Jim's Marketing Blog

Marketing tips & ideas to help you grow your business, by Jim Connolly

Marketing results in 2010

Here’s a quick question: What kind of sales results are you expecting in 2010?

By the way, if you want great results, I’ve put links to dozens of powerful ideas at the foot of this post for you!

I’ve worked with thousands of small business owners and studied thousands more and I’ve found that we are all creatures of habit, who tend to fit into 1 of the following 2 groups:

Group 1

Some of us habitually strive to achieve better and better results, by using increasingly effective marketing strategies and taking the actions required for sales and marketing success.  We know that whatever 2010 throws at us, we are masters of our own destiny and we look to the challenges of 2010 with excitement.

Group 2

These business owners habitually avoid change.  They prefer to stick with what they know, even if it’s not working.  As a direct consequence, they already know that 2010 will be a struggle.  Many have already decided to just sit tight and hope things will get better.  They look to 2010 with apprehension.

Thankfully, we each get to pick which of those groups we are in.

If you are in group 1 (and if you read this blog I am assuming you are), here are some marketing ideas to help you blow the lid off your potential in 2010:

Make a million – How leverage works in marketing

The importance of taking action

How to develop the right marketing mix for your business (Part 1)

How to develop the right marketing mix for your business (Part 2)

A list of 34 marketing tips and ideas

Here’s 10 of the most commonly used, effective, small business marketing activities

… and finally, here’s something for you to avoid – Marketing that makes you cringe

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2 Comments

  1. Jim, as a relatively new reader of your blog, this is a good intro into some really useful other posts.

    Also, the format of this post gives me a great idea for one I think I’ll write across on my own site.

    Many thanks!

  2. As a new reader, no doubt you are sharing a fabulous idea about marketing future. I would like to add here that marketing as no boundaries and in 2010, marketing will shape into another field with different strategies, ideas and will will connect internet media with local media.

    Thanks
    Jake

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