Hello. My name is Linwood Austin.
Before I (semi) retired… I was a world famous “hot shot” marketing consultant. I created the marketing campaigns for some of the top marketers in the world. I remember one of my competitors paid me a nice compliment back in 1989. He said “Linwood is so good he could CREATE markets.” I was flattered. But he was exaggerating. Really.
I had other competitors who wrote me nasty letters because I was “stealing” their clients through my marketing efforts. Oh well.
I owe my success to constantly studying markets. And marketing techniques. And keeping my nose to the grind stone.
I no longer look for big spending clients. But I do help some “little guys” from time to time. And maybe you’d like some help too.
If so… I’ll give you my phone number and I’ll give you an hour of my time—IF YOU WANT SOME MARKETING BRAINSTORMING.
You see, there is a lot of confusion out there about how to start and grow a business in today’s complex world. For example, too many marketers waste time and energy trying to master SEO and/or social media… when they could find faster and greater success in direct mail. Or worse, too many marketers don’t enrich their ads and sales material with BENEFITS, BENEFITS, BENEFITS. After all, people ONLY buy to get benefits.
Listen… sometimes all you need is a few good ideas and to be pointed in the right direction. I can do that for you.
Are you game? Do you need some help marketing your products or services? Let’s talk. Even if you don’t have a business right now… I may be able to help you find the right kind of income opportunity for you.
I’ll be totally frank with you. I’ll think aloud and give you ideas about your sales, your profits, your direction, and your possibilities.
I don’t have anything specific to sell you (like books or DVD’s or memberships). And I don’t care one way or another if you hire me for marketing. After all, I’m enjoying my semi-retirement. If, after we talk, you want to go deeper and really get serious about your marketing, I have a set of 139 marketing-related questions I’ll email to you. They’re quite instructive. And we’ll go from there.
I will ask you questions about your market, your product, your pricing, your repeat sales, your attrition rates, your customer objections, your competition, your industry growth, and more… The questions could go in a dozen directions.
But note: I’ll be totally honest with you. Even if I think your product or service or marketplace is hopeless, I’ll tell you. There’s nothing like wasting time trying to sell into a dying market (think buggy whips and vinyl records).
OK… I’m not going to pitch this deal any more. If you want to chat… then let’s chat. I’m easy to talk to. And I’m not hidden behind a wall of secretaries. I’m offering this hour of chat at no charge and no expectations.
I have 25 years of real, marketing experience in direct response. That means we tested and proved each ad campaign to make sure it was profitable. You might want to take advantage of my expertise. My ideas just might make you some money.
Here is my number:
Call most anytime. If you call at an inconvenient time, I’ll say so and we’ll set another time.
P.P.S. READ BELOW WHAT SOME CLIENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT ME IN YEARS PAST:
“Linwood Austin is perhaps the greatest letter writer on the planet. Why? Because he wrote a letter that made me buy a 35-year old book for $339. He’s good. Darn good.”
Joe Cossman Author,
How I Made A Million Dollars In Mail Order
“Linwood Austin brought our marketing COSTS down from about $659 per sale to about $322 per sale. And we sell a $13,000.00 a year membership product. We now have nearly 1200 clients paying us that money. He is an asset to our organization.”
Terry Nicholson, President
“We contacted Ogilvy & Mather plus A. Eicoff before contacting Linwood Austin. The solutions to our problems were immediately clear to him. The marketing program he created for us was the most impressive, profit-oriented plan I’ve ever seen. It was designed to tap into every major buying emotion our customers have. My only reluctance in recommending him is that he might be too busy to help us on our next project.”
“Every Package Linwood does for us becomes the control. I don’t know how he comes up with such good ideas for copy, concepts, price points and premiums. But they work. This guy is raw marketing talent.”
John King, Publisher
FUTURE ECONOMIC TRENDS
“Linwood has an uncanny ability to show almost any business owner dozens of ways to boost profits using simple, high-impact response techniques. One mailing he created for us looks like it’s going to increase this year’s gross sales by 1/3.” Susan Vinson, Publisher
THE BUSINESS DIGEST
“Linwood Austin is the Godfather of our entire marketing program. His methods grew our company from 2 people to 120 person in just 4 short years. Then, I sold the company for $10 million dollars. (Thanks Linwood.) I’d recommend to anyone: TAKE HIS ADVICE. He knows his stuff.”
Terry Allen, President
THE LEAD SHEET.
“We watched him take a failing business and turn it around in an amazingly short period of time. He accomplished this by being inventive and trying new marketing techniques… We all l know the statistics on the failure rates of businesses. Linwood has beaten those odds by hard work and a good feel for his markets.”
“As you know, before you created our ad we were getting no response to our own. This seemed like a total waste of advertising dollars. However, may I say that each time we have run the ad you created for us, responses ranged from 35-50 each time. Now that’s more like it!”
G. L. Hutchison
HUTCHISON GRAPHICS & ADVERTISING DESIGN
“We were amazed to see how Linwood’s ads can turn normal lukewarm prospects into hot ones when the right words persuaded them. I wholeheartedly recommend Linwood Austin to any company that wants to create more powerful advertising.”
“Linwood Austin is one of the most promising advertising practitioners I’ve encountered in many years… He is no stranger to the great masters of selling. He has a greater understanding of their methods than all but a handful of present day professionals. He is also an original thinker, and posses a rare ability to focus his creative talent in precisely the right way to achieve maximum results for the advertiser. His instincts are on target. He has abundant talent and his depth of knowledge already greatly exceeds that of most with far greater experience.”
C. Barrie Bedell, Pres.
BASIC ADVERTISING SELLING IMPROVEMENT CORP.
”I’m happy to say Linwood Austin has written quite a few marketing packages for my company. I’ve never seen anyone more clever and original with headlines that work and opening paragraphs that grab you. He’s easy to work with and he’s a good friend.
Brian Keith Voiles, Brian Keith Publishing