How Robots Made This Food Commercial Look Effortless

Many moons ago I was shooting still photos for advertising in magazines, corporate brochures, annual reports, etc. The amount of work that can go into making something look simple can be intriguing to folks unaccustomed to what it takes to achieve such.

For example, I’m reminded of another past “simple” looking ad. A racquetball … Read the rest

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

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 … Read the rest

Will Pay-for-Performance (P4P) Marketing Work With a Low-Price Product or Service?

Businesses regularly inquire about partnerering with Skyworks Marketing on a 100% or partial Pay-for-Performance (P4P) basis for leads or sales.

A number of variables are evaluated to determine the potential for a win-win partnership with such inquiries. One aspect that can work against a business seeking such a partnership is having a low-priced product or … Read the rest

DoorDash

15sec VIDEO EXAMPLE: Features live-action video, voice-over, motion graphics, visual effects (VFX), and stock music. High-energy pace intended to engage viewer interest.… 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

Internet Fraud and Work-at-Home Scams

Mass Marketing Fraud and scams are not new.

As an example, in the 1920’s, the Ponzi scheme (bogus investment swindle) was a notorious way to bilk individuals from their savings. However, the idea of that specific scam goes back earlier, to 1857, when Charles Dickens described it in his novel Little Dorrit. Back in … 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