Advertisement Ideas: How To Get It Up!!!!
In business sometimes we need help to get it up. I hope this blog entry will be like Viagra and help you to stiffen your business and beat your competition by giving you solid advertising ideas. The key to getting it up with advertising is to have something that stimulates and excites the consumers. It begins with the right advertising choices. With the right choices used to create brand awareness coupled with a strong call to action you will get it up and see an increase in your revenue. In stimulating the consumers desire to buy your product and services you will begin to create a buzz and have people talking about your business. In giving great customer service you create customer loyalty and thus create ways to get it up in your advertising plans and thus have a strong return on your investment. Every business person I have spoken with has the same concern how will people find me and do business with me? My answer is like with Viagra you will need to promote the benefits of your product and have great testimonials to use that explain how you enhance the customer experience. So think of ways you can get it up and give your business a dose of Viagra to increase your awareness and your revenue.
Just as The Time encourages people to Get It Up, it is important for you to find ways to get it up in your business. By coming up with creative and proactive ways to get it up you will find that your business recognitions and your sales increase. One way to get it up is to use Internet TV as a platform as there are many shows that are seeking to interview you. I host a show at www.wrpbitv.com. The Anything Bucket, which airs at 6:30 PM EST on Tuesday. I have had many guests come on and do the interview and purchase their clip as they saw that the one way to get it up in business was to promote across all social media platforms, on their website, and though promotional emails. As a result those who bought the clip and used it properly have seen an increase in their business. In knowing who your target audience is, using the proper platforms to reach the audience, showing leadership in your business, and having great manners you will begin to get it up in your business. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: How to Overcome Negative Press!!!
It is time to face the facts that if you have a business you will experience some type of bad press while running your business. You will encounter people for whatever who will bad mouth you and your business. If you are doing the right thing you will experience bad press either through posts on social media sites, letters to the editor, media sources whose agenda is to spread negativity, or competitors looking to tear you down as opposed to build themselves up. The question is what do you do?
One of the key components is in overcoming negative press is to be armed with the facts that build your credibility. When the press brings up something negative combat it with all that you are doing that is positive in your business. There is an old saying it doesn’t matter if it is good press nor bad press just spell my name right. If it is good press you can build on it, if it is bad press you can combat it with your side of the story. In your PR Campaign it is important to make everything reflect positively on who you are and what you do so that you strengthen your brand. The key is to make sure when people see your brand it gives them positive vibes. When you receive negative press it is important to be proactive and combat the press so that you regain a positive stronghold in the marketplace. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: How To Reach Your Audience!!!
In many cases this is the scenario as you are yelling your message but the intended recipient is not listening. This happens for a number of reasons:
People look at your message as an intrusion and do not want to be disturbed. The way around this is to make your message appealing by being resonating, entertaining and relevant.
People have chosen to block out your noise as they focus on their task at hand. You are not plugged into their immediate wants and desires or what you are offering just doesn’t appeal to them. You can over come this by knowing what their likes and dislikes are and answering the question what pain does your product or service remove. Then you can create an effective marketing strategy that will help you cut through the noise to entice them to do business with you.
The audience you are attempting to reach is over saturated and over stimulated. To cut through all the noise you have to implement advertisement ideas that make sense that will attract the audience you seek and have them to take action to use your product or service. Read More→
Spending Your Marketing Dollars Effectively!
I am always amazed by the excuses I hear after Interview someone at WRPBiTV and the station offers then the opportunity to purchase their clip for $100. The advertisement ideas and marketing person in me thinks why not? I then think do they understand that having a clip with their contact information to use across social media such as Facebook and Twitter can generate more business? Do they understand that by having a clip that they can have something in their arsenal to send out to those who have inquired about their business? I have come to the conclusion that many people in business do not understand how to effectively use their marketing dollars and thus continue to struggle in business. This blog is intended to help you to make good business decisions that will help you to spend your marketing dollars effectively and to build your brand and increase your revenue. Instead of making excuses why you can not do something find out how you can and look at the effectiveness of the program you are investing in. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: How To Leverage Your Marketing!
In the last few years the way we market and do business has changed rapidly. May businesses are still behind the times and left questioning how do I leverage my marketing? The answer is to first have a marketing program that is strategic and effective. In 2010 I approached Skyline Chili Proprietors Tony and Jenny about being part of The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sunrise, FL. What was going to be a one night promotions turned into a once a month promotion for 7 months. Each fundraiser was put onto the special banner made for the event. When The Relay was held in 2011 the donation was close to $5,000. I promoted the fundraiser and the local Sunrise Forum had an article on The Front page about Relay For Life, which mentioned Skyline Chili’s involvement. I also made a video that was put up on you tube at www.youtube.com/jdogglederman. I also mentioned Skyline Chili on my radio show. As a result of their sponsorship and how they leveraged the marketing they increased their brand awareness and also increased their revenue.
Since I was young I have always found ways to help businesses to leverage their marketing and how community involvement can be a key public relations tool. When I do an event I always seek businesses to support the effort and I have found those who truly understand the idea of leveraging their marketing will support the event. In March of 2012 I hosted The Spiritual Entrepreneurs Visionary Awards where donations were collected and given to The American Cancer Society to help fund a cancer camp for kids with cancer. I had Ken Esrig, Rev. Ernest Chu, Sarah Spiritual, Rev. Dr. Mia Merritt, and Angelika Christie as my speakers. I honored 50 community leaders for their outstanding service. Subway, Shawna’s Deserts, and others sponsored the event. This who used photos of the event in the marketing materials saw more brand recognition as their participation in the event gave them credibility. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: Coca-Cola And Others Make Bold Moves Pay Off!!
Recently Coca-Cola made what many will consider a bold move with this Super Bowl Commercial. The social media stratosphere was all a buzz from Twitter to Facebook and others there were mixed feelings as to whether the commercial was good or bad. My personal view is That Coca-Cola as a Multi-National Company was showing diversity and chose to use America The Beautiful as a catalyst to do achieve their message. The $4 million that they spent was well worth it, though I could have thought of other ways to spend $4 million, as today is 3 days after the airing of the commercial and people are still speaking about it. I personally do not use Coca Cola products on a regular basis, however when I do I buy Sprite. Coca-Cola has always been a company that has made bold moves and as a result continues to maintain a strong market share. Ask yourself what bold moves are you making in your business?
Another bold move that Coca-Cola made was to begin an empowerment movement for women. They supported many worldwide programs to educate women on entrepreneurship so as to level the playing field. When they first started their empowerment programs there was much backlash as many still held the belief that women should be at home raising kids. I personally believe that it takes a whole village to raise a child and if women can become entrepreneurs and improve the quality of life for themselves and their family they should be empowered to become leaders. In being bold Coca-Cola continues to be a leader in the soft drink industry holding a large market share of 42% with annual revenue of $35.2 Billion spending $2 Billion on advertising. When I visited the Coca-Cola Website I found the following and thus was further convinced that there aim is to bring people together.
Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
Diversity at CCE is the mix of visible and invisible differences including differences in gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, religion, education, and thoughts. We aim to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, in which everyone feels they belong and can make a contribution.
It’s important for us that the inclusive values of our brands are reflected in the way we treat people, and we aim to attract, develop and retain a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Our diverse and inclusive culture helps us better engage our employees, understand and serve our customers, strengthen our employer brand and generate creative ideas. We achieve this through ensuring fairness, fostering inclusion and promoting equal opportunities.
By creating diversity taskforces, training, check-ups, self-assessments, employee networks and more, we promote a diverse and inclusive environment at CCE. For more information about how our efforts are showing results, take a look at our country CRS reports. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas:How To Use Social Media Effectively!
These icons and the word social media have become recognizable lexicons in the advertising world thus creating a need to come up with more effective advertisement ideas so as to create a buzz about your products or services. The question that comes up in many of my trainings is JDOGG how can I use social media effectively? I generally answer that first you must engage the audience, then you must create more content that keeps them coming back, then you build your list, then you devise a plan that engages rather than sells. Once you do this the people will begin to look for you and what products and services that you offer. The key is to ask probing questions that are non invasive in nature but helps you to develop the target list of who to approach.
The first thing to know is how the social media networks operate. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: How To Create Positive Cash Flow!
As a marketing and media relations specialist I am asked many times JDOGG how is this going to create positive cash flow? The simplicity of the situation is that advertising is meant to create traffic and by creating traffic and fulfilling the desires of the consumer you will create positive cash flow. The first thing you need to do to create positive cash flow is to understand what your client/customer wants. A great example is my customer wants exposure in the market place so I create a strategy for them to get this exposure and I charge fees for the program that they choose. In promoting their business and getting results I am able to garner a fee and thus create positive cash flow. A colleague of mine Ken Esrig speaks of putting yourself in a dollar bill sandwich where you put your name on the top of a paper with 5 dollar signs on one side of your name and 5 dollar signs on the other side of your name to illustrate that money flows to you and from you. It is important to understand that everything you do in business has a value and the key is to maximize the return on your investment so that you will create positive cash flow. The mindset should be one that I will maximize my message and that I will make smart choices and be open to receive so as to create positive cash flow. The question now is how do I create positive cash flow?
Advertisement Ideas: Ways To Create Positive Cash Flow!!!
To create positive cash flow you must put yourself in a positive money mindset understanding that you have enough and that there is abundance available to you. You must shift your mindset from the lack paradigm to the prosperity paradigm. Someone coming from lack uses words like I can’t afford, I don’t have a budget for that, I don’t see how this will benefit me. A person coming from prosperity says I can do that how much is I will find a way to do it, I am amble to fit it into my budget, this will benefit me. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: How To Get Into The Media!!!I am often asked JDOGG, How do I get my story into the media? My answer over my 30 years of doing media relations is develop a relationship with the media sources, know who the editor is of your local newspapers and magazines, know the program director at the local radio station, get to know the producers of your TV news and, make friends with as many people with media related platforms as you can. After you build a relationship make sure you are sending them items that are relevant, resonating, and entertaining. For example the photo of me at The Skyline Chili Fundraiser was sent out to media outlets across South Florida with a Caption Love of Mother leads to unique partnership and fundraiser to help those affected by cancer. I sent this out and The Sunrise Forum ran a story on the front page about The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sunrise, FL. Tying things in your business to a charity is a great way to pique the interest of the media.
This is a banner that was made for a special event and it was included in all the media releases sent out and in many posts on social media outlets. I used the following formula to get media coverage and this formula has worked for several clients I have worked with like Octavia Trimm of Butterfly Renewal, Barbara Theodosiou of The Addict’s Mom, and Coach Shantel Smith. Over the years I have utilized this formula to obtain media coverage for several non-profit organizations as well as for myself. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: What Is Your Advertising Strategy?
This is always the first question I ask a client? You would be surprised how many people tell me I don’t have one or I don’t have a budget for advertising. I am always surprised by this because without advertising how are you going to grow your business. It all comes to the concept of investing in yourself and building your brand. I run across many small businesses as I host an Internet TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which airs on www.wrpbitv.com on Tuesday at 6:30 PM and I offer them a chance to be interviewed by me. I offer a free segment and a chance to purchase the clip so they can use it in their marketing and advertising programs. I am always amazed by those who do not invest in purchasing the clip. I ask them what type of advertising they are doing and they stumble to answer and then confess that they really don’t do any advertising. I then explain to them how important it is to be out in front of your target audience daily and that you must have an effective strategy.
I learned many advertising strategies when I was a member of The Jaycees as we were constantly looking for new members, working to retain existing members, and garner support for our community projects. I was often mystified by how many people who did not know about the organization because we had welcome signs on the signs entering the community, had several articles in the community newspapers, and spoke at city council meetings. I stated on several occasions that if we are to attract new members and retain existing members we must have a solid advertising strategy so that when we walk into a business they will have heard of us. This is when I devised my three-foot rule, which I still use today. The 3 foot rule is where if someone is with in 3 feet of you, you engage them and gain their interest. I recently used this principle at a local Starbucks and the women I approached told me she was very impressed that I came over to exchange business cards. Think about it if you carry your business cards wherever you go and begin to ask people about themselves and hand out your card the positive effect it could have on your business. It comes down to the fact that some will, some will not, so what, some waiting, next. Not everyone will want to listen to you but those that do can be converted into customers or advocates for you. Read More→