The Lifework of Christine Marek

October 7, 2010

Teaching Marketing to DV High School Students Rocks

Filed under: Phoenix Marketing Ltd., Teaching Marketing — christine @ 10:29 pm

Hi and thanks for visiting our marketing website!

If you know our company, then you know that we love to teach marketing to our clients and the public. We teach marketing classes constantly.

This month we were asked to teach a high school marketing class about our “message to market match”.

Dr. Ron Marek, my business partner and co-owner of Phoenix-Bushido Marketing volunteered to teach two classes on this subject matter.  He loved the experience and so did the students. This is what they said..

Zak.. “We were hanging on every word.. you crafted your message perfectly to fit this audience.. I learned more about marketing in one period than I expected to learn all year.”

Logan. ..”I think it’s really cool that your job helps out other peoples company … Without Phoenix-Bushido Marketing I think that a lot of companies would still be struggling.”

Michelle… ” I learned that you need to define your maket, then your message, and then choose your media and then timing is also very important… Thank you very much.”

Hayley…”It (the marketing class) blew my mind…. I didn’t know that everyone in the world is marketing themselves right now.”

Kenneth…” Your speech helped me see what the business world today is really about.”

Jack…”I learned from you that if you are good at it (marketing)  you can automate half the process and save time and money.. Thank you, your beard is awesome. Deuces.”

Natalie…”The marketing triangle is something I will always remember and utilize in this class and in real life.”

If you’d like to know about our next marketing class. Contact me.. or call us at our office, 480.456-3700. Bushido!

September 3, 2010

SEO Marketing Class Covers Valuable Online Marketing Info

Filed under: Bushido Corporation, Phoenix Marketing Ltd., Teaching Marketing — christine @ 10:55 pm

“How You Can “Be Found” On-line by Your Customers

Online Marketing Class


Tuesday, September 28th, from 8 am to 10 am

 1660 West Elliot Road, Tempe, AZ 85248

Hotel Tempe Second Floor Seminar Floor 


$35 per person. Seating is Limited - call today to reserve your seat at 480-456-4700


Presented by Internet Marketing Expert (on-line marketer since 1994) Dr. Ron Marek


Class attendees will benefit from understanding the following topics …


  • What it takes for your website to be on the First Page on Google, Yahoo


  • What is a blog and how it helps your business


  • What do videos do for online ranking of your business


  • How important are keywords in your website ranking


  • How to spot a good SEO service provider and one that is a fake.


  • What is back linking and why do you need it for your website.


  • How to get more leads from your website


  • How important footprints are on your website.


  • Tricks to saving hundred of dollars/mo with Pay-Per-Click campaigns


  • Current, up-to-the moment information shared on organic online marketing.




The class will be held at the Phoenix Marketing Offices at 5010 E. Warner Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044. For more information contact Christine at 480.456.4700.







Meet Up is a Favorite Communication Tool of Mine

I love to use meet up to organize events and meet new like-minded people.

Here are two examples of my meet up sites. 

LeadZSmart Celebrates 1 Year Anniversay

Filed under: Being a volunteer, LeadZSmart Phx Mktg, Phoenix Marketing Ltd. — christine @ 10:19 pm

More than a year ago, I threw up my arms in disgust after hearing another business went under.

Something had to be done to help these valuable small business owners during the GREAT recession in Phoenix, Arizona. I asked Ron, my partner, if he was willing to join me for breakfast at Marie Callendars once a week and invite anyone else that wanted to join us and talk about marketing. 

We called it LeadZSmart and meant it. We wanted small business owners to know and understand the trick, strategies, tips and tactics that we learned over the years to survive.  Some business people learned right away, others didn’t want to work at it and others just couldn’t find the time or even the money for breakfast.

Since then we took away the breakfast idea and decided to teach marketing and provide networking at the same time with a class at the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce.

It’s been going strong now at the chamber for 6 months. Breakfast is at the table with 20 plus people each week. We are making strides with leads and marketing know-how for our businesses. Together we are going to beat and live through these incredibly touch times, if it takes one class, one lead at a time.

Here’s more info about the class!

LeadZSmart Networking Group every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at the Ahwatukee Chamber offices. Business owners network and provide leads and helpful business suggestions for other business owners. Lead systems and efficient, smart lead ideas are provided in the meeting which is facilitated by Christine Marek, owner of Phoenix- Bushido Corp. and Judy Young, Assoc. Broker of Phoenix View Realty. Visitors are encouraged to attend. For more information call the chamber at 480.753.7676 or visit their website at


Yours in Business Support,

Christine Marek/ p. 480.491.9551

Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce Marketing Think Tank.. my new baby

Filed under: Being a volunteer, Phoenix Marketing Ltd., Teaching Marketing — christine @ 10:10 pm

Yes, I volunteered for another community activity. Recently the Ahwatukee Chamber surveyed it’s members to see what they needed in terms of business support. One of the big areas was marketing. From that survey response I proposed creating a helpful Marketing Think Tank to the Chamber. Terri Kimble the chamber’s President loved the idea so this Thursday, Sept. 9th we’ll hold the first meeting. Here are the details.


Marketing “Think Tank” begins this September 9th, from noon to 1 pm at the Ahwatukee Chamber offices. This business support meeting will occur every month, same time and place, on the 2nd Thursday of the month.The “Think Tank”, facilitated by marketing instructor Christine Marek, will be an informal roundtable discussion of successful marketing tactics and strategies for chamber member business owners. Members are encouraged to bring their ideas, actual marketing situations and their brainstorming abilities to the meeting. Visitors are encouraged to attend.
Remember, NO sharks are allowed in this tank only marketing thinkers and doers. For more information call the chamber at 480.753.7676 or visit their website at

Arizona’s First Health TV Channel is Becoming a Reality!

Filed under: Arizona's Health Channel, Phoenix Marketing Ltd. — christine @ 10:03 pm

At the beginning of 2010 I was introduced to an amazing woman, Kate Hoy, who is the creator of Arizona’s First Health TV Channel which will appear on Cox channel 22.

Kate discovered me because of my community wellness classes. She learned that I was an experienced marketer with a passion for wellness and wellness education. Since our initial meeting Kate has employed me to be the Arizona Health Channel’s marketing director.

Our first foundation tasks began with logos, brand names, and marketing plans. Now we are progressing on to newsletters, community support meetings, sponsorship activities, social media platforms and more!

Developments for this Channel are happening rapidly now. Just this week Kate and her dedicated Arizona Health Channel team of people, literally hundreds of us, received news that the Chairman of the Arizona Medical Association, Dr. Michael Grossman sent an official letter supporting the efforts of our new health education tool to the masses. My Arizona Health Channel is becoming a reality and I am so excited to be a founding member.

For more information about the progress of Arizona’s First Health Channel go to or become a contributor on

Christine Marek

P. 480.491.9551

May 13, 2010

Phoenix Marketing taped the last Marketing 101 Class yesterday!

Filed under: Phoenix Marketing Ltd., Uncategorized — christine @ 10:58 pm

Yes, after almost a year of teaching marketing for free we FINALLY taped 10 classes finishing yesterday, 5.12.10.


If you missed the classes no worries. Because we taped these beneficial business teachings you now enjoy them with a download link or DVD. All for your convenience and as a way to support busienss owners during these challenging economic times.  

You can buy ALL the classes for only $20 a download.

But please know that Ron’s going to change this price soon so if you’d like them, here’s the info.

Call me if you have ANY questions. Christine- 480.491.9551.

   GO HERE to purchase your “Sales Boosting Marketing Know-How recordings. See class outlines below. 

Phoenix Marketing 10-Class Outline

# 1 (2.10) – What Business Are You REALLY In? (Class assignment - Create a specific message and match it with the media and timing.) Please bring this homework with you at the 2.17 meeting!

# 2 (2.17) – How to Develop Your Unique Selling Proposition or Die 

# 3 (2.24) – Your Seven-Step Marketing Plan 

# 4 (3.3) – 13 Elements of A Successful Ad 

# 5 (3.10) – How to Price Your Product for Maximum Profit  

# 6 (3.17) – How to Dominate Your Market with Your GUARANTEE  

# 7 (4.14) – Why Niche Marketing Generates the Highest Profits 

# 8 (4.21) – Five-Step Message Creation Formula  

# 9 (4.28) – How to Up-Sell, Cross-Sell and Down-Sell Your Products 

# 10 (5.12) – How to Generate an Avalanche of Red-Hot Leads 

This is what class attendees said about the classes…

·         Very helpful, I’m excited to have the info coming to me each week- Michele Figa

·         Love it! This class keeps my marketing on track and cutting-edge- Deborah James

·        It’s great getting these inside tips and tricks that boost my marketing dollars- Mike Pellegatti






Best regards,


Christine Marek, MBA 

Direct Line: 480.491.9551
Fax: 480-456-5800

April 6, 2010

LeadZSmart Meeting occurs every Wednesday morning!

LeadZSmart Business Meeting occurs at the Ahwatukee Chamber each Wednesday!

There is a LeadZSmart Leads Group meeting every Wednesday at the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce located at 10235 S. 51st Street, Ste. 185, Phoenix, AZ 85044 

Meet and greet everyone at 7:30 am, then this leads meeting starts at 8 am and ends at 9 am.

We’ll have 60 seconds intros for ALL who attend at the beginning of the meeting.


After the introductions, there will be a 10 minute member presentation.

The meeting will also include a helpful lead referral lesson and group discussion.

For more information contact Christine Marek (  or Judy Young (  

Pass on the word. First Come First to Secure your Professions Seat.  Guests are welcome to visits and Ahwatukee chamber members are always welcome.





Christine Marek, MBA 

Phoenix Marketing, Ltd.  

Direct Line: 480.491.9551
Office: 480.456.4700
Fax: 480-456-5800

“Work is Love Made Visible”
3145 E. Chandler Blvd,
Suite 110-420
Phoenix, AZ  85048


December 28, 2009

Scottsdale Health and Wellness Class- Sat. 1.9.2010



**Health Event News ALERT**

Scottsdale Health and Wellness Class January 9th, 2009 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The second Saturday of each month a “Health and Wellness” education class occurs at the Rockwood Natural Medical Clinic. At this class local experts explain how a variety of choices we make in our lives creates a difference in our energy, clarity, resistance to disease and more.

This month the 90-minute class will include two health care related speakers:

Allan Zee, Founder and Managing Director, of Argeus Benefits Group LLC, a Scottsdale based Health Insurance Brokerage firm, will be presenting information about the proposed Health Care Reform Bill. The purpose of this discussion is to objectively inform and educate the public on this timely issue. The seminar provides straight forward talk and discussion on Health Care Reform. Mr. Zee’s prior seminars have been presented at the Scottsdale Mustang Library, Business Networking International, and upcoming at the Fountain Hills Library, etc.  Comments may be directed to Mr. Zee at 480-221-9292 or email,

Dr. Meghna Thacker, NMD practices Family Medicine with a Natural approach.  At this class, she will be discussing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for both men and women. The lack of adequate hormone levels in the body can cause weight gain, fatigue, lack of desire, depression, brain fog, night sweats, hot flashes, etc. In this class, attendees will learn the physiology of the hormones produced by different glands in your body and see how their functions are interconnected. For additional details please visit and/ or contact Dr.Thacker at, 480-767-7119.  


Every month the class also explores a group discussion relating to whole food nutrition. Optimal nutrition benefits and tips are explored.   A RSVP is appreciated due to limited seating. Call Christine at 480-491-9551 or send an email to

The class is from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9th.
at the Rockwood Natural Medical Clinic, located on 9755 N. 90th Street, Ste. A-210, Scottsdale, 85258. There is no cost.



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Christine’s First Page on Google Marketing Services

Discover how you can get on “First Page on Google” quickly.

 This is important to know because it is a MUST to be on “First page on Google” to attact new customers.

Or for that matter the first page on ANY search engine site, i.e. Bing, Yahoo, etc.

Is your website at this premium placement organically or by pay per click, neither or both? If not, consider this…

In a recent business study analyzed this November 2009, eight out of ten business owners created websites without a marketing direction or consultation.

Incredibly, the study goes on to show that website developers do not perform marketing analysis or even ask the client what specific markets they want to communicate to for lead generation purposes.

What happens in the 8 out of 10 cases is that graphic design is discussed, copy for general information is created and images are considered during the creation process.  Hours, days, weeks, months and even years are spent on these details but the sales focus is not included.

Lead generation sales tools are rarely a priority. As a matter of fact, most websigners have no clue how to get your site located on premium placements with Google or any other search engines.

The general website is made for the client to their liking and approval. The websites are not made for the prospect or the client. Is that how you created your website?

I write a song, paint a picture because I love it.  But most never know about it. This is the case of most websites. They don’t know how to find it and if they do see it, they may not like the subject for them or the right color. I made it for myself so I don’t care. Is that how you feel about your website? Or do you want the right message to market match that brings you new clients?

You may like looking at your website but do you find that you get much traffic from it? Does it bring you in qualified leads? If it’s not making sales for you then it’s not a marketing website and if you don’t want a marketing website than that’s your choice.

There are plenty of people, without a need for a business to make money. Even the richest people I know prefer to make money when they invest time and money into someting but some just do things for the shear pleasure of it. But a website???? That makes no sense.

If you want a website that brings in traffic even while you are sleeping and creates sales and profits for your business than I strongly urge you to hire an online marketing consultant that has a website development team behind them.

Make marketing your first priority in website development. Then add the pretty pictures and copy to it’s function and design.

It takes a team of technicians that knows what they are doing to create a home. You need a concrete layer, a mason, a framer, a roofer, an HVAC pro, etc… to make this home.

A website, in these modern times, is a crucially important marketing tool that you can consider your online business home. Don’t build, remodel or make improvements to it until you find a qualified marketing consultant to make that site ROCK with sales appeal.

That would be like building a home and not having a reason to live in it. What a waste that is.

Look at your website truthfully, with marketing intensive purposes.  Track the traffic and sales and make a new year’s goal to include “smart” marketing.

Being “first page on Google” is your business’s lifeline. It’s not a hobby anymore because the newspapers are going away, yellow pages are dwindling, too. Websites need to perform for sales reasons. Is yours?

Best to you!
Christine Marek
p. 480-491-9551

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