Saturday, November 27, 2010

Business Builder Bundle

As some of you already know, I've joined forces with a team of Internet marketing professionals that compliment my services. We call ourselves "Marketing Marvel" and launched our branding at Tru Networking Group's Vegas Night Mixer at Sutra Lounge last week.

In addition to my social media services, Marketing Marvel also offers web hosting, website development, logo design, search engine optimization and video commercial creation.

For a limited time, Marketing Marvel is offering a "Business Builder Bundle" for only $999.00!

What does this bundle include, you ask?

The bundle includes registration of one domain name, three months of hosting, three-page website (customer to provide content and images for website pages), unlimited email addresses, three variations and revisions of logo design, search engine optimization of up to three key words (one per page), two hours of video recording and editing and development of a Facebook business page, Twitter account and Linkedin profile.

Of course, Marketing Marvel can develop your web page content and you may also receive additional logo variations and revisions for $75 per page/variation/revision.

Most people spend much more than $999.00 on just a web site! If you are interested in taking advantage of this great bundle, please contact me at Offer ends 12/06/2010.

Monday, November 8, 2010

November Networking Opportunity

I would like to personally invite you to the True2Life Vegas Night Mixer at the Sutra night club in Costa Mesa, CA (Triangle Square) on Thursday, November 18th. I will be exhibiting there with many other businesses and 11 local restaurants.

Come for the networking, stay for the Vegas-style table games and dancing later on in the evening. Please bring the tickets I have included with this letter. They will get you in the door for FREE if you arrive before 5:30pm. After that, the cover charge is $10 per person with a ticket. Without a ticket, the cover charge is $20.

There will be raffles throughout the event. Even if you are not exhibiting, you are welcome to contribute raffle prize to help promote your business.

You may bring along your business partner or a fellow business owner. If you need tickets, please let me know how many and I will make sure you get them. It would be great to see you there. Your appearance and testimonial at my table would be greatly appreciated! I will return the favor by introducing you to everyone I know there!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Social Media A.D.D.

As I was telling my colleagues at the Huntington Beach ABWA Wavecrester's last night, there are three times that you shouldn't post on your social media sites. I call it the Social Media A.D.D. syndrome. Let me explain:

A = Angry
If you are feeling strong negative emotions about something, it's probably a good idea to take some time to meditate, take deep breaths, go to your happy place, BEFORE you sit down to compose a post. The world does not need more hate - we have plenty of that already. I'm all about being passionate about something you deeply care about, but please be responsible about how you share it.

D1 = Depressed
Going beyond the fact that people really don't want to hear your problems, let's talk about what you're putting out there. Remember that phrase your mom always said, "Misery loves company"? If you're unhappy, the best thing to do is surround yourself with people who are happy and make you laugh. Post something negative and you will probably get a bunch of people feeling sorry for you. Does that help? Does it solve your problem? No. It just makes you look pathetic. So, share your issues with a professional if you must, but your social media site is not the place for "poor me" behavior.

D2 = Drunk
Ah, yes. I'll bet a good percentage of you are guilty of posting while under the influence of alcohol. I see it now: You're in a bar with a couple of friends and you want to make the other friends who flaked on you jealous of the fun that you are having without them. So... you defiantly decide you'll post a picture of the "good time" with some select comments on your handy-dandy smart phone. Oh, how you laugh... until you see it the next morning and realize that 235 people you're connected to on Facebook saw your clever post. Quick, delete it!! Alas... it's too late. You've already received 24 comments on it, one of them from your 13-year-old daughter who just shared it with her friends.

I've seen them all. I'm sure you have too. When you come across that hate post, poor me post or I'm going to regret this later post, make a mental note of how it makes you feel (i.e. disgusted, embarrassed for him/her, intense disagreement) and resolve not to follow in the same footsteps. If I fall into any of these categories while in a weak moment, I encourage you to throw this blog post in my face. I'll do the same for you.