Posts from March 2010.

Mobile Marketer

Because I’m on “The List” I’ve been noticing talk on:

1. Mobile Marketing

2. Facebook ads (+ gmail, hotmail)

3. YouTube links (George Brown)

These are high traffic areas to put up your signpost, which is better than in a desert but lots of competition.

Which I love to hate.

So you go where the traffic is, and traffic is mobile Google Mobile Advertising.

Some of us love attention. I’m not an attention grabber.

[Scroll down for the Easter Egg…]

But let me tell you a story.

One day I was at a party. A friend of mine that I’d eat lunch with, who’d pick me up on the way to work if he saw me at the bus stop, invited me to his housewarming party. He was dating a high profile twin and they moved in together. For shame! I went with my friend from work because we both met him at the same time (he came to check out our related agency moving in across the street).

So at the party I moved around and found myself standing in the living room which was filled with people. Somehow I got into an animated, highly enjoyable, back and forth with some random handsome man. And we’re talking great guns for awhile quite close…I love this kind of talking chemistry. After awhile I suddenly became aware of space around us and looked and saw everyone in the whole room had taken a seat and was just watching us! So, I immediately told him I had to go and politely left the room.

Later my friend says oh you were getting on quite well with that famous tennis player…nudge nudge. How does she know these things?

Then later (or was it before?) I went into the bedroom, where the coats are, for a second and the host bars my way out and starts telling me “You’re so beautiful…you’re SO beautiful” which is a pretty odd thing for my friend to say, and I’m thinking “Uh oh…” and then in walks the twin and stammers and apologizes for interrupting us!

Long story short, I’d rather have a business that I’m conducting under the radar…fame makes me feel uncomfortable, but it’s always finding me on a small scale.

btw that same man eventually broke up with the twin when she lost her high-powered job and couldn’t deal. And he just knew to show up on the last day I worked (I flew out the next day) and brought me big flowers.

Anyway, my friend brings it up from time to time to tease me and I always tell her it was the shirt (that looks like chain mail: little grey plastic squares) and that she gets to wear it next time ;)

Easter Egg: Mobile Marketing’s Classic Guide to Mobile Advertising

For a review on the Mobile Marketer craze click my personal website at the side which is where I like to hide stuff…hehehe. Gimme a day.

Find an alternate way to build your business under the radar by exploring the cutting edge popular.

Buzz Marketer

bee buzz Yesterday was working my big overall visual business plan, which is up on my wall and made of sponge letters. Worked on that while listening to Dean Hunt (Super Fast Buzz Punisher) and a couple of his internet work buddies talking about their worst and best business practices. I ran out and got a small magnetized white board that’s now at the side of my frig.

The white board is for my daily goal and does not get wiped off until it’s done. Very good to go with the overall plan. And when I get my goal done today, I’ll work on my little index file that keeps track of specifics from my Big Plan.

Outsource: one good action that works for me is help with the laundry.

My time wasters are email and Twitter…took myself off some email lists and plan on getting a high school student to take over putting my original followers on proper lists in the summer. Believe it or not I get alot out of Twitter and consider it a resource for help. No automation because I like to know who you are.

Triumph Marketing

This is a slick piece of marketing currently on the main page of Sturgess Cycle Motorsports since 1910. The business has been around for 100 years.

Nana was a motor cycle stunt driver starting at age 16 for Sturgess. Later on she married and she and my Grandad sold it to pay for the hospital bill (and Nana rode it into her 8th month) when they went to have their only child, my mother. She did the books for the business awhile.

One of the diaries (1940) my Nana kept came into my hands from my Mum so I’ve been putting a day of each month up, so twelve at a time whenever I get the chance. There’s much mentioned about “Dad” and “the store” and “Ted” (Nana’s brother) who¬† raced.

For My Nana’s Diary 1940 click here.

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