I have created a website and software that I would like to promote and market. What are some creative ways to drive more traffic to my website and get people to buy my software? How does one go about getting write-ups in industry trade mags, ezines, and blogs? I am interested in learning more about ethical SEO, PR Campaigns, Affiliates, Guerilla Marketing, etc. If you created a piece of software, how would you get the word out?
How do I politely decline this "promotion"? [more inside]
What indie labels should my band pursue? [more inside]
From the point of view of a newby promoter, what do I need to know about night club flyers? [more inside]
Having trouble getting promotional traction for new webservice, despite being an avid blog reader, possibly because of split audiences. Any suggestions? [more inside]
We have a great opportunity to promote our fledgling video production company with a booth at a large concert. But we're not sure exactly what to do with it. [more inside]
Would you apply for a job you felt underqualified for, even if it meant essentially skipping a step up the promotion ladder? Pros & cons inside. [On preview, wow, it's a day for job application questions!] [more inside]
What is a good source of online etiquette for cross-medium self-promotion? I'm thinking someone might be going over the line, but I want something to back me up so it doesn't seem like I'm just overreacting. A member of an e-mail list I subscribe to posts about her/his blogs over frequently, to the point of always posting whenever there is a new entry up. I'm through ignoring it, and more than one person has suggested to him on list that if people wanted to read her/his blog that they'd do it. I'm not sure she/he is getting it. However, I can't really find any good sources for this sort of netiquette - I'm finding things only related to blogs or to e-mail lists, not both. I'd like something to point to if I (or others) choose to reach out to her/him.
Help an IT consultant write a business case for promotion. [more inside]
Distorted info, implying I'm being dishonest, put online accidentally by totally well-meaning people. Where are the lines in terms of asking for corrections, and if I do what is the etiquette? [more inside]
Calling all Mefite book authors (especially nonfiction types): what was the single most effective thing you did to promote sales? [more inside]
I'm looking for some video promotion examples that were done with a "Leave it to Beaver" set in the 50's, Black and white, homey feel to them. [more inside]
Grandiose Self Promotion. Is that the way to get ahead in the long term? [more inside]
Advice for a beginning musician in terms of networking and promotion? [more inside]
How can I smartly/safely negotiate a substantial promotion and raise? [more inside]
PromotionFilter: What's the best way to convince the company that they need to create a new position - and that I'm the person to fill it? [more inside]
After being promoted and receiving a decent raise I've been tasked with hiring my replacement. My new position is managerial so this new employee will report directly to me. While working with the recruiter I just found out that the position has a maximum salary that is larger than my current one. How do I talk to my boss about this without sounding ungrateful? [more inside]
What is your one best ethical suggestion for promoting a blog/website? [more inside]
Networking: What are some things to bear in mind when promoting a Windows workgroup to a small domain? [more inside]
How should I deal with being given a raise, but not given the agreed upon amount? [more inside]
How do I navigate a possible pending promotion? My manager is leaving. My employer wants to promote from within. I'm "the only candidate for the job" (my manager's words), but I'm worried that I might botch the opportunity. [more inside]
I'm trying to locate a couple of case studies that speak to old school traditional marketing versus the benefits of new media and integrated marketing campaigns ... especially online marketing. Googling has left me wanting, does anyone know of any such case studies available online?
How can I seek out licensing and other royalty-generating opportunities for the titles in my new music publishing company's catalog? [more inside]
How do financial dominatrices make their money? [more inside]
I'm expecting a promotion soon. I want to move to a better office. Should I ask to move now, or wait until my review? [more inside]
How should we make the most of our business trip? Two partners and I are visiting NY next week for a client meeting. (We're normally in London and US West Coast.) We may have a spare couple of days, and I'd like to make those as productive as possible from a networking perspective. Suggestions? (More inside.) [more inside]
Do I deserve a raise and what should I be asking for? Are there any resources other than salary.com type places that can help me with this decision? I know this is asked all the time but each situation seems different. [more inside]
Is it worth working for a potentially toxic manager and team to take a promotion? [more inside]
Should I be happy with my promotion, or am I getting screwed over? [more inside]
How do I become a cubicle king and a boardroom baron? How do I become a corporate rockstar? I am in a typical corporate office environment and am wondering why certain people climb the corporate ladder and others do not. What techniques and tactics have you personally applied to move ahead? I am looking for things related to work ethic, communication, self-promotion, appearance, relationships, use of technology, methodology, GTD, etc. Do you send emails late at night to appear to be working late? Do you suck-up to the CEO's personal assistant? Or do you simply work your ass off and get sh*t done? Take me from the mailroom to the boardroom.
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.
How can I write a good press release for an entire calendar of events? (As opposed to just a single event) [more inside]
For an assignment in college, I need to cough up a sales promotion strategy for a bogus product, complete with a media and planning chart to outline timing and integration. Since the prof has not supplied any chart templates for the class, and I don't have all day to wait for her email reply, where on the internets might I find said chart to coordinate all these activities in a sane manner? [more inside]
It has become apparent that a friend is extremely past due for a raise. Given the circumstances, what is the best method of approach? [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]
My job duties are changing rapidly, and I'm taking on tons of new responsibilities, at my boss's request. I'd like to ask for a promotion and/or raise, given the situation but am not sure how to go about it. [more inside]
I'm producing a short Flash piece and am looking for inspiration. Could you point me to examples of good < 1 minute, basic promotions that artfully weave text motion with good music and photography/video? Not looking to get interactive here, just a simple but intriguing, inspiring motion piece.
What's worse, being at a job for too long or not long enough? [more inside]
Currently working two jobs and wondering if I should settle for a dead-end job? [more inside]
A few friends have started a Go Club at our school (we meet weekly, and we want to raise attendance at these meetings). We've introduced a fair number of people to the game personally, but now we're looking to introduce the general public (university and otherwise) to the game and club. I think flyering is the obvious first step, and I'm looking for advice on that and other promotional tips. [more inside]
I've got a research and thesis-based M.S. in engineering and a bachelor's degree from a very well-regarded school. What level on the corporate ladder should I be hired at? [more inside]
My wife recently took her home-based and internet-based candle/incense/etc business into the bricks-and-mortar stage. We have a good idea on what to do for internet advertising, but need suggestions for effective local business promotion. [more inside]
How does one go about acquiring the permit for a band (not solo performer) to perform/busk on the streets of New York City? [more inside]
I applied for a promotion that I did not get, but my company still wants to keep me in that position's "training program," which has the same responsibilities as the position, but without the pay raise. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for press release distribution and writing. [more inside]
My boss may be promoting me. Or not. Or he may be waiting for me to ask for it. What should I do? [more inside]
How much should a technical team lead be making relative to a developer? [more inside]
I am getting married in three months and just got off the phone with citi credit cards. Their credit protector plan will credit (meaning I don't have to pay them back) my account for two months' minimum payment when I get married. [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]
How and where do I do online promotion my neighborhood's historic home tour quickly and on the cheap? (In Phoenix, AZ) [more inside]