Marketing Leverage Times – Spring 2013

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Marketing Leverage Times. Our goal is to provide you with provocative information and thought-provoking commentary on marketing and business issues. We hope you’ll enjoy this regular collection of tips, tidbits and tools and we welcome your input and feedback.

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Marketing Goes to the Dogs…and it’s a Darn Good Thing

I am always on the lookout for great examples of marketing. We all know the big guys – Apple, Samsung (who has done an incredible job of parodying Apple lately), Geico, etc.

But there are times when even the big guys could all learn something from creative small business owners.

Case in point: Call Josephine Pet Sitting Services, run by Josephine Liskowski.

But it’s how she markets herself that sets Josephine apart-from not just other dogsitting services, but most businesses.

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Take Just a Moment for Marketing

Just a Moment for Marketing…with our new short video series, Just a Moment for Marketing

In less than 90 seconds, we’ll give you a useful marketing tip or insight. New videos will be posted regularly.

Watch the latest episode now.

Are You Closing All the Business You Should?

Sealing the DealSealing the Deal Workshop-June 11, Mountain View, CA

Closing business is critically important for consultants and professional service providers. Yet sometimes we get in our own way when it comes time to seal the deal. The language, behaviors, and beliefs we use with prospects can make us or break us.

Attend the one-day Sealing the Deal workshop on June 11 in Mountain View, CA and learn the dramatic, action-oriented language that can help you close more business immediately.

Readers of this newsletter are eligible to receive the Leverage2Market community rate. Register now to receive the Early Bird discount.

NEW e-BOOK Coming Soon!

ebookDisciplined Marketing for Building A Professional Services Practice

e-book We are pleased to announced a new e-Book will soon by published on Disciplined Marketing for Building a Professional Services Practice.

This e-Book, written by Linda Popky and Robbie Kellman Baxter, offers simple, effective advice for consultants and professional services firms who are looking to take their marketing to the next level.

Reserve your copy now.

What Marketing Thought Leaders Are Saying

Marketing Thought LeadershipCheck out the latest episodes in our podcast series, Marketing Thought Leadership.

  • Kare Anderson on how to improve the probability a message will be heard
  • Jeff Eagle on new ways to incorporate video into a successful marketing program

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Suggestions for speakers or topics? Let us know.

In the News

Leverage2MarketLinda presented Being Heard: How Non-Profits Can Stand Out From the Crowd – Workshop on Non-Profit Marketing, for KeyPoint Credit Union in February, and a webinar on Value-Based Retainers: What You Need to Know to Grow Your Consulting Business for Women in Consulting in April.

Linda discussed how she’s integrated video into her marketing mix at WIC’s workshop on Marketing Your Consulting Business With New Media Tools in April.

She also presented a segment about Marketing to the Million Dollar Consulting® College in Newport, RI on April 25th.

Upcoming Events

  • Enabling Communities Through Collaborative Tools – Silicon Valley IABC, Panel Presentation, May 23.
  • Workshop: Sealing the Deal – Mountain View, CA, June 11
  • NorCal BMA Marketing Strategy Roundtable – Palo Alto, CA , July 23

We are in the process of booking our Summer speaking schedule. If your business or association could use a dynamic, thought-provoking presentation or workshop on marketing or business strategy, please contact us at

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Our goal is to offer the value we provide to as many people and organizations as we can. Our business is 100% referral-based, which means we rely on people like you to tell others about the types of results they can get from working with us.

If you know an organization that could benefit from more impactful marketing programs, processes, or people, please let us know.

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Linda Popky

Leverage2Market Associates, Inc.
One of Silicon Valley’s Top Women of Influence
Member, Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame, Certified Master Mentor

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