Episode 557 – Direct Marketing Basics with Brian Kurtz

Brian Kurtz has had two careers.The first spanned 34 years as a force behind Boardroom Inc., an iconic publisher and direct marketer. During that time, he was mentored by, and worked with, a who’s who of marketing legends (who he owes everything to). And more specifically, he worked side-by-side with the most prolific copywriters who…

Episode 556 – Bored or Busy? It’s Time To Work Harder!

We are a week or so into a major change in our business work environments. Many workers have been sent home to either work there, or wait for the business climates to change. During this time of home confinement (in many states) you have an opportunity to be either bored or busy. If you are…

Episode 546 – Toilet Paper Math… Why Some Online Marketing Does Not Always Square Up?

I saw this video online where a math (multiplication) was done the traditional way (how I learned) and the NEW way (putting numbers in a table and working it in phases). The old way took 20 seconds where the new way took over 3 minutes? New math is everywhere, especially at the grocery store in…

Episode 540 – How To Make Great Business Relationships… As Easy AS 1-2-3!

Collecting names is great. Having a big email list is preferred, but sometimes less is more. As you collect names what follows is more important than the original contact. Can you build a know like and trust with the person behind the email? Sometimes, it takes a little finess and personal touch to create engagement,…

Episode 538 – The Details Is In The Data – How To Better Collect And Use Info From Your Website

Nothing warms my cockles like a good batch of data. Especially when it comes to helping me to better connect with clients and potential customers. Data is everywhere nowadays, but capturing it, harnessing it and using for the good of your business is a challenge. Our websites are the best place to collect and measure…

Episode 528 – Foresight is 2020 – Why You Need To Recommit To Email Marketing?

As part of my Foresight 2020 series (looking back to forge ahead to make next year the best year ever), I wanted to explore how and why I think email marketing is going to be bigger and better than ever next year). Looking into my “Zoltar” crystal ball, I can see that social media will…

Episode 495 – Using Email Drip Sequences To Supercharge Your Sales Process with Shawn Finder

Shawn Finder has always been an entrepreneur at heart. At age 24, Shawn entered the entrepreneurial world after competing as one of Canada’s top-ranked tennis players. He started out importing packaging from the Orient and selling to top retailers in North America. However, knowing he always loved selling and list building, he founded ExchangeLeads in…

Episode 486 – How Can A Pile Of Needles Attract Your New Customers?

Why is it better to build a pile of needles versus finding a needle in a haystack? Because the needles are what you use to sow (sew) new business. Yet still, people spend way more time trying to find that needle. 

Advertising is typically putting your message out to a large audience and hopes it attracts the right customers at the right time. Marketers try the same concept with email lists. They collect names, but are they the right names and emails at the right time? 

The difference is a pile of needles is a group of very targeted customers or influencers who help you focus on getting to your goals faster and better.

Busy business people like contractors, don’t have the time to build relationships like full-time salespeople, but through finding and working with influencers, they can amplify their messages if they simply invest time in specific relationships!

Time to stitch together some new business? In this episode, we will explore how you can build a pile of needles simply by asking yourself some key questions! 

Episode 468 – Why Are You Selling Dog Food To Cat People?

Selling Dog Food To Cat People means that just because someone has a pet, it does not mean that they are potential customers for all kinds of pet foods. Yeah they may get a dog some day, but right now they are paying attention to their immediate needs.Everyone needs water. Consumers and businesses need water, but as you start to niche down, you discover there are differences. Home owners are different than renters, and service businesses have different needs for water than manufacturing.Some people treat marketing like everyone is a customer, but are they really? In today’s short attention span theater, you have to get the right message, to the right person, at the right time!

Episode 456 – Are You Answering The Right Questions With Your Marketing?

Did you know that the average person get of has…Over 120 Email per DayAbout 200 Unread Emails In Their InboxHas Over 8000 Emails In Their InboxHas Around 40 Email FoldersThis can lead to overwhelm when you are trying to stand out with your marketing messages. We all want to create that perfect email, that gets users to sit up, take notice, and more importantly… Take Action!Your audience is asking themselves 5 questions when they see any email come in when they get a business email…Why is this important to me?How does this help me in my job?Is It Important/Urgent or Important/Not-Urgent? Why should I act on it?Will it save me time or money?Does it mean more work or less work?In this episode, I will discuss the difference between how most people composed email (WIIAM) and how people read it (WIIFM). And get busy cleaning out your inbox!