Tag Archives: brand elevation

Who’s Your Audience?

Simply put, if you reach and “speak to” potential Quality Customers better than your competitors, you’ll build a stronger, more profitable business. Here’s how you do it. 1. Fill out this “Profile My Quality Customers and Prospects” form. To do … Continue reading

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The Medium is the Message

A half-century ago, Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase, “The medium is the message” to make the point that the context that info resides in (the medium) has a significant impact on the reception of the message; thus, the medium combines … Continue reading

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Spring Training for Your Team!

Now’s about the time that our never-ending rain will stop. Indeed, the winter storms are subsiding, and as surely as spring follows winter, renewal begins. Spring sets the stage for sunny skies, flowers blooming, birds nesting and new grasses growing. … Continue reading

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Even Better!

We have exciting news! The Diamond Certified program just got even better. With a big upgrade of each company’s digital presentation, you’ll attract and sell more to quality-seeking customers if you qualify for Diamond Certified. With the launch of your … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Our entire team at American Ratings Corporation wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving season. For me, this is the time of year to thank special people and reflect on outstanding deeds—an ideal precursor for personal and business … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Rated Highest in Quality and Helpful Expertise

I’m sure we agree that growing your Quality Customer base is the right path to building your company for the long haul. It’s your Quality Customers who allow you to produce good-margin work, nurture staff members who take pride in … Continue reading

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Process and Outcome

“Just because I have a method to my madness doesn’t mean I’m not mad.” – Anonymous What upsets us may not upset our neighbor, or our spouse for that matter. The return call promised within two days that still hasn’t … Continue reading

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Compete or Shrink

Competition is a fascinating game. It starts with the concept of supply and demand. If you had no competitors (supply), all of your customers (demand) would be obliged to buy from you when they wanted the services you provide. Quite … Continue reading

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The Brand That Builds

Diamond Certified is the brand that builds your company (if you qualify). It means Quality, Helpful Expertise and Customer Satisfaction, backed by a Performance Guarantee. To create this meaning, we’ve operated the most accurate ratings of local companies available. We’ve … Continue reading

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10 Million!

I’m standing next to my mailbox, directory in hand, sunlight glistening from the giant gold embossed Diamond Certified symbol. The bright sunlight splashes down on me. I’m happy. My brain, sending joy-induced heat to its surface, partners with the faraway … Continue reading

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