About Jeff Sexton

Businesses either sell $5 haircuts, or fix $5 haircuts. I’m your guy if your company fixes $5 haircuts. Working together, we'll de-commodify your business, make pricing pressure a thing of the past, and grab the lion’s share of customers willing to pay a premium for your service or product.

Learning From the Legends: The Ronseal Phrase

2021-10-25T17:35:33+00:00By |

Don’t be deceived by the apparently artless, “just tell it like it is” nature of the ad. The slogan even made it into the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms and was repeatedly used by then-Prime Minister David Cameron.

Ad Templates

2021-09-05T15:50:35+00:00By |

According to the published research, 89% of award-winning ads could be classified into 6 basic templates. And the use of these templates boosted subjects' abilities to positively affect audience perception by 55%.

Ira Glass Part 4: Ditch Your We-We

2021-09-07T14:40:55+00:00By |

If you ask Ira Glass, he’d tell you the two biggest mistakes are: (1) Using an inauthentic, over-hyped “voice” or presentation style, and (2) Keeping the focus on yourself instead of the customer.

Ira Glass On Advertising, Part 3

2021-09-08T15:45:04+00:00By |

Ira’s third video on storytelling is by far the most popular. He's describing the positive side of the Dunning-Kruger effect. I think this video speaks to: Linear, no-threshold thinking, Minimum Effective Dose, and Cumulative Effect.

Ira Glass on Great Advertising, Part 2

2021-09-08T16:00:45+00:00By |

“The amount of time finding the decent story is more than the amount of time it takes to produce the story… I think that, like, not enough gets said about the importance of abandoning crap.”

Ira Glass on Great Advertising, Part 1

2021-09-08T17:39:32+00:00By |

The first video covers Ira’s two basic building blocks of storytelling: the Anecdote and the Moment of Reflection. And in advertising terms, these are roughly analogous to Relevance and Credibility.

The Subtle Persuasion of Groundhog Day

2021-09-08T17:53:38+00:00By |

In many businesses, what most customers are really buying is transformation. Groundhog Day plays to three very powerful psychological dynamics you can use to captivate and convert.

The Asymmetry of Trust

2021-09-08T18:06:42+00:00By |

You’re thinking about buying something and an acquaintance says, “Don’t do it; I bought that / hired them and it was a total waste of money. I got screwed.” Generally speaking, we believe them.

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