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- Branding in the Fourth Dimension:
Who you are is just the beginning
- Going Psycho Over Demos: On the web, it's the only way to stay sane.
- Rob's Party Check List: The
biggest mistakes you can make before you launch.
- Taking the Hit with a Full Bucket: After
the September 11 attack, it's the only thing to do.
- There Will Always be Christmas: It's the only way to do business during
- The Myth of Pay to Play:
Free can be profitable, if your brand is strong enough.
- 20/20 Foresight:
Don't say I didn't warn you -- only the strongly branded survive a down
- Copyright Shmopyright: Who cares if it's protected, anyway?
- Five Things to Make You Profitable: If you want to succeed, you gotta read it.
- Frankel's Laws of Branding: We're always adding more.
- The Death of Lifetime Valuation
As We Knew It: It never really existed, you
- Why I Don't Charge for Proposals: You don't have to...and still get the business.
- Branding and the sincerest
form of flattery: If your idea is good, it's
bound to be stolen.
- Branded Communities: Return
rates of 10% to 25%? You betcha!
- The Most Powerful Technology is
Phil: Down to his pinky ring, the best tech for
- The Cheapest Insurance You
Can Buy: You sure one URL domain is enough?
- Stacking Them Up Over Newark: It's deal flow that determines your new
biz success rate.
- Affiliate Chicken Soup:
It's a great idea...but ideas alone don't pay the rent.
- Unlock the Money: Lease
the names on your list -- ethically and profitably.
- The Memory Shortage: This
too shall pass -- no matter how bad it gets.
- The Truth About Non-Disclosure
Agreements: What's the big deal, anyway?
- The Death of CPM's:
Don't buy what they sell you; buy what works
- The Napster Thing:
Grow up already, will ya?
Disney had it coming
- Trick January:
It's a problem every year.
- Frankel's Three P's: Gotta
have all three before investors will put their money down.
- Fat Cats and Long Sales Cycles:
Will anything get them to return your calls?
- Whose Mind Needs Changing?:
Sometimes it's the client's...maybe it's
- Saying Something, Meaning Nothing: Everyone tries to be clever -- how about
- The Cure for the Common Cold
Call: Aha! The EASY way to do it -- that works!
- Kiss My Ads: Advertising,
as a primary revenue source, is history.
- Saying Goodbye With A Kiss:
The smart way to say goodbye to bad business.
- Doing That Voodoo That You Do
So Well: Why you should start branding right
- The Truth & Fiction About Y2K: As long as there are lawyers, you have little
- Building Brands In Cyberspace: Phone Plus Magazine's exploration into Frankel's
- Build it, Don't Buy It:
You can't buy your way into popularity and make it work.
- What Can We Learn From AOL/Netscape?: Even big boys aren't so smart.
- How a Recession Will Affect
The Web: It depends on what you read in the
- Thanks For The Acorn: A
little validation can take your dreams a long way.
- Why I Hate Trade Magazines:
Even the publisher's mother won't read them
- Giving Without Giving It All
Away: 'Tis better to give, if you want to
receive more business.
- Get your programs here! The best way to build your business is to
build everyone else's, too.
- The Truth About Ad Agencies:
Where once were leaders, now are sheep.
- You May Own A Stradivarius --
But Can You Play It?: Doing it yourself works -- for suicide.
- The Most Common Mistakes of Direct
Marketing: Highly targeted -- at your wallet.
- Inventor's Disease: No Cure,
But There Is Hope. The leading cause for entrepreneurial death!
- The Myth of Advertising Awards:
An award is only as good as the judges bestowing it.
- Our Top Ten Ways of Saving Your
Butt: Internationally acclaimed and published!
- The Junkyard Dog: You know
this guy. We all know this guy.
- The Weird Science of Xenologics:
Forget thinking outside the box. Think outside the cube.
- Killer Websites (Featured
in Marketing Tools magazine)
- The Answer is Right Where You
Wont Find It: It's weird. But it works.
- Nine Ways to Screw Up Banner
Advertising: What-- you thought you can't mess up on the web?
- Web Traffic and Genital Size:
It's not how big it is that counts.
- Why You Should -- and Shouldn't
-- Advertise on the Web: A brief thump of reality.
- Taking the Freak Out of Frequency:
So much for porting old ideas into new media.
- One Chance is All You Get:
Make that home page a home run -- the first time up.
- Numbers You Can't Count On:
What's the deal with these site counters, anyway?
- Domain Names For Sale: How
ethical is it to sell a name -- is anyone even buying?
- How Do You Know? The real
poop on getting the truth from your survey respondents.
- Double Click or Double Talk?
Please -- don't ever let this kind of press release happen to you.
- Fulfilling Your Dreams: Don't
make them call -- make them click! It's easy!
- Have A Cookie: They're not
nearly as unhealthy as the conspiracists would have you believe.
- Fun With Numbers: Be careful
with those combination media buys.
- Bragging Rights: The line between
confidence and obnoxiousness is very thin, indeed.
- The Color of Money: Play your
cards right and it could be worth $40 million.
- The Star of the Show: If you
can't sell your product, a celebrity won't, either.
- Writing for the Web: Looks
count, but people judge you by your words.
- What DOESN'T work: Just
because the gimmicks are there doesn't mean you use them.
- The Guy Who Pushes Back: How
Joe will beat Push technology.
- A Site From Our Sponsor:
Banners are out; sponsorships in for low volume sites.
- Signing Them Up: Sponsors
are available for websites...are you?
- Domain Snobs: Don't let that
"aol.com" thing fool you...
- Great Expectations: What
your technology should -- and shouldn't -- promise.
- The Field is Still Level: Hey,
the web ain't going anywhere...but up.
- To Catch A Thief: Don't let
anyone plagiarize your web site!
- Kill Your Fax Machine: It's
a viable technology, but the only humane thing to do.
- The Consultant's Defense Kit:
So they think they can stiff you, eh?
- Why Ads Are So Stupid: Bigger
ad agencies just make bigger mistakes. You shouldn't.
- Trapping Hamsters on the Internet:
Bet you're changing your home page too often.
- Multiple Personalities on the Internet:
A site by any other name could cost you business.
- Hunting For Bucks on the Internet:
The money's there, it's just not where you'd expect.
- The Cutting Edge is for Schmucks:Accessibility
is where it's at. Lose all that other stuff.
- Funding Your Internet Business:
How to and how NOT to.
- How Not to Advertise on the
Net: Why you should dump your banners.
- In Praise of Image Maps:
Maybe Cindy Crawford is worth a second look....
- The Great Internet Publicist
Experiment, Part 1: One side of the "do you need one"
- The Great Internet Publicist
Experiment: Part 2: The incredible Judy proves out.
- Intermarriage Doesn't Work: Why Ad Agencies & Internet Shops Shouldn't Marry
- The Idle Rich Go Broke on the
Web: Want proof on how the big boys make stupid mistakes?
- Branding, Down to the Buttons:
Everything has to be branded, right down to the coffee cups.
- Frankel's Physical Laws of the
Web: Hey, this isn't my opinion -- it's scientific fact.
- Why I started the FrankelBiz
Transaction List: You're invited to be a part of history.
- Instant Messaging for Profit:
Sneaky tricks and tips for those free applications.
- Why chats don't work and why I
started one: A great way to give something back.
- How About A Quickie?:
Sometimes, it's the most gratifying, you know...
- How to Hire An Agency -- or Anyone
Else: What you need they don't teach in school.
- When to grow, when to go:
You've got to make the leap to make the change.
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