Category Archives: Problem-solving

Expert Use of Radio Advertising by LASIK and Cataract Surgery Specialist – Another Radio Advertising Success Story

As radio advertising professionals, our job is to help businesses tell their stories in a way that engages the listener’s imagination. This is because the ultimate destination of any advertising message is the consumer’s brain, where judgments are made about … Continue reading

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I’d Like to “Buy Local” But… (Guest Blog)

Thanks to my generous and talented friend Blaine Parker for letting me share his insights with you.  This article originally appeared in his “relentless weekly screed,” otherwise known as Hot Points.  Get your free subscription here. As many of my … Continue reading

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An Expensive Lesson on the Value of Branding (Guest Blog)

{Thanks to the irrepressible Phil Bernstein of Portland, OR for this insightful post on the value of brand advertising, reprinted here with his permission.} Recently I met with the Executive Vice President of a phone and Internet company in the … Continue reading

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Finding and Keeping a Great Salesman

In a March 2012 blog post, Seth Godin noted the difference between the perception and the reality among professionals regarding their allocation of time in operating their business.  He used professional photographers to illustrate his point that managing time and … Continue reading

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Chris Lytle on “Inbox Detox”

When Chris Lytle has something to say, it’s worth paying attention.  Especially if you’re in sales. This morning I received two emails from Chris.  The first was in response to a question I asked him last week.  The second, a … Continue reading

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Freebie for an Independent Florist

I was hired recently to write and produce a radio spot encouraging folks wanting to send flowers to do business with a local florist in the recipient’s neighborhood, rather than going through one of the “1-800”  number services. The client, owner … Continue reading

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Context Matters

Whenever I meet with a new advertising client or prospect, one of the first items of business is to come to a meeting of the minds concerning the singular importance of: The Message. What-the-ad-says has more to do with the … Continue reading

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Best-Selling Wizard of Ads Trilogy…FREE!

If Roy H. Williams has advertised this elsewhere, I’ve not seen it.  But earlier this week, as I was poking around the Wizard’s website, I happened to notice that he’s making available FREE (for how long?) all three of his … Continue reading

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“WORD-OF-MOUTH IS MY BEST ADVERTISING.”

“I don’t need to advertise.  I rely on word-of-mouth. My customers tell their friends.”    How often have you heard those words? Personal referrals and recommendations are powerful, especially when we’re considering the purchase of a product or service from … Continue reading

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