Posts Tagged ‘marketing strategy’

are you prepared?

September 19th, 2012

As printed in Whole Foods Magazine

2 million, 5 million, 10 million?  It really doesn’t matter. The numbers will be much higher than what was predicted or expected.  What am I talking about?  The iPhone 5 of course.  Did you stay up until the wee hours of the morning to pre-order yours?  I hate to admit it, but I did and I am going to receive mine on Friday unlike (apparently millions now) who will not see their pre-order until October.

So what’s the big deal and why should I care about another gadget that makes the headlines.  It’s not just about the gadget. Yes, I could sit here and write about all the new features of the phone and how I am going to love the bigger screen and simply the upgrade from my iPhone 4.  But this is bigger news than what you see or read about.  It’s about the » Read more: are you prepared?

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5 reasons to use twitter for retail business

August 21st, 2011

My last post was earlier this year which unfortunately is not the best example on my part on how often to write a blog as I encourage everyone to post a new blog at least once a month if not weekly. It too spoke about twitter and how it’s growing by leaps and bounds. So I decided I would start off again with an encore to that last post.  You can read all my posts right here at Emerging Sales Success web site.

Since its humble beginnings in 2006, Twitter’s rapid growth has resulted in an estimated user base of 200 million. While originally created by Jack Dorsey as a tool for individuals to use an SMS service to communicate with a small group, businesses soon realized they could harness Twitter’s exceptional promotional power to increase sales, establish brand identity and connect with customers.

wired.com features a fantastic article detailing the advantages of using Twitter for starting a new business.

So how exactly do businesses take advantage of Twitter’s promotional power? » Read more: 5 reasons to use twitter for retail business

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29 billion and counting – the twitter connection

January 27th, 2011

At the time of writing this blog, Twitter had reached over 29 billion tweets and counting.  So what is it about this little blue bird that has captivated the minds of so many fans globally?  What or how can we best use it and why?  Is this another one of those online gadgets that are going to suck whatever time we have left and not provide us with anything in return?  I know, I know, I’m always looking at ROI.

What I’d like you to do first is check out this link that gives you two options; the first is a live Twitter count (see the tabs) GigaTweet and the second is a live Twitter feed.  The count is great to watch just because it’s impressive.  Although I have to say the live US Debt Clock is far more impressive in size of numbers. (Kind of scary too if you think about it)

Let’s get back to Twitter.  This video Twitter In Plain English gives a basic explanation of what Twitter does in its basic format.  When Twitter was initially founded the idea was to create a micro blog; » Read more: 29 billion and counting – the twitter connection

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SEO … what, why how?

December 28th, 2010

As published in Whole Foods Magazine

Search engine optimization, search engine marketing, search engine management and then we have all the acronyms that go with them. But, what is Search Engine Optimization and how can it help us in marketing our Web sites or helping our businesses?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the art of creating Web pages that will rank high in search engine returns. SEO is accomplished by optimizing certain sections or “elements” in the HTML coding of each page of your Web site. These sections are specifically read by search engines and, depending on the level of optimization, can create a greater likelihood of free referral traffic.

You can have the most elaborate Web site that may have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but if no one knows it’s there, then your investment will reap you zero return. The only way your Web site will work for you is when it is seen by your potential customers. About 98% of » Read more: SEO … what, why how?

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why incorporate facebook into your overall marketing strategy?

October 25th, 2010

As published in Whole Foods Magazine October 25, 2010

With a FaceBook here and a FaceBook there, here a FaceBook there a FaceBook everywhere a FaceBook … yes, if Old MacDonald was around, he, too, would be on FaceBook. But why? Why the rage? Why is everyone on FaceBook and why would a business be on FaceBook?

Lets start by looking at the basic numbers*:

  • There are over 500 million ACTIVE users (these are people that have returned to the site in the last 30 days).
  • 50% of users log in on any given day.
  • Approximately 150,000,000 users are located in the United States.
  • People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on FaceBook (collectively).
  • Over 700,000 businesses have a “FaceBook Page.”
  • Over 70 translations of FaceBook are available globally.
  • Average user has 130 friends (think of word of mouth).

» Read more: why incorporate facebook into your overall marketing strategy?

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