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Forum: Print Advertising 9th July 2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,488
Posted By jarmaine
Banner advertising can be very effective. Above...

Banner advertising can be very effective. Above all, a good marketing strategy should be in place. You don't just put up banners without studying the best locations, the target audience, and what the...
Forum: Social Media 9th July 2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,859
Posted By jarmaine
I have read the Facebook post for the "vanity"...

I have read the Facebook post for the "vanity" URLs for Pages. Some people are actually complaining because of the 1,000 fans requirement, even with the restriction supposedly being lifted after June...
Forum: Print Advertising 2nd July 2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,195
Posted By jarmaine
I agree with jrobconsult, with postcards, these...

I agree with jrobconsult, with postcards, these are immediately noticed by the recipients. No need to open envelopes before you get to the message. A good call-to-action message, a promo, an...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 2nd July 2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,708
Posted By jarmaine
Getting a website is a wonderful idea. You can...

Getting a website is a wonderful idea. You can highlight the different services that you can offer and get testimonials from satisfied clients.
Business cards are an excellent way to market your...
Forum: Print Advertising 2nd July 2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 35,112
Posted By jarmaine
Indeed business cards are a very effective medium...

Indeed business cards are a very effective medium to promote yourself or your business. A business card should be a reflection of the company or the person. You can be as simple as you want or as...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 17th June 2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,525
Posted By jarmaine
You already have some really nice ideas here. You...

You already have some really nice ideas here. You could look for some internships or do secretarial work on different design firms, furniture shops, etc. This way you'd be in the actual field of...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 6th June 2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,246
Posted By jarmaine
Yes it isn't absolutely necessary. But having a...

Yes it isn't absolutely necessary. But having a blog for your business is a great way to reach out to your community and specially to potential clients. You could post about topics related to your...
Forum: Social Media 6th June 2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,307
Posted By jarmaine
I've tried using meebo before to login to my...

I've tried using meebo before to login to my yahoo messenger account online. i was able to chat using my ym id in-browser. they also have options for logging in to other services as well. give it a...
Forum: Social Media 6th June 2009, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,069
Posted By jarmaine
This is wonderful because you wouldn't be...

This is wonderful because you wouldn't be considered spamming. The users actually have to opt-in to be fan. This way, you can be sure that you are interacting and sending out information to people...
Forum: Social Media 6th June 2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,220
Posted By jarmaine
I agree too! It's important to build a meaningful...

I agree too! It's important to build a meaningful network. It's not just about following everyone you come across. It's imperative also that you converse with the community, and not just tweet links....
Forum: Print Advertising 3rd June 2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 54,423
Posted By jarmaine
Door Hangers can prove to be a really effective...

Door Hangers can prove to be a really effective marketing tool. You need proper planning and a good strategy. Think about what areas you will be targeting for these door hangers, is your area a small...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 3rd June 2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,603
Posted By jarmaine
Excellent points by bsfweb. Doing some public...

Excellent points by bsfweb. Doing some public speaking will really help increase your visibility and presence in the community. People will see you as someone who is knowledgeable about the work you...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 3rd June 2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 40,518
Posted By jarmaine
An impressive booth design will definitely...

An impressive booth design will definitely attract customers. Its great that you've been doing pre-mailers. You could include there a coupon that they can present during the event to claim a free...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 3rd June 2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,164
Posted By jarmaine
This is a wonderful idea, but it will cost you....

This is a wonderful idea, but it will cost you. This would actually work if you had a targeted audience, those that are really interested in availing such services already.
Other ideas could be...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 3rd June 2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,072
Posted By jarmaine
Postcards are a great idea! Postage wouldn't cost...

Postcards are a great idea! Postage wouldn't cost you as much as sending out mugs and shirts or other items. You would need a good design and a wonderful message to send to your audience.
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