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1 The latest report from what is now a 7 year research effort.

2 Through Intense Investment of TimeMoneyEffort Anyone can make a sale of just about anything

3 Our Mission is to show you how to Sell MORE with LESS Effort.

4 How to more EFFECTIVELY and EFFICENTLY Sell Your BRAND Your IDEAS Your Product Your Service Your Self

5 Today’s program is based on: data on Consumer, Industrial and B to B marketing. 1,337Advertisements 12,424 Brands 4,129B-to-B Customers 294,732Consumers 3,846Industrial Customers 3,057Sales Reps

6 The wisdom of 2,000+ academic studies PLUS Original Quantitative Research

7 Data Proven Means Reliable & Reproducible

8 The TRUTH IS Long Shots Do Win

9 In the USA 1 in a Million Can happen about 250 times a day!

10 Using Data means tilting the odds In your favor! Instead of praying for long shots.

11 ACT 2 There Are Three Types of Marketing

12 MEANINGLESS Marketing Say Nothing Does Nothing

13 MINDLESSMarketing Tricks Fads Gimmicks Marketing tricks Borrowed interest Promotions over products The Ultimate Trick = Cash

14 MEANINGFULMarketing Genuine Authentic Sustained The “drama” of your offering The story of what makes you meaningfully great. “Customer driven ideas”

15 MEANINGFULMarketing Is about BRAND believers It’s about believing in the brand’s point of difference.

16 Mindless and MeaningLess S.O.S. - Same Old Stuff “The ‘surplus society’ has a surplus of similar companies, employing similar people, with similar educational backgrounds, coming up with similar ideas, producing similar things, with similar prices and similar quality.” From the Book Funky Business

17 Ease of Execution Mindless Marketing Easiest to execute Only involves sales/marketing MEANINGFUL Marketing Harder to do Changes to product/service R&D, Manufacturing, Operations

18 MindlessMeaningful Price Value It’s Cheap - Buy More - Buy Lots

19 MindlessMeaningful Impulse Purchase Conscious Choice Who would you be most loyal to?

20 MindlessMeaningful Borrowed InterestAuthenticity Which will be available long term?

21 MindlessMeaningful Hype Substance

22 MindlessMeaningful Short Term Enduring Both can sell today -- one endures.

23 MindlessMeaningful Gimmick Focused Product Focused It’s Cheap - Buy More - Buy Lots

24 Foot in the Door or “low balling” Fundraising Small request (answer 4 questions) Large request (give money) 34% GAVE Money versus 19% Mindless Trick #1

25 Door in the Face or “Concession” Donate Time With kids Huge request (2 hours weekly) Concession (2 hour zoo trip) When huge then concession 50% agreed When concession only 17% agreed Mindless Trick #2

26 Monkey See, Monkey Do Stopping on street and looking up 1 person = 4% looked up 5 people = 18% looked up 15 people = 40% looked up Sadly Auto, Plane Accidents, Suicides Mindless Trick #3

27 Remembering Names Meeting over food (Pavlovian) Scarcity Power of authority - Jay walker (suit vs. not) times more likely to follow suit More Mindless Tricks

28 The Bottom Line MeaningfulMarketing MindlessMarketing Long Term Success PriceDiscountingNeeded

29 The Defense of Mindless We use Mindless Marketing just to get customers attention. Then we convert to a MEANINGFUL relationship through the wonder of our product/service.

30 Every marketing effort is a blend Meaningful Mindless Meaningful Mindless

31 “If” your product/service is really WONDERFUL then tell that to CUSTOMERS! The Defense of Mindless

32 Mindless MEANINGFUL Works Short TermWorks Short Term Works Long Term More Profitable

33 Why is MEANINGFULMarketing So Important Today

34 Odds of Winning Odds of Winning New Product/Service Success 15 % Venture Capital Investment 10 % Slot Machine 32 % It’s Madness

35 The Long Term Trend is Ugly 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% (.Com’s) NewProductSUCCESSRate Journal of Marketing Research & Merwyn Research

36 Information Explosion Today’s Customers Are Short of Bandwidth 40,000 Grocery Store Items 120,000 New Books/Year 3,000 Advertisements/Day “Humanity publishes as many words each week as did all of human history up to 1800.” New York Times

37 Customer Changes Today’s Customers Are Smarter. Increasing Education in 10 graduated High School Today 8 out of 10 graduate

38 Customer Changes Today’s Customers Are Wiser. Increasing Age million adults age million adults age estimated 74 million


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