Making infomercials work for you

Making infomercials work for you [PODCAST]


PreneurCast is a marketing + business podcast. Each week, author and marketer Pete Williams and digital media producer Dom Goucher discuss entrepreneurship, business, internet marketing and productivity.

This is a super exciting update to write, as this week we started the “new season” of the PreneurCast Podcast.

After a couple of months’ hiatus, we’re back with some amazing interviews and conversations, ready to be shot out of the pipe – including Michael Gerber, Robert Allen, Daniel Coyle. It’s been so much fun chatting with some of these business and marketing legends, and I’m so excited for you to listen, learn, apply – and then get your feedback in the comments below! Now we decided to start the new season off with a conversation with a true direct-response marketing pioneer – Joseph Sugarman.

Pete talks to Joe about effective advertising techniques we can learn from infomercials

Tagged the “Mail Order Maverick” by The New York Times, Joe is a groundbreaker in every sense of the word.

Through his company JS&A, using direct marketing, Joe was a pioneer and led the world in marketing what was then space-age technology – pocket calculators, cordless phones, digital watches and personal home computers. Not only did he lead the way with the products he chose to market, but also in the way he marketed them – introducing the concept of using toll-free numbers to take credit card orders over the phone, which was unheard of at the time. He then stumbled upon this new thing called Infomercials, which led to the sale of 20 million pairs of BluBlockers sunglasses. Joe and I talk about this incredible journey and the subsequent books he’s written on the subject of marketing – Triggers, The Adweek Copywriting Handbook, and Success Factors. This episode is such a great one to start off this new series of shows with, so sit back and enjoy Joe Sugarman.


Triggers – Joe Sugarman Amazon:
The AdWeek Copywriting Handbook Amazon:
The Seven Forces of Success Amazon:
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