Posts Tagged ‘business marketers’

Three Steps To Never Prospect Again

By: Dan Kennedy on: March 4th, 2015 3 Comments

It’s been 40 years or more since I replaced old-fashioned prospecting grunt work for a 100% measurable way to attract a predictable, reliable stream of ideal clients. Success at getting qualified clients, customers, or patients has a lot more to do with understanding the real secrets of direct-response marketing…and a lot less to do with chasing after prospects. Whether you are just getting started in business or you’ve been in business for thirty years… believe[…]


Are You Hunting In The Wrong Place?

By: Dan Kennedy on: March 12th, 2013 9 Comments

I’ve been in the advice dispensing business for 40 years. Throughout my career I’ve been paid millions and millions of dollars by CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, small business owners, even my peers, professional speakers, authors and consultants. Whether the economy is good or bad, I remain fully booked and in demand. On occasion I have run up against ‘professional norms and guidelines’ dictated by some association or certifying organization, and had my fees[…]


How To Build Your Own “Million Dollar Rolodex”

By: Dan Kennedy on: January 24th, 2013 4 Comments

This month, in the No B.S. Marketing Letter I talked about the only two ways to think about the 1% and 99%. If you read it, you got a big lesson in how certain thinking and complaints can virtually guarantee you will never be rich—and what to do if you want to change your circumstance and become a member of the 1% club. Another complaint that comes from the unsuccessful is that success or wealth[…]


Four ways to add quick profits to your business…

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 28th, 2012 2 Comments

“Publish or perish.” That’s what Dan Kennedy and Matt Zagula say in their new book, No B.S. Trust-based Marketing. Dan continues, “Even if you are a proprietor of a local hardware store, landscape company, home remodeling company, etc., …you need to write and publish your own book as well as other information media such as newsletters, special reports, how-to-guides, and more. Anyone who seeks trusted authority and advisor status will publish, or perish.” In an[…]


Three Ways To Offset The Fiscal Cliff

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 6th, 2012 2 Comments

With the end of the year looming, U.S. government officials don’t appear to be any closer to a resolution for the pending “fiscal cliff.” Falling off the cliff would most likely mean a recession according to some economists. What happens then? A more dramatic version and acceleration of what’s already happening: the middle shrinks. People still buy necessities, but the middle freezes up, afraid to spend discretionary money. Even on necessities, Dan Kennedy says, speaking[…]


The Greatest Strategy So Few Small Business Marketers Are Willing To Use

By: Dan Kennedy on: October 26th, 2009 4 Comments

Never discouraged by futility or resistance, I continue to teach and preach the profound advantage available only through precise message to market match. And I have another instructive example. The big sporting goods, hunting, fishing, camping and apparel company ORVIS offers its customer mailing list with ethnic and religious selects, so you can obtain only the Jewish or Catholic or Muslim or Hindu buyers, or only the Asian or African-American or British or Irish or[…]


Can You Get Up Everyday and Go to War?

By: Dan Kennedy on: October 12th, 2009 5 Comments

In the 2-hour CELEBRITY APPRENTICE aired the week of the Super Bowl last year, the actor from The Sopranos wimped out, quit, and went home, unable to handle the stress of the in-fighting and the competition. He asked Trump a question and couldn’t understand Trump’s answer. He complained about the war-like atmosphere, it not good for his health, and asked Trump: “Surely you don’t get up every morning and fight like this, do you?” Trump[…]


Do You Suffer from Frequent or Persistent Anxiety?

By: Dan Kennedy on: September 10th, 2009 8 Comments

David and Lucinda Basset, long-ago clients, have made millions by asking that question. It has broader appeal than you might think, because, it turns out, just about everybody is anxious and nervous and on edge about all sorts of things. The media makes part of its living by hyping various “terrors” in order to keep us tuning in to the news programs – consider: Y2K; anthrax; bird flu; how terrorists could poison our water supply;[…]