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How Clearly are You Seeing Your Marketing Efforts?

I saw a tweet this morning from @DeeBlick of The Marketing Gym about assessing our marketing efforts that read: “Being painfully honest about where you wasted money on marketing is positive. Don’t repeat the same old lacklustre stuff. Embrace change.” It’s a good reminder to all of us to make sure that we make an effort… Read More

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Are You a Part of Small Business Saturday?

Have you heard of Small Business Saturday? It takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And it’s a movement that is growing. The concept is simple: A day to come together in support of the small businesses we love. The businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities and local economies. That day is November 27, 2010—the… Read More

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Marketing Plan: Intersection of Planning and Improvisation

I thought I’d take a moment before the frenzy of annual strategic planning begins to discuss some strategies you might want to consider as you start to build your annual strategic marketing plan. Naturally, your strategic marketing plan should contain your best guess as to how you’re going to advance your brand and product positions… Read More

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Buzz Marketing Ideas for Branding

Branding is about being memorable and creating buzz marketing. There are lots of ways to do it; you just have to get creative. Here are some buzz marketing ideas to get you started Why not work out a deal with a local coffee stand to hand out a discount card to your customers for their product?… Read More

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Branding with Window Clings

Many retail establishments are well positioned to be highly visible from drive-by traffic. Many of those same retail establishments are missing the best advertising and Marketing POS available – their location, and specifically their windows. Window clings are a viable method for putting your promotional message out where people driving past can see it. Granted, in… Read More

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Fun Marketing Campaigns Can Make Your Brand Memorable

What’s your claim to fame? How is your brand memorable in your community? Are you the go-to business for sponsoring non-profits either monetarily or with volunteers? Do you have a big annual blow-out sale? Do you get wacky at Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day with fun marketing campaigns? Crazy sports fan? The brand is all… Read More