Must Read – Changing the Channel

“My first ‘online business’ was in 1989, using bulletin boards. People consider me an ‘expert’ at online marketing now, but really it’s because I’ve made and learned from many, many mistakes along the way.

“If I’d only had and followed the advice in Changing the Channel all those years back it could have cut short my own and my clients’ paths to success, both online and offline. What Michael Masterson and MaryEllen Tribby have done in this incredible book is crystallize decades of classic marketing and online wisdom and experience into a practical, easy-to-repeat formula that anyone in business – from a small startup to a large corporation – can follow.

“I’m going to suggest to every businessperson and marketer I know that they must read and apply these timeless tips immediately. Applying the principles in the final chapter alone is enough to revolutionize any online business.”

Although David hails from Blackpool, England – which is often referred to as the “Las Vegas of England” – he shunned a career in show business and instead followed a meandering career path overflowing with “life’s great experiences,” working or living in over 20 countries along the way. Chef, teacher of Transcendental Meditation, guest presenter on QVC, earthquake relief volunteer, CEO of a web hosting company, marketer at a radio station and all combined with years of direct marketing, PR and sales experience for clients as diverse as health food stores, small charities and right up to multinational public companies. David brought unique talent and experience to his role for six years as Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Publishing Group. Working closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers to test new ideas and marketing campaigns, Agora’s Internet revenues topped $200 million in 2007. David understands and can communicate fluently with creative “right-brain” marketers and analytical “left-brain” IT and software teams, all with equal ease. He has a proven track record for generating results and creative thinking and excels at making trouble to find new ways of making things happen! He lives on a small farm close to Mount Hood in Oregon with his wife Cinda, a veterinarian, and their four children and a menagerie of animals (no more, please!). When not marketing or brainstorming you’ll find David following a dream of self-sufficiency for food, power and water within 10 years, tending the land and caring for the farm and animals. Not surprisingly, David is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker with many amusing anecdotes from his work and travels over the years.