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.
“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
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
Sales and marketing funnels are similar, although not identical. The number of steps and naming of the steps can vary from presenter to presenter. But the idea of moving cold traffic to warm prospects and ultimately to paid customers is an apt depiction for the purpose of any funnel. In the above video, the funnel … Read the rest
In brief, freelancers are usually less expensive than an agency. As well, often you could expect a larger commitment from a freelancer than an agency. On the other hand, you can anticipate more diversified experience from an agency, relative to … Read the rest
Years ago I went to a writing seminar. I don’t recall anything about that seminar except the joke the speaker used to open his presentation. He quipped that attendees often want to know the … Read the rest
“Smart Bidding” is a subset of Google’s “Automated Bidding,” which is a machine-learning feature. Smart bidding focuses on Google Ad conversions, whereas Automated Bidding is broader, including functionality to increase the value of impressions … Read the rest
Nike can be counted upon to present compelling messages, particularly via video and TV. In one of their commercials, narrated by professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe, “You Can’t Stop Us,” athletes are juxtaposed from a variety of sports in creative split-screen actions that present a message of diversity and unity by converging different competitive moments … Read the rest
What are the sequence of steps involved in a joint venture email campaign? That’s the question I was answering when I sketched this flow chart for a client to illustrate an email joint venture that we are developing and which will be launched within a few days.