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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: 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 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 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: 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 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, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,989
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: 1,989
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: Offline Marketing 10th August 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,989
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: 1,989
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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,286
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: 550
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: 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: 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 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: Offline Marketing 30th May 2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Marty S
Re: Looking for marketing ideas for offline business — can you help?

Sounds very cool. This is an excellent opportunity for using social media as his work seems interesting, original and very visual. I have a bakery as a client and can relate to the artistic value of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By Marty S
Re: Should I get two column or three column theme for my Wordpress blog?

The real question should be, "What do you want your visitors to do when they land on your page?"

When you have a good answer for this, all other decisions/factors will fall into place rather...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd May 2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Marty S
Yellow Pages APP - digging out from near death?

In Canada (not sure about other countries) the Yellow Pages directory has gone the way of the APP and after downloading it, I was rather impressed with the ease of use and diverse lists of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Marty S
Re: Any Video Experts out there?

Hi Sean.

I think you have a great idea to use video marketing for auto sales, and since so few others are doing anything at all on Youtube, you can easily become the go-to person for Toyota...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Marty S
Re: How to use video effectively?

If you know how to use even the most basic features of PowerPoint, you don't have to use purchased templates for anything.

Offline example here, but same you'll get the idea for creating your own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By Marty S
Re: How Can I Manage All The Content I'm Creating?

Hey Phil.

You might want to have a look at Trello. It is a very flexible project management software that is only limited in its use by the user's creativity.

Since I too have lots of content...
Forum: Social Media 16th May 2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By Marty S
Re: Turning a YouTube Audience of 75,000+ Subscribers into Revenue

Wow! Awesome numbers David! Congratulations on being consistent and loyal to your audience. You are likely the envy of a few self-proclaimed high wire video marketers around here, let me tell you!
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,780
Posted By Marty S
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

I don't disagree with this type of model as long as it is working for you, but I make way more by charging much less up front (yes, even ZERO on the website), and then adding a monthly social...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,736
Posted By Marty S
Re: Adobe kills Fireworks, stops selling software (subscription only)

"We understand that Fireworks has one of the most passionate communities on the web, and that this change will be difficult to accept"

LoL... I think not. The product has definitely outlived it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th May 2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Marty S
Re: Embed video into an image

The best way to accomplish this is using PNG images, which allows for layers and negative backgrounds, meaning you can remove part of an image so your video can display on a lower layer.

Described...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,780
Posted By Marty S
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

Absolutely I do - re:



(pssst - that is a marketing plan)

But all by itself and the designer walks away with $2g (yeah right). No, not for a local pizza shop. It will just sit there and you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,780
Posted By Marty S
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

Apparently we are surrounded by wealthy warriors who charge local pizza shops $2g for a website. :rolleyes: Who knew?
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,780
Posted By Marty S
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

Yeah... not. Sure for bigger businesses maybe, but a $2,000, 5 page website for a local pizza shop is just lala land. I could follow you into one of these shops and get your contract smoked (that is,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,780
Posted By Marty S
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

A local pizza shop will have an enormous amount of marketing challenges due to being massively out-spent by national brands. A 5 page website ain't gonna do squat for them, except possibly appease...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th April 2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Marty S
Re: Quail Birds in Scottsdale AZ

Huh?

Maybe this can go in the off topic forum?
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 27th April 2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,073
Posted By Marty S
Re: iwriter -v- ineedarticles

Oh I believe you, I just wanted to emphasize it goes both ways on that site.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By Marty S
Re: How Someone Became a Millionaire Through Yellow Page Ads

I guess my gem for you would be to calm down, eat a cannoli, and converse in a professional manner as best you can.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,768
Posted By Marty S
How to brand videos for your offline clients.

There are a lot of WSOs and threads throughout the WF that offer a lot of advice for video production. Some of it good, most of it ... not so much. However, one thing that rarely (if ever) gets...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,045
Posted By Marty S
Re: Should I buy Windows PC or Apple MAC?

If you are talking about scraping software, article submission software, backlink software, bookmarking software, spinning software etc, then yes a PC would be an obvious choice but keep in mind that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By Marty S
Re: Video - Powerpoint, Camtasia GoTo Webinar or something else?

It's all opinion I suppose, but I don't think there is anything in this thread Kurt did not know already. Matter of preference for work flow of course, but recording audio separately is something I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By Marty S
Re: Video - Powerpoint, Camtasia GoTo Webinar or something else?

Decent tip, except you will still need editing software to complete the video. I suppose if you are really on a budget you could then transfer it to iMovie, but it lacks a lot of screencasting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By Marty S
Re: Video - Powerpoint, Camtasia GoTo Webinar or something else?

I think my responses were quite relevant.

I like to help too and hope the OP thinks so.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By Marty S
Re: Video - Powerpoint, Camtasia GoTo Webinar or something else?

I am wondering what this is for? 30 minutes of a slide presentation in video form is normally an awesome cure for insomnia. If it is just a lecture for example, I could see it being acceptable, as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Marty S
Re: How Many Youtube Videos Per Campaign?

I doubt that you'll ever find a true number for this question because as mentioned, every niche is different and each keyword may require more (or less) work than others. In the past, I have stopped...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By Marty S
Re: Audio recording: How can I silence ambient noise?

Hey James.

The best solution is not having to remove background noise at all, since no matter how good the program you use, the quality of the sound (voice) will always diminish when using a noise...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Marty S
Re: Trying to rank this (blankety-blank) video...

1) Embed the video on a new Blogger blog and page, add a keyword smart article to the same page and then try to rank the page, rather than the video.

2) What your video sounds to be lacking is the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By Marty S
Re: Youtube Growth

This question (OP) is tantamount to the fact that Youtube is getting more competitive and is not as simple to dominate as some WSO marketers (for example) would have you believe.



It's all...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd March 2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,730
Posted By Marty S
Re: Camtasia v Screenflow on the Mac

I have a bunch of free ScreenFlow tutorials to get you started at ComboCasting.com.

Good luck, and let me know which one you go with.
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd March 2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,693
Posted By Marty S
Re: Putting businesses on Youtube videos?

Yes, completely cognizant of the fact the FB is not known for search engine results (as of yet), but it and other social media outlets are certainly a catalyst for search results.

Agreed, most...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Marty S
Can you make a "viral" video? Some new perspective here.

I have long been of the opinion that it is extremely difficult to create a "viral" video. (And I am not talking about the superficially inflated tactics/views, either). No, I have been of the opinion...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,693
Posted By Marty S
Re: Putting businesses on Youtube videos?

I think the best way to go about this is to offer a more "social" package, and not focus too much on the equipment used.

You really don't need much more than an iPhone, a screencast...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th March 2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Marty S
Re: Facebook promotions for offline clients.

Thanks! This is more along the lines I was looking to explore.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Marty S
Re: Can Google Spy On My Videos?

There is more than this - and perhaps less as well! But definitely everyone has to be thinking more "social" for the power of video ranking these days. Sure these factors you mentioned can't hurt -...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd February 2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,782
Posted By Marty S
Re: Another Bob Ross Post Card Method Idea.

I don't think anybody is knocking creativity here, and I would also say that 95% of Warriors are open minded, positive and thoughtful when it comes to new ideas.

You are getting very defensive...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,803
Posted By Marty S
Re: Viral traffic method

Pay close attention to what Seth says at 2:37. It's absolutely true:

Samsung Mobile USA - The Next Big Thing Extended Pitch - YouTube
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th February 2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,534
Posted By Marty S
Re: Your Website Looks Awful

You are making 25k a month and are asking in the WF how to gingerly phrase a question to your prospects? :rolleyes:

Something doesn't add up here.

Also, if you are turning down business of 2K...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,309
Posted By Marty S
Re: Using YouTube to build your list...

Yes. I do this. You need keyword research, a call to action and an autoresponder such as aweber.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By Marty S
Re: Offline/Local Video Marketing

I would just stick with power point/ camtasia combo (for PC) or Screenflow and Keynote (for Mac). Answering FAQs is a great way to get targeted traffic, and your client should know a bunch of these...
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