My guide Dr. Stephen Roulac encouraged me to apply for a doctoral program when I explained the concept of "Pixel Estate Portfolio". After carefully evaluating the concept and its depth, he suggested that this is not a topic for a blog article or a pillar page or even a book. This is going to require few thousand hours of work, deep and diligent work, significant scholastic study, significant literature review, analysis, research and conclusive evidence before I can write a dissertation that would be considered worthy of publication.
Couple of years ago Dipali and I were looking at numbers and relationships and something really interesting was revealed. We were analyzing historic revenue data to determine where most of our money came from. We went on to calculate and document this. We asked ourselves: over the last several years, from the last $5M in revenue, where did most of the money came from?
I was invited to be a guest of Dr. Greg Wych at a dental event where Dan Kennedy was speaking. Dan spoke for about 4 hours, break and another 2 hours. These are my notes from the event. I also re-examined the handout packet and resynthesized my notes to make sure I did not miss anything. There are two parts to this map. On the right you will find assets on the subject of: FOUND MONEY!: How to plug holes in the money bucket with internal marketing. On the left you will find assets on the subject of PATIENT MULTIFICATION: How to grow the practice and meet new patient needs from within, with internal marketing.
This mindmap has my notes from June 2018, Cleveland, Dan Kennedy private event called 'Marketing to Affluent'. A bonus event on 'Price stratgy 2.0' was on Day 3. I have notes on Price Strategy on this map also. Click here to view the Mind Map.
It was June 2012 in Cleveland and after the event we all went to the racetrack with Dan Kennedy. While everyone was having fun, I found a quiet moment with Dan and asked him:
"Dan, in your book on Time Management; you are talking about some EXTREME control measure on access to your time. This is easy for YOU, because you are Dan Kennedy. For a small, emerging business trying to drum up business, I need to make myself available when a prospect wants to talk to me. Exactly how do you suppose I apply the principles of time management in your book? I am exactly opposite of what you are recommending. I respond to email within minutes, I am almost always available to take a call from prospects and client 8AM to 10PM 7 days a week and my clients sincerely appreciate such availability.
Many people call many things shock and awe. We follow a specific formula we learned from Dan Kennedy which starts with a clear plastic envelope that is home to a pocket folder that houses three print assets in left pocket, one print asset in the middle and seven print assets in the right pocket. This shock and awe can be enhanced by adding an audio CD or a video DVD, a business card or a thin USB drive housing digital assets.
Referral Culture Tools, Techniques and Training
Everyone says that their number one source of growth is referrals, yet they have not built a formal ‘referral culture code’ for their organization. We have heard Dan Kennedy say, if you want them to give you referrals, you need to give them good tools and teach them how to talk about you. When we build your referral culture we will give you everything: Your referral survey, tell-a-friend website, Infusionsoft follow up campaign, friend welcome package and gratitude expression process.
Dreams are made of data! To follow your dreams, study your data!
In the “No BS Direct Marketing” book, (Page 14, Rule Number 4) Dan Kennedy says:
“You need real, hard facts and data to make good, intelligent marketing decisions. Making such decisions based on what you or your employees think is happening, feel, guess, have a sense of, etc. is stupid.
Tracking means accurately collecting all the information you need to determine what advertising is working and what isn’t. Which offer is pulling and which isn’t, what marketing has traction and what doesn’t. Tracking leads to knowing what your return on investment is for each dollar”.
You want ROI (Return on Investment)? I don't give you an ROI. I am a systems and process guy. I am a 'technology overhead'. I am a delivery system to deliver your message to your prospect. I automate the process of delivering the right message to the right person at the right time, at scale.
What gives you ROI is the actual message. It is a copywriter's job to articulate your message and deliver your value proposition to your market. It is the copywriter who will give you an ROI on your investment in his fees, my fees and all other marketing expenses. I can not take credit for your growth, nor I can be blamed for the lack of it.