What is in-house marketing?
In-house marketing is any marketing initiative that is not outsourced to a third party. In small businesses, in-house marketing is sometimes referred to as guerilla marketing or duct tape marketing.
Podcast: How to create a marketing brochure
What's the easiest way to create a professional-looking brochure? You'll learn the answer in this short podcast from HP. Right-click on the link above to listen and learn.
Length: 10 minutes
Size: 10.1 MB
What is the business value of using color for your marketing materials? You'll learn the answer in this short podcast from HP. Right-click on the link above to listen and learn.
Length: 6.5 minutes
Size: 6.1 MB
WhatIs.com Learning center
Glossary: Printer-related terms
Quiz: Printers and print media
Glossary - Advertising terms used on the Internet
SearchCRM.com Learning Guide - Resources for marketing effectiveness
Learn IT: - How spam affects e-mail marketing campaigns
Sites we recommend for learning about small business marketing:
Duct Tape Marketing: Forbes Magazine says it's got "Clever marketing ideas galore and lots of contrarian thinking on what works and what doesn't." We think it's a good mix of practical advice and high-level overviews.
NewEntrepreneur.com : Roger C. Parker's site has some great free resources for do-it-yourself marketing. We recommend you check out his articles, worksheets and links sections.
HP Learning Center
You may not know it but HP provides free instructor-led online classes for many IT and business-related topics. The courses are geared towards IT pros and business managers who work in small to medium-sized business and we highly recommend you take advantage of them. See entire list of topics.
Current in-house marketing classes include:
» Run your own direct mail campaign
Translate your business goals into a direct mail campaign that gets results.
» Design your own business documents
Find out how to customize HP's free office templates with either Microsoft® Word or Microsoft® Publisher to create your own professional-looking business cards, letterhead, brochures, postcards and more.
» How to give a great presentation
Learn how to give an effective presentation using take-away materials, A/V (audio/visual) technology and spoken content.
» Adobe® Acrobat: Creating PDFs
Learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to create Portable Document Format (PDF) files for the Web, a print shop and more.
» Microsoft® Publisher 2003: Advanced level
If you're ready to take the next step with Microsoft Publisher 2003, this course is for you.
» Microsoft® PowerPoint 2003: Introductory level
Learn to use PowerPoint presentation software to create impressive on-screen, slide, overhead or printed presentations.
Related Sponsor Links
HP Small and Medium Business Home Page: Software and driver downloads as well as free support and troubleshooting help
Printing & imaging advice center: Get free expert advice about creating professional looking images and print collateral
Printer comparison center: Compare HP to other brands or compare HP products side by side
Business templates & images: Step-by-step instructions for creating your own marketing materials
A guide to digital printing: WhatIs.com and HP team up to educate you about network printing, wireless printing and Total Print Management