Marketing is Funny Stuff

by Diane Holmes, Marketing-Zone: Marketing Yourself and Your Book, founder of Pitch University.

As a holiday gift for all our Freelance-Zone readers, I bring you the gift of laughter.  Yes, a gift about marketing and the challenges you face in marketing things destined for greatness (like your own writing).

You’re in good company.

Bob Newhart Tries to Market the New Game of Baseball

Bonus Fun:

I’d Love This Product Even If I Weren’t A Stealth Marketer (Awesome marketing fun by The Onion. Fav line: In stealth-marketing parlance, this is what is known as “roach baiting,” but I prefer to call it “the least I can do.”)

Marketing Contract Bridge (for the 3 of you out there who play Bridge)

If marketing emails could talk… (Dry, witty, must watch!  You’ll never get a sales email again that you don’t wish was narrated by this guy.)

In This Series So Far:

  1. Step Inside the Marketing Confessional
  2. Does Marketing Your Writing Feel Like Prostitution
  3. Marketing Manifestos To Shake You Out Of Your Rut (don’t be a lemming)
  4. Every Writer’s Marketing Dream

Upcoming Articles:

  • Doing It For Money: Free Opinion  vs. Self Interest
  • The Use of Deadly Force: Helping vs. Cramming it Down Their Throats
  • Engraved Invitations: Genuinely Interested vs. the Unsolicited Cold Call.
  • The Big Gulf: Friends vs. Strangers
  • The Crass Factor: Humility vs. Shameful Ego
  • It Doesn’t  Even Work: Receiving Validation vs The Stink Eye
  • You’re Lying; Selling Your Writing is Different: Opinion as a Consumer  vs. The Muddle of Buy Me.
  • I’m Not Ron Popeil or Billy Mays: “I don’t know what to say” vs. Skilled Patter
  • I’m Not Even that Good: Confidence vs. Insecurity Runs Rampant

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Diane writes two columns for Freelance-Zone: Fiction-Zone: Leaps in Fiction Mastery and Marketing-Zone:Marketing-Zone: Marketing Yourself and Your Book.

She’s the Founder and Chief Alchemist of Pitch University