Marketing Resources

Resources, training, articles, and other tools you can use to market your business more effectively. We’ve put together information to answer your questions, expand your understanding, and help you build the marketing muscles you need to be successful. Choose a category to begin or scroll through recent additions.

Using the Right Words Can Double Your Sales

A University of Vermont study on cheese consumption and buying habits, found that there are generally two groups of cheese consumers: those who are price sensitive, and those who are quality sensitive. The results showed that the quality seekers were willing to pay between 15% and 25% more for each in a series of attributes, such as organic, artisanally made, locally produced, etc.

Add that up, and a cheese with all of these attributes could sell for about twice as much as a cheese with none of them.

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New Research Uncovers Biggest Differentiator Of Effective Marketing: Bravery

A study of 6,000 ad campaigns shows: bravery in advertising pays off.

A recent study evaluated the last 50 years of award-winning ad campaigns and found that the safest campaigns did pretty well, the slightly-brave campaigns did the worst, and the bravest campaigns were off the charts in terms of effectiveness.

Other insights: a campaign is most effective if it has two objectives and combines both mass- and targeted messaging; the longer a campaign runs, the more effective it is; and the more channels a campaign runs on, the more effective it is.

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Ashley Newman of Fat Puppy Marketing Interviewed on TK Business Live

In this interview I talk about my philosophy of marketing, my goals for my clients and what makes working with them so rewarding, and advice for new businesses.

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Burger King Built Ads From X-Rays of Customers Who Hurt Their Jaws Eating Whoppers

Most companies freak out when a customer is injured. Burger King's decision to put the x-rays in new ads proves that almost *anything* can be used as a brand differentiator and even the cheekiest, boldest advertising can work. The takeaway? Don't be afraid to show some personality.

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Wait & See

Justin Jackson contradicts the idea that quick action is always best. He claims that usually, the best reaction isn't to "do something." Instead, it's better to "wait."

  • Did your competitor launch a new feature? Wait and see how it works out.
  • Did you have a new idea in the shower? Wait and see if you're still excited about it in a week.
  • Get a suggestion from a customer? Wait and see how important it really is.
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