Agora Marketing Masters
Agora Marketing Masters
By Invitation Only: Get Access To The
People and Ideas That Built a Billion-Dollar-
a-Year Direct Response Empire…
You’re a good marketer.
You may even be a great marketer.
Now it’s time to become the best marketer you can be.
I’m inviting you to join our elite networking group. The Agora Marketing Masters Group.
If you’re ready to step up, membership of this network can make your business tens of thousands of dollars in additional revenue every month…
…Stop you from making costly mistakes…
…And put your career in the ‘superstar’ lane.
When you join we’ll instantly connect you to the smartest, most successful marketing experts in The Agora – even if you’re not part of our network right now.
You’ll be in the company of genuine A-listers from all over the world.
People who have built seven and EIGHT-figure direct response businesses online.
And you’ll be able to ask them anything…
What’s working… and making money… in The Agora network right now… and what isn’t…
What marketing strategies are being tested around the world… and which are about to be dropped…
Where you should spend more of your advertising dollars right now, and where you should spend less…
The best ways to acquire, monetize and retain tens of thousands of paying customers, every single month…
Join our global network and your direct response knowledge will grow rapidly. You’ll get good, fast.
Your profile and reputation will soar as you trade ideas with some of the industry’s biggest influencers. Your earning potential will rise, too.
And your business will grow… become more successful… more profitable… and more valuable as a result…
(If you copy what the Agora group’s best guys are doing right now I can almost guarantee that).
No other networking group in the world can make you a promise like this.
No other group can help you and your business succeed like we can.
We know more about the direct response game than anyone else.
Because we created the model
For almost 40 years, Agora marketers from around the world have either invented or developed every single game-changer in the direct response business.
Everything you see that’s working online right now – marketers within The Agora network either created it, or perfected it.
- Remember ‘the eLetter model’?
The idea that you could cultivate a profitable relationship with people via their email inbox?
We were among the very first to try this idea back in 1999 with the launch of The Daily Reckoning email.
Still the standard-bearer for email marketing, The ‘DR’ now reaches upwards of half a million readers across the world, every day.
These days every business has a free email newsletter.
- How about the ‘lead magnet’ idea?
You know – where you offer a reader a free report, or other ‘gift’ in exchange for their email address… so you can put that person on a list, then promote your products to them?
We started using lead magnets back in 2004.
The idea took off like a rocket. Agora customer acquisitions now run into the millions every year, thanks to this one lead-gen idea…
These days you never see a squeeze page without one.
- What about the ‘VSL’ or ‘video sales letter’?
We used to call them ‘talking promos’.
…Because that’s literally what they were: someone reading a long-form sales letter over a sequence of PowerPoint text slides…
…Like the promotion was ‘talking’ directly to you.
Businesses in The Agora network were among the very first to test this new format in 2010.
When we tested the VSL against a traditional text layout, the results were INSANE – pretty much across the board…
Agora businesses reported at the time that the VSL format was increasing revenue from sales campaigns by up to 500%!
Seven years later, absolutely everybody’s doing it.
- And what about the sales letter itself?
Okay, well direct response marketing has been around since the 1920s… But you didn’t really see long-form sales letters appear until the late seventies.
One of the very first (and still most famous) of these was the ‘hollyhocks’ letter that launched International Living magazine back in 1978….
And International Living launched… what would become The Agora network of companies.
Abandon cart emails… entry and exit ‘gauntlets’… ‘special’ renewal campaigns… hotlist-driven product launches… ‘book-with-a-hook’ front-end offers. ‘Two-step’ lead generation… ‘Bookalog’ promotions… ‘super-franchising’… high-priced back-end services… ‘one-click’ list-building…
The Agora marketers either invented these, or perfected them through testing.
Now they are used every day by digital marketers all over the world.
So let me ask you…
Where do you think the NEXT big direct response breakthroughs will come from?
…The breakthroughs YOU will be using in YOUR business several months down the tracks?
Most likely from The Agora.
Today, you get the chance to swap notes with our marketing experts…
And steal precious MONTHS on your competitors.
If you’ve been in the direct response game for any length of time you’ll know who we are. And you’ll instantly know this could be an unbelievably good career move for you…
Membership of the Agora Marketing Masters group could help your business turn its annual revenue into its monthly income…
Check this out…
65,223 new leads and over
$300,000 in 12 months…
Before we started working with Great Escape Publishing, based out of Delray Beach, Florida, they hadn’t used AdWords to generate leads for years.
We showed Great Escape the new AdWords strategies some of The Agora’s biggest businesses were using to acquire tens of thousands of new subscribers every month.
They got right on it.
In just one year – you can see here – they acquired 65,223 new leads… and brought in over $300,000 in gross revenue.What if we could help YOU market YOUR products to nearly 60,000 new leads over the next 12 months?
How much money could you make for your business?
Okay… so what if you want a bunch of leads, but you haven’t got the budget for a big AdWords campaign?
Well, take a look here…
Southbank Investment Research, from London, reached out to their colleagues in The Agora network back in November 2016.
They wanted to increase the number of leads they were capturing organically – via their website.
Which meant: they needed more traffic.
You can’t get organic leads without traffic, right?
Our SEO experts audited one of Southbank’s sites.
We showed them where they could make a handful of quick, simple improvements.
They jumped on it.
Look what happened – Southbank’s site traffic went up by 398% in just five months!
You know what – I’m willing to bet we could help you do the same for your website right now.
Tell me, would you like the chance to acquire thousands of new FREE leads in the next five months?
Then listen up while I show you…
How to turn yourself from an outsider into a
well-connected Agora insider
I’ve been in this business for almost 20 years.
And I know that success comes from many factors.
Timing. Luck. Hard work… they’re all important.
But mostly, success in this industry comes from the valuable relationships you cultivate.
Relationships with smart, well-connected people.
People who know what they’re talking about. And who are willing to share what they know with you.
With the right connections, the right contacts, and the right information, you can become a superstar in this business.
I’ve seen so many marketers elevate their profile – and their earning power – over the years, just by associating themselves with the right people.
Accept my invitation to join the Agora Marketing Masters group and you can start making these important connections right away.
If you’re a smart, ambitious marketer or entrepreneur, you’ll know…
…Spending even a short amount of time talking to the right person can make a huge difference to your business and your career.
Just one big idea… one lead generation breakthrough… one new or improved marketing funnel… can mean tens of thousands of dollars in extra revenue for your business every month.
But not just that…
Join our private marketing network and you could cut out virtually all of the idea ‘incubation’ time in your business…
You’ll save hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary testing… the industry leaders have already done it for you!
All of this means you’ll be able to launch your campaigns faster, with more confidence, on the back of the best available direct response intelligence in the world…
Now… cast your mind forward a few months…
They’ll think you’re super smart and switched-on in marketing meetings when you propose all of these groundbreaking campaign ideas…
And they’ll call you a GENIUS when you show them the results!
Let me ask you…
- What would it mean for your lists if you knew how to use Facebook and AdWords to acquire more than 5,000 qualified new customers every month?
- What would it mean for your bottom line if you knew a simple way to add an average of 20% additional revenue to every single campaign you launch?
- What would it mean for your stress levels if you knew a campaign was likely to fly before you launched it?
- And what would it mean for your career if you were responsible for several back-to-back home-run campaigns over the next year?
Membership of our Masters Group gives you the chance to swap notes with Agora’s best marketers in real time…
…To learn about breaking developments in this fast moving industry – and what they might mean for your business – at the same time we do…
…To finally understand how the best direct response company in the world is able to consistently generate world class marketing ideas – and test them fast…
…And to use the results of our testing in your campaigns
I’m talking about connecting with Agora’s world-renowned ‘A-list’ marketers. People who, over many years, have learned our unique philosophies… our ideas and systems…
…And have been responsible for campaign successes totalling BILLIONS of dollars. (That’s ‘Billions’ – with a ‘B’).
Are you ready to embrace everything that would mean for you?
Then I want you in our group*.
*Provided you qualify (details coming up)
Hi, I’m Brian York, Director of
Agora Integrated Marketing (AIM)
When one of these businesses wants to build a huge audience of qualified customers, but they’re not sure where to start, or how much they should be paying… I’m the guy they call.
When they want to get their existing customers to pay them more… and stick around for longer… I’m the guy they call.
When they get slapped down by Google… or suspended by Facebook… and they don’t know what to do next… I’m the guy they call.
When they’re trying to figure out how to create lead generation funnels that fit perfectly with their product, pricing and CPA strategies… guess what?
I’m the guy they call.
- Get you a quicker ROI from AdWords…
- Improve customer engagement on your website…
- Get you on the first page of Google—and KEEP you there…
- Help you acquire tens of thousands of high-potential buyers through Facebook…
- Reduce your abandon rate on an order form by 15% or more…
- Show you an upsell strategy that converts upwards of 50% of buyers…
- Quickly show you your allowable acquisition cost
- Increase your ‘average cart value’ by 25% or more
- Show you when to scale up a campaign and when to hold back… (sometimes this is counterintuitive)
- Help you develop offers that are insanely profitable (and almost guarantee repeat sales)
- Find your next 25,000 paid subscribers
And more. Way more.
This is the kind of highly specialized knowledge that can create a seven-figure business in a year or two from scratch.
Digital marketing changes ALL THE TIME
If you want to enjoy this kind of success, consistently – especially in direct response – you HAVE to keep up with these changes.
No choice: you have be prepared to try new channels. And test new campaign ideas. You have to be brave, take risks and SPEND MONEY.
Otherwise – it’s simple: your competitors will overtake you… and steal your market share.
These last few years we’ve seen an explosion in digital marketing breakthroughs.
Facebook… AdWords… native… third party ad networks… every week it seems like some other new development, app or platform is THE thing to try.
So a couple of years ago I founded AIM – a marketing agency created to serve “The Agora”.
My goal was to help our businesses in The Agora group identify and test these emerging online tools quickly… spend money on the successful stuff… and keep them at the top of their markets.
Now, back in the day, when an Agora business had a breakthrough result from a new platform, channel or format test, a flurry of emails would fly around the world…
Other publishers wanted to know: how did they do it? What copy did they use? What did they test? What was the offer? The price? And more.
It was clunky. Multiple threads would emerge. The conversation would become fragmented.
Keeping on top of all of that was as difficult as keeping up with the breakthroughs themselves!
AIM was my way of formalizing things.
To replace the email blizzard, we founded a private Facebook group.
This group quickly became the place to share testing ideas, experiences, results and campaign analysis among our businesses.
This has had untold benefits for our marketers
It has given them a direct insight into how other Agora publishers solve marketing problems. Like how to build bigger lists, create stronger relationships and devise smarter offers.
The private network gives our international partners access to marketing breakthroughs from the US… and shows them how to execute these new approaches in their home market.
And it shows Agora’s US businesses how our folks from around the world – who don’t have the same kind of budgets – innovate to drive down the cost of customer acquisition.
It truly is a global network of talent and expertise that every top-gun marketer can benefit from.
In fact, it has become our most useful resource.
That’s why I’m delighted to announce we’re relaunching it – as an all-new private marketing network – with even more benefits for members…
And I’d like YOU to be a part of it
Join today and you’ll get …
✓ Instant access to our all-new Facebook group – your chance to hang out and swap ideas and results with Agora’s A-List marketers from around The Agora group…
✓ An exclusive Monthly Webinar – where you’ll learn the quickest way to incorporate specific, expert-level digital marketing techniques into your business…
✓ A members-only weekly podcast – more timely and niche than the webinar, we’ll solve the kinds of nagging marketing problems you face every day at work…
✓ A private eLetter – where you’ll learn about urgent ad network changes, platform updates and new marketing developments that are coming down the pike… and how they might affect your business.
Put another way, you’ll get all the help you need to market your business effectively online – from the world leaders in direct response marketing.
I’ll give you more detail on what’s included with your membership of our exclusive group in just a moment.
There are a couple of other exciting benefits I can’t wait to tell you about. Things you just can’t get from anyone else.
If you’re an ambitious marketer… entrepreneur… or busy freelancer – this is one of the best deals you’ll ever hear about.
Raise your profile… boost your earning potential… AND gain a competitive advantage in your market…
When you first join, I expect you to use the networking group in the same way we do: to quickly find out what’s working in direct response around the world – and what isn’t.
That could be a new style of promotion. A new ad format. A third party channel no one else is testing…
…It could be a new social platform. A different way to use video on a welcome page or order form… anything.
Sharing the results of our testing means our teams have the potential to save a bunch of money on their campaigns… not to mention hours of their valuable time.
I imagine that would be useful to you too.
But it’s way more than that.
Members of our group also alert one another to new platform developments…
New ad-networks. SEO and Google ranking breakthroughs… email deliverability studies… new social media campaign tools…
You name it, one of our businesses has tried it – and can talk you through what they’ve learned.
We’ve Christened our A-lister group:
‘Agora Marketing Masters’
‘Masters’ is a fitting title for a group responsible for a billion dollars a year in worldwide revenue – wouldn’t you think?
What about you – could you benefit from joining a high-level marketing group like this?
Because let me tell you…
This is exactly the kind of network you need to join if you want to reach the top as a direct response marketer, online publisher, superstar copywriter or ambitious entrepreneur.
Our private back-channel helps keep Agora businesses at the top of the tree in every market we operate in.
You might be one of our direct competitors.
Provided you meet our membership criteria, you’re welcome in.
You might be a freelance marketer looking to blitz your rivals and give a real edge to your clients…
Or an entrepreneur who wants to build a new business fast…
(Or grow an existing one to the point where it’s making so much money you can afford to step back from it).
You might run a marketing team somewhere – and need an injection of new ideas…
You might even be one of our own…
Someone who’s ambitious… inquisitive… and competitive.
You want to improve your career prospects within the Agora group.
As long as you’re not a brand new starter – and you can satisfy a couple of non-negotiable requirements – you’re welcome too.
If it’s more subscribers you want… better performing ads… higher converting emails… more responsive sales copy…
…Or if you want to acquire knowledge and skills that will vastly improve your career prospects…
You need to join the Agora Marketing Masters group.
You know, there’s a saying that goes around most other direct response businesses…
“Find out what Agora is doing… and copy it”
I see this a lot on Internet forums.
Maybe you check-in with them from time to time.
You might even be a member of some of their paid networks.
But if you join one of these other online groups, you’re only ever going to be reacting to what WE’RE doing.
Think about that for a second.
Wouldn’t you rather be first?
Join our private group and you WILL be first.
- First in your market to test the hottest new ideas… adopt new ad networks… try new promotional formats… and more
- First to understand what changes to Google editorial policies mean for your website ranking and AdWords campaigns (we have high-level relationships with Google that have saved us MILLIONS of dollars over the years… you could benefit from this…)
- First to see the creative that’s working best in Facebook native ads… two-step lead generation… AdWords landing pages… upsell autoresponders… you name it.
Our group won’t just share marketing ideas with you.
We’ll also share workflows and processes for many of the campaign tools used by companies in The Agora network…
- For example, we have blueprints for writing a four stage ‘abandon cart’ campaign that has been proven to add 20% to the overall revenue of a sales promotion. (Imagine it!)
- Same for ‘entry and exit gauntlets’ – great tools for managing the early and later stages of your relationship with your customer. Executed properly, both can lead to many thousands of dollars in extra sales…
(Most businesses get this laughably wrong. Ours were put together by the guy who created the most successful gauntlet in Agora history)
- Same for proven AdWords ads… successful squeeze page templates… signup and conversion architecture for your website. And way more.
Let’s get to something important.
Who we want in our group…
and who we don’t
Now if I’m right about you, you will JUMP at the chance to mix with Agora’s best marketers.
You’ll know that being a member of our group could add hundreds of thousands of dollars to your bottom line…
…and boost your career prospects a thousand-fold.
That being said, I have to be fair to our top people and make you aware of our expectations – before we get to the application form.
Please pay close attention…
Let’s start with who we don’t want:
- NO ‘C-Listers’. If you’re a ‘task-driven’ marketer… or you have to run every decision past ten different people… or you’re thinking this could be a way to have our members do all the work to improve your business… this isn’t going to work out.
- NO rank ‘newbies’. Our members use tools and terminology only advanced-level marketers would understand and know how to act on quickly. Respectfully; this isn’t a ‘101 course’. If you’re just starting out, there are plenty of learning resources for beginner digital marketers on the web. Come back and apply again in 12 months’ time.
- NO annoying ‘know-it-alls’. If you’re a smart-ass who takes pleasure in calling people out… or you think you know everything about digital marketing and you’re looking forward to ‘schooling’ us, don’t bother. This stuff changes all the time. Some of us have been at this 20 years or more and we’re still learning every day. That’s the whole point of the network!
Be honest – does any of this describe you?
If it does, truthfully; it’s better that you stop reading.
Hit the ‘X’ in the top corner of this window and get back to your day. There’s no point in applying to join our group – you’d be wasting your time. And mine, for that matter.
But if you’re not a C-lister… a rookie… or a smart-ass, great!
Let me tell you the type of marketer we’re looking for.
- YES if you’re a smart, ambitious marketer.If you’re inquisitive, competitive, a potential disrupter and an eternal optimist, you’re welcome here
- YES if you’re prepared to open your mind to new and alternative ways to market your products and services online. Like I said, this stuff changes all the time. Agora’s most successful marketers are our most progressive thinkers. We want like-minds in our group. People with the courage to spend money to test new and unproven ideas…
- YES if you promise to fully engage with our network This is non-negotiable. If you’re accepted into the group you need to show up and put in the effort. I strongly recommend you check in with our group every working day. And contribute your ideas, feedback and results at least weekly.
If you’re nodding at this point something must feel right to you… you want to associate yourself with the best…
So let me get on and show you what you get as a member of the Agora Marketing Masters network…
1) Access to the Agora Marketing Masters Private Facebook Group
Facebook is where our best marketers – from all over the world – hang out online to swap ideas and results.
In our private, members-only group, you’ll be able to discuss marketing, campaign, format and testing ideas with people who do the same job as you…
…And share your specific successes and failures with professionals who not only understand what you’re trying to do… but can offer suggestions for improvement.
You can expect complete transparency from this group.
There are no ‘information hoarders’ here.
We all want the same thing:
To learn how to create and execute successful marketing campaigns…
…and to quickly understand what worked and what didn’t.
Join, and we expect YOU to share your best ideas too.
- What are you trying right now?
- What new platforms or formats are showing promise?
- What’s working? And why?
- What failed? And why?
- What’s your next test?
Our private Facebook page is where you’ll hear about the very latest developments in Google, social media, LinkedIn, promotional formats and SEO – as they break.
I’m not kidding when I say…
You’ll learn about these the exact same time we do
And we’ll quickly figure out and show you what any new developments mean for your business.
In the past, we’ve responded super-fast to changes in Google’s editorial policy… and Facebook’s notoriously finicky advertising guidelines.
When one of the big ad platforms changes its rules (often overnight) we’ve been able to minimise damage to our businesses, and get them back up and running – within 2-3 days (where others have been shut down for weeks – sometimes permanently…)
Often, Google or Facebook themselves will tell us the best way forward! (we have awesome relationships with both).
- There have been times where we’ve shown our network how to sidestep new directives without damaging their customer acquisition strategy. (Much of the time these directives sound worse than they actually are… but you have to know what you’re doing)
- Other times we’ve advised our businesses to pause their campaigns… until they address certain things on their website, ads or landing page. We identify what those are, and give members an action plan to put things right.
We’ve even figured out how to turn a potential disaster into a great marketing opportunity…
For example, when Google suddenly outlawed linking to so-called ‘squeeze pages’ from AdWords ads back in 2011…
Not only that, it added a level of transparency and credibility to Agora businesses that enabled them to actually BOOST subscriber numbers!
We worked WITH Google to figure this out.
Our ‘preferred account’ status ensured campaigns that had been suspended because of this ‘page violation’ were quickly reinstated.
As you’d expect, we immediately communicated this fix to every marketing chief in our group. Had we not acted, our online lead generation activity would have been cut by 75% around the world…
…for God knows how long.
Can you see the benefits of knowing the right people?
It’s taken us several years – not to mention millions upon millions of dollars in advertising spend – to build up great relationships with Google and Facebook.
It means, as crazy as it sounds, they often advise us on what to do when they change their policies.
Because we’re on such good terms I know for a fact there are things Google and Facebook would tell us that they wouldn’t necessarily tell you. Not directly, in any case.
That’s another reason why you should give serious thought to joining the Agora Marketing Masters networking group.
Had you been connected to The Agora at the time of the 2011 ‘Google slap’, we’d have shown you exactly what to do to your landing pages…
…And exactly what to say to your Google rep to get your account reinstated.
If you run a business or a marketing team – and either AdWords or Facebook are your main advertising channel…
…This one resource alone could save you tens of thousands of dollars a month in lost income.
You know as well as I do: those guys can shut you down in a heartbeat – and without warning.
All of a sudden your main source of leads has vanished.
Your monthly revenue targets are under threat.
And you have some difficult questions to answer…
We can help you get reinstated fast…
Join the Agora Marketing Masters group and you’re only a Facebook post away from knowing exactly what to do when disaster strikes your campaigns.
But there’s so much more to joining our private group than finding out the big stuff – like policy changes – before everyone else.
The Masters network is online around the clock, sharing emerging marketing ideas with each other…
Ideas that could be the major breakthroughs of tomorrow.
- How to dominate HALF of the first page on Google…
- How to use ‘author tags’ to grow your audience fast…
- The top 3 colors to use for CTA buttons in 2017…
- What changes to the Facebook pixel mean to your leadgen efforts…
- How to use a webinar as a successful lead magnet…
- Whether ‘smart display ads’ convert better than GDN campaigns…
- What ad blockers in Chrome mean for your tracking and remarketing efforts…
- How to drive more subscriptions through Facebook ‘Instant Articles’…
- ‘Timed’ vs ‘exit’ pop ups – which convert better?
- Why page loading speed on your mobile site will soon be a Google ranking factor…
- How much you should spend with Google to acquire a new customer… and more…
You just can’t get this kind of intel anywhere else.
Not in real time, anyway.
Imagine – finally being able to get fast, credible answers to the big marketing challenges you face every day.
Think about how this could impact your productivity…
Not to mention getting an ongoing stream of new ‘Agora-fresh’ ideas that will make you look like a marketing super-brain when you take them back to your business.
Our members use the Facebook group as a tool to share marketing breakthroughs you can test quickly.
But sometimes, you need a more thorough understanding of a particular technique, ad platform or reporting tool…
Especially if it’s something that’s going to cost you money to test.
So, each month, The Agora’s leading Facebook and AdWords expert, Grant Perry, and I will take a deep dive into the world of digital marketing… to help you fully understand one specific element of it.
Join today and you get…
2) Free Entry to The Agora Marketing Masters
Monthly Web Summit
Every month, Grant and I will put out an hour-long webinar – for Masters members only.
We’ll show you the quickest way to incorporate specific, expert-level marketing techniques into your business.
Here’s what’s included in the monthly program:
Masterclass Strategy Sessions
- Grant and I will discuss lead generation, paid and free. We’ll help you find your next 25,000 subscribers. You’ll learn exactly where you get the best clickthrough rates for your buck online – if you have a lot of money to spend or hardly any.
- You’ll discover when you should expect your newly acquired paid leads to break-even, depending on your product strategy… and when high volume cheap traffic is bad news for your business…
- We’ll talk about offers… what new hooks are we seeing a lot of? What have we seen the last of? What offers sell high but also refund high? What are the best types of offers for entry-level.. high-priced services… and more
- We’ll talk about pricing.. gauntlets… the psychology behind abandon cart campaigns, auto-responder upsells, lead magnets… you name it.
- We’ll show you how to qualify subscribers that are more likely to buy… how to foster greater engagement with your audience… How to cut your unsubscribes and cancellations in half…
- …And how to create product funnels that make sense to your business AND sell by the bucket load…
You won’t find any dry theory in our
Man… I’ve sat through more of these online webinars and tutorials than I care to remember.
Believe me – I know how boring they can be.
We know your time is valuable. We won’t waste a second of it. I can promise you that.
Each one of our strategy sessions will be practical and actionable.
Our goal is to make it easy for you to put these ideas straight to work in your business… and start reaping the results immediately.
Occasionally, our monthly webinar will take the form of a…
Round-table marketing critique
This is how the Agora Marketing Masters network gets ‘hands-on’ with your business.
As a Masters member you can submit your landing page… video ad.. abandon notes… order form… home page… keyword strategy… promo headline…
…Anything you like…. anything you’re having trouble with… anything you can’t figure out.
Grant, myself and other marketing, copy and editorial experts will critique your submission, in depth, live on camera.
We’ll show you…
- Where you can make quick improvements.
- What you need to include and what you can cut
- And at the end we’ll give you an action plan you can enact right away.
Would something like this improve your marketing campaigns?
I think so. But before you sign up and send me a bunch of stuff to look at, please note: it’s not in our nature to pull punches. And it doesn’t do you any good either.
And we believe you can – based on what we know about marketing for the world’s leading direct response firm.
If you like the idea of getting feedback from the industry’s best… and you appreciate straight shooting… you’ll love our roundtable critiques.
Also in the monthly webinar series, you can sit in as we…
Grill The Agora’s experts
Here’s where you get the chance to ask The Agora’s best marketers and copywriters to share the specific secrets behind a successful promotion, campaign or product launch.
Grant and I will host live Expert Q&As as part of our monthly webinar program.
If something is flying for one of our businesses, we’ll pause the usual schedule, grab the marketer or copywriter responsible and get them to spill the beans to you.
We’ll ask them how they did it. What they tested. What challenges they faced…
…How they ‘warmed-up’ their list. Whether they sent out any post-campaign ‘mop-ups’…
…Where they got the idea from. How they plan to scale up the campaign. And more.
You’ll be able to take this live, super-valuable intel back to your own business and plug it straight into your campaigns.
This is an insanely good benefit of membership.
Every good marketer knows the value of jumping on an idea when it’s hot. You can add hundreds of thousands of dollars – maybe even millions – to your bottom line, fast.
In the latest past – when something’s suddenly blown up – we’ve sent private emails to our network showing them exactly how to replicate high-flying:
- VSL promotions
- ‘Hotlist ‘campaigns
- Book offers
- ‘One step’ lead generation campaigns
- Customer acquisition through petitions
All with the help of the person responsible for the success.
One of our publishers in Melbourne, Australia emailed me back in 2014 to tell me he’d added $80,000 in additional revenue to a half-million-dollar campaign…
…after modifying a successful ‘abandon cart’ campaign he learned about from a fellow group member!
That’s the benefit of having these kinds of contacts.
And here’s another…
Okay, so we both know, when Google or Facebook update their advertising policies…
…or something changes with the Google Analytics dashboard…
…or you hear that some ad network you’ve never come across is suddenly killing it…
It can pull the rug out from under your feet.
I keep saying it: digital marketing changes all the time.
Everything is getting more and more sophisticated. At the same time it’s getting more and more confusing!
If you’re responsible for big budgets this can be worrisome.
Worry no more.
As part of our monthly webinar program you’ll be able to watch…
Live demos, updates and walk-throughs
Whenever there’s an update to the AdWords UI…
Or a policy update changes how you can target potential subscribers…
Or Facebook brings out a new remarketing tool… Or anything like that…
…We’ll show you how the new version works.
I mean, literally show you, with a ‘walkthrough’ video.
For example, if something you do every day in AdWords disappears from its regular menu after an update, we’ll show you where to find it in the new version.
We’ll go through every new feature of the updated version – and show you all the cool things you can do with them.
Whenever a new leadgen channel… promo format… order device… landing page… or type of ad is being used successfully, we’ll show you, on-screen, exactly how it works.
Next… When a potentially groundbreaking new marketing tool, app or channel launches, we’ll demo it, review it and show you what it can do.
I’m talking about things like:
- Facebook’s remarketing pixel
- Smart display ads
- LinkedIn Matched Audiences
- Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
You could blow your entire marketing budget on every fancy new plug-in and app that claims to save you time and get you better results – right?
Well, with our live demos, you won’t have to.
We’ll only ever recommend the marketing tools and platforms we think are genuinely worth the investment.
Remember – we know the direct response business better than anyone else.
So take advantage!
Use our vast knowledge and experience to save yourself a bunch of money, time and hassle.
I would if I were in your shoes.
Seriously: in a one-hour web summit you could come away with ten or more ‘takeaways’… marketing ideas you could incorporate into your business right away.
Just ONE of these ideas could make your business many times the small membership fee I’ll tell you about in a moment.
So that’s our monthly web summit covered.
You’ll also get…
3) Access to the AIM Weekly ‘MasterCast’
These exclusive once-a-week podcasts will be more timely and niche than our monthly webinar.
We’re going to cover one specific challenge per show.
And we’re going to solve the kinds of nagging problems you face every day at work.
How many hours have you spent searching Google for answers to questions like:
- How do I get a Facebook campaign to pay for itself?
- How can I quickly find out my allowable CPA?
- How can I target keywords that will rocket my site up the Google rankings?
- What’s the optimal length for a content piece– and how many should I post every day?
- What offer should I send to my newest subscribers?
- How regularly should I clean my email list?
- What’s the best day to send marketing emails?
- Is 700x300 still the best ad size for clickthroughs?
- Is it right to put an exit pop on my order form?
- Should I record a welcome video for my home page?
- Why are 3 out of every 4 visitors leaving my site seconds after
landing on it?
- Can I still market to ‘expires’ on my list?
- Where should I put a sign-up box on my home page?
- What deals should I make with other list owners?
We’ll answer all of these questions for you – and many more – on our weekly marketing ‘MasterCast’.
And we’ll bring in experts from across the Agora publishing network to share their own specific experiences, ideas, successes and best practices with you.
We can call upon some of the smartest SEO experts… copywriters… designers… coders… AdWords specialists… funnel creators… dealmakers… you name it.
Think about what you’d like to know about your business.
Get as specific as you like.
As a Masters member, you can email or post your question any time – and we’ll get to it on the show.
I know we can solve your marketing problem – however ‘niche’ you think it is.
We have decades of experience, remember. So even if you think the problem is unique to you, I’ll bet we’ve run into it before.
You can tune in to the MasterCast from your desk with your account screen open… or while you take a lunchtime stroll… even on your commute home.
Remember: this is member-only content. The MasterCast will not be put up on iTunes, Stitcher or anywhere else.
There’s one other thing you’re going to get when you join today…
4) Free subscription to the ‘Agora Masters Insider’ weekly email
We’re always among the first to hear about these.
And with the help of our network of contacts we can quickly digest the update, figure out the consequences, and send you actionable advice you can give straight to your team.
We do this in our weekly Insider email.
This is one subscription you’ll want to keep. Trust me.
In addition to important updates, Insider will share breakthrough ideas to help grow your business and maintain your advantage in the market.
We’ll show you the best ways to find and target thousands of hungry customers…
…and the product funnels that will have your competitors lining up to be your affiliates…
You know that feeling you get when you try something new and it starts working for you?
You get a tingle of excitement when you refresh your Clickbank page or PayPal account screen… because something you’ve done is starting to take off…
I’ve had it lots of times.
Typically, the first thing I say is:
“We should have been doing this months ago…”
That’s exactly how the Insider email will make you feel, every week.
Each email you get will either address a challenge you face every day or solve a problem you’ve had on your plate for weeks.
- New ways to remarket to prospects you thought you’d lost…
- The easiest and best ways to test Smart Display ads… including the Analytics results direct from our account screens…
- How to get permission from first time buyers to bill them again and again for the same product — for years to come
- How to generate leads on mobile at HALF the CPA you’re paying now…
- How to consistently rank for high traffic, high quality keywords…
- How to use Facebook Messenger as an acquisition channel…
- How to segment your email file to lift response massively (segmenting emails can boost email conversion rates by up to 208 percent…)
- When it’s okay to spend more money on leads than you receive in upfront sales…
- 5 building blocks to create the most effective SEO strategy on the web (one Agora business that did this latestly doubled their email sign up rate)
- How to create native ads that convert wildly – at a fraction of your AdWords CPA (an actual screen-by-screen tutorial)
And WAY more…
I will confidently say: the Insider is the last marketing email you’ll ever have to sign up to.
Once you get on the circulation list, you’ll be able to liberate your cluttered inbox from all of the other digital marketing emails you currently subscribe to.
Seriously: you won’t need to read anything else.
We’ll automatically add you to the Insider list when you join the Agora Marketing Masters Group…
And I almost forgot – as a member of our private networking group you’ll also get…
First Call on AIM Event tickets – AND a sizeable discount on the entry price
Earlier this year we ran our first ever Agora Integrated Marketing conference in West Palm Beach, Florida. We called it: ‘Digital Innovation Summit 2017’ .
We had more than 100 marketers from all over the world attend our exclusive event at the beautiful West Palm Beach Marriott.
We covered A LOT of ground over two days.
How best to target your audience… how to strengthen the back end of your eCommerce site… tips on how to acquire valuable ‘organic’ names… the best ways to list-build with social media… and way more.
We even had representatives from Google and Facebook present… and run ‘breakout’ workshops, where they showed delegates how to get the most out of their advertising platforms.
(You see what I mean – we can get you in the same room with these guys!)
We were determined to present all our ideas in the simplest way we could.
Because we wanted our guests to go back to their businesses armed with a number of new digital marketing techniques they could try right away.
I must say, I was delighted with the response we got.
- Joel B, from Port Phillip Publishing in Melbourne, Australia, wrote us afterward and said: “Excellent conference, great content. Every marketer should attend!”
- Francois L, from Agora Health Ltd. in London, England, emailed a couple of days after he arrived back home to say: “Fantastic content during sessions and ideal networking opportunities. The standard is so high and the guys presenting topics are obviously specialists in their fields.”
We haven’t set a date – or decided on a venue – for our next event yet. But we’re narrowing down themes as I write this.
Join the Agora Marketing Masters group today and I’ll make sure you get first call on tickets…
Plus, you’ll get a members-only a discount on the entry price.
As well as official events we hold…
Quarterly ‘Masters Meet-ups’
Here’s a weird irony.
We do practically all of our work online.
But our most valuable ideas are ALWAYS shared face to face.
Nothing beats meeting up with fellow Masters members after hours to chew over campaign ideas… explore exciting breakthroughs… and talk results – in the flesh.
You’ll be amazed. A five minute bar conversation with another Masters member could easily turn into your next million-dollar marketing campaign. I’ve seen it happen so many times.
A least once a quarter, we hold a ‘Masters Meet-up’, somewhere in the world. Usually in a bar or hotel – because we like these get-togethers to feel social and intimate. Let’s face it, we all spend a LOT of time in offices.
You should know: our meetups aren’t meetings.
They’re informal get-togethers.
It’s your chance to get to know people in your industry… to network… to form valuable connections… and to make new friends – in a relaxed setting.
Over the next 12 months you could be joining us for…
- Happy hour at Mick O’Shea’s in Baltimore…
- Cocktails in the Oberoi in Mumbai…
- G&T at The Old Thameside Inn on London’s Southbank…
- An ice-cold Aussie beer at upscale Crown Towers in the heart of Melbourne
- A glass of Malbec at Shambala in bustling Buenos Aires
Wherever we are, from Shanghai to Sao Paolo… Delray to Dublin, we’ll shoot you a heads up in plenty of time so you can come on down and join us.
Now, you’re probably wondering what it costs to join our private network…
Well, let me ask you:
- What would you pay to learn the marketing secrets that built a billion dollar direct response business?
- What would you pay to join a private network whose members include some of the smartest and most successful digital marketers in the world?
- What would it be worth to you to have direct access to Agora’s A-Listers… to be able to ask them anything you want, whenever you want?
I’ll tell you what it costs to join our network in a second. And don’t worry – as a Charter Member, you can expect a great deal.
But before we get into that, let me address an important point…
I’ll bet you were pretty shocked to get this invitation.
We’re not extending it to everyone, believe me.
Still, most people we reach out to want to know:
Why let everyone – even our competitors – have access to our best people and ideas?
I know it sounds crazy.
But here’s the thing. (And we’ve been telling our competitors this, like, FOREVER)
When we share ideas with each other…
Yes, The Agora is a big network of companies.
Maybe the biggest in direct response.
If not the biggest, then arguably the most successful in the world.
But you know what?
There’s plenty of room for everyone.
Many of our competitors *completely* miss the point about sharing marketing intel across the industry…
For example, when we approach some of our rivals with a deal to swap lists and split revenue they tell us they’re “not interested”.
They explain that they’ve invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to acquire their ‘names’…
Why should Agora make money off them?
Well, it’s a “swap deal,” duh!
That means YOU get the chance to market to OUR most valuable names too!
If you have a good relationship with your customer, why would it matter if we send them an offer?
They may even thank you for it.
Anyway, don’t get me started!
Look, it happens all over the world. Some markets are more protective than others.
Here’s the truth.
A strong direct response industry benefits EVERYONE.
It won’t harm any of the businesses in our network if we share our best ideas.
Not at all.
It *might* bring other players up to our level.
That’s a good thing.
In some international markets our people are crying out for decent competitors.
Because we know we can grow our lists exponentially when there are other qualified customers to market to.
YOU CAN TOO
That’s it, pretty much.
You know that saying: ‘a rising tide lifts all boats’? Well, we stand to gain as much as you do from a strong industry.
And here’s another thought: We don’t have a monopoly on smart marketers…
Maybe you can show us a thing or two…
Maybe you’re working on a breakthrough idea right now…
Don’t sit on it!
Contacts you make in the Agora Marketing Masters Group could help you develop it….
Show you how to test it…
How to improve it…
And how to execute it for maximum impact.
Let me tell you: so much is possible when you start mixing with the right people…
So let’s get down to brass tacks…
How much does it cost to join the Agora Marketing
I’d love you to become a charter member of our group – and to be among the first to take advantage of this exciting career and business development opportunity.
Let’s take a look at what you’re getting when you join today…
- You’re going to be able to model The Agora’s best campaign ideas… format tests… AdWords and social media lead gen strategies… landing page designs… order devices… and more…
- You’re going to be able to launch marketing campaigns that have already benefited from rigorous testing… with a greater degree of confidence in the result…
- And – best of all – you’re going to make valuable connections with some of the smartest direct response marketers in the world. Innovators. Disrupters. Influencers… People who can have a hugely positive effect on your career.
With all that in mind – the investment I’m asking for today is just $1,997.
That’s your annual Masters membership fee, at the official group rate.
Here’s what you get for that:
- Access to the Agora Marketing Masters Private Facebook Group
- Free Entry to the Masters Monthly Web Summit
- Access to the Weekly ‘MasterCast’
- Free subscription to the ‘Agora Masters Insider’ weekly email
- First call on tickets to Masters events, seminars and conferences (including a member-only discount on the entry price)
- Access to quarterly ‘Masters Meetups’
All this… the keys to the kingdom… for under $5.50 a day.
If you’re an ambitious, pro-marketer, I know you’ll be super keen at that price.
But I also know (since I know how your mind works) that your first thought will be on the potential ROI of joining.
Let me help you out: businesses in the Agora network regularly make hundreds of thousands of dollars a day (yes, a DAY) from successful marketing campaigns.
Join now, and you’ll get access to all of that direct response knowledge, experience and expertise for a fraction of what it’s worth to your business…
…Not to mention the free testing and campaign analysis that could save you tens of thousands of dollars (not to mention untold stress, hassle and heartache) over the next 12 months.
Look, whichever way you want to slice it, you’re getting an awesome deal here.
Now let me make it even sweeter…
CHARTER MEMBER OFFER: The first 250 respondents to this letter get $1,000 OFF today
We want to make sure that every new Masters member gets full value from their membership.
So we’re limiting our charter member intake to 250.
It’s important you take that in.
Once we hit that limit from this campaign, we’ll close the doors… run the group privately for a few months… see how things go… before re-opening the group to new members.
If you don’t make the cut this time, you’ll be placed on a waiting list (ordered on a first-come-first-served basis).
If you end up on the waiting list we’ll contact you by email if and when a membership becomes available.
We’re doing this because we want your Masters membership to be as useful as possible to you.
It’s important to me that you always feel like you’re getting maximum value from our group.
(Of course, the only way to make sure you get maximum value from your membership is to actively participate in conversations with your fellow members. And regularly share your ideas, experiences and results…
And if you don’t, well, like I said, we’ll have hundreds more marketers on a waiting list who will jump at the chance.)
Now 250 is a small number, I know that. And of course, we expect the first intake to sell out fast.
Especially because, for our Charter Member intake, we’re reducing the membership price by A THOUSAND DOLLARS.
That’s more than HALF OFF – for the first 250 advanced-level marketers to join our networking group.
It means that everything we’ve talked about today is yours, for the discounted rate of just $997 a year.
And get this.
As long as you’re one of the first 250 marketers to respond to this invitation, that’s all you’ll ever pay, every year you renew your membership.
It’s our one-time ‘Charter Member’ offer… and it won’t be available for long. Once we get 250 new Masters members signed up, the introductory rate of $997 will not be made available again… ever.
Don’t miss out. To qualify for this offer… and the special, discounted price… just click here:
(You can review everything on the next page before committing)
You should also be clear: this is a CHARTER MEMBER offer.
We’ve never opened our doors to marketers from outside of the Agora network.
As excited as we are to welcome new ‘like-minds’ into our inner circle, this is new territory for all of us.
The cost to join today reflects that.
Please understand: It is not going to cost $997 to join our elite networking group ever again.
If this still feels like a ‘no’ to you, by all means, turn it down.
But if, by some small chance, you see membership of the Agora Marketing Masters group offered again in the future, let me assure you; it will certainly cost more to join than the $997 special charter price. At least double. Maybe more.
So what are you waiting for?
A better offer?
Remember: The Agora has been around for 40 years.
We are the gold standard. The benchmark for every other direct response business in the world.
I know for a fact you could spend TWICE the money to join another networking group that doesn’t have HALF the credibility we have.
There’s no college education in the world that could teach you what The Agora companies know about direct response marketing.
That’s why I totally stand behind everything I’m
offering you today
I’m also well aware that you can find plenty of free marketing advice available elsewhere on the Internet.
So… why should you pay us?
Man oh man – there’s so much I could say to that!
So I’ll just say this.
You could spend all day reading free digital marketing tips online…
…and still not be ANY clearer about the best way forward for your business or campaign.
More likely you’ll be overwhelmed.
Look, you are a busy marketing professional.
Your time is precious.
You don’t need ‘information overload’.
You need clarity and direction
You’ll get that from our group.
Remember: we want to help you succeed.
It’s in our interests to share intel that a) works and b) you can act on quickly.
And look, if at any time, you feel something isn’t clear… or you’re frustrated for some other reason… send an email or note via Facebook.
I’m certain one of your fellow Masters members will pitch in and help you out.
That’s what we do for each other.
If we can’t do that to your satisfaction, you can cancel your membership of our group and claim a pro-rated refund of your fee, anytime.
It comes down to this…
If you want to be an elite digital marketer you have a duty to keep up with the latest trends, platforms, formats and technology.
Now it’s not impossible to do all that on your own.
But it’s difficult.
As newer and more sophisticated marketing tools emerge you’ll find it harder and harder to keep up with industry leaders.
You’ll fall behind.
At the same time, others will come up fast.
This is a highly competitive business. New, ambitious people join the industry all the time. Agora businesses hire hundreds of hungry new marketers every year.
If you want to be an A-list performer in this industry… stay at the top… and command the big bucks… the only way is to invest in yourself.
Now, sure, you have options.
But the only option that makes sense is to join the Agora Marketing Masters group.
Simply: you will make the best contacts in the industry. Seriously, it can take YEARS to find people like ours. Often, you can go your whole career without getting an “in”.
This is yours
We will teach you what we know about billion-dollar direct response marketing.
And show you how to apply it to your market… to put you way out of the reach of your competition.
We will share the newest, hottest digital marketing ideas – so we all make way more money than we could ever do by ourselves.
And you’ll always know the information is reliable, because it comes from our private network.
Like I keep saying: wonderful things can happen when you start mixing with the right people.
If you really want to make a difference in your business and your career, join us.
I look forward to connecting with you…
Brian York, Managing Director
Agora Integrated Marketing
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PS… Your career can go any way you want it to. It’s all a matter of making the right decisions as you go.
If it feels right to you to align yourself with the best marketers in the industry then don’t worry – this IS the right decision!
Whatever you do, if you feel like this is your industry: don’t sit on your hands. Make the career progress you deserve. We’re all in agreement here at Agora Integrated Marketing: this is a genuinely exciting time in digital marketing. Don’t be one of those people who falls behind. Come innovate with us!