A store charges more for the smallest size of fountain soda
than for the next size up. What’s a rational explanation for this?
The store is a Quick Chek
, for what it’s worth.
What are my options for sending out 100-200 customized emails? Using Gmail? Using a NameCheap domain? I want it to be as personal as possible. [more inside]
Can someone please help me understand PledgeMusic? [more inside]
How to find distributors.
What distributors to ask for distributing a product? [more inside]
Where can I sell event photos from marketing summits? [more inside]
What are some of the best books on marketing? [more inside]
Do I need to get permission to post people's comments elsewhere on my website, using them as testimonials? [more inside]
P&C agents and adjusters: are you marketed to by restoration companies (water, smoke, mold, and so on)? Is it helpful or annoying, and do you make referrals? [more inside]
How do you market researchers do what you do? I’m curious about the profession and I’d like some information on how researchers actually spend time. Special projects at my design service firm often include an element of conjecture about potential audience. When we work on projects that might be legitimately useful or tool-like, I’d like to introduce some rigor into our process and know better when to think about hiring a contractor or outside vendor for research. [more inside]
I was hoping to be offered a writing job on the editorial side, but instead I'm going to be on the business/advertising side. What does this mean for me? [more inside]
I'm hoping MeFi can help me with the why and how of an unusual business situation. I own a small marketing agency. An elderly woman wants to retain me to make a Facebook page and write about how she was wronged/is still being wronged by a pair of judges who will not drop a case that should be dropped. In addition to calling out the judges she will make a larger point that judicial character reform is necessary. [more inside]
How can I start and maintain an effective flyer campaign for a martial arts group? [more inside]
What resources could I point my roommate towards to find strategic marketing/marketing research/marketing analyst jobs in the wine industry of New York City? [more inside]
We're trying to understand e-mail tracking (Mailchimp etc). It's confusing.
Help! [more inside]
Recommend blogs and/or sites that talk about *effective* advertising/marketing/direct mail without trying to sell me something? [more inside]
I have a two part question. I've just interviewed well known performer who has just released his first solo CD. He owns all of the rights to the lyrics and music, and his own company published the CD. A radio station I'm associated with plans to put the interview online, as well as broadcast it within the week. If the musician is OK with me putting it on my own website, how might it drive traffic to his site and my site? And is there anything extra I can to make it attract listeners and drive that traffic? [more inside]
I am currently finishing up a program to become a certified dog trainer, and will soon be thrown out into the world to do what I will. I am not assuming that this will be a full time gig to begin with, and figured that I would do classes or private lessons on the side for a while. How can I do a successful job of marketing myself for these kinds of things? I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
Approaching a local small business with an offer to write their blog for free: is this a good idea? If so, how to do it? I'm looking to gain some freelance writing experience and thought this might be the way. [more inside]
Though I've been working with web development since the 90's, I have a hands-on knowledge gap when it comes to internet marketing techniques like SEO, Adwords, analytics and the like. What are the best sources, free or paid, to learn more? I've been looking around for good resources, but it looks like this field is dominated by crooks. Any recommendations of books and sites written by reputable professionals is appreciated. I'm also a big fan of video lectures, if you know of any.
[Asking for a colleague filter] Marketing people, how do I jump from academia into your world? [more inside]
Is it legal
to advertise by taping posters to telephone poles, bus shelters, boarded up storefronts, etc? Do outfits like Poster Giant
have some kind of special exception? [more inside]
How do you contact companies looking for work when you're in a different city? [more inside]
How should I bill a client for freelance writing of marketing copy? [more inside]
What are brand identifiers that are not logos? such as Starbuck's green straw and Apple's white earphones [more inside]
Please recommend to me a place to receive 'natural gas marketing' training. [more inside]
Help me think of examples of brands/products that used to be cool, connected & sought after by youth (let's say 17-25) around the world, but have fallen out of favor. [more inside]
My company would like to get our logo printed onto custom decals, for distribution at an industry event. Caveat: these are for sticking onto laptops, so they're not allowed to be adversely affected by heat. [more inside]
Existing Corporate Marketing Plans [more inside]
How can I create an amazing work environment for my employees? Moving to a new building and I have a blank slate for office layout, design and decor. [more inside]
What do you consider to be the best infographics that use a very simple-looking visual style? [more inside]
I want to keep track of things like Paul Christoforo vs. Penny Arcade
, Kony 2012
and Woody Harrelson's Reddit-fail
, but also successful marketing memes like Ikea's Herding Cats ad
. Examples where marketing meets or collides with the fickle internet mob. Which websites should I be following?
How do I prepare for a career in public relations? [more inside]
How is the best way to cold call companies to solicit them with your resume (and bonus, what is the best way to phrase "Inordinately useful!" as a job description when pitching self to employers) [more inside]
Can you name some digital marketing sales and marketing gurus in the non-profit, charity, NGO worlds? [more inside]
Good Product Management/ Product
Development Books [more inside]
What should I be paid? My job is essentially a combination of marketing and web content creation. I write blog and page content for the website of a retail company.
My writing requires an in-depth and technical knowledge about the general field as well as an intimate knowledge about how to convey this information in an attractive way to the consumer base. I constantly update my own knowledge in order to provide this content.
I write consumer friendly technical info for the individual products as well as more elaborate landing pages to bring google ad traffic to. I add in-depth daily blog posts. I am also expected to manage the email marketing and as well as the online Google ads. Since I have begun this work, the readership and web sales have shot up and I expect it to continue to climb. [more inside]
What are the best ways to promote my Google+ Page as a moderate size CPG business? [more inside]
Exploring offer for a podcasting gig with a music label, but I have no agent - how do I proceed? [more inside]
Where would I look for charitable volunteer SEM opportunities? [more inside]
Help me deal with my proliferation of webcomics. [more inside]
How can a small nonprofit best publicize its upcoming national conference on Facebook? [more inside]
I need ideas for a social media campaign to target young people who lack motivation and aren't doing well in school. Are there any Facebook campaigns that I draw inspiration from? [more inside]
I wrote a good book. Now what? [more inside]
Which Facebook business software was I looking at? [more inside]
I'm looking for a primer on the business-side of the small-scale produce production. [more inside]
I want to earn money by joining affiliate programs on reputable sites. How should I go about this? [more inside]
I'm looking for low-cost options for short-run printing. [more inside]
Have you used Hubspot?
It seems to offer a lot, but it also seems like it might require deliberate care and feeding in order to take advantage of all the wonderful things it claims to be able to do for you. [more inside]
What are the best interactive marketing resources available to learn from in a hurry? [more inside]
What are some successful, small organizations (with websites) that offer training to colleges and school districts in the U.S.? Looking for marketing inspiration, nothing specific subject-wise. [more inside]