Advertising

Valentine’s Day Marketing Statistics 2017

Valentine's day is a peak selling season for multiple different industries. Businesses that sell or distribute products such as flowers, candy, jewelry, dining, lodging and other products are experiencing one of the best shopping seasons of the year, having some overlap with the Superbowl. Many of these businesses can start ramping up their marketing about 2 weeks before February 14. For those who may be thinking of creative ways to leverage the holiday to increase sales, here are some [...]

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What (the heck) does “SEM” mean?

The acronym "SEM" is one of many found in the digital marketing alphabet soup. (SEO, PPC, CPC and SERPs are closely related). SEM stands for "Search Engine Marketing", which actually has a history of what it means. Traditionally, the word "marketing" is a blanket term that covers any activities that are used to promote your brand and business, including public relations (PR), advertising and sales. So naturally one would think that the phrase "search engine marketing" or SEM would also [...]

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Science of Persuasion Video

This is an awesome video on the science of persuasion based on concepts that were studied and proven by Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University: There is a science to how we are persuaded. The human brain needs short cuts or rules of thumb to guide decision making. The 6 universal shortcuts for decision making are: Reciprocity Scarcity Authority Consistency Liking Consensus Can this science be applied to sales and marketing? Share your thoughts on this video in the comments below [...]

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Superbowl 50 Commercials 2016

The Super Bowl is coming up on February 5, 2017. Here is a review of Super Bowl commercials from last year: Please Comment: What do you think of these ads from a marketing perspective? Which were most effective and why? Which were least effective and why?

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Superbowl XLIX Commericals 2015

The Super Bowl is coming up on February 5, 2017. Here is a review of Super Bowl commercials from 2015: Please Comment: Share what you think from these ads from a marketing perspective. Which ones were the most effective and why? Which were the least effective and why?

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More of Levinson’s Lists of Marketing Media

In his book, Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business, Jay Conrad Levinson describes multiple different marketing streams. He explains how do-it-yourself business owners, or Guerrilla Marketers, can market their small business on a low budget. Within the book he classifies media into two categories, Minimedia and Maximedia. He also describes emedia, infomedia, human media, and non-media. His lists on minimedia and maximedia have been previously published. The following are his remaining [...]

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Levinson’s List of Maximedia Marketing

In his book, Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business, Jay Conrad Levinson describes multiple different marketing streams. He explains how do-it-yourself business owners, or Guerrilla Marketers, can market their small business on a low budget. Within the book he classifies media into two categories, Minimedia and Maximedia. He also describes emedia, infomedia, human media, and non-media. The following is his list of maximedia marketing streams: Newspapers Magazines Radio Television Outdoor Advertising Direct Mail Marketing This edition of Guerrilla [...]

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Levinson’s List of Minimedia Marketing

In his book, Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business, Jay Conrad Levinson describes multiple different marketing streams. He explains how do-it-yourself business owners, or Guerrilla Marketers, can market their small business on a low budget. Within the book he classifies media into two categories, Minimedia and Maximedia. He also describes emedia, infomedia, human media, and non-media. The following is his list of minimedia marketing streams: Canvassing Business Cards Personal Letters Telephone Marketing Circulars Brochures Classified Advertising Gift Certificates Signs: Big [...]

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For all the “SEM”s out there, “Marketing” is a BLANKET TERM!

Newbies may read the title of this article and wonder why the statement even needs to be made, but those in the industry probably understand right off the bat. If you're unfamiliar with the acronym SEM, it stands for Search Engine Marketing or Search Engine Marketer. Some correctly interpret this to mean any marketing activities to promote a business, brand or product through search engines OR a marketer who performs any activity to promote a business, brand or product [...]

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