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There are four aspects to evaluating the effectiveness of your marketing activities--external factors, cost-benefits, feedback, and long term perspective.
Earl Graves, the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine, offers statistical evidence and his own business experience to explain businesses lose out when they dismiss the fact that the African-American consumer is most interested in a product or service's business value, not it's perceived social value. The incorrect assumptions about the African-American market that many businesses make can be corrected through, as Graves has discovered, with persistence and careful explanations of the overwhelmingly positive qualities of the African-American consumer.
This article in "Minnesota Technology" magazine provides stories of several entrepreneurs who pursued global sales strategies when homeland sales were lagging.
Don't have the big marketing dollars to stand out the way your larger competitors do? Here's a marketing idea that might help: Make your message "a little weird." This small-business blog explains the concept in commonsense terms, acknowledging that it takes guts but emphasizing that the payoff may be well worth it.
Effectively customizing your sales presentations is pivotal in engaging your audience and closing the deal. Author and marketing expert Barry Farber shares several tips on how to make your next pitch memorable for all the right reasons.
Dan Elenbaas, CEO and chairman of Amaze Entertainment, explains the strategy that led his company to expand into lucrative Asian markets.
Publicity is good for an early-stage company, but you shouldn't be pumping lots of dollars into public relations for your new healthcare business. Read more about the right time to hire a PR agency.
If you're building a company for growth, don't ignore public relations but don't overdo it. The author says PR is much more than press releases-it's also about building relationships with investors, industry experts, and reporters to educate them about your product and industry.
Pay-per-click advertising can be a great tool for qualifying prospects, driving them to your Web site, and ultimately increasing sales. Read how this entrepreneur has refined his use of sponsored links and pay-per-click advertising to zero in on his target niche, doubling order sizes and boosting overall sales three-fold.
Pharma reps at GSK are selling their products in a new way. The emphasis is more on communicating a drug's benefits and risks than trying to sell as much as possible. Read more about this change in approach to sales.
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