Last week Marathon Press sent out an email blast announcing it was the last day for non-MAP members to register for their July MAP Getaway. I started thinking about the program and called them to request an extension, which is now June 24. I only get involved in something like this when it's something I believe in - so, give me two minutes to explain.
MAP stands for Marketing Advantage Program. It's an affordable fee based program which essentially gives you your own marketing department. Participating members are assigned a facilitator. The job of the facilitator is to help you strategize, design and then implement marketing programs throughout the year. In addition, what you spend on the program is credited to your Marathon account and can be used towards the purchase of any of Marathon's other services, especially printed marketing material, business cards, Bella Albums and Art Prints, etc.
Each summer Marathon does a MAP Getaway for it's members However, this year FOR THE FIRST TIME THE MAP GETAWAY IS OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS.
The program is July 11 - 13 in Norfolk, Nebraska and includes not only a great platform of speakers but lunch and dinner on the July 11 and 12 and lunch at the program's end on the July 13. The hotel is nice, clean, modern and actually pretty cool, and $83 a night includes a small breakfast buffet each morning.
ADDED BONUS: Marathon on my request implemented a $50 bonus, bringing the cost from $299 to $249. Plus, if we get ten people coming in a day early, I'll come in early as well. We'll spend the day at the hotel on July 10 talking about marketing and business. I'll be available to help you directly with promotional ideas, cleaning up some of your website challenges and maybe even help you rewrite a more effective about page. Plus, dinner that night is on me and Marathon, helping to keep your costs in line even more.
I know how many emails, postcards and posts you read about regarding different programs, but this one is unique. The timing is perfect to help you recharge your battery; prepare for the last quarter seasonality; pick up new ideas to thrive - not just survive; and learn from a series of excellent presentations in a boutique conference environment.
Plus, you're in Nebraska in the middle of the summer - and unless you're completely absorbed in watching the corn grow, there's nothing to do but focus on your business!
If you've got an interest, call call Jen Weinrich to register and get the $50 discount off the $299 price. Her direct number is 402-844-2977.
Looking forward to being with some of you in Norfolk in July!