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Creating Change Is the Boss’s Job

It’s the boss’s job to create change. The boss might be the marketing professional who’s in charge of a department or an account, the CEO or other senior officer who is heavily involved in marketing, or the business owner whose marketing efforts could spell success or failure for his or …

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Which is Better — Traditional or Social Media?

Maybe I’m a soulless, shallow jerk — but I’m NOT a fan of old stuff. Antiques? They’re boring. Famous paintings of royalty in velvety clothes? Snore City. Speaking of royals, after a trip to England, I was asked how I liked London. “Too many old buildings,” I said. “Our pub was …

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Words, Images and Actions That Influence and Convince

It was a shame to disagree with a friend on such a beautiful fall day. Leaves were turning bright gold, shiny orange and chocolate brown. Over a period of weeks, they floated down to a well-worn lawn in front of our house. Then one day, it looked like the trees …

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Social Media Marketing in 2017

Dear Reader: The year “2017” in the headline isn’t a typo. Halloween merchandise has been on store shelves for three months. Christmas merchandise started popping up right after Labor Day. So I’d say the time is right to be looking at Social Media Marketing Trends for 2017. You might also …

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Q & A Brainstorm

Some people might call it brainstorm. But don’t get excited. It’s probably more of a “brain-light shower.” When readers contact me on social media or via email, I usually reply to questions via whichever medium was used to ask the question. But it occurred to me that, since many people …

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Four Lessons I Learned at the Beach

The ocean does a lot of false advertising. “Come and visit me,” it beckons. “I will relax you. You will be rested.” If that message was not false, then at very least, it was targeted for some other demographic than me. While I was at the beach this past Labor …

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The #5BiggestMistakes in Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing can be a great asset to your business or nonprofit. But there are right and wrong ways to go about it. George Farris, CEO of Farris Marketing, takes about the five biggest Social Marketing mistakes — and how you can avoid making them. …

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Six Marketing Objectives You Must Achieve

As a brand coach, I usually help clients set long-term goals. And the two most important goals I can help them set are for becoming Strong and Profitable. Of course, you want a strong, sustainable brand. And of course, you need to be profitable. That makes sense. So why are organizations so unprepared when …

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