Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Celsius X VI II LeDIX Tourbillon Mobile Phone

The charging dock

The carrying holster:

I wouldn't mind getting one, what about you?

Source: A Blog To Read.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

iPad TV Commercial

Source: De Standaard.

Friday, March 19, 2010

10 Presentation Tips

1. Have a point.
2. Start with structure.
3. Let the audience feel their progress.
4. Tell them what you’re going to say, tell them, and tell them what you said.
5. Entertain, Inform, Promote.
6. Start strong.
7. Have good slides.
8. Treat each slide like the punchline, not the joke.
9. Keep it short.
10. Practice.

You can read the full story at Scalable Intimacy.

Monday, March 15, 2010

E-Mail Or Direct Mail

5 Reason for E-Mail:

1. It's quicker. An email campaign can be created and produced in half the time that a direct mail campaign requires.
2. It's cheaper. No printing and no postage mean that email campaigns often cost 50 percent less than print.
3. You get results faster. Most email campaigns generate 80% of their results within 48 hours.
4. It's easier and less expensive to test. A direct mail test typically means multiple print versions, which drives up costs. Testing with email can be just as complicated, but overall, email is a much more flexible medium.
5. The viral effect. Emails get copied and forwarded more readily than does a direct mail campaign.

5 Reason for Direct Mail:
1. A larger universe. The number of quality, well-managed, opt-in email lists is dwarfed by the number of direct mail lists.
2. Better lists. The direct mail industry has been around for decades, so there's a certain consistency in the way that lists are compiled and maintained. The quality of email lists varies widely. Direct mail lists also generally offer more select criteria, allowing you to target your audience more precisely.
3. Your audience may not be online, or not online that frequently. Generally, the more technical your target audience, the easier it is to reach them using email.
4. Direct mail enables you to deliver a high volume of information in a more reader-friendly format. Just look at the number of mail-order catalogs from online vendors.
5. Direct mail is less intrusive. Sure, people get annoyed by junk mail, but it doesn't interrupt the reader, nor does it force an immediate decision on whether to read it.

Source: The High-Tech Direct Marketing Book (connectdirect.com)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Questions For Your Next Campaign Planning

1. Who is my target audience?
Defining the right audience will be the number 1 success factor for you campaign. It will help you construct your messaging, your offering and your media use.

2. What do I want to achieve? What is the objective?
What is it you want to achieve with your campaign: sales, leads, profiling, database filling/cleaning,...

3. What is my offer?
The offer is almost as important as your target audience. In most campaigns there is no „offer” at all (call us for more information is not an offer). You offer has to appeal to your audience and reflect the objective of your campaign.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sales Pipeline Management

  1. Have regular reviews

  2. Measure progress on existing opportunities

  3. Measure new opportunities added

  4. Don't accept deals to close the last 2 weeks of the quarter (pull them forward)

  5. Take action items and follow them up during the next review

  6. Spend time doing win/loss analysis