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Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th March 2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By GilNelson
Re: SMS for a Beer Distributor

Hey MobileMight - Distributors often have promo items that they can give to their customers (the restaurant, bar, salon, etc).

For example, a hair-care product manufacturer may offer a great...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 13th November 2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Free Mobile Membership trial

Hey Quentin,

I'm using a BB 8520 and scanning the code worked fine.
nice layout, easy to read

password requires 6 characters - maybe make note of this on the page
I tried using 5 because less...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 13th November 2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Thanks, coming from a New Yorker, this means a lot :)



I asked one of the most successful advertising sales guys at our corporation, Rick, what his secret was, and he told me that all I had to...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 13th November 2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Great question! I'm sure you're not alone in hearing that objection...

A couple of points come to my mind - generally about sales:
a) When you hear, "Thanks for bringing it to my attention" -...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 12th November 2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Hey BKH,
Thanks for keeping it on topic!

Typically, in dealing with bigger companies, the decision making process includes an introductory committee or two, and that can substantially increase...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 10th November 2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Hey Steve - I apologize for the delay in getting back to this thread. I got swamped.

I went to your site and Ive read your posts a few times. I like your angle because you've got a consistent...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 10th November 2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Well Don, there's both reason and emotion present during the sales process. people tend to buy emotionally and justify their decision with reason.

Your statements above trigger emotions. It's an...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 10th November 2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

agreed - targeted leads are a good place to start, and don't forget to keep qualifying them out... that's the best way to have good clients, when they really get your value and know that you're the...
Forum: Programming 9th November 2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Jquerymobile Framework for Mobile Web Sites

Hey Ron,
Thanks for sharing your ideas and I'm looking forward to your tut(s).

SO -
What's the deal with jQuery and Mobile validation?
and
What percentage of smart phones can NOT read the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st October 2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Hey that's real... Have you thought much about targeting a specific group of businesses with a letter or email pointing to somewhere they are bleeding? (Like losing sales because of a terrible...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st October 2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Be prepared for more "no's" than "yeses". And... if you shift your thinking to you being the decision maker, instead of them... you've got the final say... then you won't ever feel bad if your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Google Places: Pay only for results?

Realistically, you'll have to be able to demonstrate that you can provide more than this value, right?

Putting yourself in the business owners shoes is good thinking, and that thinking a step...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st October 2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Questions for you:
What's your intention in the direct mail campaign?
What do you want to bring their attention to?
What action do you want them to take?




I can't really comment on the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st October 2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,341
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Sold my first 2 Mobile Websites this afternoon!

Yeah congrats on implementing a strategy and the patience that it takes to get something rolling!

Trade can be a great currency. I just did some keyword research for one of my General...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st October 2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By GilNelson
Re: How Do I Run An Offline Community Of Cellphone Users?

Are you using SMS list building for this?

Once they're on the list - you can send them News, Special Offers & Alerts - and continue to engage with your VIPs. The door is wide open to you.

In...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st October 2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,305
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Nabbed 1st mobile client already!

Yeah - I've also had a super high closing rate with pre-made mobile sites once I have the appointment.

It's really fun when they see the value - and the buying signs are really obvious, when...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 31st October 2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

:)


Agreed... to a point. I like the idea of calling my business a consulting practice. And that means that I practice.

So, yes, go out and get the marbles out of your mouth. Connect....
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th October 2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

I totally agree. It's about their interests, not yours.
Read Jasons' statement again... "Then they tell me, and I sell them something that helps them achieve that."



Alright - For anyone that...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th October 2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Well Kate, let me ask you this...

Do you take steps to avoid this rebuttal in your prospecting by going after only certain businesses? Do those business (your target audience) share a trait -...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th October 2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Don - thanks for posting an awesome tip for going after low hanging fruit.

What's cool to me, is that you're the second to post saying that a qualifying variable for your prospects is that they...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th October 2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

@russmarsha - Great point. So it sounds like you target businesses - in this case the quality indicators (of the lead) are 1) if they already see the value of advertising, and 2) if they don't have...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th October 2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

ok

It sounds like you're saying that the customer objection is:
"Why should I, my competitors aren't"

Is that what you're running into?

I think it's a valid enough objection to address -...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th October 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Great point. What if you could show them how many sales they are losing?

With a Mobile emulator, you could take a screen shot of their existing site on a mobile device. With an image and just a...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 30th October 2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,040
Posted By GilNelson
What's the Hardest Part of Selling Mobile for You and What Tips Do You Have To Help Others??

Hey Warriors,

I'm looking to compile some anecdotal stats and stories about where you guys, active mobile resellers (even if you just started in Mobile), have had the most trouble – especially...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 29th October 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,542
Posted By GilNelson
Re: How to Do Handle the Hosting Issue?

Hey Jay,

I prefer option #2 by far. Hosting ourselves has at least 2 benefits, as you've mentioned:
1) keeps us in control of the content and design elements
2) extraneous ads & content are not...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th October 2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Need your advice about my new site

didn't get the PM
email me at mobileblueprint@gmail.com
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th October 2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Need your advice about my new site

yeah - I understand. So - carry on! LOL. Best Wishes to you. What platform will you be using, if I may be so bold...?
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Need your advice about my new site

Hi ismaelmeskin,

re: design - it's a clean design template, that's good. The one slider image you have is blurry/out of focus... I suggest you remake that image a little bigger to make it clear....
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,808
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Sample Mobile Web Contracts.

Thanks barbling - helpful resources for sure
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By GilNelson
Re: I need your help re Outsourcing skill set

Hey Mike,

For mobile sites and tablet sites - hosted on your server, I'd look for these skills:
html
html5
php
css

Apps dev - huge area... more info required to answer
There are cool...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Text message length

Hey BKH,

When message length exceeds what can fit in one message, a second text can be generated by the system, in some cases (not every vendor will allow this).

In regards to the Disclosure...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 27th October 2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,646
Posted By GilNelson
Re: How I landed my first of 6 current SMS clients.. it is possible!!

Awesome! Good marketing ideas win, don't they? To a huge degree, it's NOT about the platform or the cost per message or per keyword... it's about the consultant. Listening to the real needs of...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 25th October 2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Text message length

Aaron makes a good point. One of my SMS vendors limits the characters to 140 because of this.

I tell clients that it's like twitter. Short messages to the point... like the offer and a call to...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 25th October 2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Is building mobile sites different for Iphone Blackberry and Andriod?

Hey Shane,

The quick answer is that most basic HTML will work on most phones.
HTML5, however, the newer version of HTML has various "attributes" that do not yet work on all browsers (and probably...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 25th October 2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By GilNelson
Re: How Do I Add Audio (mp3) To A Mobile Site?

My pleasure, Ronnie. Thanks for the great question.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th October 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By GilNelson
Re: How Do I Add Audio (mp3) To A Mobile Site?

Here's another article showing what mobile browsers support which type of file, and a code example that's slightly diifferent than what I posted up above:
Mobile and HTML5 Audio | Shi Chuan's blog...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th October 2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By GilNelson
Re: How Do I Add Audio (mp3) To A Mobile Site?

did you upload two .mp3 files or 1 .mp3 and 1 .ogg?



re: the white rectangle - here's an article about exactly that on an Android 2.2 browser: HTML5 Audio Support on Android Devices...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th October 2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By GilNelson
Re: How Do I Add Audio (mp3) To A Mobile Site?

ok - handbrake is a bit extensive, isn't it?

try this: Online Audio Converter (MP3, WAV, Ogg, WMA, M4A, AAC) – media.io (http://media.io/) free site to convert audio for you.
upload. convert. ...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th October 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,732
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Mobile content management system

Yeah - BB! Yikes.

We know that videos can be so powerful, I think especially on mobile devices, so in Quentins' case, with a WP CMS plugin, if I really wanted a video, I think I'd have to use WP...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th October 2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By GilNelson
Re: How Do I Add Audio (mp3) To A Mobile Site?

Hey Ronnie,
HTML5 is the way to go. I'll skip the huge lesson and just give you some code to try out...

<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Audio</title>
</head>
<body>
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th October 2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,324
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Text Message Marketing Providers

I've been studying SMS platforms for over 3 years and by studying, I mean testing and running campaigns for myself and for clients. I've used long codes and short codes. I have affiliations (White...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th October 2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,732
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Mobile content management system

Hi Quentin,

Looks fine on a Blackberry 8350
although I don't see a video on the Video page...
(BB often does this - is there a video on the page?)

cool stuff Q -
Gil
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd October 2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,474
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Poll: Would you rather have an iPhone or Android?

You make a good point Will. I retract my statement for lack of clarity.

I will re-state that I'm leaning towards an Android for personal use, but still slightly interested in an iPad for...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd October 2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,489
Posted By GilNelson
Re: 9 hours until I will be face to face with prospects. How does this flyer look?

The energy on the the picture of the woman is hysterical to me. I kind of like her. a) She got my attention b) She looks like my moms old aunt, so considering she's pretty old, she looks happy, I...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd October 2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By GilNelson
Re: I Suck at Sales: A Memoir. (I took action today!)

Thanks, Mike


... just add - provided they have a need, and they can see your service will solve that need

re: QR codes
I have them on printed material and give them away as bonuses on...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd October 2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By GilNelson
Re: I Suck at Sales: A Memoir. (I took action today!)

Sure, glad to help.

Look up your Local Chamber of Commerce and call them up.
Ask the receptionist when the next "networking" meeting is and if they are open to non-members.

Chambers call these...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd October 2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,474
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Poll: Would you rather have an iPhone or Android?

Having been on a Blackberry for the past 19 months, I can tell you - don't get one.

I'm leaning towards the Android myself, because of the screen size and association with Google. I am a PC user,...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd October 2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Push Campaigns better than SMS Campaigns?

I think there's a place for Apps, but it's not as widespread as App developers would have us believe. In some cases, like when the "NOW" button is say, sports scores - an App might be convenient... ...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd October 2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By GilNelson
Re: I Suck at Sales: A Memoir. (I took action today!)

Hey Larches,

While the drinking and business aspect of your story isn't something I'd do, I appreciate your totally honest "journal" of your experience. Seriously. Very bold.

I've done my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th October 2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,426
Posted By GilNelson
Re: What Part of Offline Sales Do You Find The Most Frustrating?

Agreed! Jason, your thread about qualifying is gold.

Qualifying prospects out is doing everyone a favor. It doesn't mean that they're not nice, or you're a jerk, or anything like that. It's all...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 17,665
Posted By GilNelson
Re: How I Landed My First Offline Clients (Step by Step)

Hey Shawn,

I'm following along with my review copy of your soon to be released WSO and I landed here. I'm 3 pages in and already, you've shared some very clear insight.

This thread is quite...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th September 2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By GilNelson
Re: txt180 or yeez

YeeZ update:

White Label and Private Label programs are available

Long and Short codes available

Mobile Website Builder CMS available - my clients love this

Private Label/White Label...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th September 2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By GilNelson
Re: txt180 or yeez

Oh that's a good update - thanks, @pplicon
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th August 2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By GilNelson
Re: Which TXT Marketing Company do you use?

Hey RK,
Mahalo bro.

I have a Demo set up for that with a Longcode.
It's simple and easy to set up and maintain for yourself or clients.
A lot of my clients ask me to maintain their SMS...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd August 2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By GilNelson
Re: txt180 or yeez

You guys are all missing the point.
(IMO)

The question was txt180 or YeeZ.
apples and oranges

here's a few reasons to look at Yeez for yourself. Don't take my word for it.

1) txt180 is...
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