The Business Decision: Unintended Consequences

Every waking minute, humans make choices. Do you wear the blue shirt or the white one? Do you eat lunch at Subway or McDonald’s? Do you eat lunch at all? Sometimes, external factors influence the decisions that we make. But in the end, we are still making a decision. When … “The Business Decision: Unintended Consequences”

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Social Media and Television Part Two: A Game of Ping-Pong

Lately, there has been an increased focus on social media marketing as social networking sites, blogs, podcasts, virtual gaming worlds, etc., have become more popular with consumers. However, traditional media (e.g., television, print, radio, etc.) is not going away any time soon. As I mentioned in a post, titled “Social … “Social Media and Television Part Two: A Game of Ping-Pong”

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Beyond the Check-In: A Loyalty Program That Is Worth Checking Into

If you have been reading my blog posts for the last few months, you know that I am a fan of social media, and location-based social networking sites, in particular. In a previous post, titled “In the Spotlight: An Introduction to Foursquare for Business,” I wrote about some of the ways that … “Beyond the Check-In: A Loyalty Program That Is Worth Checking Into”

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Guinness World Records for Marketing Purposes

The Guinness World Records (formerly known as the Guinness Book of Records) is a very popular publication. In fact, it is so popular that according to Wikipedia, it holds the world record for the best-selling copyrighted book series of all time. Given its popularity, it’s not surprising that brands have … “Guinness World Records for Marketing Purposes”

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The Importance of Pinpointing Your Target Market

In order for your marketing campaigns to be successful, you need to make sure that your marketing message is appealing to the right audience. Sometimes this means that you need to create marketing campaigns that will appeal to your target audience and only your target audience. To illustrate this, let’s take a … “The Importance of Pinpointing Your Target Market”

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Beyond the Check-In: Three Cool Uses of Location-Based Social Networking Sites for Marketing Purposes

Location-based social networking sites have not gained mainstream acceptance. However, the number of people using location-based social networking sites is still growing. As mentioned in a previous post, titled “In the Spotlight: An Introduction to Foursquare for Business,” Foursquare recently passed the 10 million user mark. As I also mentioned … “Beyond the Check-In: Three Cool Uses of Location-Based Social Networking Sites for Marketing Purposes”

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Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for Your Brand

As reported in a cnn.com article, titled “Obama signs debt ceiling bill, ends crisis,” “President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a last-minute compromise plan to raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, narrowly averting what could have been an unprecedented default with calamitous economic consequences.” What effect this … “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for Your Brand”

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A Case Study on the Importance of Good Customer Service: Sig Samuels Dry Cleaning Co.

Many people will agree that having a dry cleaner that you can trust is a fairly important thing (it really only takes the loss of one of your favorite shirts to learn that lesson.) So, when I moved to Midtown Atlanta in the summer of 2010, one of the first … “A Case Study on the Importance of Good Customer Service: Sig Samuels Dry Cleaning Co.”

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