August 13, 2020

Headline The Most Important Part Of An Ad

Good Morning  I was reading this week's edition of the great Denny Hatch's Marketing Blog "The Science and Art of Creating Wants." (www.dennyhatch.blogspot.com) Hatch wrote about how a great 1977 direct marketing ad, with a couple of very minor additions, would work like "gangbusters" today in … [Read more...]

Facebook, Google & Your Business

Good Morning  On Monday it was announced that attorneys general from 48 states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia were starting an investigation into Google and a number of attorneys general along with the Department of Justice were also looking into Facebook and how the companies have … [Read more...]

Events and Sales

Good Day A few weeks ago it was Tax Free Weekend in Texas. During the weekend an assortment of clothes and school related items are on sale tax free. Most stores have big back to schools sales that weekend. My daughter works in retail at a store that had nothing on the list of tax free items, … [Read more...]

Failure

Good Day I hope everyone had a good 4th of July. Sometimes marketing and ad campaigns don't work and you get zero response. Some might think that's a failure, but in fact it is not. Good news: All marketing is testing; you are always trying to do better than your last ad. When you get no … [Read more...]

Tweak It

Good Day I'm having problems with one of the toilets in my home. I think there is stoppage in the pipe. I tried the plunger and it seemed to work a bit better. This morning it was not, so I tried the plunger a different way and it seems at this time to be flowing again. We'll see; I might have to … [Read more...]

Need An Idea – Swipe File

Good Day Need a new way to promote your business? A headline or starting line for a sales letter or flyer? Idea for a Facebook or LinkedIn post? Where do you go to get inspiration? Friends, neighbors, family? Maybe, but you would be better off going to your swipe or idea file.  A swipe file … [Read more...]