Marketing Monday: No-Brainer Marketing Efforts, Pt. II

Wrapping up the subject of Marketing No-Brainers from two weeks ago, the final no-brainer is the PowerPoint presentation — a portable, printable document offering an overview of all relevant information on the publisher and/or product based on the intended audience. This presentation should bring together all of the other elements of the no-brainer puzzle into … Continue reading Marketing Monday: No-Brainer Marketing Efforts, Pt. II

Random Thoughts and an Update

So yeah, “minor” surgery is still surgery, and coupled with a drug industry and medical profession that takes “side effects” a bit too casually, I missed the entire NY Comic Con. The whole damn thing. The PopCultureShock party, too, which pisses me off the most, actually, as I was hoping to meet up with some … Continue reading Random Thoughts and an Update

Marketing Monday: No-Brainer Marketing Efforts

Thanks to Adam Kubert, today’s Marketing Monday column will be delayed until later this evening.* So far, we’ve looked at the five basic steps to developing a simple marketing plan and how they specifically relate to marketing comics. Last week, I put forth five specific marketing efforts, no-brainers that every aspiring publisher should be ready … Continue reading Marketing Monday: No-Brainer Marketing Efforts

Marketing Monday: A Simple Plan, Part II

Last week I covered the first three steps of Kevin Stirtz’ “Smart Marketing System”, focusing on a marketing plan’s Goals, Market and Message, and this week I’ll take a look at the final two pieces of this simple but apparently often confounding puzzle: 1. The GOALS or objectives you want to accomplish 2. The MARKET … Continue reading Marketing Monday: A Simple Plan, Part II

Marketing Monday: A Simple Plan, Part I

Before I go any further with this, I want to establish the three basic principles that will represent the foundation for the Marketing Monday series of columns: 1) Publishing comics is a business, not a hobby; 2) Proftability within 3-5 years, if not sooner, is the goal. 3) The ultimate goal of marketing is to … Continue reading Marketing Monday: A Simple Plan, Part I