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iccomms iccomms is offline
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Hi

I have tried advertising in things like the yellow pages but I want to try some advertising that is direct telling people what I offer.

I only really work with businesses and want to advertise somewhere where lots of people are going to see it without having to look very far. I thought about mail drops but the reply rate is only meant to be small which means a large investment.

If any one has any ideas about direct marketing I would be interested.


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maybe try exhibiting at business exhibitions. I know there is one in Novemeber - the business startup one. But there are others.
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That sounds like a good idea have you got any contact details or websites about any exhibitions?
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If you are based in London look on the following websites - you should be able to find them in google - these are the main exhibition centres.

Olypmia
Excel
Wembley
Earls Court

CHeck out their websites and see what events they have - make sure you are looking a few months in advance, or even a year. Then you can contact the organisers of a particular event.
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I am not based in london but I will have a look for exhibition centres around the north west maybe birmingham.

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nec is a massive exhibition centre - and they also host the business startup event.
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any one else have any suggestions??
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Forums???
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What you mean advertise in forums as in banners or just in signatures and posts??
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Yes both, have you tried that?
Have you tried ecademy?
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I havent tried advertising on forums most business forums want alot of cash for not many impressions.

What is ecademy? Never heard of it.
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Hi

Ecademy is a business networking forum, be great for you.
Check it out www.ecademy.com

Regarding forums, I would suggest that you just advertise in your signiture and offer your services when needed.

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I agree with Natasha about Ecademy. It is a great way to network and meet a variety of different business people. When you first join try to offer as much advice as possible. In the early days expect to put more into netrworking than you get out of it. In time this will pay off.
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what is it your trying to market? a friend of mine did really well, by just giving out flyers outside a busy tesco for a few hours. but that might not suit your business.
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Hi gwhaskew

I am marketing non geographic numbers most of which are free. I supply to businesses so leaflets might not be the best way.
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