Avid hiker, bicyclist, motorcyclist and long-time advertising pro. Founder of Skyworks Marketing, Nonprofit Fire and Our Ventura TV (cable TV). One career highlight was working on a small team that built a business from nothing to over $100 Million in 3 years. Skyworks Marketing provides lead generation and video advertising services. We create custom marketing funnels that provide the highest-quality leads and sales.
We provide leads and sales to clients through marketing, advertising and sometimes on a pay-for-performance (P4P) basis. We also provide short advertising trials to see if the lead generation will be mutually profitable.
For P4P partnerships, in particular, there’s an inherent tension built into a free trial. On the one hand, we bring … Read the rest
It’s been about thirty years since I read the original text by Al Ries and Jack Trout and I recently got around to reading the 2001 version. It’s a classic marketing book. Here are a few excerpts from Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind.
Positioning is not what you do to a product. Positioning
Search engine optimization (SEO) is an Internet marketing process and strategy that focuses on making a website more friendly to search engines for the purpose of improving search rankings. Better search rankings can result in not only a higher quantity of traffic, but with good SEO, a better quality of traffic.
In video and filmmaking terminology, a “transition” could be defined as the way in which any two video shots are joined together.
The first point to understand about transitions is that misuse or overuse of transitions is a sign of an amateur, in the same way that overuse of slide transitions in a PowerPoint presentation … Read the rest
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
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).