July 17, 2024

Advertising/marketing does not work!

Good Morning ,
One of the most common objections I get is, “advertising/marketing does not work; it’s a waste of money.” In the past I would try to convince these people that it does work. Then stop arguing and add a remark, knowing that they would never use my services.
I was watching the news the other day and found an interesting fact. Rick Caruso a former longtime Republican turned Democrat was a very wealthy but little known and no-political-experience candidate for the office of mayor of the city of Los Angeles. Caruso was running against U.S. Rep. Karen Bass who is very well know.
They are now in a runoff for the office and the winner will be the next mayor.
How did Caruso come from nowhere and could be the next mayor? $40 million! He spent 40 million dollars of his own money on advertising to get the word out about this campaign!
That’s the power of advertising/marketing! I’m not saying that you have to spend $40 million to get the word out about your product or services, but you have to spend something. In fact I used to teach people how to market their business using 10 postage stamps per day (5 days a week).
The next time someone says that advertising doesn’t work I, and hopefully you, will use this example of it working.
Would you like to know how to market your business using 10 postage stamps per day? Just contact me; if I get enough interest I’ll write about it.
Till next time.