The original idea of this site, ‘Completely Free Sales Advice’ was as simple as the title implies. Completely FREE marketing advice. I have had great fun over the last couple of years trying to help people out with this stuff, and I want that to continue.
In truth, its always been more a vehicle for my perspective on all sorts of stuff than its been anything else, and these days its unashamedly that.
Oh, and if you still want completely free marketing or sales or social media advice, then feel free to contact me!
I’m a successful commercial executive with general management experience. I have specialised and excelled in building audiences online and in traditional media, and I’ve a good knack of turning those audiences into money too… I have studied marketing to post-graduate level.
This blog started out as an experiment. I was inspired by a little book called The Tao of Twitter, and I thoroughly recommend that you read it too.
I have learned so much from that book, and indeed the author of that book, who is now also my friend, Mark Schaefer. It was a conversation with Mark about ‘Authentic Helpfulness’ one of the principles of his social media strategy that led to the formation of the Oiconf (Online Influence conference) that has been such a huge success, and recently taken on by the lovely Paul Shepard of Coup Media
Currently I’m running a development project for the regional media organisation Local World. Before that and most recently I’ve run South West Wales Media – A portfolio of websites and news titles. Previously, I ran the biggest commercial radio station in Wales, Real Radio for the Guardian Media Group.
The idea of the blog is to have fun, and to help people, I really hope you enjoy it.
You can contact me directly and I’ll do my very best to put you, your business your marketing and / or social media strategy and your sales effort on the path to greater success.
Leave a comment on the blog, on the Facebook page or Tweet me at @MrTonyDowling or if you’d prefer, please email me on TonyDowling@completelyfreemarketingadvice.com and I’ll speak to you in confidence.