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Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 15th September 2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,174
Posted By JackieHFS
Attractive booth

Simonr,

I designed a banner using pix from our Florida vacation as a background with our company name and Accurate Weather without the Hype! as the tag line. We had another banner above our booth...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 1st June 2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,608
Posted By JackieHFS
Promos

I had great luck with bentleypromotions. I had prices from a couple other companies but they beat all the other prices hands down and they were great to work with too.

Jackie
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 1st June 2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,174
Posted By JackieHFS
give aways

Amir,

I agree on the give aways. I think we did fairly well price wise on our items and tried to keep to a small budget but have something that could be useful too.

We also had chocolates on...
Forum: New Member Introductions 27th May 2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,641
Posted By JackieHFS
Best of luck to you

Martin,
Best of luck to you. You must enjoy a challenge to set such a high goal. I hope it works out for you.

jackie
Forum: Radio Advertising 13th May 2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 27,085
Posted By JackieHFS
Radio Adverstising

Hi All,

Well, I have been selling the radio ads for our weather company for about 8 months now and I can say it has to be the most difficult sale I have ever been involved in. During my cold...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 13th May 2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,339
Posted By JackieHFS
cold calling

I have been out cold calling these past few weeks to sell our radio ads in RI, MA, NH, CT and FL. It's not my favorite part of sales by any means. However, to get the radio ad inventory sold, it...
Forum: New Member Introductions 8th May 2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By JackieHFS
Tax ID #

Depends on your state and businesss as well as how you will set you business up. An accountant could give you the best idea depending on your state laws, business risk (vs personal etc)

Good...
Forum: New Member Introductions 8th May 2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By JackieHFS
Welcome Mike

Mike,
Good luck to you! Sounds like you have a great background after years in retail mgmt.

If you family is behind you going out on your own it will help big time. My husband wanted to start...
Forum: New Member Introductions 8th May 2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By JackieHFS
Welcome

Welcome to the forum. I have participated in a few trade shows when I worked for other companies. In March, I organized my first trade show to sell for our weather company. I posted a what I...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 8th May 2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 29,220
Posted By JackieHFS
Advertising

I think it depends on what your company does and your target audience. We use radio (since we have radio ads for sale), email/fax blasts, brochure mailers and recently, trade shows.

Jackie
Forum: New Member Introductions 5th May 2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By JackieHFS
Welcome to the forum

Welcome and I hope you learn as much as I have here! It has been very helpful. I just returned from a long weekend in Vermont. Thursday it snowed but other than that we had a nice trip.


Jackie
Forum: New Member Introductions 5th May 2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By JackieHFS
Welcome

Welcome John,

Just came back from spending some of April vacation in Vermont. It snowed on Thursday but Friday was nice.

Enjoy and learn.

Jackie
Forum: New Member Introductions 28th April 2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By JackieHFS
Welcome

John,
Welcome to the forum for your neighbor to the North. Actually heading down toward your area on Wed to do some sales! Welcome and enjoy the site. I am sure you will find it a great resource....
Forum: New Member Introductions 28th April 2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,496
Posted By JackieHFS
Welcome

Welcome Carl,

Just wanted to say a quick welcome from one radio person to another. Hope you find this site as informative as I have.

Enjoy, learn and share.

Jackie
Forum: General Offline Marketing 24th April 2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,732
Posted By JackieHFS
Brochure printing

I ran into similar issues when I had my brochures printed for the expo. I ended up liking some of their templates more so I re designed using my text and making it work with their pages. The...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 21st April 2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,174
Posted By JackieHFS
Thanks for all your kind words

Thanks for your kind words regarding the trade show/expo post. You all gave me great ideas, I hoped my summary would help many others too especially those new to a trade show. We are still working...
Forum: New Member Introductions 17th April 2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,747
Posted By JackieHFS
Welcom AVLady

Welcome to the forum. I lived in Slidell, LA many years ago (for a very brief period of time) before relocating back to New England.

Hoping you find this forum as helpful as I have!

Jackie
Forum: Insurance 15th April 2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,698
Posted By JackieHFS
Health insurance

Something I can help with.

First be wary of those special cheap health insurance banners you may see driving around. I have worked with employee benefits for 15 years and remember if its too good...
Forum: New Member Introductions 8th April 2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By JackieHFS
Welcome aboard

Kathy,

Welcome. Always interesting to chat with others in the "radio world".

Jackie
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 4th April 2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,896
Posted By JackieHFS
Success or not

I would say the trade show was a success. If we sign one client, we pay for all our costs but we are hoping for 10 or more. We are still working some. As you all know in the sales business,...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 4th April 2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,253
Posted By JackieHFS
Business Card mistakes

I agree 100% with your post. I think much of your information would carry through to brochure printings too. These days, you don't need to rely on the cost of a Kinkos and the large overhead they...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 4th April 2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,174
Posted By JackieHFS
Trade Show

Tom,

I read your information blog you posted on your response to me. Looks like we are on the same wavelength with our information.

Still working those prospects now so gotta get back at it!...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 4th April 2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,370
Posted By JackieHFS
what do you need

Not sure from your post what you are really looking for. Please explain in more detail.

Jackie
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 2nd April 2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,970
Posted By JackieHFS
online food ordering

We had something like that a few years back called carry out connection. We used it some but I think it went out of business. If you ordered from one place you paid one delivery fee but if you...
Forum: Ecommerce 1st April 2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,807
Posted By JackieHFS
Out of stock

I would agree with Logan. If it is a small amount of items out of stock, then leave it on the site but list as currently out of stock. If you have a good feel when it will be available again, I...
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