

A Review of ‘Killing Us Softly’

A Review of 'Killing Us Softly'

Have you ever noticed how an actress or model looks seems to play a more vital role in an advertisement than the message they deliver? In her presentation, Killing Us Softly, Jean Kilbourne elaborates how an ad sells better than the product itself. Why? An ad can convey esoteric concepts, as well … Read more

Perspiration Precipitates Performance and Other Marketing Lessons Learned

Marketing Ideas Douglas Criticism Quote

The following is a letter I received from a dear client, John Douglas, who also happens to be a talented local photographer. Over the past year, John has undergone the rigors of becoming an SEO-savvy entrepreneur. John is a model student; eager to learn, invested in his own success and quick to … Read more