How To Create Instantly Compelling Ads Every Time.
By Marc Gamble © 2004

Use This Quick 3-Question Evaluation Process, So You Can Be
Sure Your Message Will Sell!

EVALUATION #1: "Well, I Would Hope So!" When you make a claim,
don't think about it in terms of words coming out of your mouth.
Think of it in terms of words entering your prospects ears.
Then you'll realize how ridiculous some claims actually sound.

Whenever you make a claim, ask yourself if the prospect will
immediately echo this response: "Well, I would hope so!" For
instance, an insurance agency faxed me the following reason to
choose them over their competitors: "We will be there for you
when you have a claim." Well I would hope so! You're an
insurance agency! Isn't that what you do?

Statements like this have as much meaning as the haircutter
telling you that your hair will be shorter after it's cut, or as
the gas station attendant telling you that you'll have more gas
after your tank is filled. Always, always, always ask this
important evaluation question whenever you make any claim.
Avoid pointless claims and it will improve your effectiveness by
500% immediately.

EVALUATION #2: "Who Else Can Say That?" Pay close attention to
this one. The question is not who else can do what you do. The
question is who else can say what you say. And, the answer to
that is "just about anybody and everybody". We consulted with
an auto repair facility that was, by FAR, the most awesome
business of its kind in their area of influence. They put
competitors out of business every year and monopolized their
marketplace in the process. Small problem: Even though no other
business could even come close to performing at their level,
their yellow page ad looked virtually identical to all of their
cheesy competitors.

Try This: Look at your ad and compare it to your competitors’
ads. If you can cross out your name on your ad and replace it
with the name of your competitor or vice versa, and the ad is
still valid, you failed the test! You failed to distinguish
yourself from your competitors. You failed to differentiate
your business. You look like everybody else!

EVALUATION #3: The Specificity Challenge. I could write an
entire book on this subject. But, suffice it to say for sake
of this newsletter, you need to quantify all of your claims.
Businesses generally fail to create a compelling case to buy
their product or service. Instead, they merely ask their
prospects to buy without justifiable, rational reasons. Quantify
your business in terms of:

1. Specifically, How Are You Different?
2. Specifically, Compared To What?
3. Specifically, Why Can You Do That?
4. Specifically, What's Your Advantage?

If You Want To Distinguish Your Business From The Competition,
Build A Case As An Attorney Would.

You need to realize that your business is on trial. You're the
attorney. And it's a life or death sentence. Your customers and
prospects are the jury. What will you say that will convince
them to buy from you? What kind of specific evidence can you
produce to PROVE beyond any reasonable doubt that they'd be a
fool to not buy from you? Use your evidence to build and
present your case.

If you would like a FREE Ad Evlauation of any advertising pieces (including sales scripts)
you may have, simply email to: or fax to: (650) 649-2221. We will apply these evaluations, plus a few additional and provide you with a quantitative assessment of your marketing pieces.

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Good luck with your marketing efforts.

Marc Gamble
Principal Consultant
MYM On-Demand Marketing Training

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Author's Bio: 

Marc Gamble is an professional business consultant and direct marketer who specializes in developing new marketing strategies and tactics to help business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals achieve greater bottom-line results from their current advertising & marketing efforts from the same money spent.