Author: jfrazier

John Frazier is a technical salesperson by day and a writer/graphic designer by night. Favorite subjects include sales, marketing, branding, social media and the pursuit of a great cup of coffee. People who have met his wife call him the luckiest man alive.

Name Recognition For Any Business in 11 Easy Steps

It’s no secret all companies want to increase their name recognition.  Most know it is important to their success but struggle to make it happen.  Establishing the brand can be a daunting task so I’ve broken the process down into 11 actionable steps.  Following these on a regular basis will increase the name recognition of […]

Industrial Marketing Using Online Public Relations Strategies

Public relations campaigns have never been a go to marketing strategy for small and medium sized industrial products sales companies.  Most companies have viewed this type of promotion as difficult, complex and too expensive.  In the past this may have been true but with today’s online public relations resources almost any company can enjoy the […]

Brand Expansion – Always A Good Thing?

Once any product oriented company is successful they start exploring strategies for further growth. The next logical step many companies take is to create additional products. Marketing experts call this expanding the brand. Even though this is a common growth plan it does have some risks that should be considered. The main concern is that […]

Personal branding keys to success

Personal Branding Keys To Success

Let’s face it.  If you want to land high paying clients you have to present yourself as a professional.  Doing this effectively is what personal branding is all about. Have you ever bought a product and wondered “why did I buy this product instead of that product”? If your answer included the words “I always […]

Confidence – Step One To Effective Personal Branding

Do you know what key element exists in every successful internet marketing campaign?  Is it SEO, millions of back links, article marketing, or a smart PPC campaign?  No, it’s effective personal branding. Sadly this is one technique newbie internet marketers avoid like the plague.   Why is that?   They may think the vast size of the […]

What do Effective Branding Campaigns and Great Mystery Novels Have In Common?

The key to effectively building a firm’s brand is to uncover the brand within not invent one.  It’s similar to how a detective solves a mystery or how an anthropologist pieces together an ancient culture. Branding experts have to learn about the company and find the key elements that really define it. It’s readily apparent […]

2012 Study Reports Small Business Slow To Embrace Modern Marketing Strategies

Small business marketing practices are usually heavy on traditional methods.  This is often due to the business being family owned or that it’s been around a long time and has built up personal relationships with its local customers.  A recent study supports this theory showing that the majority of small businesses surveyed choose traditional marketing […]

Create A Winning Product Name In 10 Easy Steps – Part Two

Welcome to part two of how to create a winning product name in 10 easy steps.  Let’s continue with the last five steps you need to know to create a great product name. 6.    Just Say NO to Initials Names that use only letters are about half as memorable as those that use known and […]

Create A Winning Product Name In 10 Easy Steps – Part One

Naming a product or company is no small task.  This one decision can make or break a product.  The name must be catchy but not cliché.  Be targeted yet not too specific.  Describe the product yet leave the target customer curious for more information.  Coming up with an effective name is possible and doesn’t have […]

Hit a Branding Home Run With Publicity

Starting a new branding campaign?  Want to impress your client by hitting one out of the park?  Concentrate on getting massive publicity.   You may be thinking why don’t I just do an advertising campaign?  You could if you want to take the safe but expensive route.  Let me tell you why publicity is much, much […]