Enough about you, let’s talk about me.
There is no room for ego in your marketing. Many of the worst marketing decisions are the result of a big ego. There are only certain situations where highlighting yourself is a good marketing decision. If you are interested in your 15 minutes of fame, try YouTube. If you want to sell your product or service, let the professionals do it for you. For every Men’s Warehouse success there are dozens of low budget, clichéd and ineffective car dealer and mattress commercials (think cable TV). The point of your marketing is to demonstrate YOUR product or service’s benefit to the customer. Your face or hearing your voice doesn’t necessarily demonstrate benefits.
Make your advertising about the customer, not about you, and you will see better results!
A disclaimer: We work with advertisers who do appear in their commercial messaging. As we indicated above, there is a time and place, and that is largely situational. Here in Washington DC, Ronnie Mervis is a great example. His name and his voice are synonymous with diamonds. This success took many years and a very large investment, and in his case, he told a story (and continues to) in his commercials. It doesn’t hurt that he has a very distinct voice, with a soothing South African accent.
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