Advertisement Ideas: How Deep Is Your Network?
With the passing of Nelson Mandela yesterday I began to think about how many lives he touched for standing up for what he believed. I began to think how deep was Nelson Mandela’s network? Then I began to think of a question that many business owners must ask and that is how deep is my network. Nelson Mandela was able to touch many lives as he built a network of people who believed in what he represented. The obstacles he faced were tremendous and he rose above them. he gave up 27 years of his life as he spent those years in jail. Part of his network was his wife Winnie who kept the movement going while Nelson Mandela was in jail. Together Nelson and Winnie Mandela were a formidable couple who used the power of their network to affect change in the world. Nelson Mandela lived his philosophies and beliefs daily and if he were a brand was as well-recognized as NIKE. Mandela created a buzz because he built a network of followers who knew him, liked him and trusted him. Mandela leaves a legacy for with many lessons for us to follow. One lesson is to build a network.
Advertisement Ideas: Building Your Network!!!!
I first learned the concept of networking as a member of The Jaycees, an organization of young men and women aged 18-40 dedicated to providing leadership training through community service to its members. The Jaycees network was made up of members, who made up chapters, districts, regions, state organizations, national organizations, and Junior Chamber International. These groups created a network for good. In building the network the one thing that was stressed was to share the organization with others and get them to join the organization. After they joined the idea was to provide them with services that would enhance their personal and professional lives. In building the membership I began to understand the power of building a network as each person who came into the organization had something to offer. The key to my success in the organization was my ability to share the organization with others. I learned the following that I hope will help you to build your network: Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: Invest In Many Ventures!!!
In Ecclesiastes 11 we are reminded to invest in many ventures. It states:
Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return. 2 Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
3 If clouds are full of water, they pour rain on the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there it will lie. 4 Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
5 As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed[a] in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
6 Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.
In thinking and reflecting upon this verse I thought of how many business people have turned down opportunities and made excuses only to see their business fold. There is an old adage that it takes money to make money and this is true especially when it comes to marketing your business properly. The key is to create a customer/client funnel for your business that continues to grow your brand and build your revenue. In business today it is important to have a few products and services to offer the consumer/client that are synergistic with what you do. For example you are a health and wellness coach and you have a chance to bring on new products through www.rejuveneticsglobal.com but you make excuses as to why not to offer these to your clients/customers and they find out about tem elsewhere and decide to go with another coach. In investing in many ventures that are synergistic to what you do you you open up more revenue streams so that when one aspect of your business is slow the other aspects will pick up the slack. The one thing you must do is market yourself and create a brand that people know, like, and trust. In building awareness you will need to hit on all aspects of marketing and advertising so as to be seen where your customers/clients are. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: KMART Teaches Great Lesson In Branding!!!!
Kmart, is an American chain of discount stores headquartered in the United States. The chain purchased Sears in 2005, forming a new corporation under the name Sears Holdings Corporation. The company was founded in 1962 and is the third largest discount store chain in the world, behind Walmart and Target, with stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. As of February 2, 2013, Kmart operated a total of 1,221 Kmart stores in 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This store count included 1,196 discount stores, averaging 94,000 sq ft, and 25 Super Centers, averaging 168,000 sq ft.
Kmart did not get here by accident they have continued to market very proactively in the markets that they serve. This year their Christmas advertisement created quite the buzz, which should be the goal of every campaign. if your campaign does not create a buzz about your business you are missing a major component in your strategic marketing.
This video has been viewed 311,346 times. Now think of this how if 1% of those who viewed the video went to KMART and of that 1% 5% purchased JOE Boxer Items then this campaign was a success. What are you doing in your business to create an interest in your products and services. When you plan your marketing strategy it is important to know what your goal of the campaign is, how you are going to reach your target audience, and what you are seeking to accomplish. In today’s market place where competition is fierce for the consumer dollar it is important to have a recognizable brand that instills confidence in the consumer.
Once you create buzz like KMART you must then create a plan that instills customer loyalty. It is imperative that you exude a message if service and value in all of your advertising. Every time a customer does business with you the interaction must be one that builds the relationship so each time they seek your product or service they come to you before they go to someone else. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: How To Maximize Your Message!!!
In order to maximize your message you must be committed to putting in a maximum effort in your marketing, media relations, and public relations. To get the process started ask yourself what is your message? Then ask yourself who do you want to hear your message? Then ask yourself how can I truly maximize my message and reach the audience that will purchase my products or services? One key idea to remember is that facts tell but stories sell. How and where are you telling your story.
Advertisement Ideas: How To Maximize Your Message: A Case Study!!!
For those that have followed this blog over time you know that I am very involved in The American Cancer Society Relay For Life. I have a web page at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg1 where people can make donations. My message is that I am honoring my mother, Judith Miller’s, memory as she was called home to GOD on July 5, 2012. I am doing this to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. I am using this as a case study as I have raised over $15,000 in the 10 years that I have been a participant. I also have a unique advantage over everyone else in the fact that I am the emcee for the event, which provides me with a great platform to promote myself and secure paying gigs. As of this writing I have raised $898 so far for The 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Boca Raton. The model that I am using to maximize my message is proving to be highly effective.
In all my interactions in obtaining monetary and in-kind donations I have incorporated the idea of celebrating, remembering, and fighting back while creating a world with less cancer. By being consistent with the message I have been able to obtain donations and also share the work that The American Cancer Society does. I have been able to create a buzz and create brand awareness and recognition by sending media releases out on a consistent basis. As a Result on 11/10/2013 The Sun-Sentinel ran an article about The POINTS FOR THE CURE FUNDRAISER for Relay For Life. The program is simple you choose your favorite NCAA Football Team or NFL TEAM and after their game you visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg1 and donate $.25 per point they scored. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: Frequency And Consistency Are The Keys To Success!!!!
In marketing and advertising one of the keys for a successful campaign is consistency. Ask yourself am I being consistent with my message? Am I using the same logo with a consistent brand message or tag line? Am I sharing a message that is memorable that will put me on the top of the mind of my target audience? In being consistent with your message you create a brand awareness so that when someone is ready to utilize your product or service they call you instead of your competitor. Ask yourself do I consistently advertise or market myself and my services or do I do it on occasion? The key is to continually be out in the marketplace so that when someone is seeking your product or services they see you and are compelled to do business with you.
How many times a day do you market your product or services? The more times people see you the greater the chance you have to capture them as customers/clients. When I sold advertising for Forum Publishing Group I would hear I advertised once and it didn’t work. I felt like say NO S***, what did you expect a miracle after one advertisement? I have come to the conclusion that many entrepreneurs and marketing executives just do not get it when it comes to advertising and marketing? Many think oh I’ll place an advertisement one time and people will respond. My answer survey says XXX as it is proven that the consumer needs to see an ad 6-8 times before they respond unless they are in the buying cycle at that time. It is very rare when a one time ad gets a response, however there are exceptions to every belief. The key is the more you put yourself out there the more chances you have to capture your audience and thus turn the ads into sales. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: Going Old School!!!
Today’s entry was inspired by the happenings of this afternoon as I went back to the old school of doing things and took my message to the streets visiting local businesses as I collected for The 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life. I decided instead of waiting while my oil was being changed in my car that I would walk the corporate park and visit local businesses. I ignored the no soliciting signs that were posted on the business as I think anyone who is not receptive to soliciting is missing out on opportunities because you never know who is walking into your business. In my case I represent many opportunities for business people to build their brand and giving me the opportunity to speak to them is very advantageous. The businesses do not know me and do not know what I can do for them so after I asked for donations I gave them my business card and told about The Internet TV, The Anything Bucket, which airs on www.wrpbitv.com on Wednesday at 8:00 PM and invited them to be a guest. The gentleman who said he wasn’t interested the minute I walked in the door lost out on a great opportunity. The gentleman that asked me if the money goes to where I say it goes reached into his pocket and donated $20 when I shared my story and he is going to call me to be on my TV show. When you go old school and do things person to person you get better results as you begin to build a relationship and thus create more opportunities. It isn’t about selling the person it is about sharing information and having the person who you speak with share with the people he or she knows. One company I stopped into had a receptionist that seemed to be put off when I came in and when she said I have some guy collecting donations, I said I am not just some guy I am Jonathan JDOGG Lederman and I am well-connected in the community. When her office manager came out she was very cordial and listened to what I said and stated they already do Relay for Life but she could find $1 to support me. I left her my card and she thanked me for coming in. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: Don’t Get Tricked Up With Your Marketing!!!!!
Today’s entry was inspired by the fact that it is Halloween where many will be trick or treating. Just like those trick or treating who hope to secure many great treats and very few tricks your marketing campaign should garner more buyers than browsers. I am always surprised by the amount of business owners or marketing executives that are getting tricked up by their lack of marketing savvy. The latest example of someone getting tricked up by their lack of marketing was The Area Director of a South Florida Arby’s as I had called him on several occasions and emailed him to talk to him about helping a Pop Warner Football Team that I am the public address announcer for. My thought was that Arby’s has a store within 3 miles from where the team plays and with me announcing 5 games on a Saturday and each game being attended by about 100 people each it would be a great place for Arby’s to promote and create traffic to their location. Think about the brand recognition and the increased revenue they could have had not only on a Saturday but also during the week as the parents and the kids would now know that there is an Arby’s in the community. Think of the possibilities that Arby’s could have had. The reason the man was tricked up by his lack of marketing is he never returned calls or emails. This really intrigued me as I have found that many people do not return phone calls and emails and as a result are getting tricked up by their lack of marketing. As a result of being tricked up they are missing out on a chance to interact with someone who could be of great service and value to them. In today’s marketing place one raving fan can help to increase your brand and increase your revenue. Creating raving fans begins with personal interaction and then can be harnessed with social media interaction. By not engaging your audience or potential audience you are getting tricked up by your marketing.
Tools To Avoid Getting Tricked Up By Your Marketing!!!!!!
As mentioned the best tool is the phone as returning phone calls can lead to a relationship that can benefit your business. I use me as an example as I have many platforms to help advocate for a business such as my Internet TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which airs on www.wrpbitv.com on Wednesday at 8:00 PM EST, an Internet Radio Show, Get Motivated With Jonathan JDOGG Lederman, which airs at www.blogtalkradio.com/hrafnstongradio at 7:00 PM EST on Monday, another blog at www.the-spiritualawakening.com, and many social media accounts with many followers. You couple this with all the teams and special events that I am the announcer for and it makes sense to connect with me to help create a buzz about your products and services. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas; Are You Playing At Business Or Doing Business??
I ask this question today as I have realized that there are talkers and there are doers when it comes to business. I recently had a life coach who was teaching marketing skills to his clients in the wrpbitv studios for an interview for my Internet TV Show, the Anything Bucket, which airs on Wednesday Night at 8:00 PM EDT at www.wrpbitv.com. I offered the opportunity for him to purchase a fully edited clip with his contact information for $100 and he said he couldn’t afford to do it at this time. I chalked this up to another chump professing to know marketing and fooling those who believe his shtick. If someone is supposed to be teaching marketing and doesn’t market themselves how good can they truly be? I asked the man are you playing at business or are you serious about doing business? He proceeded to make every excuse why he wasn’t going to buy the clip. It was at that point that I determined that I am only going to seek qualified people who are serious about maximizing their message and who understand the value of having a clip and realize that when you spend money you make money. If you are under capitalized think of a way to find capital and then invest it wisely.
It is all about The Benjamins as with more money you can do more things like give back to the community and thus build your brand by gaining a reputation for being a civic advocate. Each year I seek donations for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Boca Raton and I support those who donate products, services. and money to the cause. If you are serious about doing business you should visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg1 and make a donation or call 954-254-8227 to donate a product or service. The publicity you receive from this type of support will strengthen your brand and in the long run help you to create additional revenue. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: How To Shift From Lack To Abundance Thinking!!!!!
Today I heard it again when I approached someone about being on my TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which airs on Wednesday at 8:00 PM EDT at www.wrpbitv.com, I can not afford it. I made it a point to explain to them that there is no fee to appear on my show and that by appearing on the show they are reaching an audience of over 48,000 viewers. I did explain that I offer people an opportunity to buy their clip for $100 and the clip is fully edited with contact information, however they are not obligated to purchase the clip. I was following up on lead and heard I don’t have the time and I though okay people you are coming from a position of lack and this is holding you back. It was after my last encounter when I hear I tried Internet before and it didn’t work that I was motivated to write this article to help all business owners and all those involved in marketing to go from a lack mindset to an abundance mindset. Ask yourself what opportunities have I turned down and made excuses why not to invest in my business?
Changing your mindset from lack to abundance will help to market yourself and you will begin to attract the people that are meant to do business with you. I went into a business yesterday to ask them about being on my Internet TV Show and I asked the gentleman who is ideal client was and he said every women who wants clothes. My mind immediately went to wrong answer if you don’t know your target audience you will not succeed. I always do my best to peel back the onion so that I can frame an interview around the business person so they can tell their story and resonate with their desired target audience. Again the idea is to shift from a lack mentality to a mindset of abundance. In knowing who your target audience is and understanding that this audience is abundant and you can reach them through various platforms you will begin to experience abundance in your business. Read More→
Advertisement Ideas: How To Choose The Correct Opportunity!
How many times have you used the phrase I am not interested? How many times has your lack of interest cost you business? How many opportunities have you let slipped past you in the last 6 months that could have made a difference in your business? Each day we are bombarded by opportunities and each day we as business people must decide which is the correct opportunity? In many instances we may not have time to look at or listen an unsolicited proposal so we blow it off and lose out on what could have been a great opportunity. Instead of blowing people off I would suggest stating to someone I would like to talk to you about this however I work on appointments to go over opportunities I have an opening in my schedule on___________ would you be able to speak to me then. A good person will answer yes I can or I have other appointments however will leave you the information and follow-up with you. The idea is to be open to receive information as you never know how someone can be of value and service to you. In many cases the people struggling in business are those who do not look at opportunities or seek opportunities.
In his book Soul Currency Ernest Chu states he asks all that he works with if they are open to receive. He asks this question as he knows that when you are open to receive more opportunities that make sense will be presented to you. The question remains how do I choose the correct opportunity? The first factor is to see if the opportunity serves you in a positive way. The second factor is does this opportunity put me in front of my desired customer/client? The third factor is doe it make sense financially? By using these 3 factors you can choose the correct opportunity. Read More→