GeoTarget or GeoFence? That is the question.

What is GeoTargeting? To GeoTarget is to have your ads show only in a defined geography. In Google Adwords, you can target as small an area as a mile.  What happens if you DON’T GeoTarget in Adwords? Your ads will run all over the world, and you will spend your advertising budget very quickly. Therefore […]

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Ask the Wizard of Ads

American Small Business Institute the online branch of the Wizard Academy – Roy H. Williams (The Wizard of Ads), Ryan Deiss (CEO of Digital Marketer), and Daniel Whittington spent ten weeks answering small business owner’s marketing questions. Each episode is jam-packed with examples of real ads and campaigns that are working and producing huge results. […]

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But it’s not professional …

I wanted to send a new drug regulation booklet to clients in a Cracker Jack Box.  The booklet was the free prize inside. “But it’s not professional,” says Dave the Regulatory Manager. His words stink up the room.  The death stroke to a creative campaign.  As a marketer who specializes in business to business, I […]

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The Dreadful Day of Disappointment

A Captain One Star Story Captain One Star and his first mate High Expectations decided to change their regular Friday routine. Yes, we apologize to the regular businesses we visit on Fridays for not bringing our money back on this particular day. You see we asked the scary question, “Should we do the usual or […]

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Dispatch Fee or No Dispatch Fee

An owner of a plumbing company once asked me about my thoughts on a dispatch fee. Here is what I told him. Can we agree that a transactional messaging that communicates deals, lower prices and specials bring people looking for the lowest price? If yes, then are you the lowest price provider? If no then […]

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Captain One Star

Adventures in Customer Service I couldn’t believe it was happening to me. I decided to switch careers and become a marketer for two reasons. One there are no emergencies in marketing, and marketing can’t solve an emergency. This means no middle of the night server down calls like when I was the computer geek. The […]

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