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Forum: Selling Ad Space 12th October 2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,264
Posted By IV Studios
There is more to effective banner advertising...

There is more to effective banner advertising than just placement on the page.

The original poster specified dynamic banner ads, which can be great for drawing attention. However, static ads and...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 12th October 2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 30,775
Posted By IV Studios
Tote-type bags are always a good giveaway. They...

Tote-type bags are always a good giveaway. They come into service at the tradeshow itself. They see re-use many times over and each time, your brand is visible.

And as a memorable bonus, you can...
Forum: Direct Mail 12th October 2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,580
Posted By IV Studios
Wow, I really mean no offense and I'm sure the...

Wow, I really mean no offense and I'm sure the "Rich Dad" metality will earn lots of bank. And delegating certain tasks to a PA or other member of staff is fairly essential to growing a business.
...
Forum: Success Stories and Profiles 12th October 2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 105,462
Posted By IV Studios
Exclamation What's Your Business?

Ok people this is a small business forum and I want to know what your business is.

Without being too spammy, please let us fellow readers know about your business.

What do you sell, how long...
Forum: Viral Marketing 12th October 2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 27,049
Posted By IV Studios
Viral marketing is a great tool -- IF it applies...

Viral marketing is a great tool -- IF it applies to your audience.

If your business sells discount magazine subscriptions to retirees, they're less likely to ever pass along your email to their...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 12th October 2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,011
Posted By IV Studios
It seems to me that you are talking about the...

It seems to me that you are talking about the 'business blog' as a glorified self-maintained ad space for the real business. If that's the case, why wouldn't you just be putting the effort into...
Forum: Link Development 12th October 2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,895
Posted By IV Studios
Considering the lack of web presence these towns...

Considering the lack of web presence these towns -- and presumably the businesses in them -- have, I'd suggest a postcard campaign. I know you don't want to spend much money but if you're trying to...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 12th October 2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,204
Posted By IV Studios
If the search engines are finding additional...

If the search engines are finding additional reasons to send visitors to your site, why complain? Traffic is traffic.:)
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 12th October 2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,558
Posted By IV Studios
I've never heard of it. Does anyone else here use...

I've never heard of it. Does anyone else here use it?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th October 2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,842
Posted By IV Studios
Good post torka -- as usual, loads of good...

Good post torka -- as usual, loads of good information.

Another small point (small but not negligible) is that there are still folks who don't have the machine power to handle Flash well. I'm sure...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10th October 2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,455
Posted By IV Studios
Hi Mike, Welcome to the forum! Cheers.

Hi Mike,

Welcome to the forum!

Cheers.
Forum: Reviews 10th October 2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,789
Posted By IV Studios
What would you like to know about it?

What would you like to know about it?
Forum: Insurance 10th October 2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 27,225
Posted By IV Studios
You need very good insurance. A logical...

You need very good insurance.

A logical first step is to talk to the agent you already have for auto/home/whatever. If they don't offer the right types of insurance, you're best off going through...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10th October 2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By IV Studios
Hi housekeeper44. Welcome to the forum!

Hi housekeeper44. Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Direct Mail 8th October 2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,580
Posted By IV Studios
There are some great suggestions here but a few...

There are some great suggestions here but a few things we all seem to agree on is a handwritten card (if you get some printed with a custom designed 'signature' image, it'll have more brand/promo...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 6th October 2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,017
Posted By IV Studios
Nice post Rex. Everyone loves AdWords and...

Nice post Rex.

Everyone loves AdWords and it's a great addition to an advertising campaign, but, what about the 60% of online revenue that doesn't come from search? And what percentage of that...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 6th October 2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,251
Posted By IV Studios
Hi there, Torka has given you some really...

Hi there,

Torka has given you some really great business planning advice. And it's really good that you are so determined to work hard and make your business a success but you do have to keep in...
Forum: New Member Introductions 4th October 2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By IV Studios
Welcome and good luck!

Welcome and good luck!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th October 2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,539
Posted By IV Studios
Don't overlook the visual optimization. In...

Don't overlook the visual optimization. In addition to proper structuring of the pages, make it sure they look the part.

No-one wants to trust a doctor whose waiting room is full of mis-matched,...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 4th October 2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,759
Posted By IV Studios
Unless you're only visiting the US, you can't...

Unless you're only visiting the US, you can't even be in the US without an SS#, let alone start a legitimate business.
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 4th October 2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,491
Posted By IV Studios
And in much the same way I ignore the ads on...

And in much the same way I ignore the ads on Google, I almost always click away as soon as I'm getting "squeezed".

It's a standard practice (and even more effective (and legal) if you have 'small...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 4th October 2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,550
Posted By IV Studios
It's a very good idea but it's still a...

It's a very good idea but it's still a consideration that your reps won't be the only ones to see the videos. :)

I understand exactly what you're saying about credibility/responsibility. I used to...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 4th October 2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,394
Posted By IV Studios
Crikey, having and following a plan is relevant...

Crikey, having and following a plan is relevant to everything in life, not just business. You have to know in which direction you want to travel before you can put one foot in front of the other.
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 4th October 2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,066
Posted By IV Studios
Why does everyone overlook actual paid...

Why does everyone overlook actual paid placements?!?!

If you want a targeted ad, you need a targeted audience. There are many REPUTABLE websites and online publications that offer actual ad spots....
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 4th October 2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,769
Posted By IV Studios
You could always consider investing in a...

You could always consider investing in a small-ish creative company that's planning an interesting and non-patience requiring expansion over the next few months.

;)
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