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GoldSmith Jewelers in Little Falls, MN, recently ran this repair ad in its local weekly newspaper. While I know it began as a trade shop in 1973 and then expanded into a retail store in the 1980s, I do not know what brand image the store is trying to convey. However, I’m getting a sense … 
 
[b][h2]Diagnosis  [/h2][/b]
Tar and Jeff need more than a little wizardry on their layout skills. First tip: Every space does not need to be filled with something. What were you trying to communicate? Was it the offer? If so, perhaps that should have been bold and eye-catching. My eye is going all over the place, but if I had to focus, it would definitely be on the badly Photoshopped picture — not the offer. And why three tag lines? Are you “Simply the Best,” “The Jewelry Repair Experts” or the “Wizards of Ahhh’s”? I suggest sticking with just one.  
 
[b][h2]Remedy  [/h2][/b]
I have nothing against cute local ads. Truth be told, Tar and Jeff are endearing. I’m sure if we met, we could be friends. You play to your crowd, and in Little Falls, the cutesy approach may not be terribly off-base. But wouldn’t it be great if they could harness those magical powers and develop a captivating headline, a unique border and a clean layout?

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The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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Marketing RX: GoldSmith Jewelers

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[b][h2]Patient History [/h2][/b]
GoldSmith Jewelers in Little Falls, MN, recently ran this repair ad in its local weekly newspaper. While I know it began as a trade shop in 1973 and then expanded into a retail store in the 1980s, I do not know what brand image the store is trying to convey. However, I’m getting a sense … 
 
[b][h2]Diagnosis  [/h2][/b]
Tar and Jeff need more than a little wizardry on their layout skills. First tip: Every space does not need to be filled with something. What were you trying to communicate? Was it the offer? If so, perhaps that should have been bold and eye-catching. My eye is going all over the place, but if I had to focus, it would definitely be on the badly Photoshopped picture — not the offer. And why three tag lines? Are you “Simply the Best,” “The Jewelry Repair Experts” or the “Wizards of Ahhh’s”? I suggest sticking with just one.  
 
[b][h2]Remedy  [/h2][/b]
I have nothing against cute local ads. Truth be told, Tar and Jeff are endearing. I’m sure if we met, we could be friends. You play to your crowd, and in Little Falls, the cutesy approach may not be terribly off-base. But wouldn’t it be great if they could harness those magical powers and develop a captivating headline, a unique border and a clean layout?

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Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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