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I recently read a marketing survey stating that Sales, Coupons and Specials were not effective in the marketplace.  With almost 20 years in Advertising and Marketing, that headline goes against everything I have learned and practiced throughout my career and business ownership.

Even on a personal basis, my wife and I look forward to getting the Sunday morning paper to browse though all the advertisements to see what is on Sale that particular week.  I know personally these ads are effective – we will often head off to local retailer to pick up one of the sale items and we NEVER EVER leave the store with just that sale item – the cart is full of stuff (at regular price) just what the retailer was hoping to accomplish with the sale paper.

The survey I read did not really give any data to back up the statement – I would think if Sales, Coupons and Specials were not effective businesses would not waste valuable dollars on these types of promotions for as many years as they have been around.

Tim Somers
Bizarre Promotions, Inc.


Thousands of organizations set aside specific days, weeks and months for recognition of social, political, cultural and historical events and causes.

These occasions offer a great opportunity to promote your business, organization or product.

Listed below you will find events featured over the next few weeks.


September: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Month
September: Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
September: Fall Hat Month
September: International Strategic Thinking Month
September: Library Card Sign Up Month
September: National Biscuit Month
September: National Chicken Month
September: National Coupon Month
September: National Honey Month
September: National Mushroom Month
September: National Piano Month
September: National Potato Month
September: National Rice Month
September: National Sewing Month
September: National School Success Month
September: National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September: Self-improvement Month
September: Shameless Promotion Month
September: Subliminal Marketing Month
September 1st - 7th: National Childhood Injury Prevention Week
September 4th: Newspaper Carrier Day
September 5th/6th: Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon
September 5th: Be Late For Something Day
September 6th - 11th: Protecting Your Home Furnishings Week
September 6th: Labor Day
September 7th: Grandma Moses Day
September 8th: UN International Literacy Day
September 11th: Patriot Day / Anniversary of Attack on America
September 12th - 18th: National Assisted Living Week
September 12th - 18th: Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
September 13th - 17th: Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week
September 15th - October 15th: National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 16th - 17th: Rosh Hashanah
September 17th - 23rd: Constitution Week
September 17th: Citizenship Day
September 17th: National POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 18th: International Coastal Cleanup Day
September 18th - 26th: Religious Freedom Week
September 19th - 25th: Deaf Awareness Week
September 19th - 25th: National Dog Week
September 19th - 25th: National Farm, Ranch Safety, Health Week
September 19th - 25th: National Single’s Week
September 20th: Family Day
September 22nd - December 21st: Autumn
September 22nd: Dear Diary Day
September 22nd: National Centenarian’s Day
September 22nd: American Business Women's Day
September 23rd: Start of Libra astrological sign
September 24th: Yom Kippur Begins At Sundown
September 25th: Family Health And Fitness Day
September 26th - October 2nd: Minority Enterprise Development
September 27th: World Tourism Day
September 28th: Harvest Moon
September 29th: National Women's Health & Fitness Day


October: Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
October: Computer Learning Month
October: Health Literacy Month
October: National Animal Safety and Protection Month
October: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October: National Chili Month
October: National Communicate With Your Kid Month
October: National Cookie Month
October: National Crime Prevention Month
October: National Dental Hygene Month
October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October: National Down Syndrome Month
October: National Liver Awareness Month
October: National Orthodontic Health Month
October: National Physical Therapy Month
October: National Popcorn Poppin' Month
October: National Pork Month
October: National Roller Skating Month
October: National Seafood Month
October: National Spinal Health Month
October: National Stamp Collecting Month
October: Polish-American Heritage Month
October: Vegetarian Month
October: World Blindness Awareness Month
October 1st: UN International Day of Older Persons
October 1st: World Vegetarian Day
October 2nd: National Custodial Worker’s Day
October 3rd - 9th: Fire Prevention Week
October 3rd - 9th: Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 3rd - 9th: Get Organized Week
October 3rd: Intergeneration Day
October 4th - 10th: Spinning and Weaving Week
October 4th - 10th: UN World Space Week
October 4th: Child Health Day
October 4th: Ten-Four Day
October 4th: United Nations: World Habitat Day
October 5th: UN World Teachers' Day
October 6th: American Library Association Founded -1876
October 6th: National German-American Day
October 6th: Physician Assistant Day
October 7th: National Depression Screening Day
October 9th: Leif Erickson Day
October 10th - 16th: National Metric Week
October 10th - 16th: National School Lunch Week
October 10th: World Egg Day
October 10th: UN World Mental Health Day
October 11th - 17th: National Networking Week
October 11th - 15th: National Pet Peeve Week
October 11th: Thanksgiving - Canada
October 11th: Columbus Day -Observed
October 11th: General Pulaski Memorial Day
October 12th: Columbus Day - Traditional
October 13th: Navy Birthday
October 15th: White Cane Safety Day



To thank major advertisers and employees for support during the baseball team's National League Championship and quest for the World Series.

Strategy and Execution:
Since advertisers increased their space purchases during the Atlanta Braves' winning season and employees had to work harder with the expanded editions of the paper, the publishers used specialty advertising to say thank you. As a commemorative gift, a Lucite embedment paperweight featuring the front page of the newspaper printed the day the team won the National League Championship was presented to major advertisers by the salesperson handling each account. Employees were given, by their immediate supervisor, a coffee cup showing headlines from the series with "Our Team's a Winner Too." Inside the mug was a personal message from the publisher thanking each employee for their team effort (copy: "So lift this cup in a toast to the Braves. But lift it, too, in a toast to yourself. You earned it.")

The advertiser described the paperweight as the "best marketing tool we have used in nine years with the Atlanta Newspapers," and reported a "large number of thank you replies."



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Selling is a skill you are either good at or really bad at. Having the ability to persuade, communicate and influence will determine your success rate in sales.

Prospecting, presenting and closing are the keys to successful selling.

You must determine who your prospects are. Who can benefit the most from your product over your competitions product. Be specific about which prospects will really have a use for your services.

You cannot have a good sales presentation – your competition has a good one – you need to blow your prospect away with an amazing presentation. Your presentation should show a prospect that your product or service is the only choice for them.

Sales are lost everyday due to a poor closing. If you don’t ask for the order at the end of the presentation you mostly likely will not get it!

Ask for it!!


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More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones!

A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!

Slugs have 4 noses!

Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch TVfor 3 hours!

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