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Advertising Budget | Marketing Wizard's Alliance

COMPOUND COMPLEXITY… As if recession wasn’t enough, the media world is upside down


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Not only is the on-going recession killing small businesses, but revolutionary changes in the media world, brought on by the iPad and mobile media have marketers large and small reeling. What to do? Among Marketing Speakers, Jim Ackerman tells the truth… and what you can do about it. As a marketing coach, his clients prove his principles… The principles this marketing guru delivers in this piece.

Other Marketing Speakers May Disagree, but Jim Ackerman Says You CAN Track Radio…


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In this post, Marketing Speaker, Jim Ackerman, analyzes a radio ad campaign he did for a local dentist, illustrating how radio ads can be tracked to “genetically engineer” for better results. Includes Jim’s latest VLOG post from YouTube Channel GoodBadnUglyAds

Marketing Speaker Jim Ackerman Asks, Is the Internet Killing All Other Media


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The yellow pages are dead due to internet search. Newspapers are in a coma due as the web has become people’s primary source for news and information. Television viewership is giving way to internet watching. Even direct mail is changing because of the Web. Marketing Speaker, Jim Ackerman, raises some intriguing questions about the future of the media in this post, which includes his media.

What Can You Learn From a $400,000.00 Advertising Disaster?


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Marketing Speaker Jim Ackerman self-revealingly tells all about the worst advertising disaster of his career — a $400,000.00 loss — and seeks your help determining the lessons learned to prevent a similar tsunami in YOUR business…

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 Proclaims Historical First… The Death of a Medium


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The Yellow Pages are dead. Not dying. Dead. They’re a medium whose time has past. Time to get out and dedicate your marketing dollars elsewhere… specifically to local SEO!

Direct Response Trumping Image Marketing says Marketing Speaker, Jim Ackerman


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Marketing Speaker / Advertising Speaker, Jim Ackerman applies Leo Burnnett’s famous advertising adage, “It’s not creative unless it sells” to the world of marketing and advertising today, as he lauds the arrival of the new era of Direct Response marketing.

Marketing Speaker Predicts The Rise of the Direct Marketing Era


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Marketing Speaker, Jim Ackerman says the recession has brought advertisers back to earth in terms of what they expect from their marketing efforts. Now it’s no longer about creative. It’s about selling. It’s about getting a direct response.

Cyber Monday Email Spike & Dive


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Email marketing is bound to set records for emails sent on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, but it is likely to lead to a DECLINE in email marketing in the coming year. Here’s why…

Tricks With Gift Certificates…


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There are two kinds of businesses in the world… those that rely on the holiday season to make or break their year, and those that don’t.
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