Breaking Down Communication Barriers Between You and Your Customers

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Communication barriers are one of the biggest issues facing companies today. There are many common issues that pop up no matter how small or large a business is, and they always lead to one problem: a lack of communication. For instance, perhaps a piece of software you created received a lot of hate due to … Continue reading

Customers Hate These Web Mistakes, You Should Too!

Customers Hate These Web Mistakes, You Should Too!

Welcome to the world of the web where customers expect the best and Google is determined to give them nothing less. What does that mean for you as a business owner? Essentially, if your company site isn’t top notch, then you are going to struggle to get the interest from customers and clients. First, you … Continue reading

Building Trust In Your Business

Building Trust In Your Business

Trust is one of your most valuable commodities as a business. If your customers, clients and even your employees trust you, then they will stick with you, and you will have a successful business as a result. Of course, building trust in your company is not always as easy as it sounds. Trust is a … Continue reading

A New Plan For Your Brand: Making A Good Second Impression

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Perhaps your business achieved success in the past but it’s started to falter recently. As the market continuously changes, companies come and go within each industry on a never-ending basis. That’s the way business works. However, it doesn’t have to be the way your business works. The reason that the majority of companies fail to … Continue reading

Why Billboards Are Still Insanely Clever

Billboards are still insanely clever

Billboards are still insanely clever so let’s look at the three important aspects of using billboards in your marketing. Marketing is a big part of any business, and knowing how to stay on top of the game is hugely important. If you have a business of your own, and you are keen to market it … Continue reading

Smashing Work With Satisfied Staff

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Satisfied staff is what many businesses rely upon to get work DONE! Employees give a company the power to accomplish much more than it would with just you by yourself. But, employees will cost top dollar. And, it will take some work to make sure that you get the right ones.   Once you’ve gone … Continue reading

Hotel Marketing Steps to Success

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Hotel marketing may be the difference between success and failure. Running a hotel, or any kind of bed and breakfast accommodation can be extremely challenging. This is especially true in the after-throes of a recession when people aren’t holidaying and, when they do, they choose an overseas destination. However, there is still a market share … Continue reading

Marketing Your Business By Promoting It’s Unique Features

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Marketing your business is never easy yet it’s something that every business owner has to do. If your business has a few unique features that other businesses don’t have, you should promote them. They can be used to market your business better and reach new customers. So, what are the best features to focus on … Continue reading

How To Stop Reputation Issues Damaging Your Business

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Do you have reputation issues? On our little section of the web, we love exploring new ideas to make sure your business is seen and noticed on the market. From offline tricks to online solutions, we have the answer to your marketing problems. Yet, you should realise that making your business a success is as … Continue reading

Inspiration for Following Your Passion

Inspiration for Following Your Passion

Even the most ardent self-motivator needs inspiration from other successful people. This article from Creative 100 is a quick read of 20 stars and influencers who radiate creativity and get everyone excited. From Queen Bey and John Cena, it’s an eclectic mix of people, and you may not have heard of some of them. They … Continue reading

Australian Entrepreneurs in NYC

Australian Entrepreneurs want to share their honest stories with YOU – the tough times, the times they almost gave up, and why persevering just might help you WIN. If you are in business, then you’ll know how tough it is to start something from SCRATCH – completely from scratch. No path, no map, no clients, … Continue reading

A Simple ‘Thank You’ Will Be Appreciated

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Let this be a lesson in public relations. A simple ‘Thank You’ will be appreciated. Many of you will know that I write for Reed Gift Fairs, Australia’s premier exhibition for gifts and homewares with four massive trades shows annually. Their blogs and magazines are seen by tens of thousands of people so I am … Continue reading

What NOT to do when business is tough

What NOT to do when business is tough

Do you know what NOT to do when business is tough? Being in business is both liberating AND challenging especially when cash-flow, and customers, ebb and flow. It’s like standing on the beach seeing the waves come towards you and thinking you’re going to get to drenched. And then the tide goes out and you … Continue reading

Story Ideas to Gain Media Interest

You’ll find different articles on Insanely Clever Marketing showing you how to work effectively with the media. This article on story ideas to gain media interest works with the other articles including Being a Media Resource and Writing a Media Release. Think about these story ideas to gain media interest and how they apply to … Continue reading

Simple Ways To Segment Your Market : Part Two

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In Part One of simple ways to segment your market, I outlined the first five steps. Here are the remaining three steps to help you maximise your marketing dollar and reach the exact audience you seek. Bite Six: Why Would They Choose You? Formulate the FEATURES and BENEFITS that will attract your audience. Here are … Continue reading

Simple Ways to Segment Your Market : Part One

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Do you know how to eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Which means you need simple ways to segment your market. The biggest marketing mistake small business owners can make is trying to cover too much ground at once. Business owners may say ”Oh, I can sell to anyone” and that may be … Continue reading

Public Relations in the Marketing Mix

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Many people think of public relations as only being media relations – relationships with the media. However, you must have public relations in the marketing mix. Public relations is about the relationship your business has with your ‘publics’. That includes staff, customers, suppliers, contractors, government departments… in fact, anyone who interacts with your business. You … Continue reading

Is This an Ugly Marketing Tactic?

When you are looking for marketing on a shoestring, it doesn’t mean cutting corners or being ‘cheap’. It means being clever, insanely clever. So, in seeking to be clever can you also use an ugly marketing tactic? I think you can, and here’s why.   Imagine you own a menswear store. You might be positioned … Continue reading

A Warning on Blogging

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Have keyboard, will blog. The rise and rise of bloggers has been swift and powerful. Keyboard warriors, citizen journalism, mummy bloggers; it seems everyone with an opinion and a laptop can get on-line. And they do. Some bloggers are entirely independent who create content only for their own purposes. However, many bloggers now see their … Continue reading