People are increasingly being bombarded by advertising messages. Which means it’s going to take something rather special for a brand to stand out among the clutter. Tracey Dooley aims to help you just do that — regardless of whether you are just starting out or want to give your brand a new lease of life. If nothing else, it should help you really think about what you want to achieve over the next six months…
Now is the perfect time to think of garnering publicity for 2015. You could start a press release campaign, or focus on social media, or even combine the two…But whatever you Continue reading
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For small businesses, direct marketing is a particularly cost-effective option for dramatically increasing sales. Tracey Dooley reveals why you can’t afford NOT to have it in your marketing arsenal…
One of the largest and most efffective forms of marketing on the planet. That is what direct marketing is. And it works. Boy, does it ever. Just spend a little time Googling the term with the word “success” or “results” and you’ll see what I mean.It has many advantages over advertising and most conventional forms of marketing, including: Continue reading
In business, everything you do is geared toward one thing: turning prospects into customers. But the way you communicate your offer and, more importantly, how well you prove your case beyond “all reasonable doubt” can mean the difference between
a sale and no sales. Tracey Dooley shows you
how to use ‘proof points’ your advantage…
Aside from a bad product, poor targeting or shoddy copy, the lack of proof in your copy is one of the main reasons your business will fail. Continue reading
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So, your product rocks. Not only that, but you provide exemplary customer service. So much so that your customers tend to pass along positive comments about you wherever they go. The referrals flood in, the orders are ker-chinging so fast you’re having difficulty keeping up, but hey business life is suddenly soooo sweet. OK, a slight exaggeration, perhaps, but such is the power of ‘WOMM’…
Raking in heaps of business without having to spend the time, money and energy on hunting down sales. Now that sounds like the sort of stuff dreams are made out of. Well, not really. Not if you harness this most powerful and influential of marketing strategies… Continue reading
There’s something extremely powerful that every single business should have, but most don’t even feature it in their marketing and advertising materials. What a waste! Tracey Dooley shows you how to make sure you don’t miss out on building a stronger connection with your prospects — enticing them to buy from you, instead of the competition….
How can you be uniquely attractive to prospects, capture their trust and ultimately gain their custom? By developing your USP, that’s how! Every single business or person in business needs to have a USP. Ignore that sentence, and you’ve just made being in business unnecessarily more difficult.
As legendary copywriter Rosser Reeves, wrote in his book Reality in Advertising: “Too many businesses flop because they fail to create a well-defined USP.” And it’s still happening today.
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Far from being the kind of lovely lady who rejoices in handing out cough drops while sipping chamomile tea, Aunty AIDA is more akin to Checkpoint Charlie in character. AIDA is in fact one of the most useful formulas for keeping your creative thinking on tap. And it has the potential to substitute flagging sales with a roaring trade . . . BUT only if you pay attention. Tracey Dooley covers the fundamentals of writing good copy for your business…