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Sales | Marketing Wizard's Alliance

Pound the Emotional Benefits…


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It’s been far too long since I’ve posted to the Alliance website. I’ve got a whole collection of videos for you to check out. Here they are…
They’re a collection of my last 4 30-Second Marketer Tips of the Day, all focused on SELLING THE BENEFITS.

The Loss of Jobs…


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Everybody is mourning the loss of Steve Jobs. In this post, one of the world’s top Marketing Speakers, Jim Ackerman, explains why Jobs was the embodiment of industrial icon, Peter Drucker, and why Jim wants to be like Steve, when he grows up…

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

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…

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…

Top Marketing Speaker Says New Media Not Nirvana For Marketers…


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The new media are often an Emperor without any clothes, failing to deliver on their big promise to generate sales, revenues and profits. Most often they are driving traffic to websites at best. Their performance is on par with traditional media but people are jumping on-board like crazed cats, despite the lack of documented success. What should you do?

Marketing Speaker Asks What Makes Your Different (Video)


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How to differentiate yourself in the marketplace is one of the age-old marketing conundrums. The principle of the Unique Purchase Appeal is the most powerful marketing principle on the planet. It’s also the most important…