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Economic Stimulus | 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.

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.

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.

Advertising is a messy, almost futile endeavor


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A client called me from a medium-size Canadian town of about 120,000. The client is in charge of marketing for a jewelry store. One of about five competing stores within the geographic area of dominant influence of this town.
The boss had entered into an agreement to do some television advertising and they said they wanted [...]

Recession/Depression Prescription


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I recorded this video a year ago. Revisiting it today, I was surprised at my own profundity. If you haven’t seen this, you really should take a look. If you have seen it, it bears watching again. It’s a good prescription for what you can do to save yourself from today’s economy.
Click on the link [...]

The End of the Branding Era


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Hail the end of an era. A bad era at that, in my humble opinion. Hail the end of the “branding era.”
I’m not saying it’s the end of brands. There will never be an end to brands. But this notion of “branding” has got to go. And it is going quickly… although this is probably [...]

Happy Birthday Little Recession…


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Hooray! Happy birthday to the recession! We’ve recently passed the one-year mark since the official crash and resultant “little” recession. How did you celebrate?
Actually, it hasn’t been just a little recession, has it? It has been, and continues to be, a big recession. A devastating one for many people. Unemployment at higher levels than it [...]