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2010 December | Marketing Wizard's Alliance

December, 2010

The MESSAGE is the MEDIUM, Says Marketing Speaker, Jim Ackerman


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It was Marshal McLuhan who said, “The medium is the message.” He was only half right. The message is also the medium. If you don’t believe it, consider the results of marketers who have changed as little as a couple of words in a headline and increased results by hundreds or even thousands of percent. The medium was the same, the cost was the same. The rewards were dramatically different. Consider the example of Orabrush and their remarkable success on YouTube, which has eclipsed companies literally millions of times bigger than they are.

Marketing Speaker Says Uncertainty Causes Uncertainty


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Marketing and Advertising Speaker, Jim Ackerman revisits an article he wrote in August of ‘09, bemoaning the uncertainty imposed on the marketplace by political paralysis. If you’re a business person looking to grow your business, these are very tough times, and recent developements haven’t helped. There is still far too much uncertainty in the marketplace to pull us out of the recession.

Marketing Speaker Jim Ackerman Shares a Seminal Business Experience


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The experience I had visiting Horizon Services in Wilmington DE, has changed my business and my life. Exec VP Mark Aitken doesn’t use the standard HVAC business for his model. He is patterning his business after the best that the world has to offer. No wonder he has one of the most successful HVAC companies in the country, with revenues above $35 million. And that’s how he can give hundreds of thousands in goods, services and sponsorships back to the community each year. There are lessons in this story for all of us. Not just marketing lessons… business lessons… life lessons.

Search Marketing is Frustrating & Often Futile, Marketing Speaker Claims…


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Advertising is frustrating. Lots of money and seldom certain returns. The internet… e-commerce, social media, and more… were supposed to be magical solutions that would solve our marketing challenges forever. But it hasn’t happened, and it won’t. Here’s why…