What are external links, and what value do they provide to my site ranking? Are they important? [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel
on Jan 21, 2009 -
I am looking for examples for how businesses IN BRAZIL use social media to sell products and services. I am especially interested in how businesses are using Orkut, Twitter and other social networking websites to accomplish this. Thank you. I sincerely appreciate your help.
posted by quiverandquill
on Jan 7, 2009 -
I finally convinced my boss that we could manage a blog. The blog would be (in fact already is) on an existing community site with other arts organizations; my idea is to get it going, and provide links in both directions. This is at absolutely no cost to us, and I've worked out a rotation so no single person needs to write more than one entry per year. Then she started talking to her marketing guy. [more inside]
posted by nax
on Jan 6, 2009 -
Help me find something to sell online. My current site was de-indexed and while I'm working on getting that back in the rankings I'm looking for something else to sell and would like to experiment with sourcing a product myself versus going the affiliate route. [more inside]
posted by Elminster24
on Jan 1, 2009 -
What do I need to know to start and run my company's Adwords and SEO campaigns? [more inside]
posted by AceRock
on Dec 27, 2008 -
I'm a sophomore in college looking for a journalism or public relations internship in NYC this summer. (I know, right?) So where am I going wrong? [more inside]
posted by elisabethjw
on Dec 22, 2008 -
How do i use Michael Porter's value chain analysis for an airline company (not aircraft)? [more inside]
posted by red_rika
on Dec 19, 2008 -
Is there a name for a tagline or slogan made of several independent words that form a descriptive phrase? And do you have any examples of it in use? [more inside]
posted by ElDiabloConQueso
on Dec 1, 2008 -
I have a degree in marketing but since graduation have worked in other jobs including basic web design. In one job I was able to do some public speaking, but I am quite introverted by nature (what they call an INFP type) and according to online careers advice would be suitable for being a social worker, teacher or psychologist.
However the ENFP type (the only difference being extroverted versus introverted) makes a great match for marketing jobs.
1) Is there anyone out there who works in marketing and is shy? What do you do well and what do you avoid? Is there a career niche where shy people can do well?
2) Is it possible to become more extroverted and if so what helps? Any online resources or books anyone would recommend? The only one I know is ShynessCurve.com and I worry about forking over £65 only to find out I bottle out of doing the assignments they set.
posted by AuroraSky
on Nov 25, 2008 -
What's the psychology behind EXTREMELY loud music in nightclubs, concerts, and even some stores? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors
on Nov 24, 2008 -
How could you target sales people? I would like to market a product that offers a benefit for them. I am especially interested in people who work in sales/international sales and go out in the evening with customers.
posted by yoyo_nyc
on Nov 22, 2008 -
Where can a Russian theater go in the US to learn about fundraising and marketing? [more inside]
posted by nax
on Nov 17, 2008 -
Something I've been involved in for several years has been getting a lot of publicity lately. And I've just been told that it is about to get some national publicity within the week. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind
on Nov 16, 2008 -
I have started developing and selling software for the iPhone. What websites should I read on a regular basis? [more inside]
posted by alms
on Oct 26, 2008 -
Looking for recommendations for a sequential autoresponder for email marketing. A sequential autoresponder sends an email today, waits 3 days, sends a different message, waits 5 days sends a different message, etc. [more inside]
posted by letitrain
on Oct 14, 2008 -
Is there a continually-updated ebook about AdWords/Paid Search marketing that's worth buying? [more inside]
posted by mamessner
on Sep 24, 2008 -
I'm trying to figure out how many people in the US work from home, but aren't (traditional) telecommuters. [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar
on Sep 17, 2008 -
Does anyone know how to effectively (and economically) market a women's shoes and accessories retail store in London, UK? [more inside]
posted by gadha
on Sep 11, 2008 -
I sell stuff on the internet and use a hosted shopping cart service. (Shopify) It's great except that it doesn't have options for affiliates. I have fans/friends who would like to link to my items for a cut. Is there an online service I can add to my store and use to track such things?
posted by clango
on Sep 7, 2008 -
Do you know any books that have blurbs on the back which incorrectly describe the plot of the book? [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Aug 29, 2008 -
What are some good “think tank” exercises for my team to get them to brainstorm a bit on some new initiatives for our major retail website? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 27, 2008 -
How does one get a start in the tourism / travel consultant business? Education or work experience? What kinds? More questions than answers, inside... [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Aug 25, 2008 -
Posting for a friend: She needs help getting volunteers to help out with various church functions. [more inside]
posted by KevCed
on Aug 13, 2008 -
Work question. I recently transitioned from temp to perm, as a Mktg. Admin Assistant, and am confused as to what I should be doing, not so much duty-wise, but as a proactive employee. Long-winded details inside [more inside]
posted by Debaser626
on Jul 30, 2008 -
Are there any reputable online degrees? I'm mostly interested in doing an online degree in web design or marketing/advertising. I already have traditional B.A. and M.A. degrees in a different field (international affairs and economics).
posted by barrakuda
on Jul 30, 2008 -
What do I want my actual position with a start-up to be when it becomes a more structured company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 16, 2008 -
Can anyone recommend websites that have used video testimonials successfully?
We are trying to find examples of good use of video testimonials on a website to encourage interaction, demonstrate the quality of the product/service, establish a personal connection with the user, etc. Does anyone know of websites that use this method in a nice looking and effective way? Thanks!
posted by carofowler
on Jul 8, 2008 -
My improv troupe is looking for ways to publicize our shows, beyond the word-of-mouth and email lists we've been working with so far. As part of this effort, I'm looking for websites with listings and schedules for comedy shows--particularly improv comedy--in the Los Angeles area. Specifically, of course, I'm looking for sites that allow you to post your own listing, or submit it for posting. Any suggestions?
posted by fermion
on Jul 6, 2008 -
I'm a dog trainer. Almost 100% of the potential clients who telephone me sign up for lessons. Far fewer, about 40% of the people who email me, sign up for lessons. The other 60% don't respond to my email. How can I get that other 60% to sign up? [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n
on Jun 21, 2008 -
I'm doing a career change into sales for an IT company. This company doesn't have a sales person now or a marketing strategy. How can I best contribute and succeed at this role? [more inside]
posted by diode
on Jun 21, 2008 -
Any tips for bringing a new product to market? Specifically creating a new and defining a new product category? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector
on Jun 18, 2008 -
A few years ago there was a short story in the New Yorker set in the near future. The characters were children raised in a world where they seemed to be market research test subjects...
I really can't recall any more details than that... Does this ring any bells?
posted by psergio
on Jun 5, 2008 -
What have been the most important books in social science (including psychology, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, "applied" social sciences like marketing, and so on) of the past 50 years?
posted by Malad
on Jun 3, 2008 -
My company has developed a case management tool that has been in use for a number of years, and has never had a name. I want to start marketing it, register a domain name, get a logo developed, brochures and turn it into a brand.
I would like something eponymous, and to that end I came up with the name “Preside” (as in preside over a case). I’m not that enamoured with it, and the developers hate it- but can't give me a reason. Can the hive mind think of something better? Or is “Preside” OK or just too awful?
I can’t continue referring to the software as “our case management application”
posted by mattoxic
on Jun 1, 2008 -
I live in Toronto, and I want a new job. I currently create 'consumer insight-led innovation strategies' for the marketing department of a major retailer. I want to continue to work in the strategy, planning, consumer insights, trend forecasting, and/or consulting type of roles, but I want OUT of the big corporate cube farm.
Please use your fantastic insider knowledge to tell me about the fantastic place to work that I don't know about yet. [more inside]
posted by Kololo
on May 22, 2008 -
How can I get a Mac consulting gig off the ground as quickly as possible? [more inside]
posted by D-ten
on May 19, 2008 -