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Internet Marketing Budget

How Brick And Mortar Businesses Can Budget For Online Marketing

July 6, 2011

Brick and mortar businesses are feeling the internet squeeze, the shrinking of the bottom line due to an increased cost of marketing (due to the perceived need to be “on the internet”) combined with a reduced effectiveness of the sales force. Perhaps you are seeing this as well. Most companies know they need to step-up […]

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Your Online Visitors

How To Follow-Up With Your Online Visitors

June 16, 2011

If an online visitor expresses interest in your company’s products or services, don’t let them slip through the cracks. Follow up right away to start building a relationship. Every single second that passes after a visitor has submitted a form or sent an email is a time delay that could cause them to contact another […]

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Stages Of Buyers On The Internet

Use List Marketing For Top Of Mind Awareness

June 2, 2011

The comparison shopping stage affords the opportunity for your website to generate minor commitment levels from your visitors. Perhaps you offer volumes of information on “how to do something for some reason,” but to compare method A to method B, the visitor will have to provide a little information first before the tool can be […]

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A Squeeze Box

How To Get Everybody Involved In Your Marketing Message

May 13, 2011

I received a lot of feedback on my previous post which explained why everybody in the company needs to have a marketing mission. It certainly is not the way most companies are organized or planning to operate, but this element of the sales vortex is so vital that I felt a follow-up was in order. […]

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The Internet Squeeze Website

The Internet Squeeze Is Two Months Old

May 5, 2011

I had a reader ask me yesterday how I was “coming along” on writing The Internet Squeeze, the book that will help traditional brick and mortar businesses transition to an internet marketing model. Well, I am happy to report that I am over 1/3rd of the way to completion, and I have no limit on […]

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Branding Vs Engagement Image

Branding Is Bunk: Focus On Engagement

April 27, 2011

Branding is a marketing focal point that has seen its time come and go, and now only serves as a menu item for marketing firms to sell to their clients. Countless millions (billions?) of dollars are spent each year “building the brand,” but this outdated strategy for business growth has been replaced. The American Marketing […]

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Content Marketing For The Sales Vortex

Brilliant Content Marketing Creates The Gravity For Your Sales Vortex

April 15, 2011

At the very heart and soul of the sales vortex that you are creating with your internet marketing plan must lie a plethora of brilliantly great content. The bulk of this is articles prepared by your organization that answer the questions that your future customers have during the process of learning how to buy your […]

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Internet Buyer Stages

The 3 Stages Of The Internet Buyer

March 23, 2011

People will find your company website through many different channels and not all of them will be prospective customers for your organization. But the ones that are will arrive with various goals, and often times they will not be ready to make a buying decision. My study of the millions of visitors to my various […]

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Why You Must Think Like Your Internet Customer

March 22, 2011

If you want to sell something, think like your internet customer! By walking in the shoes of the consumer, an individual or organization has the ability to reverse-engineer the entire consumer experience and build an electronic delivery system designed to exceed the expectations of the customer. Prior to the internet, sales managers had a devil […]

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