Sending all traffic to my new site

October 23, 2012

Hi, guys,

So, I just realized I still have this blog here that I popped on a few years back.

Here are some of the sites I am working on currently.

http://www.ScottCoombe.com  this is where you’ll find my Great Scott moments and other cool stuff.

http://www.togetwellnow.com  this is my health blog… if you want to know how to beat cancer or other diseases, this is the spot for you.

http://www.kingkangenwater.com  Kangen Water Video Demo

and

http://www.AlternativeCareNow.com  I fully support Kangen Water in your diet.  Your Body is 70% water.  before you go into getting all organic non-GMO foods and eating right.  That is all good, but your food is only a small part of your health.  Begin with RAAW – Restructured, Alkaline, Anti-Oxidant water and you’re health will improve right away.  Then work on your food.

I have lots of other interesting stuff.

And please come follow me on Facebook.  www.Facebook.com/Scott.Coombe

Blessigns to you all

Scott Coombe

The Playground and Social Media

March 22, 2010

The Playground and Social Media

By Scott Coombe at http://VideoLeadsNW.com 

I take my kids to the playground all the time during the summer.  They love to play and have fun with all the other kids.  They play lots of games and get all their energy out.

But adults do this too.

They like to play, socialize and tell all their stories to their friends.

It’s a thing called Social Media.  You’ve probably heard of Facebook and MySpace.

Did you know that of the top 100 websites (except 4)… they are all either search engines or social media sites?

That means there are many social media sites that many of your clients are visiting.

In fact… there are new social networking virtual-playgrounds every single day.

One easy step is to put up a fan page of your business on Facebook or a “Space” on Myspace.  Then you can provide content to your customers and they can get it when they are wanting it.

Do you have a fanpage yet?  I’d love to see it.  Feel free to reply back to me and I’ll check it out.

Now, before I even get started on Social Media Networking sites… The most common objection is that it’s just for kids.

And there are a lot of things to do for kids there… but don’t be misled.

Here are some of the statistics on Facebook:

Ages    13 – 17 = 11%

             18 – 25 = 33%

            26 – 34 = 25%

            35 – 44 = 18%

            45 – 54 = 9%

            55 – 65 = 4%

So if your target market is from 26 – 56… then you are looking at 52% of Facebook as your clientel.

That is a whole lot better than yellow pages these days. 

And best of all, like a playground, it’s free to build a rapore with thousands of people and have links to your website to sell them your stuff.

What an awesome deal.

But here’s the big stuff

It’s estimated that businesses will spend over 3 Billion Dollars on Social Media Advertising. 

That’s not pocket change.  And there is a big reason for it.

See, with social media marketing… you can directly target exactly who you want to advertise too. 

So if you only want to have your ad go before 50 year old religious men… you can.

If you only want to target married middle aged women with kids in Portland, OR… you can do that too.

That is going to get you exactly the market you want… and your conversion rate per $ spent will be astronomical compared to Yellow pages or T.V. ads which broadcast to everyone in a shrinking market and never lets you target how effective your ad is.

And here is the best part of social media marketing… though hardly the last one.

The fences are down.

When kids are at the playground… they play.  They are laughing… they are sharing their secrets… they are running without a care in the world.

And in many ways… so are the adults.

So, when you can speak into your target market’s play activities… when they may be thinking of doing something with their house… some health concern… or even financial pressures….

And you slip in with a catchy phrase that lets them know you can help them and click on this ad to get more information….

You are talking about powerful messages at the right moment in time… when all the defenses are down.

And that is what is required of marketing in the 21st Century.

So please, show me your fan page and I’ll become one of your fans.  I’d love to see what you are doing.

But, if you’d like help or want someone to get you started… please, give me a call.

That is my passion, to help businessmen achieve in their marketing.  And in this economic climate… it pays to have a friend on the Internet lending a hand.

I wish you all the best and great prosperity.

Scott Coombe

503-913-7110

www.VideoLeadsNW.com

Scott@Coombe.biz

SuperDad, Stay-home Father, Loving hubby, church goer and marketer for you and yours.

Oh, and feel free to give me a call about any questions you may have.

Customers are like Shawn White and Snowboarding in the Olympics

March 4, 2010

Customers are like Shawn White and Snowboarding in the Olympics.

Did you watch the Olympics this year? 

I usually don’t get to, but this year I happened to be on vacation and got to see some of the events.  I was able to watch Shawn White snowboard the half-pipe for a second Gold medal. 

Man I wish I were young again and able to do those kind of moves.

And that is why I’m going to compare White’s snowboarding event to your customers. 

Unlike most sports, snowboarding a half-pipe robs energy… the longer your routine goes… the slower you go.  That translates to less tricks and a lower score.

The same goes for your customers.  They are fantastically loyal and enthused about you when they first purchase your product or service.  But as time goes… they may not be so loyal when a cheaper or more convenient option arises. 

Sometimes we can’t do any more tricks for them because they’ve seen it all before.

And… This is perfectly natural.

Declining returns happens to everyone’s business, that’s why you can’t do one product launch or marketing event and coast for life. 

I wish.

So, like the Olympians, they get to keep their best score… still they end up giving their all – and often fall flat on their faces.

And some psychologically let the friction of giving it all every time tear them down.

But not all.

Shawn White kept getting a higher score each time he went down the run.  By the last run, he already had the gold.  He could have just boarded right down the pipe to greet the fans.

He coach suggested he try his new secret trick “whitesnake.”

So Shawn slips down the pipe with usual tricks then amazes everyone with his “whitesnake” twist.

This was amazing to watch.

And the judges gave him a better score than the one he won the gold with.

He already won, and he busted out a better performance just because of the joy of it.

So my take away is this…

Just because the energy gets low at times… doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try our best for our clients and subscribers every time we get a chance to connect with them.

But this isn’t special.  Artist of every type attempt to put everything they have into their performance… that is our human expression and longing for acheivment.

Why should we as businessmen be any different?

Wether we’re doing a major promotion or keeping relationships going… you have to care to do better each time… always trying for a better response.

Go BIG!     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Uc3dg0nQM

And feel free to comment on this or tell me about your favorite Olympic event.

Blessings

Scott Coombe

503-913-7110

www.VideoLeadsNW.com

Scott@Coombe.biz

SuperDad, Stay-home Father, Loving hubby, church goer and marketer for you and yours.

Oh, and feel free to give me a call about any questions you may have.

Ice Skating Champs: is it really a sport – or story telling?

March 4, 2010

Hey, this is Scott Coombe
Welcome
I was watching the Olympics the other day and ended up watching the Solo Women’s Ice Skating Finals.
It was funny.
There was all this hype beforehand about the Korean skater Kim Yu-na and the chief rival Japanese skater Mao Asada. I guess they have been battling and trading wins since they were children… meaning a few years now.
There was also the sorrow story being told of Canadian skater Joannie Rochette whose mother had died that week.
It was a fanciful fanfare of stories and competition to see who would be the winner.
Now, having seen the performances… I would say there was some great skating that really didn’t make the points they should have.
Just like sometimes we don’t get the credibility or attention we deserve do to our performance.
Sometimes it is the story-teller who hypnotizes people into what to choose.
Are you telling your story in your business?
How are you serving your world? Are you healing people? Serving the masses by beautifying lawns? Keeping a home’s bowels/pipes clear and fresh?
Whatever you do, you should have a story where your clients will identify an emotion or experience and tag it to you.
As the beautiful woman skated and danced on the ice… I saw some real brilliance and energy.
But in the end… it was the three women who’s stories were circulating who won the competition.
Was this unfair?
Let’s just say it was non-justice. Everyone did skate their heart out and they put on a wonderful show.
I hope that you are able to put out a compelling story that reaches out to the hearts of your customers and leads them to give you the gold… or at least some green.
(wink)
Feel free to leave any comments and tell me your favorite Olympic events.

Blessings

Scott Coombe
503-913-7110
VideoLeadsNW.com
Scott@Coombe.biz
SuperDad, Stay-home Father, Loving hubby, church goer and marketer for you and yours.

Oh, and feel free to give me a call about any questions you may have.

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March 4, 2010

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