How do I find the size of market and market share of various small companies in a small industry? [more inside]
What are the most successful social networking sites for children? Why have they succeeded? What are the worst? Why have they failed?
Tell me some great, effective ways to market my dog training business. For example, how do I promote myself to veterinary clinics who don't know me yet? What will really help me get my name out there? [more inside]
Anybody know why bright orange is such a popular color when it comes to branding or advertising products?
How do I build and promote a totally non-commercial web site to disseminate useful and creative tricks for fixing a number of supposedly incurable health problems? [more inside]
This one's for the Mrs: As a successful freelancer in a creative industry (writing-ish), is it enough to have a decent website and nice business cards, or is it worth it to a hire a graphic designer to come up with a business "brand" or "identity" for you? (And what should this involve besides just a logo?) [more inside]
My firm is trying to decide whether to hire a marketing/sales director. I have been tasked with gathering information about marketing and sales in general and presenting that information to the team, so that we can make a decision. So, what are the key responsibilities and duties of a marketing/sales director? What will such a person bring to our team? What's a good way to go about finding the right person for the position? What qualities should we look for in the hiring process? I am particularly interested in service marketing, for small consulting firms. [more inside]
I have a book (non-fiction) coming out that combines environmental history with science and food culture. (The book is about bananas; I don't know if I'm allowed to post a link to my Web site, so I'll refrain.) I've been reading about "blog book tours," where authors work with bloggers to provide interviews, excerpts. or just about anything else relevant to a specific blog's audience. So...I'm asking for people's favorite science (specifically natural science), environmental, and food (food culture and eclectic stuff) blogs. Thanks.
Can anyone figure out what this website is all about? It's called "WeMakeContact.com" and it purports to show UFOs flying above my town of Great Falls, Montana last week... [more inside]
I have been asked to put together a portfolio for a couple of jobs on the creative side of the advertising world. I am very quick with new ideas for marketing and advertising, but I have never put an ad together. Help me put a portfolio together! [more inside]
I have just been fired. I now want to transition into creative brand management and marketing immediately. [more inside]
What blogs/online magazines can I contact to promote a firm that specializes in modern residential architecture?
I'm compiling a list of architecture sites/blogs/magazines to promote the architecture firm I'm working for. The firm does idiosyncratic, residential work that is a modern take on generic residential vernacular (their houses look a bit like Atelier Bow-Wow's residential design). What publications and blogs should I get in touch with? [more inside]
In the context of advertising and marketing in Russia, who are the opinion leaders and influencers for the 18 to 35 year old demographic? [more inside]
I need to quickly create a marketing plan and budget but I am more the creative, not so much the plan. [more inside]
How do I learn to optimize my website/sales approach to sell online to college kids? [more inside]
How many printed materials (signs, posters, etc.) are used in a retail environment in a typical week/month/etc.? [more inside]
I've a midterm tomorrow on direct response marketing, but if I look at my notes one more time I'll projectile vomit. Can someone recommend a podcast or engaging article I can chill out to instead?
How do I find an advertising sales agent who can represent a weekly commercial radio show to advertisers in the San Francisco-Bay Area market. of course there's [more inside]
How do I handle advertising requests? They scare me. [more inside]
How should i design a study on consumer and retailer attitudes about a product? Anyone knows a framework that would take me through the process? [more inside]
What are some clever web 2.0 / social networking tools to use to market a book to college aged kids in America these days? [more inside]
Two Questions: 1. Which agency is responsible for all the marketing for Google thus far? 2. What is the purpose and objective of Google Creative Lab? I can't get any data even on Google.
Any ideas how to generate a list of manufacturing companies over 100 employees in Australia, without paying a list broker for an outdated use-once call list?
What are the criteria used to decide the toughness of different snack packaging materials? Why do peanuts require much thicker packaging that potato crisps? Do "gourmet" crisps only have thicker packaging to indicate greater value? Who makes the decisions, and how?
Should I let a PR company put out a message through my Facebook group? What would be the implications? [more inside]
Hivemind, please recommend free podcasts about internet marketing. [more inside]
I have realized though I still love broadcast journalism I am really interested in media business management and brand management. How do I get more training in these areas? [more inside]
Mail order entrepreneurs: How have your sales figures been over the past few months? [more inside]
some form of street sport "invented" by sneaker folks... did I make this up? [more inside]
I'm about to launch a new business as a wedding photographer but I need your opinion on a name. You see, I like "Walljm Photography", but walljm isn't really a word. :) So the question is, if you were looking for a photographer, would the name "Walljm Photography" put you off? Or would it not matter? [more inside]
Earth Class Mail - great idea that I'm willing to pay for, but concerned about sleazy marketing tactics. Anyone with any experience with this company? [more inside]
I've been asked to give a talk on business blogging for a local group. What kinds of topics should I address? [more inside]
My 501(c)3 was awarded a Google AdWords grant a couple of years ago. With the success of that program, Yahoo and MSN keep popping into conversations. Do either of them have a grant program?
Does reverse product placement exist? By that I mean, placing a competitor's product in an uncool enviornment in order to discourage sales. [more inside]
Increasingly, marketing is about telling stories. In my downtime (next 1 to 2 months), I'd like to take a course on film making in the DC area. Any suggestions as to where I can do this? Any other suggestions or comments on ways to increase my storytelling capabilities? [more inside]
Can you help me find a high-quality Headhunter/executive recruiter in Atlanta? Been disappointed with the two that I have contacted to date. [more inside]
How can I find out what my career prospects are in market research? [more inside]
Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas on how to get my patent pending invention known to the public besides my website? This invention is for home improvement/decorating, no other product is available to the public that even comes close to what I have and it resolves a problem that all most every home uses for a window treatment. I am "financially challenged" so money is a huge issue. I welcome all replies!
I humbly and politely request your input on my forthcoming character-related logo wear apparel marketing. T-shirts, sweatshirts, keychains, hats, etc., featuring a character I created. [more inside]
Career Filter: Should I move to a marketing agency or a large company with a strong internal marketing team? [more inside]
O wise AskMe, please help us name our art marketing business? [more inside]
Resources for Bar owners? [more inside]
I'm trying to draw up a list of publishers in Western Washington State. Google and the Yellowpages have done all they can. [more inside]
I am looking for free or very low cost online or print advertising opportunities in Rhode Island for my home-based Noah's Ark Workshop birthday party / group workshop business. I could also use some creative (and free!) promotional ideas to get the word out.
Online marketing - tools for keeping track of the tools? [more inside]
Marketing vs. Sales vs. advertising vs. PR -- help me find a great illustration that breaks down the difference between mktg sales PR etc. by showing different perspectives of a guy saying he's a good lover (advertising) or women describing the guy as a good lover (PR)... it was featured in DIgg or Lifehacker or boingboing a while back but I can't find it!
Does anyone have any knowledge/experience as to whether the single-page + massively long copy trend for a lot of websites actually work? (Examples Included) [more inside]
What does "Direct" in Google Analytics mean? [more inside]
How I do I turn my audience into loyal fans? We have several concerts coming up, and though we've got a handle on promoting shows (getting people to come out), our questions are: (1) how do we get them to run home and tell their friends to go to our next show? (2) and how do we learn more about people who come? Looking for personal experiences from concert-goers and tips from musicians and other industries - [more inside]
Where can I find or find out about PR and marketing help for non-profits in the Washington, DC metro area? [more inside]