May 26, 2018

Friendly Touch

Good Day This Sunday (2 am) is when you turn your clocks forward by one hour and lose some sleep, or you can do what most do and set it when you go to sleep and sleep in an extra hour. I've heard all the arguments about daylight saving time and this week's tip is not about whether you like it … [Read more...]

1st Quarter Results

Good Day Guess what. This week my wife got the same letter from the auto dealer. We are now up to 6 of the same letter. Today starts the last month of the 1st quarter of 2018. Now is the time to plan out how you are going to bring in business for the next quarter. It's also the time to look … [Read more...]

Phone Use

Good Day Before I get to this week's marketing tip, I thought I would let you know I got another letter the other day from my friend. Now I have 5 letters; I wonder how many more I'll get. As a child I spent many years in speech therapy classes (my public school offered them). One of the … [Read more...]

Missing Skimmers, Lost Sales

Good Day Two weeks ago I wrote about a letter I got and some of the mistakes the letter writers made. I am sure you get many sales letters, so you know very few have a second read through. When writing these letter you have to use methods designed for the skimmer, the person who just looks … [Read more...]

Wasting Money Foolishly

Good Day I usually do not name people or companies in these tips, but this week I will. Around December 27, I got a very cute and interesting sales letter from Kelly Peterson of Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet in Fort Worth. It was a form letter, but it was in a very nice handwritten font on what … [Read more...]

Marketing Mistakes

Good Day   Last week I wrote about the letters I got from Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet and how they were all the same.  Let me recap: Around December 27, I got a very cute and interesting sales letter from Kelly Peterson of Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet in Fort Worth. It was a form letter, but it was in … [Read more...]

PMF – Do You Have It?

Good Day Have you ever seen a company launch a new product or service and asked yourself, "why did they do that?" Then you watch as a few weeks or months later they withdraw it from the marketplace? Sometimes, though, a new product or service hits the market, and it's a big hit! What you're … [Read more...]

Doing more to get the word out

Good Day Contact First Name  I was taking a client's post cards to the post office when I noticed a company truck advertising that it provides packaging services to manufacturers, the blister package/cardboard package. I thought, I need to remember that company in case someone needs that … [Read more...]

When you get sick

Good Day  This is the season that people are out with either a cold or the flu. What do you do when you are sick? Take the time off and let your business suffer, go in and carry on as if you're not sick, or something in-between?  An old friend of mine once said that it takes 3 days to recover … [Read more...]

You that you have at least one.

Good Day   Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! Most people plan out their New Year's resolutions the day before or on New Year's Day, just like they plan out what what they want to do with their business.  Maybe that's why I see ads for weight loss, exercise equipment and January sales! I also … [Read more...]

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