Millionaire maker Dan S. Kennedy and local-level marketing specialist Jeff Slutsky empower small business owners to take on big box companies and distant discounters using their best asset—their ability to bond directly with their consumers. Small business entrepreneurs are armed to go “grassroots” given winning strategies to take their marketing to the street level resulting in higher customer retention, greater referrals, and a thriving business for the long-term. About the Book Kennedy and Slutsky dare small business owners to break free of the ingrained tendencies to “advertise when you need more customers” and to copycat what they see big, national companies doing. Local business owners are urged to add some politicking to their business presence, focusing their marketing on directly connecting with their customers, integrating them into their community and even, their daily activities. Kennedy and Slutsky deliver creative, high impact alternatives and supplements to disappointing traditional advertising and new media including strategies for gaining free advertising from local news media, creating events that multiply customers, and effectively using direct mail. Small business owners also uncover surefire tactics that capitalize on their neighborhoods, the four walls of their business, and the internet, reaching their local customers and creating a sense of a personal relationship. Throughout their lesson in going grassroots, Kennedy and Slutsky also reveal the nine inconvenient truths of grassroots marketing, keeping small business owners on track and on their way local business stardom. Features • Presents a marketing approach specifically engineered for small (local) businesses • Reveals 9 No B.S. inconvenient truths and how to implement them • Illustrates concepts with examples from practicing business owners • From Dan Kennedy, author of the popular No B.S. books including No B.S. series, which shipped more than 250,000 copies • Identifies what’s wrong with traditional and new media advertising • Offers methodology to break free from ingrained tendencies and copycat marketing
Be a Small Business with BIG IMPACT Called the “professor of harsh reality,” Dan S. Kennedy, joined by local-level marketing specialist Jeff Slutsky, delivers a hard-to-swallow truth to local small business owners like you: You Are in a Fight for Your Life. As a local small business you’re vulnerable to distant online discounters, big box retailers, and other competition, you’ve got to do more than merely get customers—you have to keep them FOR LIFE. And, you have to win them over where your competition can’t—at the street level. Kennedy and Slutsky present local business owners, retailers, service providers, restaurateurs, and professional practice owners with a tactical grassroots marketing plan to help increase customer retention, generate greater referrals, and build a thriving business for the long-term. Covers: 9 inconvenient truths of grassroots marketing Zero-Based Marketing—the solution when you figure out traditional and “non-traditional” marketing is failing you How to use the media as an extension of personality and of relationship—NOT a substitute for it Why most local marketing programs fail and what you need to do to succeed (a 7-Step Plan and tactics) On-site promotions—increase revenue without spending money, time or leaving your operation How to use—and how to waste dollars on—the Internet and other technology PLUS gain access to: FREE – Glazer-Kennedy University Webinar Series FREE – Elite Gold Insider’s Circle Membership* FREE – Income Explosion Guide & CD FREE – Income Explosion FAST START Tele-Seminar
The ultimate Dan Kennedy collection. Millionaire-maker Dan S. Kennedy has told it like it is for over 30 years: If you're not focusing on converting social media traffic into sales, you might as well set your money on fire. Now, this ultimate collection of Kennedy's best sales and marketing wisdom from 12 of his best selling titles, showcases the top content from the legendary millionaire maker himself. Kennedy teaches business owners the customer-getting, sales-boosting, classic marketing strategies you need so you can stop accepting non-monetizable "likes" and "shares" and start making the marketing moves that really count. Inside, you will learn: The most powerful marketing tactics no matter what business you're in How to get riches with niches and become a magnet to your customers The monetizing magic of crafting effective communication The #1 way to prevent wasted marketing dollars 5 ways to grow your list for FREE (before spending a dime on advertising) How to turn passive content into an active conversion tool Create raving fans who introduce you to their networks Discover the principles behind successful marketing campaigns and start making dollars and cents out of your social media strategy.
More Smart Marketing is the second of a series of books that provides you with clever, shrewd and smart tips, hints and anecdotes that allow you to get more out of your business with less money. You'll discover the inside tricks and techniques from some of the most successful and creative people from around the world. It's presented in a vignette-like format that is sure to keep you interested, motivated, and mesmerized. More Smart Marketing provides another 52 short chapters, one for each week of the year. The topics are in all areas of marketing, advertising, promotion, promotion, customer service, management, operations, finance and sales and are applicable to many types of business. The goal of this book is to provide an understanding of how to run a more profitable business. We suggest that each week you read one chapter to your specific business. Your success will come from the adaptation of these ideas to your needs and unique opportunities. A "Smart Marketing Action Plan" is provided at the of most of the chapters to help you convert the ideas into action. Use these 52 chapters as "thought starters." We want you to get thinking more creatively about your business. But it is your job to take the ideas to the next level. Modify. Adapt. Improve. Make them work for you. We have conducted many consulting and training programs throughout the country for a variety of businesses, large and small, including McDonald's, Goodyear, Marriott, Chevron, Molson, Subway, Pizza Hut, Sony, Firestone, USPS, and the US Army. Street Fighter Marketing: www.streetfightermarketing.com.
From Internet censorship to sex and violence on television and in video games to debates over rock lyrics, the effect of media on children and adolescents is one of the most widely debated issues in our society. The Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. With more than 400 entries, the two volumes of this resource cover the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact—for good and ill—on children and adolescents.