110: Digital Convergence Marketing – Interview with Fred Catona

Chief Marketing Strategist for Bulldozer Digital

Fred Catona and Bill Ringle discuss the difference having a breakthrough idea can have on a business for small business leaders with big ambitions.

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • The most memorable lesson he learned from Priceline’s founder Jay Walker.
  • Why having a message foundation is the critical step to get right for a marketer.
  • How to leverage the speed and feedback advantages of direct response radio advertising.
  • What role the trust agent plays in marketing for businesses that range from medical practices to travel, especially if you have a skeptical audience.
  • What specific criteria you can use to decide if radio advertising can help you grow your business.

Expert Bio

Fred Catona is the Founder and Chief Marketing Strategist for Bulldozer Digital, a full-service advertising and marketing company that specializes in Digital Convergence Marketing. Fred has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Entrepreneur Magazine and over 100 TV, radio, magazine and online media outlets.

After graduating from East Stroudsburg University, Fred taught school for twelve years during which time he became an award-winning teacher and successful coach. During the later part of his teaching career, he started The Taste of Philadelphia which became one of the first companies to ship perishable food products overnight nationally.

In 1993, Fred founded Radio Direct Response, the first advertising company to focus solely on radio as its advertising medium. Fred developed and pioneered Direct Response Radio, an extremely effective method to generate sales and sales leads. DRR is easily manageable, measurable and cost effective.

Jay Walker, the Founder of Priceline.com, turned to Fred and Radio Direct Response in 1995 to launch Priceline.com whose valuation grew to $20 billion in just 18 months. RDR has had numerous successful advertising campaigns with other notable companies such as Free Credit Report.com and Disneyonline.

Fred is currently plowing new fields by drawing upon his vast expertise in Direct Response Radio, and its immense lead generating capabilities, by developing a natural progression into the digital world with Radio-Digital Convergence Marketing.

In addition to his executive responsibilities with his companies, Fred does consulting and is a frequent guest speaker. He has also long time active member of Big Brothers of America.

Visit Fred’s Wikipedia page for more information.

Contact Info for Fred Catona:

No further contact info is available for Fred. He passed away on May 31, 2016.

Travels From: Philadelphia, PA

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