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You’ve encountered them at one point or another—someone calls your home phone, offering a certain product or service. This form of sales, called direct marketing, is often considered annoying and invasive by consumers but when carefully planned and implemented, it can be a great source of income for anyone who wants to bring extra money to the family.
But where do you start? And more importantly, how do you ensure you have the right skills, tools, and ethics to take on the discerning taste of consumers?
Our guest in today’s Christian Women Entrepreneurs on Fire episode Chris York will share with us what we need to know before embarking on a direct marketing gig.
Chris is a Professional Network Marketer, Internet Marketer, and involved in Direct Sales of skin care and anti-aging products. She started in 1999 and is now working for a global company where she is building a large team of people from different parts of the world.
On February 18 my guest will be Angela Marie Franco. Angela started her career as a graphic designer, and then move onto agency owner, corporate marketing manager/strategist, copywriter and new business developer. She is dedicated to a green environment and lifestyle and promotes "sustainable communications." The founder and CEO of AMF Direct, LLC, she specializing in direct marketing strategies, corporate communications, branding, public relations, lead generation and business development. An advocate of continuing education, Franco returned to school as an adult to earn another degree. Influenced by her parents and grandmother, while raising her own three children, Franco saw the need to heighten awareness of the necessity for manners, common courtesy, respect for oneself and others, self-reliance and healthy choices. In 2004 she founded The Table Manners Coach - a service that offered American table manners training for children and adults. The consultancy now presents The Table Manners Coach in a how-to publication that provides instructional guidelines on the discovery of poise and comfort in any food-centric social situation. She will be discuss her new project, Entrepreneur Life (TM) TV Show.
Harvey McKay said in his book Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: "Something you know about your customer may be more important than anything you know about your product"
Today we're going to talk about the 11 Essential Rules for Direct Marketing that should be a part of all your marketing practices to Get More Business.
We're going to talk about the one MUST HAVE business tool that your business will not survive without over the next 3 - 5 years.
Melody Campbell, The Small Business Guru and host of the Get More Business Show is a 20 year veteran of small business ownership and consulting. Melody has a Bachelors Degree in Management and is working on her Masters in Internet Marketing. She likes to solve at least one problem every morning before breakfast - even without coffee!
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In this episode of the PS Insider Podcast we look at 5 must-read articles, presentations and videos that will change the way you approach fundraising direct marketing.
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Lesson 1: What is direct marketing? So what is this type of marketing - and what sets it apart from other forms? What makes one ad direct marketing and another just plain old advertising? Join award-winning direct and online marketing expert Jeanne Grunert for the first lesson in our fall 2010 new free direct marketing "school."
"Think Like an Entrepreneur” A true entrepreneur is bound by no rules other that the ones he or she creates for themselves. An entrepreneur thinks outside the box. They see opportunities and envision a future with them at the vanguard. They put ideas and ideals into motion today that yields revenue that will last for generations to come. They do this by drawing from life’s experiences and see gaps that no one is filling. They then look deep within themselves, find solutions that will fill the void, make the necessary preparations and come up with a blueprint. Then they strategically put their selves in a place where opportunity presents itself and lastly they set everything into motion. They know that their earning potential is limitless. How do they do this you ask? Well think of it as being able to see the light that shines at the far end of the tunnel. Listen in and join us as we explore the subject.
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The Little Flower Literacy and Economics Radio Show hosted by Dr. Florita Bell Griffin in Houston, Texas and Leon Gatewood in Morven, North Carolina airs each Thursday Morning from 10:30-11:00 AM (CDT), and addresses the connection between illiteracy, economics and communities.
The Little Flower Literacy and Economics Radio Show, an affiliate of Marketing Pulpit International, in Washington D.C., airs every Thursday from 10:30-11:00 AM CDT.
Dr. Griffin, a Houston, Texas author, creative director, urban planner and urban and regional scientist, is concerned with analytical approaches to problems that are specifically urban, rural and regional in nature. Functional illiteracy in youth, and its link to the economic stability of communities is an urban, rural and regional problem that deeply concerns her. She believes that improving literacy is the way forward for communities who want to boost their local economy, and that investing in creative literacy vehicles today is necessary for building a solid and secure future tomorrow.
Leon Gatewood, is the co-founder and CEO of Helping Our Loved Ones Learn And Achieve! HOLLA!, a non-profit Community Development Corporation in Morven, North Carolina, with a youth literacy mission. Since formally organizing in 2011, HOLLA! has caused over a half million dollars to be injected into the Morven Community, which using the Economic Multiplier Effect equates to approximately two million dollars.
Tune in to Ray Raysor, host of Sight ‘n Vision Disability and Senior Talk Radio, which airs each Friday at 3:00PM (EST). Ray, who has been blind for over fifty years, brings professional and personal experiences to those who actively live with a disability and senior citizens who may experience age-related limitations.
Finding a niche market has two parts. First you need to determine the capabilities of your chosen decoration method. Second, what options in the marketplace are best suited to that technology? On our show this week we’ve determined our decoration method will be direct-to-garment. Part two will be a discussion of niche markets best suited to this process.
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Tune in to Sharon Bennett, host of The Marketing Pulpit Radio Show, which airs each Tuesday at 10:30AM (EST). Today Sharon discusses "Home Businesses for Senior Citizens (Under $100.00) with her co-hosts Therapist Ira Lake, Founder of Imtasik Family Counseling Services and Consultant Anthony Herring, CEO of HCFG Solutions.
The Marketing Pulpit Radio Show is the creation of expert marketer, Robert Gatewood MBA, president of Gatewood Marketing.
The show’s mission is to build strong businesses in the community in order to put people to work.
The show provides crucial knowledge in the areas of sales, branding, pricing, media buying, Internet, social media, music, entertainment, franchising, networking, event planning, accounting, business development, workforce development, industry trends, business news and more.
The show offers sponsorships, advertising, membership opportunities, and a robust website for its listeners and visitors.
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Join Joe Kleine and Tyler McMullen for another action packed edition of the Direct Snap where this week the crew, as always joined by our insider David West, will be chatting about the NFL Preseason takeaways from Week 3 as well as some quick predictions for tonight's slate of games to finish up the preseason.
We also will be discussing a plethora of topics that will be fresh, fun and quite debateable on so many levels! Expect some heated debates tonight baby!
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The Marketing Pulpit (New York) Radio Show, hosted by radio veteran Dennis Shipman and inimitable John Clifton, is an intriguing, dynamic and provocative Internet based radio program that fosters cultural consciousness while promoting Pan-African economic empowerment.
Shipman and Clifton are partners in a small, 100% Disabled, M/W/BE owned firm (East New York Management, and, its subsidiary, Applied Anthropologics, Inc), which provides consultation, multi-media and talent management and production, with the objective of empowering artists and businesses to employ psychoacoustics – i.e., music and speech- to tell potential clients what they do...
Explore the invaluable resources EastNYManagement offers in collaboration with our partners such as Gatewood Marketing, located on the World Wide Web at www.gatewoodmarketing.com, which can take your project from inception to fruition.
Book your interview as soon as possible. You can contact Dennis Shipman @email@example.com or (347) 846-8447 (v-card); or, John Clifton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (347) 869-1729 (v-card)