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Weapons of Mass Marketing!

15 Dec

I picked up my push cards and business cards from RCP Print Solutions today! They did an excellent job and prompted this pictorial blog, which might remind you of this post.

Note: These aren’t for mass distribution at all. They’ll be handed out individually. But it was just so much fun to yell ‘Weapons of Mass Marketing!’

First, we see two boxes wrapped in a trench coat.

Latest fashion for cardboard boxes? Trench coats

Why are the wrapped in a trench coat? Because this is what it looks like outside.

Not the best day to pick up printed materials, eh?

Big box is a sales push card and small box is business cards.

Insert clever caption here. 😉

First the business cards…

Does it bother your inner OCD person that they're not straight?

Yep, that's me.

Next, the big box!

In politics this type of card is called a push card, so that's what I'm calling this.

All together, in a mighty team, my weapons of mass marketing!

Cue the theme music!

The Box

7 Dec

One of the things I love about social media is the way we can share the fun and enjoyment of a process with someone else. Today I started on an intro sales hook. Here’s the process through pictures. I knew what I was unwrapping, but seeing something on the internet sales site and actually getting are 2 different things.

It's like Christmas!

It all starts with a box I find waiting on my desk when I get home from my weekend road trip. It feels like Christmas almost!

And then we opened it and saw…

Yes, I stood on my chair for this shot.

Aren’t the shells pretty?

I was so tickled they hadn't broken!

The plot thickens...

Corks, small umbrellas, sand?  What could it be? What’s under it?

50 Bottles

Let's put some things inside the bottle!

The dolrod is to help you roll your message so that it will fit inside the bottle. Tying the ribbon was really hard.

Taa-da!

Now that I put it together I wish I had two ribbons–one to tie in the middle and one near the top that makes it easier to pick it up.

This is not quite the finished product. It still needs a mailing label.

The message reads:

How likely would this message have been to reach you if it had been set adrift in Lake Claremore?

How likely is your message to reach your customers through traditional means?

Look for a call from Anna Bavido of Magic Bottle Marketing. She would like to talk to you more about ‘bottles’ and (personalized with business name).

I’ll be sending these out just as fast as I can get them put together.

Shove that Perfectionest to the Starting Line!

22 Nov

Things are changing here at Magic Bottle Marketing every day! Not all of it is visible from the front end, but from this end it’s exciting! For instance, today…

  • First posts went up on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+
  • Hootsuite account was setup (I’ve been using Hootsuite personally and politically for a while, but this one is just for Magic Bottle Marketing)
  • Top secret planning took place (shhh!!)
  • Intro sales materials ordered (pictures soon!)

And that was just today!

At the same time, so much still needs to be done! I need business cards, a +1 button, more market research… This website is nowhere near what I want yet. I don’t have the profile picture right on Google+ yet. It’s simply not perfect yet and I won’t rest until it is. However, I’m not going to sit still until it is. I can’t wait for everything to be perfect to start moving forward on parts of it. Face it, if I waited until I was perfectly happy with even just my website before I started approaching businesses as potential customers this little bird of a dream would never fly.

So, today I threatened my perfectionest side severaly, screwed up my courage, and did all my first posts, including this first blog post. And I feel much better for having done it. The unknown is scary. Once you start it’s not nearly as bad as you think.

Your call is important to us…

19 Oct

but we’re not ready to take it yet. Thanks for the visit! Bookmark us and come check back later when we’re actually ready to launch!

Hello world!

19 Oct

Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post.

Here are some suggestions for your first post.

  1. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
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