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David Sprague-----Local Marketing Genius ?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by spider7, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

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    Hi Friends,

    Anyone hear of this dude----his name is Sprague and he sells an info course on Local Marketing.

    His site is called Local Marketing Genius.

    Not sure what the value of it is...but thought i would run it by my friends on BH and see if anyone has heard of him.

    Anyone ?
     
  2. TheTK

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    Can't say I've ever heard of this one, but in general it's usually overpriced crap.

    If you want to read stuff by real marketing/business geniuses look up the people who actually get published:

    "Purple Cow" by Seth Godin
    "Tipping Point", "Blink" and "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell
    "The 11 immutable laws of branding" by Reis and Reis

    To succeed you don't need step by step hand-holding. That's someone fishing for you. You need to be taught how to fish. Read those books, learn the craft, apply it in a unique manner and bank.
     
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    Hey it's useful for finding citations very useful (Maps Magic) for finding competitor citations which I think you get from signing up.

    If you want to learn local and have tools he's a good choice to stick with - I understand some of his tools are not perfect but they are well developed and the one that I use regularly (maps magic) works like a charm.

    No one solution in local as in any other aspect of marketing - this guy is often a step ahead of the local game though.
    When Google changed maps on android I heard it from him before I even opened maps on my Android and I can't get anywhere without Google maps :D

    2 cents - good luck :)
     
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    Yeah, in general, don;t buy things that have crazy long sales pages. If its good, it will be popular, if its popular it will be shared somewhere.
     
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  7. Alinea

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    I've had a look at a few of his products. While I'm sure he has offered services to real businesses, he's more of the "I don't practice what I preach" variety and makes his money from selling products (like everyone else).

    His presentations, software, etc. always feel incomplete or amateurishly made. They don't feel professional or high-quality. You're going to see a lot of mistakes and typos in the final product. When he types live, he can't go a few letters without making a typo lol. He always seems to be in a rush.

    He's constantly trying to up-sell his other products and software. It's annoying. And they don't even work 100% of the time.

    The content/learning material is nothing you can't find anywhere else for free. He's very good at going through the details and explaining things well though. He's good at speaking and getting you excited. That's about it I think.
     
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    If hes the dude i am thinking of he does all the MS Webinars and trainings seems to know his shit or he acts like he does anyway
     
  9. spider7

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    looking for a download torrent...but having hard time finding one.

    Anyone have his material to share?
     
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  11. Alinea

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    If you guys are talking about what I think you are, the Hangouts webinar (here's a viewable link I just found: http://realstrategic.com/evp/?seed=genius-mastermind-training), that's not what Local Marketing Genius is. That was just that - a webinar. I shared it back in March. I don't think there's an actual "Local Marketing Genius" product. It's just a collection of what you can see on the site.

    The ones thatare available are a bit outdated. Just search for what you want to learn - you'll find much more relevant information.
     
  12. spider7

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    Yep....seems that way. This series is not available...or no one is sharing it.

    Must be pretty good....:)
     
  13. cbar126

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    Maybe. He provides tools to spam leads.

    This is one of the emails my client received and was forwarded to me.

    The email comes from a marketer in my area who is using David Sprague system. When you click on the link you can see a subdomain before redirects to the marketer website. When you search on whois, his name comes up (David Sprague).

    This is the spam email, created using David Sprague System:

    Hi (My client's name),

    Customer Finder Marketing has been doing a tremendous amount of research and competition analysis for Bathroom Remodeler within (my area). We have analyzed the top ranking competitors online, what they did to succeed, and have stored more than 10,000 pages of ranking data through our research. This research is vital intelligence for your company and we are willing to give you consulting session regarding this data.

    The purpose of our research is to select one client in the area to help, dominate their online marketing presence and of course bring you more clients and more leads.

    Why do we have this tremendous research? Customer Finder Marketing only works with Small Business Owners and only 1 company within an industry category in a single area. We would like to have the opportunity to share this extensive research with you during a 1-hour consulting session free of charge. We understand your time is precious and so is ours. If you are interested in speaking with us and looking to beat out your competition online in (my area), contact us using any of the below contact options.

    We also realize that you get a tremendous amount of unsolicited offers, but so YOU realize we are as serious about what we do as you are in your business and that we want our local Small Business Owners to succeed.
    We are letting you know all of your competitors we are sending this email to:

    Westshore Homes & Renovation
    Pezzano Contracting & Development LLC
    Treeline Contracting
    Trademark Kitchens
    The Home Improvement Store
    Sun Control Aluminum & Remodeling, Co., Inc.
    Vixen Hill Installer: Diversified Home Construction; FL
    RJR Holmes, Inc
    Rock Solid Countertop & More
    Wellman Construction
    Southern Living Contractors Inc
    Kuba Construction, Inc.
    Henning Group
    A.A.H. All About Homes Inc.
    Happy Home Handyman
    Pour LLC Custom Concrete Countertops
    Origami Maintenance
    Panorama Home Services, Inc.
    Sunset Builders & Maintenance, LLC
    GH3 Enterprises, LLC
    Coconut Bay Construction Inc
    Bergau Plumbing
    August Companies
    Castle Construction Group Inc
    Tradewind Estate Homes, Inc.
    Russ Construction
    Majestic Enterprises LLC
    KMRemodeling Specialists
    Keith-Joseph, Design Build Remodeling
    DesignTech of Southwest Florida, Inc.
    Kalavitis Construction, Inc
    Cabinet Genies - Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Kitchens By Ambiance
    Jim Duffy Construction, Inc.
    JDS Floor Concepts
    Tradewinds Custom Homes LLC
    Modern Building Concepts, Inc.
    Brunner Builders Inc
    United Materials Inc
    Tri-Town Construction, LLC.
    The Triad Group, Inc.
    Sunrise Remodeling
    Progressive Builders Inc
    Park Shore Kitchens & Remodeling
    Royal Palm Closet Design and Fine Cabinetry Inc.
    Houchin Construction Inc
    Renovations Plus
    Gulf Atlantic Sales
    Green Mountain Renovations
    Gentleman Builder
    Don DeFlavis Construction, llc.
    Dimensions Design Center
    Da Vinci cabinetry
    Countertop Solutions
    Cornerstone Builders of SWFL
    Cape Cabinet Depot
    Bircon Inc
    Bath Fitter
    Bathcrest of Naples Inc
    Basic Tile & Marble Inc
    Affordable Flooring & Kitchens
    Gulf Breeze Tile, Inc.
    FERGUSON BATH, KITCHEN & LIGHTING GALLERY
    Ehlers Contracting Services Inc
    Ramos Builders, Inc.
    Ideal Kitchen Cabinets & Bath
    D. Preston Construction, Inc.
    HOGAN BROTHERS Custom Closet Design
    Creative Kitchen
    Studio West Cabinetry
    Kitchen & Bath Solutions LLC
    Kitchen Bath and Closets
    Christi's Cabinetry
    McDaniel Construction Inc
    Custom Cabinet Refacing of Naples
    Cabinetry By Design Of Naples Inc
    Bard's Plumbing Service, Inc.
    FDD Marble and Granite
    AAC Construction
    Hibiscus Building Group LLC

    Again, we are only looking to represent one Bathroom Remodeler client in (my area) as you will see from the quality of our research, whichever client we market for we will dominate for!

    I have a link to some of the research we have on what potential clients are searching for in your area for Bathroom Remodeler. I have also included links to our Local Buzz, SEO, and Website Business Listing Optimization Packages, detailing everything we can be providing with our services.

    Link to research: {Remodelers_KW_Research} NOTE: This link is interactive. See how your company compares to Naples Kitchen and Bath.
    Local Buzz Information: {Local_Buzz_Link}
    Website Design Information: {Website_Info_Link}
    Website Optimization (SEO) Information: {SEO_Info_Link}
    Additionally you may view all of our Marketing Services for business owners we offer and why they are important to you by visiting {Customer_Finder_Marketing_Services}

    I look forward to sharing our in-depth research with you or one of YOUR COMPETITORS should they contact us first. As I said - We only work with ONE local business per community in the Bathroom Remodeler Industry.
    To Your Success, Pass It Forward,

    Brian Dawson
    CEO, Customer Finder Marketing
    4001 Santa Barbara Blvd. #358
    Naples FL 34104
    (727) 642-3315 cell
    (239) 331-7055 office
     
  14. blkmagic

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    this was quite an intense read
     
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    David is a super nice guy that lives in South Florida and his best know product, in my mind, is probably Lead Kahuna, which is a GREAT lead gatheing software with huge amounts of expanded information about eadch lead returned. His other main product is Reputation Marketing. He is also an excellent speaker that also always has some thought provoking thoughts he shares about sales techniques. One of his key argeted areas there is Auto Dealerships and Used Car Lots.

    They are very fair in every way when you are dealing with them. I have no complaints about them and would highly recommend them. They are not cheap and that may be why you have seen some negative comments on this thread. The other commentors were vague and obviously did not know what they were talking about. I did this Video on the Reputation Marketing product several months ago and Lead Kahuna review is here Here's David in an older Webinar
    Regards,

    Jack Brannon
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  16. Alinea

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    The software's website has been saying "Coming Soon" for over a year. He has tons of different landing pages with all sorts of prices - $497, $97, $147. And I've used it - it was okay. Worked some of the time. I've looked at his other products (which are outdated). They all give me the same impression - that he's not about quality products (I mentioned this in my post earlier in this thread). He also encourages using fake reviews, so I'm not sure if he's someone you'd want to buy a product from.

    I agree with you that he's an excellent speaker with good sales techniques. That's what he's about. Selling this stuff to people.

    Anyone interested in his products should be aware that the info products are outdated and his software is buggy. Instead, get something that's constantly updated and backed by good customer support (e.g. Places Scout).
     
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    Although the high price tag I purchased this course around 6 months ago and honestly it's the best course I have ever bought. I wanted to get Into the offline game, already having knowledge regarding offline SEO and google maps +Local I still learnt so much. Would definitely recommend it for those looking to get seriously involved with google +local for businesses. You can learn most of the things within the course by searching around yourself but I feel that he really streamlines the processes and techniques and puts you in the right track.
     
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    I own David's Reputation Marketing Blueprint training, Lead Kahuna software, and Reputation Power Suite system.
    They are all incredible products, this coming from someone who has tried just about everything.
    Its true, David is a great salesman. And he teaches you how to be one too. But he also backs you up with services to complete fulfillment.
    Dont base your opinion of products on a spam email. That's out of anyone's control, and comes down to the spammer himself. In fact, David has implemented things into his systems and software to minimize spam as much as possible. But it all comes down to the person using it.

    His is products and training took me from $1000/mo doing odd jobs, to over $10k/mo, in about 90 days.
    Im not affiliated with them at all, and don't care if you buy from them or not (quite frankly, it just means more for the rest of us if you don't).
    But if you are serious about creating a business, give it a go. And pull out your 30/60 day guarantee if you don't like it. They have great customer service and will fix you up very quickly
     
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    Alinea said " . . . The software's website has been saying "Coming Soon" for over a year. He has tons of different landing pages with all sorts of prices - $497, $97, $147. And I've used it - it was okay. Worked some of the time. I've looked at his other products (which are outdated). They all give me the same impression - that he's not about quality products (I mentioned this in my post earlier in this thread). He also encourages using fake reviews, so I'm not sure if he's someone you'd want to buy a product from. . . ."

    Just to set the record straight, David does not encourage using fake reviews. I have been through his training for almost a year now, and he is strongly against anyone posting fake reviews online. His current platform kindly asks happy patrons that post reviews to an establishment's private website to share their review elsewhere online. It is similar to someone voluntarily giving you a complement and you asking them, in return, if they would mind giving a shout out (referral) to the online community so others can also benefit from the same quality services as the happy patron. There's nothing fake about that. David's products are rock solid and the training is stellar. And as far as the products being outdated and buggy, I'd have to disagree. Yes, things quit working because software is continually being updated, and developers have to work hard to keep their products working with these ongoing changes. David's team is continually adding onto and improving their products while at the same time either charging nominal fees for add-ons or (in many cases) not charging members any extra out-of-pocket costs for added improvements. I searched for months for a product/system that was solid, affordable, and backed by integrity before deciding on David's products, because they do all this and more. I'm looking forward to a very profitable year using his system and training. :)
     
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    Lol 2009 account and first post. Amazing.

    That email is classic - no serious business owner would respond positively to that. It REEKS of spam - seriously. Nice try though.