Good and Bad of Modern Marketing

Artificial Intelligence

With the advent of modern advertising, and internet marketing technologies in particular, has generating more sales become easier, more efficient and less costly?

Or in fact, has marketing become more complex, more misunderstood, less efficient and more costly? (And I’m not even talking about integrating artificial intelligence into your marketing and advertising mix).

In brief: … Read the rest

What is Copywriting?

If we said copywriting is presenting written words to best communicate a marketing concept, such as on a website, in an email, in an advertisement or a direct mail letter, or on TV, radio, press releases, catalogs, billboards, brochures, sales letters, and other marketing communications media, that would encapsulate the essence of the term. But … Read the rest

OfferUp

15sec VIDEO EXAMPLE: Web and social media promo video. Features live actors, motion graphics and accent elements. Designed to convey key messages without audio narration. The final client version featured their website address and did not include the 3 seconds of credits at the end.… Read the rest

Practical Advertising Goals when Competing in the Current PPC Arena

PPC IN THE PAST

Pay-per-Click (PPC) advertising used to be relatively easy. 15 years ago you didn’t need to know much about the technology, because it was vastly simpler and required a fraction of the choices (and decisions) that are available nowadays. There was also much less PPC competition, so your ads (whether good … Read the rest

Outsource Online Lead Generation

There are a number of online lead generation models, and they all center around the concept of providing relevant, targeted, current (even real-time) sales leads.

In addition to continuing your own lead generation strategies – online or otherwise – an additional option is to outsource this activity. In exchange for payments on a per-lead basis, … Read the rest

“Traditional Media is Changing” (Today’s Understatement)

Digital Media

“Traditional media is changing.” That’s an understatement. The real facts are that traditional media is going through a tectonic shift of historical proportions. Although the pattern has been established for many years, advertising money has been, and still is, moving away from TV, radio, direct mail and print media towards digital online advertising. In particular, … Read the rest

Should You Create an Infomercial for Your Product?

eCommerce

After 1984, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminated regulations to govern the commercial content of television, infomercials began to proliferate the late-night airwaves because they were cheap to broadcast and proved to be a highly profitable media, selling anything that could be easily shipped.

In fact, infomercials became so profitable that more and more … Read the rest