Marketing objectives 2015

Setting objectives sounds like hard work, doesn’t it? Some of you might remember a few objectives that you have set that you did not reach and what a loser you felt afterwards? Yet, at the same time objectives are almost a necessary evil. How can you know whether you are able to go on that […]

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Yoga and confident marketing

What is it that connects yoga and confident marketing? This is a question I had to answer just recently. When an organizer of a Meetup group asked me what could they do to bring more movement and play into their regular lecture type sessions, I blurted out – how about yoga and marketing? A week […]

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Putting emotions into marketing message

Recently I have been thinking how emotional marketing is really the key to more confident marketing. I hear too often, even from professional marketing people, that your marketing message is all about providing your client with statistics and case studies that your product is adding value. As if any client was a computer that makes […]

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What is confident marketing?

Confidence comes with practice some say – once you get better at something you’ll also become more confident. Others say that you are born with it – you either are confident or not. I believe in the first statement – you can practice things and become more confident, even if you start out being very […]

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How niche can help you be successful

In my previous post on niche I spoke about how by choosing a niche you get to be more of you and attract the types of clients that want to work with you. There is obviously more to that than just showing up as you. One part of being successful in a niche depends on […]

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Niche is being more who you are

When I looked up the definition of ‘niche’ in Merriam-Webster, I was positively surprised – it seems like a marketing person has written the definition: niche is (1) a job, activity, etc., that is very suitable for someone (2) the situation in which a business’s products or services can succeed by being sold to a […]

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Ideal client – the benefits of focus

What if you let go of your fear that you have to work with anyone who is interested in your services or products and really defined who is you Ideal Client? Hit your ‘bull’s eye’ and get maximum points. Let’s look at the benefits of focus here: – Choice of topics, tone and content when writing […]

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Filling the pipeline with Ideal clients

When I started Coaching by Ave Peetri Inc., I did not know anyone in Calgary. We had just arrived in Canada and I had made a decision to start my own company. Now 16 months later, I have no difficulties filling my business with my Ideal clients. When I analysed what I have done over […]

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Lead generation

 Lead generation might be considered by some people a sales tool  and not so much related to marketing. Yet, classify it as you may,  lead generation is effective only if you have thought through who is  your Ideal client and what is the message that you need to tell them  about your product or service. […]

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Are you everything to all people?

Another thing that struck me, when interviewing small business owners, was the number of people who had no idea who their customer is. I got answers like: ‘anyone with a wallet’, ‘anyone who needs my services’. It is obvious that we want people to pay for our services, but the question here is – who […]

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