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Forum: Local Marketing 23rd December 2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,867
Posted By DanWilliams
You might want to get polished up on the english...

You might want to get polished up on the english dialect before starting...it will make a big difference

Also, lead in with what's in it for them and include incentive for action.... Mr Jones,...
Forum: Copywriting 7th November 2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,887
Posted By DanWilliams
Steve, When you say copy writer do you mean...

Steve,

When you say copy writer do you mean you write "sales" copy ? Have you tried posting on the warrior forum ? I've hired several top notch copywriters there for $1000-1500 per sales letter....
Forum: General Offline Marketing 28th September 2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,973
Posted By DanWilliams
Cathy...working on your post count so you can...

Cathy...working on your post count so you can edit your signature? Or could you convert your comments to english?
Forum: Direct Mail 21st September 2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,878
Posted By DanWilliams
While I agree with SS, I'm not sure I'd put it...

While I agree with SS, I'm not sure I'd put it that bluntly.

I agree with testing the water before you waste a brochure that many people will not want. I good/great sales letter may be a better...
Forum: Local Marketing 24th August 2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,797
Posted By DanWilliams
I thought so at first and sometimes "still" think...

I thought so at first and sometimes "still" think that it's kind of "car salesmany" kind of stuff. Problem is...it just keeps working for me. And not to just a younger crowd, I have great success...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 23rd August 2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,973
Posted By DanWilliams
BizDoc, when was the last time you saw a business...

BizDoc, when was the last time you saw a business owner that designed an ad that was all about benefits:fryingpan1: What they probably need is a survey of what their customers "really" get by doing...
Forum: Print Advertising 23rd August 2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,117
Posted By DanWilliams
Biggest problem I face is that my small town...

Biggest problem I face is that my small town redneck paper won't allow "above the fold" ads !! Yep, I couldn't believe it myself...proof is in the research...almost 50% more effective when you're ad...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 21st August 2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,377
Posted By DanWilliams
I agree it's a good opportunity. From a consumer...

I agree it's a good opportunity. From a consumer standpoint I can tell you that when our ofice computers have issues we want someone who can come out quickly. We've never asked for prices...just...
Forum: Print Advertising 11th August 2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,635
Posted By DanWilliams
Hey Chris, nice site! what do you mean when you...

Hey Chris, nice site! what do you mean when you say "monetizing" offering products?

Yeah, I really don't get that mentality that "print" is dead..it's quite alive and well in my marketing as is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th August 2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,881
Posted By DanWilliams
I was thinking along the lines of my own videos,...

I was thinking along the lines of my own videos, in the office, on my back deck, by the pool, along the highway, whatever answering people's most common questions, concerns about insurance.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,881
Posted By DanWilliams
Who's Using Video Clips ?

Just wondering if any of you are using video marketing to drive traffic to your site/blog,etc ?
Forum: Direct Mail 6th August 2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,023
Posted By DanWilliams
Here's the place...

Here's the place (http://www.radiusconnection.com/) we use
Forum: Print Advertising 25th July 2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,635
Posted By DanWilliams
I'd like to see the ads responsible for your...

I'd like to see the ads responsible for your financial meltdown as well as the others. I'd also venture a guess it did not stress "benefits" to me...your prospective client. Too bad it cost...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 25th July 2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,014
Posted By DanWilliams
Agree with Josh so far on the SEO. I was...

Agree with Josh so far on the SEO. I was completely in the dark on SEO a year ago and hired a good guy to optimize my site...he gave me what I needed on relevant content, creating backlinks and using...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th July 2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,571
Posted By DanWilliams
Interesting thread David... the copywriting...

Interesting thread David... the copywriting response struck a note with me especially. I use a number of "professional" sales copy writers because they are the experts in their field...but why can...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th July 2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,262
Posted By DanWilliams
You're already better than the competition...now...

You're already better than the competition...now you need to provide proof...and not self-promoting BS proof

I'd start by gathering written testimonials from very satisfied clients...with pictures...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 8th July 2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 38,716
Posted By DanWilliams
My entire staff wears embroidered shirts,etc....

My entire staff wears embroidered shirts,etc. from lands end with agency logo
Forum: General Offline Marketing 8th July 2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 38,716
Posted By DanWilliams
Hi Dennis, We use several items that you...

Hi Dennis,

We use several items that you mentioned and I agree totally with your perspective of the items usefullness.

Here are the items we've stuck with as popular and useful:



Small...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 8th July 2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,525
Posted By DanWilliams
I can't help but wonder what percentage of...

I can't help but wonder what percentage of business owners actually track their advertising results...with any effectiveness? Seems that I hear many people saying "_____ advertising just didn't work...
Forum: Direct Mail 8th July 2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,023
Posted By DanWilliams
Radiused Mailings

Just thought I'd share some success we're having. We're using client testimonials in a radiused mailing program. When we sign up a client who is willing to give a testimonial along with their picture...
Forum: Radio Advertising 1st July 2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,768
Posted By DanWilliams
Is it a "call in" show ? If so, I wonder if you...

Is it a "call in" show ? If so, I wonder if you could take a small time segment and make it an "ask the expert" session... would encourage sponsorship on a larger level. I'm thinking Denver area...
Forum: Print Advertising 28th June 2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 39,632
Posted By DanWilliams
We also give coffee mugs out to clients..."after"...

We also give coffee mugs out to clients..."after" they've become clients... and as part of a "new client" welcome package. I can't imagine why our logo-phone#-usp message..on a coffee mug would ever...
Forum: Direct Mail 28th June 2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,180
Posted By DanWilliams
Very interesting to hear someone bring up...

Very interesting to hear someone bring up "lifetime client value" I use this # in all marketing calculations to determine ROI. I'm surprised when I speak with business owners that have no idea what...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 28th June 2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,040
Posted By DanWilliams
So...whats considered a "decent" amount of...

So...whats considered a "decent" amount of backlinks ? Or doesn't the number really matter?
Forum: Direct Mail 24th June 2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,632
Posted By DanWilliams
FYI: Saw this yesterday ...

FYI: Saw this yesterday http://www.sendoutcards.com

$.45 per card and you can even use your own handwriting font
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