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Jim Connolly
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Attended St Austins Secondary School (London)
Lives in South Yorkshire, UK
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Exposed: The great workaholic lie!
NO ONE is a workaholic. Here's what really drives them. Here's a clue: It isn't work!
No one is a workaholic. Here's what really drives them. Here's a clue: It isn't work!
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How to grow your business in a uniquely valuable way!
The Internet makes it easy for competitors to steal your best ideas. So, how do you stand out? Here's what you need to know.
The Internet makes it easy for competitors to steal your best ideas. So, how do you stand out? Here's what you need to know.
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5 Simple ideas that can massively improve your business! 
A short and sweet post, with 5 business development ideas.
I jotted a few ideas down earlier, for an article I’m writing. I thought you may find them interesting. So, I’m sharing them with you. If you hear yourself wishing for better luck, remind yourself that what you actually need, is a better strategy. Your choices are what define how high you will fly. Not …
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Marketing tip: Never sell to a stranger again!
Smart people speak, because they have something to say. Dull people speak, because they have to say something. And the difference between those approaches is huge! The same is true in business When smart business owners connect with their marketplace, they have something interesting to share. When the average business owner connects with their marketplace, …
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+Jyoti Q Dahiya Thanks for sharing this, Jyoti.
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Highly recommended: The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 
I've been using this device for the past week and lots of people have asked me what I think of it. So, I wrote this...
Today’s post is very different from usual. It’s about an interesting device, which I’ve been using over the past 7 days. Around 10 days ago, Microsoft reached out to me and offered me a Surface Pro 3. I was surprised to say the least! They wanted me to tell them what I thought of it, …
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+Dusan Vrban I'm like you, I love to write notes by hand. This has been one of the biggest benefits of using the device. It's just like using a pen on paper. 

I wasn't sure what to expect, but the experience has been outstanding so far.
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Stop offering freebies. Really. Stop it! 
Time. It’s our most valuable commodity. So why is it that business owners tend to massively undervalue it, by offering freebies?
Time. It’s our most valuable commodity. So why is it that business owners tend to massively undervalue it, by offering freebies? Freebies send a toxic message to your marketplace Offering free consultations is an extremely risky marketing strategy. That’s because the freebie message carries a damaging subtext. It tells people that you are under-employed. That …
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+AJ Kohn Great to see we're on the same page, AJ.

Have a great weekend and thanks for the feedback!
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A powerful marketing lesson... from a 19th century artist!
Back in the 1800’s, Edgar Degas said: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”. The same is true of great marketing. Allow me to explain.
Back in the 1800’s, Edgar Degas said: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”. The same is true of great marketing Successful marketing paints pictures in the mind of a prospective client. It doesn’t list a series of facts or features. Instead, it talks directly to the needs and wants …
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5 Simple ideas that can massively improve your business! 
I jotted a few ideas down earlier, for an article I’m writing. I thought you may find them interesting. So, I’m sharing them with you here in this brief post.
I jotted a few ideas down earlier, for an article I’m writing. I thought you may find them interesting. So, I’m sharing them with you. If you hear yourself wishing for better luck, remind yourself that what you actually need, is a better strategy. Your choices are what define how high you will fly. Not …
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Is your service answering a question, which your ideal clients are asking?
Here's a simple, powerful tactic, to help you create an extremely profitable new product, service or business.
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Highly recommended: The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 
I've been using this device for the past week and lots of people have asked me what I think of it. So, I wrote this... 
Today’s post is very different from usual. It’s about an interesting device, which I’ve been using over the past 7 days. Around 10 days ago, Microsoft reached out to me and offered me a Surface Pro 3. I was surprised to say the least! They wanted me to tell them what I thought of it, …
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+Rich Fisher I'm a Mac user and now spend more time on the Surface, than all my Macs combined.

If you create stuff fr a living, it's a great device.

Not so good for gaming, apps or heavy image processing though.
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Want to improve your marketing? Get emotional. Here's why!
Your prospective clients or customers are motivated by emotions more than logic.
Your prospective clients or customers are motivated by emotions more than logic. Here's why.
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Stop offering freebies. Really. Stop it!
Time. It’s our most valuable commodity. So why is it that business owners tend to massively undervalue it, by offering freebies? Freebies send a toxic message to your marketplace Offering free consultations is an extremely risky marketing strategy. That’s because the freebie message carries a damaging subtext. It tells people that you are under-employed. That …
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Hope your weekend is wonderful too. :)
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Marketing Professional, writer and blogger
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I help small business owners worldwide, to increase sales and boost their profits.
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  • Jim's Marketing Blog
    Marketing Professional & Blogger, 1995 - present
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South Yorkshire, UK
Previously
London, UK - New York, USA - Galway, Ireland - Boulogne, France
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01427 891274 (International) +44 1427 891274
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Work
Phone
+44 1427 891274
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22 High Street, Epworth, South Yorkshire DN9 1ET, England – UK
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I write one of the world's most popular marketing blogs. Marketing pro since 1987.
Introduction
My name is Jim Connolly and I live in the UK, though I work with businesses worldwide.  I'm a marketing mentor and blogger, helping small business owners boost their sales and increase their profits.

I've worked in marketing for 28 years and for the past 18 years, have run an international marketing business, helping small businesses worldwide. 

I also write a very popular marketing blog, which has been ranked in the AdAge Power150 for the past 6 years. I am extremely interested in creative thinking and art, which  I write about at Creative Thinking Hub.


I'm passionate about nurturing potential and helping others achieve great results. I'm happily married and have a 8 year old son. 

For general ramblings, you can also catch me at Jim Connolly dot com.
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I don't like to brag.
Education
  • St Austins Secondary School (London)
    2012
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