Founder of Marketing-Mentor.com and the Creative Freelancer Conference. Author of 7 books and national speaker. Specializing in marketing for creative entrepreneurs and service-oriented businesses. Since 1988.
El blog, newsletter y libros de Illise son 100% recomendables para todos los interesados en marketing de servicios, especialmente relacionados al diseño.
Ilise is excellent at zoning in on areas of personal and business strengths as well as tactfully assisting in productivity areas that need improvement for overall success...
In just the short time I have been working with Ilise as my Marketing Mentor Career Coach, I have seen great improvement, not only in setting goals, but also in achieving them! Thanks so much Ilise!
I highly recommend Ilise's' Marketing Mentor Program for anyone who would like to improve their personal or business productivity!
As Pres. of the NJCreatives Network, I would like to thank Ilise for her great presentation to our group and the MCA-I NJ. I heard nothing but rave reviews. She is an inspiration to us all.
Ilise gave a presentation to the Jersey Shore PR and Advertising Association on pricing creative services, the topic of her new book. Her advice was specific and realistic. She made a great presentation, and I would highly recommend her as she is not only personable and engaging, but very knowledgeable when it comes to marketing creative services.
Ilise uses her extensive creative industries knowledge to ask specific, targeted questions that make you focus your goals. The resulting self-knowledge allows you to devise an appropriate marketing plan aimed at boosting your bottom line. Her objective viewpoint is invaluable.
Ilise is smart, daring and charming. A unique combination of qualities and the best in the business.
I recently worked with Ilise to provide assistance writing a proposal for branding & design services. My proposal was already good - but not great - and my track record in winning projects just like this one in a competitive environment was poor. She thoroughly reviewed my proposal, offering excellent tips that included page re-structuring, some copyediting, and advice on content that needed to be included but was missing. And guess what - I won the project! The client reported back that they chose my firm because I demonstrated that I understood the sector they are in better than the competition, as well as their specific branding challenges. Ilise helped me clearly bring those elements out in my winning proposal.
I worked with Ilise over a period of one year and her advice and support led to an 18% growth in our sales. Her unfailing enthusiasm, intelligence and intuitive grasp for marketing were of a tremendous value to my company.
I've hired Ilise several times to present marketing classes for the Editorial Freelancers Association. She always provides sound, relevant, and up-to-date marketing and networking strategies that students can immediately begin using to help (1) increase their visibility in the industry; (2) target niche-specific clients; and (3) attract more business.
Whether you're an organization looking for a top-notch marketing instructor/speaker or you're a solo creative professional looking for a personal mentor to help you more effectively promote your services, I highly recommend contacting Ilise to discuss how she can help.
As a long-time subscriber to Ilise Benun's marketing newsletter and as a recent reader of her Marketing Mix blog, I can safely say that Ms. Benun provides one of the most useful and creative services for anyone in need of self-promotion advice.
Every professional interaction I've had with Ilise over nearly 20 years of collaborating with her has yielded great ideas, terrific advice and wonderful creative energy. Ilise has a deep wealth of expertise in marketing and self-promotion, and she's generous in sharing her knowledge with creative solopreneurs. She's a great writer and speaker who understands both her subject and her audience. She's a tremendous resource for those of us who are working solo in any creative field.