I am a Marketing Troubleshooter. When you're sick and don't know why, you seek a medical specialist. When your marketing or advertising is not working, and the wasted money is making you sick, call me for a diagnosis. You can't afford to waste more money on social media, websites, even direct mail or radio without getting results. You can try every other home remedy someone suggests or you can use a specialist who can get things right-fast.
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Business Owners currently spending money on advertising and not getting results. Prefer small businesses grossing less than $5M a year. Any small business with an ad that has failed to generate leads or sales who wants to know why, fix, the problem, and make the ad pay.
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Expert fishermen know what fish to go after, where to find them, the best lures, and the best methods to get them on the hook and into the boat. Fishing for new customers is the same. Is this you? Have you spent thousands on advertising, websites, Facebook ads- with zero results? Frustrated...
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Top Forum Activity
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered Marketers, How Have You Priced Your Consulting Services?
4 months ago • 20 Likes • 5 Replies
There are only three ways to get paid: Option 1: Exchange time for money. That's what most people do (regular JOBS as well as consultants) and many of the responses reflect this. It's limited by... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered How Do I Market My Skin Care Business?
about 2 months ago • 19 Likes • 2 Replies
Jessica, as Steve points out, it's not easy. Your question is similar to "How do I build a car?" It would take many pages just to get you started on the road to success- not to success but started... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered What Would Be the Best Way to Promote Ourselves Around...
4 months ago • 18 Likes • 6 Replies
If you've decided exactly who to target with an especially well crafted message that relieves pain (whether physical or not), you aren't spamming anyone. It's called selling. And if you have a... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered Is Facebook Advertising Cost Effective for Service...
26 days ago • 14 Likes • 1 Reply
Only if it gets your well crafted message (did you do one?) in front of your target audience (how do you know?) and you have a closing/conversion system that take the leads and walks them down a... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered Non-Realtors: How Do You Go About Finding Realtors?
5 months ago • 13 Likes • 6 Replies
Bryan, looks like the magnet attracted a lot of realtors. May I respond from a client perspective? I moved 16 times in 23 years so have a closing or two under my belt. "Finding" a realtor is a... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered How Do You Tell A Business Owner You Will Never Refer Them?
6 months ago • 13 Likes • 2 Replies
I would try a slightly different approach before resorting to Maury's excellent advice. Do you know the definition of a diplomat? (I used to be one.) A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered Consulting Businesses, How Do You Obtain Business Inquiries?
about 2 months ago • 12 Likes • 5 Replies
While there are some great tactical answers here, let me suggest a more strategic and long term approach. It has worked very well for me. It's a little philosophical but I think you will get the... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered When Advertising, What Is the Most Effective Medium for...
2 months ago • 10 Likes
The most effective media is the one that puts your well crafted message in front of your highly targeted audience or ideal clients. Ignore these two critical steps and no media will... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered Is It a Good Option to Offer a Percent Discount on...
2 months ago • 10 Likes • 3 Replies
I never let my clients discount their main product. It's slow suicide. Here's why: - suggests desperation- people aren't going to buy a service like yours because it's now cheaper- people will... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered How Do You Notify Your Customer of Your New Rate?
3 months ago • 10 Likes • 3 Replies
Sounds like you are ready to ditch the long time customers. It would take some pretty significant trust for me to believe you are now worth two and a half times what you were last week. Your long... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered How Can a Business Selling Chemical Free Products...
2 months ago • 9 Likes
Ruth, you need to go back to basics. Who is you ideal client? What message would compel them to action? What media would put your message in front of your target? What system do you put... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered Pet Care Professionals, What Do You Do if a Client...
about 1 month ago • 9 Likes • 2 Replies
Not sure what you have tried, but one of my favorite scripts, in either email or snail mail is something along the lines of : "Hi <name> I've noticed that our recent service for <animal name> has... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered Does Anyone Have Ideas For How To Increase The Customer...
27 days ago • 8 Likes
Hi Michael My wife was a professional petsitter for 5 years. She went to their home for 30 minute visits. Ten years ago, she routinely did $40K of business by herself. I did her marketing. The... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered As A Florist, Do You Offer Wedding Packages?
4 months ago • 8 Likes • 2 Replies
Tolani, I am not a florist. Is it ok to answer from a marketing point of view? There is a rule called 1, 2, 3, too many. It deals with choices. People want choices. Big time. It's the American... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered As a Health Professional, What Is the Best Way to Follow...
18 days ago • 7 Likes
Meandy, you are already getting some great answers. Here's a marketing perspective. Sales people sell 'stuff', usually products or services. You, on the other hand, have solutions. That's what you... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered Non-Traditional Methods Businesses Use To Attract New...
5 months ago • 7 Likes • 8 Replies
Chris, today is your lucky day. I am clearing out my library of duplicates and have just the resource you need: "Outrageous Advertising that's Outrageously Successful" is a book written in 2009 by... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered How Do You Handle 'Going Over Budget' on a Client Project?
4 months ago • 7 Likes • 4 Replies
All depends why you went over. Misjudged the cost? You eat it. It's called 'a learning experience' and is usually cheaper than finding a replacement client. You can generally tell it's your fault... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered Do You Know Your Direct ROI From Your Social Media?
5 months ago • 7 Likes • 4 Replies
Matt, In six weeks, no one has answered. Please allow me to suggest why: 1. Most small businesses have not been trained on how to calculate an ROI for any of their marketing or advertising. Not... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered How Can I Create A Non-Existent Market on a Shoestring...
29 days ago • 7 Likes • 2 Replies
Hi Shawn, You have more time than money. So the key is to learn to do some things yourself. I would suggest you learn how to get PR or public relations for your business. I believe that would pay... (more)
Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) answered How Do You Make an "Old" Sales Lead Fresh Again?
6 months ago • 7 Likes • 2 Replies
I know you will get hundreds of ideas here, Roger. I have the privilege of being one of the first. Here is a script I have used before, first with email, then via snail mail, then via FedEx and... (more)
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New Carrollton MD • Marketing, Advertising and Communication
There’s so much information available related to marketing, it can get to be a bit overwhelming, even for seasoned marketing experts. “Take Control Marketing” consistently delivers messages that cut through the “white noise” and provides clear, valuable, useful information to newbies and experienced business owners alike. Hat’s off to Mark Mehling . Much continued success.
Super smart guy. Knows his stuff.
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Mark is always extremely helpful and takes his time to be thorough in all his advice! Refreshing to have people help out like Mark does!
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Today I had the privilege of receiving Mark's excellent, no pressure, marketing counsel. His guidance reinforced some of my current efforts and he also made me aware of some new strategies and tactics which I will implement starting today. His easy-going manner dispelled any hesitation about opening up and chatting as through we were grand friends. You can quickly and effortlessly improve your direction and success by listening to and acting on Mark's advice. His Friday Phone In's are free, but his advice is priceless. Thank you Mark. Dennis Kelly First Impressions Media, Toronto, Canada
Mark is engaging and upbeat. There was no sales pitch. For 60 minutes, he listened to my experience and generously provided answers to my marketing questions. I felt his genuine interest in supporting my business goals.
Just got off the Phone-In Friday Chat. What an awesome conversation! I took so many notes. Mark in his easy to talk to manner helped me clarify my thinking. I have a list of executable ideas to improve my conversation with clients and prospective clients. Thank you so much!
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Mark is excellent at what he does. He is very helpful and knows his stuff. If you are looking for marketing advice and need direction with your business, Mark is your guy! Highly Recommended!
Need some good ideas? Outside of the box kind of creativity with out a doubt. Some of the obvious things are the most overlooked
I had a fantastic conversation with Mark on Phone-In Friday. He is has a wealth of information and experience and is doing all he can to share it with the world. He takes the proven principles from yesteryear and applies them to todays tools and platforms. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for help with their marketing.
Your Brand Online - Rebecca Holman Consulting
Missoula MT • Marketing, Advertising and Communication
Speaking with Mark is like having a light that shines through the darkness. Sadly so much of marketing these days is a lot of hype and smoke and mirrors. Mark is the opposite of that. He has both informative and VALUABLE insights into the marketing world. Usable information on how businesses can actually move their game pieces forward on the board. Mark has real actionable information, every business needs some of THAT. Give him a call, you won't be sorry.
Mark's calls on Fridays are a great way to open your eyes to discover a different strategy in getting more business. I was in the forest, and wanted help in how I could approach my clients, what I could say and what kind of packages I could offer. Thank you Mark, it was nice speaking to someone who is likeminded I found my call with him valuable.
I just got off the phone with Mark at Take Control Marketing, I have been in sales for awhile now. I have not come across someone with the knowledge Mark has before. He whole hearty recommend him and his company to anyone looking to move to the next level. Do yourself a favor schedule a call with Mark, and then make the call. You will be grateful you did
I’d like to offer what Colin Powell used to term a “Full Throated” recommendation to Mark Mehling for his Marketing and Consulting Skills. With just 1 reply to a question I asked , Mark helped me grow my March sales by 3%. And he answered the question on March 29th with only 3 days left in the month. And then, by spending only 30 min. on the phone with me he has helped me • Define My Client • Isolate their Objections • And Figure Out the Best Way to Find Them As a result I am well on my way of meeting my April Goal, and its only April 3rd! If given the chance you would have to have rocks in your head not to work with Mark, or at least have a conversation with him on Phone-In Fridays. Here’s to happy selling: Be Funny and Make Money! KF 720-317-7230
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Mark is great @ what he does. He is very helpful and knows his stuff. If you are looking for advice and need the direction to head to the correct path with your business, Mark is your guy!
During just a brief conversation with Mark I saw how engaged he is with his clients. He's naturally curious about them, what they do and how he can help them improve their businesses. He asks targeted questions that get his clients thinking about other possibilities, about how they could do things differently and get new results instead of being stuck in the same loop of diminishing returns. I highly recommend Mark and Take Control Marketing.
Just enjoyed an amazing conversation with Mark for Phone-In Friday. So beneficial!! There were so many aspects to my business I didn't even realize I had missed. Mark gave me some great advice on how to improve and expand my demographic outreach, optimizing my website, personalizing my customers' experiences and more! It was a real eye-opener and I can't wait to work with Take Control Marketing again!
Mark Mehling's Phone-In Fridays call was FANTASTIC! He is insightful, generous and savvy in his thoughts. His deep listening skills yield the nuggets hidden in plain sight. He breaks it down to be practical, relevant and timely. Do yourself a favor and get a spot with Mark - your business will thank you for it! :+)
I define Take Control Marketing as Real People's Marketing. The purpose of marketing is revenue generation and profit. If you are in business for those two reasons then Mark Mehling is someone to consider working with to increase your sales, attract more customers, earn more income in your business. Best benefit is you will laugh, learn and have fun.
Mark is genuine without any fluff. He gets to the point with his friendly, humorous demeanor and knows his stuff. No pressure, but frank and honest.
Mark and I had a great conversation. You could tell he has a genuine interest in your business. I feel he will be a great help to any small business looking for great advice and processes.
He gives of himself. -Patricia Peffer, Creator of KaleidoView Portals
Not many professionals take the time to reply in detail to questions with free information. Thank you for sharing your expertise enough for us to know you are a genuine and knowledgeable professional!
Mark took the time to get to know me and my desires for my business, and his recommendations were great! Thanks, Mark!
Bright, cheerful and spot on with his analysis and recommendations. This is the type of marketing you need.
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Victoria BC • 2595.1 mi away • Home Improvements and Repairs
Mark is very helpful, personable and an absolute delight to connect with. He gave me some very good suggestions, which I will be implementing. I hope to keep this connection going.
Mark takes a holistic approach to help you develop a targeted marketing strategy. Need more then just testimonials? Browse the questions on this platform.... Mark provides endless examples of his commitment to serve. With every question answered, he consistently provides value and guidance. Mark, thank you for being you!
In one conversation, Mark gave me the direction I needed to make a wonderful impact on the community while still getting the word out. It was a true joy meeting him over the phone and I truly look forward to more amazing ideas from Mark. If he was a book, I'd give him 5 stars*****!
very good on what he does!!!
Mark's insights and knowledge on marketing are right on target. He takes the time to read the entire question, and then provides up to date industry practices to answer problems. His advise is something everyone should consider.
Mark's Take Control Marketing firm is a gem. If you are not getting the results you need from your website or emails, you need a makeover, and Take Control Marketing can do just that. I highly recommend you take a serious look at Mark Mehling's Take Control Marketing!
I read a response to a question I asked and the feed back that was provided by them was really helpful. I spoke to one of the representatives at the company I used and they to agreed with Mark.
Mark has the right attitude and experience to help clients make better media decisions. Trust is a crucial foundation in marketing, not only between client and talent but between clients and their markets and staff. Build teams around that principle and prosper.
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