Category Archives: social media marketing

Pass the Mic to Star Employees

There was a rather unfocused article on getting a thought leader for your brand, and the origin of same, the thought being that if you broaden ownership and ability to innovate to those below the executives, it would be a … Continue reading

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You Forgot the Product or Service and Price

I’m not sure what’s being taught in marketing classes these days, but Smita Singh, writing in the Huffington Post (I didn’t know they covered business) has some new ‘P’s in the marketing equation: Purpose, Positioning, Personality. Wow. Several marketing mavens … Continue reading

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Four Essential Elements of a Power USP

We have a course on this topic in The American School, which fleshes out these ideas, but reading this blogpost is even faster than taking the course. In case you don’t know, USP stands for Unique Selling Proposition, or what … Continue reading

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Why Companies Are Being Disrupted

I just found this article in the Wall Street Journal of January 26, and should have commented earlier. Most of the article is forgettable, aside from the reference to Clay Christensen’s work on innovation and disruption, but there’s one phrase … Continue reading

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Driving Customer Loyalty

We all know that customer loyalty is a good thing. After all, you spent money to acquire that customer somewhere in the past, and you’d like to keep him or her. Or, another customer referred said customer to you, and … Continue reading

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Tweet Them Right

A question was asked Ted Rubin, one of the Entrepreneur columnists about using Twitter to boost customer loyalty using Twitter, and it bears reposting here: 1. Engage. Don’t just produce content, start a conversation with your customers. Look for what … Continue reading

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Alibaba

I happen to like Alibaba, and I like that they’re trying to get more American businesses to list their products (it doesn’t appear that services are allowed) on alibaba.com. But, there’s a big problem, $1395 big. Alibaba has stopped their … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Saving a Failing Business?

Ya gotta love the Wall Stree Journal. They had a big article on March 26th on the high cost of saving a failing business, by putting it into Chapter 11, which might have amazed some, and scared some with the … Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie: US Edition

This is a rather unusual post, in that I’m wondering if there is a market for a Charlie Hebdo-style publication in the U.S. Certainly we’ve got lots of targets satirize: Obama, government in general, etc. The Charlie tradition is Europe … Continue reading

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Catering to the Hispanic Market

One of the Smart Briefs recently ran an article on catering to the Hispanic market which was mostly nonsense. The editor should have edited. Anyway, over the years in our Marketing Doctor subsidiary, we’ve had several clients who want to … Continue reading

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