Using Smell to Sell – Manipulating the Olfactory

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You are in a rush to get holiday shopping done when all of the sudden a smell hits your nose. It’s CHOCOLATTTTEEE! That undeniable smell you won’t be able to ignore. You know what needs to be done, you must stop what you are doing and go find the source of the chocolate smell… NOW.  [Read more…]

Marketing Example – Honeybaked Ham

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The day before yesterday, I received a Honeybaked Ham postcard in the mail. When I looked at it, I knew instantly that it was going to be a wasted effort, and wouldn’t bring in much business for them at all.

I see a lot of advertisements that I feel are wastes of time, and money. However, this postcard is so obviously bad almost any change would increase conversion rates. [Read more…]

Stand-Out Marketing Tactics

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I’ve talked a lot lately about ideas on selling your products and services. The reason is, I’ve been asked a lot in the last couple of weeks.

Everyone is trying to find unique and different tactics to get their products in front of their customers, I completely understand. There are so many products and so many people trying to get your attention that standing out in the crowd seems difficult. Not to worry, I have good news, there are all kinds of ways to stand out!  [Read more…]

Get Creative with Your Sales – Inspired by an Olympian

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It’s that time of year – the Olympic trials begin! I can’t really explain why I have an unnatural love for the Olympics, I’m not really much of a sports fan,  but every three and half years I feel like I’m going to Disney World watching the trials and then the events leading up to the Olympics beginning February 7 2014.  [Read more…]

Should You Use Emotions to Sell Your Products?

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Image credit: Publix supermarket 2013 Holiday commercial

Here in the Southeast we have a supermarket called Publix.  Publix does a brilliant job of evoking emotions in their television ads, especially around the holidays. The commercials pull you right in, as if you are standing in the kitchen, decorating cookies with the kids, putting lights on the tree, getting the turkey out of the oven and waiting on grandma and grandpa to arrive at your house for the holiday festivities to begin.  The commercials get better and better every year. They completely touch your heart, make you smile and remind you to start planning what you will be making for your holiday dinner.  [Read more…]