Nothing is more important to the success of a business than marketing.
That is why each year we hold a competition that represents some of the best examples of how GKIC marketing gets results using our counter-intuitive marketing methods.
It is our hope that by holding a competition with great prizes that we can draw attention to the importance of marketing, inspire you and help more of our members to succeed.
In case you’re not familiar with our Marketer of the Year competition, the award celebrates the marketing achievements of small business owners and entrepreneurs who have used GKIC style marketing to grow their business and achieve extraordinary financial increases in their bottom line.
The Grand Prize is $10,000 plus a Winner’s Weekend with Dan Kennedy.
Two runners-up also receive the Winner’s Weekend with Dan Kennedy, where they will spend an entire all-expense paid weekend getting Dan’s advice for their businesses, which normally runs business owners nearly $18,800 per day.
This year we had seven finalists which included Walter Bergeron of Power Control Services Inc., Jeff Giagnocavo of Gardner’s Mattress and More, John Rinaldi of Real Time Automation, Donna Galante of Cater Galante Orthodontics, Hoss Pratt of Hoss Pratt Success Systems, Mark Mehling of Home Watch Valet and Dr. Rick Schaefer of Knee Specialists of Wisconsin.
We also had eight honorable mentions which were Clint Arthur of Five Star Butter Co., Amy Barnhardt of Strong Marriage Now, Jon Bockman of Bockman’s Auto Care, Cindy Dunston Quirk of Scout & Zoes, Amy Letke of Integrity HR Inc, Craig McNeil of McNeil Designer Portraits, Ron Patel of Just Dine In, and Crista Tharp of Tharp & Associates Inc. and Blissfully Simple Wedding Planning.
On the Sunday following SuperConference, each finalist gave a live 20 minute presentation showcasing how they used GKIC marketing methods and techniques to grow their business in front of an audience of approximately 1000 people and a panel of judges.
The panel of business and marketing expert judges included CEO of GKIC, Bette Tomaszewicz who has a strong track record as CEO, investor and board member, improving market values for public and private companies in record time frames; Director of Marketing for GKIC, Darcy Juarez who spent the last 7 years creating marketing systems in the direct response and information marketing world that have gained national attention and; Former CEO of Guerilla Marketing and founder of Icon Builder David Fagan who has been seen on MSNBC, the Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and many others and is best known for his expertise in marketing and business development.
Following each presentation, the panel asked a series of hot-seat questions and scored the finalist’s presentation and results. Winners were chosen based on a combination of scores from the judges and an “American-Idol” style vote where the audience could text their vote for Marketer of the Year via their cell phone.
For the first time ever, the annual Marketer of the Year competition ended in a tie with Walter Bergeron and Rick Schaefer splitting the $10,000 prize money. Donna Galante and John Rinaldi will join Walter and Rick on the Winner’s Weekend as the Runner-up.
Winner Walter Bergeron, who only started using GKIC material six months ago, showcased results of $1,120,197 in additional lifetime client sales within just 90-days of implementing GKIC marketing systems. Click here to watch Walter Bergeron’s Marketer of the Year Presentation on youtube.
Winner Dr. Rick Schaefer, a knee specialist in Wisconsin, who began his practice less than a year ago, says he was able to grow his business from $34,000 in his first month to a whopping $450,000 per month in just eight months’ time using GKIC marketing ideas.
Congratulations to all of our Marketer of the Year finalists, honorable mentions and of course, our winners!
To join these marketers and start building your case to be next year’s Marketer of the Year, go to www.dankennedy.com/incrediblegift.com to receive our most incredible free gift ever! You’ll see how you can have this same success in your business plus you’ll receive $633.91 worth of free gifts.