John CarltonThanks for your interest in snagging a free seat in my upcoming mastermind meeting.

We intend to choose the best-qualified candidates very quickly...

... and if you’re one of them, either I or my co-host Stan Dahl will contact you by phone, personally, to chat.

And if you’re accepted, we’ll see you in San Francisco.

Stay Frosty,

John Carlton

My Co-Host  and Contributors

I co-host every meeting with my long-time business partner, Stan Dahl.

Stan Dahl Platinum Mastermind GroupStan brings 25 years of marketing and business process analysis and improvement to the group. Before we joined forces, he specialized in bringing data-driven analytics and solutions to businesses big and small, located all over the world. (He was implementing “Big Data” solutions years before most business owners and CEOs had even heard of the concepts.)  These days he focuses helping our clients create and  implement realistic and efficient marketing strategies and funnels.

Because we want to bring as much sales and marketing firepower to every single meeting, we've invited three of my long-time colleagues to join the Platinum Group as co-hosts and contributors.

They are among the most sought-after and highly respected copywriters and marketing consultants on the planet.

They attend most meetings and will be available to you between meetings via our private online chat group to give you critical feedback on your copy, to help you with your marketing strategy and also to collaborate with you in brainstorming ideas for new and existing products.

Our Co-Hosts are:

David Deutch Mastermind GroupDavid Deutsch started his career writing ads for the prestigious Ogilvy & Mather on Madison Avenue. He's been a top "A-List" copywriter for decades, amassing multiple controls for some of the largest publishers and supplement marketers in the world, including Boardroom Inc., for whom he had a record-breaking 6 winning promotions in the mail at one time. David has been a valued guest expert at many of the seminars I’ve held over the years -- including some the infamous "Key West Copywriting Bootcamps" with Gary Halbert.

CC-David-GarfinkelDavid Garfinkel is co-founder of Fast Effective Copy,  author of the must-have “Copywriting Templates” course, and longtime mentor to leading advertising copywriters. Garf has been my go-to guy / right-hand-man at all of my Hot Seat Seminars and Copywriting Workshops.  He brings massive and varied marketing experience to the table.


Kevin Rogers is a former stand up comic... turned top freelance copywriter... who now hosts of a successful online community of marketers, entrepreneurs, and copywriters. He and I have co-hosted a podcast, "Psych Insights for Modern Marketers", for over 2 years. He’s one of few people I’ve ever hired to write for my own products and consult on my personal marketing efforts.

Special Guests – Marketing Royalty and Legends

PLUS... I invite one or more of my heavy-hitter colleagues to sit in as a guest expert at every meeting.

They don't pitch anything or come with any agenda other than to share what they know about marketing and running growing businesses with you and the other members.

Previous special guests include:

CC-Joe-PolishJoe Polish is founder of both the beloved I Love Marketing podcasts, and the amazing Genius Network, where I’ve been a frequent guest expert myself. Joe has worked closely with some of the best marketing minds around for decades.

CC-Rich-SchefrenRich Schefren, founder and CEO of Strategic Profits and one of the major movers-and-shakers behind the growth of Internet marketing over the last decade.

CC-Jay-AbrahamJay Abraham, prolific author, one of my early mentors (I met my other significant mentor, Gary Halbert, at Jay’s house, in fact), and one of the more revered marketing geniuses in the business.  Jay was one of the first consultants to perform the “hot seat” style problem solving techniques we use in this mastermind group.

CC-Dean-JacksonDean Jackson, renown real estate coach, co-host of the "I Love Marketing" podcast, and all around marketing brainiac.  Having winning products and services in multiple markets, Dean may be the ultimate lifestyle entrepreneur.

CC-Joe-SugarmanThe legendary Joe Sugarman. Once called the “Mail Order Maverick” by The New York Times, Joe's marketing firsts include introducing the cordless phone and the digital watch to the public, using toll-free numbers to take credit card orders over the phone, and revolutionizing infomercials with his BlueBlocker sunglasses ads.

CC-Brian-KurtzBrian Kurtz ran one of the most respected and mimicked direct mail companies in the world, Boardroom Inc., for 20 years.  He successfully ushered their biz onto the Web, while remaining a guiding force in direct mail. He knows more about direct mail and marketing to lists than almost anyone in the game.

CC-Lorrie-Morgan-FerreroLorrie Morgan-Ferrero  is the creator of the She Factor Marketing System and frequent coach in our Simple Writing System copywriting course.  She's written winning copy for Shawn Phillips, John Childers, CIGNA Healthcare, Mark Victor Hansen, and Alexandria Brown.

CC-Jon-BensonJon Benson is one of the most referred-to working “A List” copywriters in the biz, the “god father” of the video sales letter, and inventor of the brilliant 3XVSL ad-producing program.

CC-Susan-BrattonSusan Bratton (digital marketing royalty and host of DishyMix) and her husband Tim Bratton (inventor of Rhapsody, the first legal on-demand streaming music service that sold to Real Network for $25 mil) offered brilliant insight to the group.

bigjason-hendersonBig Jason Henderson is an Email Marketing Juggernaut.  He's been generating breakthrough email response results, in all kinds of markets, for over 18 years.

CC-Chris-HaddadChris Haddad, who walked away from a 6-figure a year copywriting career to launch his own business. 4 years, an appearance on the Rachael Ray Show, and 10s of millions of dollars in sales later… Chris shared his experience with the group on creating and marketing a series of multi-million dollar information products.