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Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th December 2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Marty S
iMac is a viable option for IMers too.. just sayin'.

Apple Tops Dell as Most Sought After Desktop Computers - Mac Rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/12/05/apple-tops-dell-as-most-sought-after-desktop-computers/)
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th October 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Marty S
Re: "Check ins" are the new "Likes"!!

I am not sure why you would need flyers for this, but if it worked, then that is awesome. I think it would work just as well by having a several "How to Check In" posters/flyers around the store. But...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th October 2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Marty S
"Check ins" are the new "Likes"!!

In-store strategy: I have been telling a couple of my clients to forget about asking for "Likes", and concentrate on getting "Check ins" for their FB page instead. Here is why -

1-) So many likes...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd October 2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Marty S
Get the "story".

If you are courting a new client, building rapport is an essential part of the sales process and the best way to do that is to ask questions. And I don't mean questions about market sectors, bottom...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 27th September 2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,534
Posted By Marty S
Re: Drop And Drag Site Builder

Hey Tim. I would have agreed with this entirely a few years ago, but not anymore. I have many sites with Weebly (for myself and clients) as well as sites I have built myself, HTML, Wordpress and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th September 2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Marty S
Is there room for a video to rank above local results?

In a previous discussion here, I think someone in this forum provided an example of their local video ranking above the 7 or 10 local results, but I rarely see this.

Is anyone here experienced at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,753
Posted By Marty S
Re: Making Cool Online Videos

Oh come on, you should read that again... :) Anyway, not surprised no examples of actual work were supplied here. Much harder to do than it really looks, that's for sure.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th September 2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Marty S
Re: No, I am not the manager (decision maker).

You've identified yourself as such by a) assuming that was my opening line, and b) choosing derogatory language to express your incorrect assumption.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th September 2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Marty S
Re: No, I am not the manager (decision maker).

This was live in person btw, but I would never say that, as to me it would only incite aggressive behaviour. This is not the high road. There's really no advantage to semi-insulting them.


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Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Marty S
Re: No, I am not the manager (decision maker).

Oh... God forbid, if a salesperson doesn't realize his biggest competition IS the status quo. :)

As mentioned above, it was an odd situation, but wanted to see if anyone had experienced such a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Marty S
Re: No, I am not the manager (decision maker).

Appreciate the thought Ewen, but no, I don't think I have to look at that. It's a very uncommon thing. (He gave me quite a weird vibe actually). I think HE has other issues.

I am doing okie ;-) so...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Marty S
Re: No, I am not the manager (decision maker).

Only forces them to turn a white lie into something bigger.



I feel it is a defence mechanism so as to avoid saying no, even if they have no good reason to. Some (business) people are just in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Marty S
No, I am not the manager (decision maker).

But I know he his.... how do you "flush him out"?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,753
Posted By Marty S
Re: Making Cool Online Videos

Somebody above claimed they could set this up in 10 minutes. You didn't get the connection.



Completely agree, which is why I mentioned to OP that effects are NOT a make-em/break-em thingy.
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,753
Posted By Marty S
Re: Making Cool Online Videos

I read simple, easy, and not complicated many times in this thread. The video is none of those. I agree with you though, she's got charisma!

You can always join up for my free course Kurt! Maybe...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th September 2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,753
Posted By Marty S
Re: Making Cool Online Videos

Seems most responses here are along the lines of how easy this is, followed with a big BUT..... more training, equipment, and incremental learning will help get him there eventually...etc.... No,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,753
Posted By Marty S
Re: Making Cool Online Videos

Might be simple to set up for somebody experienced, but to pull off a video of this quality when all you've done is some webcam shots, I am gonna say it's damned near impossible, but for sure...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd September 2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By Marty S
Re: How one restaurant really makes sales

Interesting. I know my wife would have been a little freaked out and suspicious of such a person, but can I ask you, what about this man made you trust him right off? I mean your experience could...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By Marty S
Re: Guys: Pick Jason Kanigan's Brain For A Buck!

Me too. But by harnessing the power of social media, you as the author can remain above the fray, while others argue those battles for you through the positive comments and replies to your product....
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By Marty S
Re: Guys: Pick Jason Kanigan's Brain For A Buck!

Anyway, glad you took the advice and changed the review to something much more respectful.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Marty S
Re: Poker Coach needs Help Getting Clients

Okay, 50NL is NOT micro stakes, so you would have to narrow/clarify your market to begin with.



If you have no online presence or reputation among the poker world, I would not concentrate at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By Marty S
Re: Guys: Pick Jason Kanigan's Brain For A Buck!

I have not seen, no. But I do see a lot of sales books on Amazon for much more (kindle or otherwise), so that is why I was wondering. Just wanted to know strategy behind it, as I was considering my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By Marty S
Re: Guys: Pick Jason Kanigan's Brain For A Buck!

There is always one, sometimes more. Agreed. But as I always tell my local clients, make sure you respond in a respectful manner and always be more than accommodating. That way, others who DO read...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th August 2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By Marty S
Re: Were to get business cards and flyers

Don't forget about Costco if you have one in your area. They offer VERY low prices, and you save on shipping because you pick it up at the store.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,736
Posted By Marty S
Re: Adobe kills Fireworks, stops selling software (subscription only)

The OP had already pointed out this dissatisfaction amongst customers. It is a def change coming in the industry to be sure, and some people will have a difficult time adapting. Time will tell.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,736
Posted By Marty S
Re: Adobe kills Fireworks, stops selling software (subscription only)

I am gonna bet they have MILLIONS of fans.




Me too! Loved them at the time. However, there have been a lot of web advancements since then, and both products have run their course - at least...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 24th August 2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,212
Posted By Marty S
Re: Weebly hosting performance?

Again. Absolute rubbish.

This video at about the 2:00 mark refers to the 4 clicks I was referring to above about how to export a site from Weebly.

How to Export Weebly Website and transfer into...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd August 2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,212
Posted By Marty S
Re: Weebly hosting performance?

You are not seeing the business model at all. And yes, they do sell hosting. Where do you think the millions of customers they have actually host their sites?
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd August 2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By Marty S
Re: A Crazy New Marketing Idea

I don't know. There is enough mystique surrounding a DISC that was given to you, that I would probably go out of my way to pop it in a computer.



Doesn't even matter the format really. It's a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd August 2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By Marty S
Re: Animated vs Real Videos

Hi Paul. I understand your concern. The production value of the example video is high, but it does lack a personal connection. The problem I see with these template videos now is that it allows for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th August 2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,991
Posted By Marty S
Re: Millions of Dollars at Stake in Internet Video

There are different kinds of small business videos, and this one was intended to help with the branding of the company. So far, in terms of analytics, response, and social media feedback it has been...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th August 2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,991
Posted By Marty S
Re: Millions of Dollars at Stake in Internet Video

Thanks. But no. I tend to disregard people spending a lot of time coming to forums tooting their own horns. I suppose it's a bias of mine. Maybe I am missing something, here, with you. If so - my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th August 2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,991
Posted By Marty S
Re: Millions of Dollars at Stake in Internet Video

Wow. So not true. And viral actually has little to do with video marketing, especially when doing work for clients.



Micro and Viral seems to be an oxymoronic expression to me, so not sure what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Marty S
Re: Trascripting Youtube Videos

You can fill a blog doing this, but instead of rewriting their audio script, you could add some insight of your own as to the video's contents and use that as the article instead. Would probably be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th August 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,991
Posted By Marty S
Re: Millions of Dollars at Stake in Internet Video

A combination of Final Cut Pro and Screenflow (Mac). But most any video editing program will do all the stuff you see in that video.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th August 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,991
Posted By Marty S
Re: Millions of Dollars at Stake in Internet Video

I agree that this debate is leaning too much towards what is a "quality" and in midasman's (http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing-discussions/826961-ya-gotta-see-video.html) video, obviously...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th August 2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Marty S
Re: Ya gotta see this Video!

It's terrible on many levels, including the aspects you are "allowing" us to comment on. If I saw a business with a video like this in my market, I would consider them a good prospect - for me!
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st August 2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,414
Posted By Marty S
Re: Video Genesis by Andy Jenkins and Mike Filsaime

Not really sure about the course content, but for your specific questions regarding any Adobe products, your best resource is going to be Lynda.com. They have several in-depth courses on Premiere Pro...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Marty S
Re: Video Marketing-Whiteboard Animations.

I think this style of video is merely one degree better than article-to-video software, which imho is horrid.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th July 2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Marty S
Re: Registering a domain for a small business, and THEN approaching them.

Interesting. It does start a conversation.



Not sure I see the unethical part here though?? I mean at least he offered the domain back to the business.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th July 2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Marty S
Registering a domain for a small business, and THEN approaching them.

I was wondering if anyone has tried this as a means to get new clients that you KNOW should be online.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Marty S
Re: Marketing in slideshare

I like using SlideShare for ranking keywords and helping out my traffic to Youtube videos, as discussed here >

SlideShare is another source for marketing your Youtube videos. | Youtube...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Marty S
Link removal offers by the same people who created the links in the first place!

I admit it. I have used backlinking services from the WSO section in the past. The results were at best - mixed, and from what I could tell not very effective in the long run. I used such services...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By Marty S
Re: [Youtube Q] One Long Video Vs Several Short Videos - Which is better?

They can both be effective, but a 7 to 10 minute video is normally going to be way too long. You must learn to "cut the fat" and get it down to 3 to 5 minutes.

You can do it !!! >>
ScreenFlow...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Marty S
Re: Is this Video Commerical Too Long?

Over use of the hand scripting effect, for no apparent benefit to the meaning of the video. This is one of the reasons I dislike such services - as most users think that the "effect" will make their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By Marty S
Re: OMG! not another GMAIL Tabs thread!!!

Just wondering what percentage of GMail users actually log into gmail to check their mail anyway. On my PCs I use LiveMail, and on my Macs I use Sparrow.

I can't remember the last time I logged...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Marty S
Re: Great Local Marketing Videos

Here is a generic intro video I created for a local bakery

Francesca Bakery - Toronto Italian Bakery - YouTube

I lean towards videos for small businesses that are

1-) well branded for your...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 17th July 2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,212
Posted By Marty S
Re: Weebly hosting performance?

Absolute rubbish.

In fact they ARE hosting companies and do a great job of it. The "hook" to using them is the excellent software they offer for building your website. In addition, (although I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th July 2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,628
Posted By Marty S
Re: $3,800 A MONTH...from Restaurants!

A very dated concept that has limited effect these days. Bordering on tacky imho. Patrons are more reluctant than ever to drop their card off liberally now for fear of getting subscribed to junk...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,855
Posted By Marty S
Re: Lapel mic for iphone under $50?

Hey Jason. Not sure exactly what you are trying to configure, but I do own and use a lapel mic for some of my recordings. For example, all of the audio for this video was recorded with a Sony lapel...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Marty S
Re: Screen capture software for Windows on iMac

Screenflow doesn't work that way. You record the entire screen, then take the portion you want during the editing.



Noooooooooo.... not in the scenario described by the @OP. Way too much demand...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Marty S
Re: Screen capture software for Windows on iMac

I have done this exact same thing before and what worked for me was using ScreenFlow to record everything. It can handle much longer recordings than Camtasia (PC) and to me, much easier and more full...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By Marty S
Re: Optimum Video Length

I like to keep tutorials between 3 and 5 minutes, but many of mine go over time allotment too. If you keep the content coming and the tutorial on pace and on topic, the length of the video has less...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th June 2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Marty S
Persuasion....

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Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation: Sally Hogshead: 9780061714702: Amazon.com: Books

Has anyone else read it?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Marty S
Re: Now this is a GREAT example of viral video marketing.

Many agencies TRY, not many succeed. This is new speaking directly to the effectiveness of the advertising message, and having so many real shares.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Marty S
Now this is a GREAT example of viral video marketing.

The video is obviously an advertisement, but irresistibly funny enough to be shared. It also has a simple and memorable message. This marketing team really understands how to combine traditional...
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