How to deal with rejection when marketing myself via email in the entertainment industry? And how can I have more success? [more inside]
Selling EPUB e-books, adding on to a custom shopping cart app: handle like any downloadable file? DRM? If DRM is a bad idea, good layperson-accessible article explaining clearly why not? If DRM is a good idea, how is it implemented? [more inside]
Launching a global internal website...how best to market it? [more inside]
I've been tasked with finding and hiring a professional freelance photographer for my company. I've never done this before, so I'd be grateful for some basic guidelines. [more inside]
Two Questions about Facebook Fan Pages: 1. How can I best track the number of times a posted video is played? 2. What is going on with "Impressions"? [more inside]
Any suggestions for sticky goo to stick flash drive to envelope? [more inside]
Twitter follow-bots: I don't get it. [more inside]
Marketing question: is it better to distribute 5000 flyers to 5000 homes once, or 2500 flyers to 2500 homes twice? [more inside]
if you pitch creative web proposals, what high-level information and tasks are most important to you?
What is the most important information for someone who pitches web proposals to clients to have at a glance? what sort of actions would a dashboard displaying this info need to support? [more inside]
Wanted some input on a career in email marketing. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend legit ad networks, vendors etc. to help us grow a client's Facebook fans and Twitter followers quickly? [more inside]
Want marketing department arguments can I make to justify my going to South by Southwest and the Blogworld New Media Expo? [more inside]
First year in marketing: Please recommend books on physiological based marketing / buying techniques?
First year in marketing: Please recommend books on physiological based marketing / buying techniques? [more inside]
I'm producing a customer magazine for a real estate company. One of the many articles they want to create each month is one focusing on a member of staff, in order to provide the "human element". [more inside]
I'm trying to do a social media analysis of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. I would like to compare similar type brands. What do think would be some good brands to compare it to. I'm thinking about HBO or MTV? What do you think? Others? Thanks, Paul
What are the best online sites for job hunting - specifically technical sales and marketing (software sales, hardware, etc). I got blind sided by a layoff on Monday. I've spent the last two days working my network and now it's time to start hitting the job sites. What are the good ones? I haven't had to do this in about 6 years. My initial reaction is that the job sites aren't any better, and maybe are worse, than I remember.
I really hope people don't see this as me promoting myself; I really need shared experience and advice about how to market myself. I am on some business forums but they tend to promote just themselves as THE place to market yourself - there must be more... So, I run a proofreading/copyediting/copywriting/transcribing business. Doing OK as I launched while working full time at a day job. Now looking to transition out of the day job, a step at a time, so I can spend that time on the business. Eventual aim: work a 40 hour week just on the business, at home, for myself. But the day job might require me to drop 2.5 days a week rather than the 1 I can really cope with. So I need to up my marketing to drive some business my way. Any solutions you've used that really work? e.g. there is a consensus that Yellow Pages/Yell is not worth the fee. Also I work with US and UK clients, though UK based - any hints for reaching more US people? [more inside]
There are a lot of e-blast and mailing list software options for PC, but if you have a Mac and want to send out e-mails to a lot of people in an organized way, is there any great way to go? I REALLY can't afford to use Constant Contact right now, my mailing list is large and it would cost a *bunch*.
Why do people create and use viruses/spyware/malware? [more inside]
Should I keep my interesting lower paid job with a great mentor or apply for the promotion with better title, more money?
Should I keep my interesting lower paid job with a great mentor or apply for the promotion with better title, more money? [more inside]
Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance? [more inside]
How can I get permission to throw a charity event at a local (NYC) museum/attraction? [more inside]
Overstock.com has just started something called the "Main Street Initiative" where they create and promote small business microsites. I have a few questions about this. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations on email marketing software. I'm a visual artist sending out periodic e-newsletters. I know about Constant Contact but am wondering what else is out there. [more inside]
I want to talk about ethics in marketing from an in-the-field standpoint; I think it's an important conversation that nobody's having. But I'm overthinking myself right out of ever doing it. [more inside]
Looking for good marketing and web strategy blogs, and/or books. Please suggest some great authors.
Please post examples of businesses, anywhere on earth, using Facebook in a very effective way. I'd very much prefer examples of businesses **you** watch and use and the reasons **you** really like how that business uses Facebook. (I'm really not interested in examples of businesses using Facebook in a poor way - I can find those without help!) I'm looking for great examples to show a business owner friend who is not quite using Facebook effectively.
"You are being lied to" exposes? [more inside]
My customers get great bribes! How can I overcome this ethically? [more inside]
I've recently acquired a promotional record that claims to contain a message in coded DTMF tones (mp3). I'm looking for the easiest, most user-friendly way to reliably decode high-speed bursts of DTMF tones. Bonus points for free solutions... [more inside]
What exactly are the mechanics of self-promotion? [more inside]
Currently I am a marketing writer in Massachusetts and I would like to develop some new skills for Web page Usability Best Practices and also content and design generation. [more inside]
Aww, man...do I really need a website? [more inside]
What sites are highly skewed toward specific genders? i.e. iVillage, Cosmopolitan.com for Females and SportsIllustrated.com, fantasysports.com, caranddriver.com for Males? [more inside]
How do wealthy people select a financial advisor? Besides word of mouth, which i think is number one no matter what your socioeconomic status is - Do they respond to traditional print and web ads like the rest of us or do they use some other approach? -rich people baffle me.
How do you entice newspaper/magazine/blog writers into reviewing a restaurant? [more inside]
What can we offer to attract locals, part-time locals and/or tourists to our tiny literary arts space? [more inside]
Free online social media marketing course out there somewhere? [more inside]
Looking for some good documentaries on advertising, marketing, public relations & consumerism to help teach an undergraduate class! We have a list of possible documentaries already (we will show selected excerpts - not the entire thing) but were wondering if we were missing anything out and what the Hive Mind might suggest! Good "teaching moment" video clip suggestions based on Mad Men and other fictional advertising/marketing/PR/consumerism-themed films and TV shows are also welcome. Or perhaps there are even good relevant scenes from documentaries which are primarily about some other topic. Thanks for any help... it's much appreciated! Full list that we already have compiled inside... [more inside]
In London, Barclays Bank has sponsored the public cycle hire scheme. Any other recent examples of a big brand sponsoring something seemingly unrelated? [more inside]
What are Google's People Programs people like? [more inside]
I need to create a promo video for our software and I'm looking for examples for inspiration. This demo will live on our website. What are some of the best done 3-4 minute software demos / promos that you've seen online? Or what advice do you have? I have Adobe Captivate to work with. In the past I have done this with screenshots and Microsoft Movie Maker. Captivate seems to give me a whole lot more options, maybe too many as I'm having a hard time deciding how to do this. I've looked at our competitors websites and the offerings there are amateurish and somewhat embarrassing. I can do much better, and I'm not even particularly good at this stuff. I don't want this to be an in depth demo. I'm trying to do more of a commercial, for lack of a better term.
Is there such thing as a business contract "headhunter" or someone who would find us contracts for our business and take a cut of the contract, then go on their merry way -- sort of like an agent the way actors have agents? [more inside]
Any advice on designing/ordering promotional postcards? [more inside]
YANA Image Consultant: What's the best way for a Jack of all Trades to present himself online? [more inside]
What are the best examples of B2B websites capable of converting visitors to customers? [more inside]
If you were selling a product at (fictional example) socialnetworkmarketing.com, would you buy facebookmarketing.com and twittermarketing.com to just redirect to socialnetworkmarketing.com? [more inside]
How to outsource to a good integrative website marketing/design firm or individual? Or please provide your personal recommendations. [more inside]
Where can I purchase webcams in bulk with my logo on them? [more inside]
Looking for an inexpensive place to buy up-to-date B2B leads. I'm familiar with InfoUSA, Hoover & Zoom Info. Any other suggestions? It would be great to buy a lead list that had email addresses, website info, and the right contact. Again, we are just targeting small town America. Dentists, Carpet Cleaners, Auto Dealerships, Plumbers, etc... Thanks!