Anyway, it was too late to do anything about it. And in 1996 driving a brand new Maruti Suzuki Esteem around Hyderabad was a balm on a hurt ego. I put all negative thoughts aside and decided I would carve a positive role for myself and do what was right for the company.
Just the other day, I bought a Groupon for a local restaurant. When i showed the hostess my Groupon, she (and the rest of the staff) made my guest and me feel out of place in every way imaginable. I’m not going back.
You know. volunteers were invited on stage, put to sleep, convinced they had become chickens and then they all started clucking. This in itself was amazing to me at the time, but there was something about him that really caught my eye.
With direct mail you can also target specific audiences, like the aging baby boomers market. There are hundreds of list brokers who are waiting to sell you exactly the list you need. The more targeted your list, the higher response you’ll get. Two simple points to keep in mind when shopping for a mailing list. First, find out where they acquired the names (paid subscribers are the best). Second, it’s a free market place, so compare prices.
From clients, to the media, to production vendors, to partners, to podcast interviewees, I have had the opportunity to meet so many interesting people over the past 21 years. And, I continue to meet new ones every single day. It’s awesome!
Even if the recession is not over and marketing and advertising agencies are not really hiring, that does not mean you can’t put your creative talents to work as an art teacher. There are plenty of art students at the community college level, and there are plenty of private art schools, and private schools that need artistic enabled teachers.
It wouldn’t hurt, but more importantly, especially at pre-college levels, is your ability and passion for the topic and subject is most important. I think we both agree that you have that.
My team started thinking more creative ideas for presentations. I had some very good graphic artists who were experts in Macromedia Flash. We actually started creating movies for client presentations. We would shoot some stock shots in sections highlighting corporate information, quality standards, HR initiatives, Infrastructure. Depending on the client’s industry we had a segment on how Satyam and they “were made for each other”. If the client was in Manufacturing we would get one of our business unit guys to talk about Satyam’s competency in Manufacturing and fit it in to the movie at a suitable place. And so on for Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Telecom and so on.