Advertising

Tips for Effectively Conducting Business Internationally

Savvy business owners understand the importance of attracting and keeping customers. In today’s global marketplace, it’s not enough to offer a quality product at a fair price. Businesses must understand the preferences of their local and global prospects, and use that knowledge to build business practices that are appealing and effective. Let’s discuss three tips that will help businesses thrive internationally: Understand the nuances of how people buy around the world Assuming all buyers shop…

Posted September 13, 2015
By: Hartland Ross

Unconventional Advertising – Part 2

In writing about inexpensive forms of advertising or promotion, I asked you to think about “sudden attacks sprung from hiding.” Did the term “ambush marketing” come to mind? It’s a form of marketing or advertising that lets you enjoy the benefits of sponsoring major events, without actually paying big bucks to be a sponsor. I know, I wrote about ambush marketing a few posts back, but it deserves revisiting.

Posted July 7, 2009

Unconventional Advertising – Part 1

Countless thousands of dollars get spent every year on viral advertising, in pursuit of the Holy Grail of one million-plus views on YouTube. But the truth about viral videos and games is that you can’t really plan and design them – you can only create them, release them in the vicinity of a suitable host, and hope it spreads. A viral ad or video is viral only if it actually goes viral, so be skeptical…

Posted June 6, 2009

Copywriting – Persuade Your Reader with Benefits

When you think of copywriting do you think of those direct mail pieces that arrive in your mail box? Or do you think of the text of a television ad? Or do the words in a radio spot come to mind? If so, you’d be right in all those instances. Yet you’d also have missed some. At its essence, copywriting is persuasive writing.

Posted June 26, 2008