We've now over 160 booked to attend this event so still have a handful of seats left .. but book quickly if you want to hear some more about the Hundreds of Free Business Marketing Techniques that anyone can use.
For example the comic strip below was produced at no cost and in less than 15 mins .. a great way to attract attention to many businesses. The best part is you don't need any special skills as it is just drag and drop on a free website
On October 2nd I'm at Bedford College where I'm giving my annual British Computer Society/Bedford College talk on Free Marketing Strategies, Tactics & Techniques .. the little cartoon above is just one of the hundreds of things you can do to get your business marketed at nil cost.
I didn't think it possible. But in five days of hard promotional activity my book, Advertising Secrets: Essential Advertising Tips That
Advertising Sales Reps Prefer You NOT To Know, became an Amazon Best Seller on no fewer than FIVE Amazon websites.
As you can see from the screengrabs on this page it became a category best seller on the .com, co.uk, .es, .fr and .ca Amazon sites, in several different categories. All this was achieved in the two weeks following publication and is due entirely to the promotional campaign I ran in conjunction with Amazon.
Sometimes Marketing is so Simple we miss the Obvious.
Why spend thousands on advertising when you can achieve a huge amount for pence. This video short shows how a simple old bike can promote a local business for pence. The idea is being used nationwide .. photos were taken at Stow on the Wold and Cambridge.
For professional networking I believe nothing beats LinkedIn. Where Facebook and Twitter have their place, and can work wonders for some business types, for me it is LinkedIn every time.
The good news is LinkedIn just got better.
Not only is LinkedIn the most comprehensive and up to date database of business professionals and companies available on the Internet .. it now allows you to tag other LinkedIn members in your updates.
How to use internal links to boost your website search engine ranking (SERPS)
Internal links that are based on accurate anchor text are a simple way to increase your position on the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPS). They aren't quite as powerful as Incoming Links but the beauty of internal links is that you have total control of how many , where they point and the anchor text.
As Principal I employed very few consultants but did employ Stefan on the basis of a clear ROI.
I would recommend him to any college, university, business or Government agency as a reliable consultant who will become indispensable.
Ioan Morgan CBE
Latterly FE College Principal & CEO,
He certainly does what he says on the tin...... I've worked with Stefan for many years and he has an uncanny knack of cutting through the ****, focussing on the essentials and coming up with creative and inexpensive marketing ideas that work.
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
“Stefan was an expert on one of our recent teleseminars speaking about Marketing Secrets Revealed. He gave some fantastic value and gave some great tips that small business owners could use to apply to their businesses straight away. You can get a copy of the recording at http://www.exceptionalthinking.co.uk/previewcall.htm.
I have no hesitation recommending Stefan and think he's great at marketing. It's certainly no accident that he's known as the Marketing Magician.
“Stefan was our speaker at a memorable CIM course recruitment event a few years ago. In an hour he covered a wide range of EMarketing topics giving the audience both inspiration and actions they could take with them to implement immediately. Even those that had recently completed marketing degrees commented how practical his advice was and how it clarified what they had previously only learnt in an academic way. Stefan's practical background as a marketing practitioner comes to the fore when he explains, not only what EMarketing is, but how to implement it in a practical way where the ROI can be measured.”.
Rosie Phipps, Principal, Oxford College of Marketing
“Apart from being a incredibly friendly and approachable person, Stefan has a wealth of knowledge in how to effectively market small and large businesses and has applied this knowledge with great success. In short Stefan is a real marketing guru!.
““Stefan Drew is a true marketing professional. I have no hesitation in recommending Stefan's marketing expertise. My first contact with Stefan was in 2009. The distance of our office locations (U.K. vs. Australia) did not concern me as it was evident from our first international phone call that my company was in good hands. 2010 presented the GFC which brought with it many marketing & financial challenges. By following Stefan's marketing plan to the letter I could never have imagined such a successful outcome for my business. Thank you Stefan.”.