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  • by Guy Powell
    You worked hard on developing your strategy and designing great creative. Now you have to go to the CFO and get his approval to start rolling it out. But then he axes 25% out of plan, just because he could. Now you have to spend all night reworking your plan ... more
  • by Hank Stroll
    Whether you are talking Harry Potter books or more complex products, the timing of release dates can be critical to your success—especially if those products or bundled services are being sold to businesses instead of consumers. So when do you announce a new product's release? See what readers have to ... more
  • by Sean D'Souza
    You've probably already had dozens of reasons and seasons to create the accidental evangelist. And yes, you can play Santa in July, if only you'd listen. Here's how to recognize those "accidental" opportunities. more
  • by Steve Bosking
    Sometimes genius comes in the form of amazing innovation. Other times, genius is right under our noses—ripe for the picking. You just have to look. more
  • by Evan Berglund
    Few people would argue that a pilot should give up his preflight procedure in favor of a creative session. But there are those who argue that marketing professionals should always start from scratch and make their own mistakes, even if the exact same mistakes have been made a thousand times ... more
  • by joan Schneider
    Successfully launching new products gets tougher every year. In the past decade, the number of new consumer products hitting the shelves has skyrocketed by 59 percent, making it much more difficult for new products to win consumer attention. If you've built a better mousetrap and plan to introduce it into ... more
  • by Manoj Aravindakshan
    If there has been one constant in the ever-transient paradigm of marketing on the Internet, it is that "content" is the key to attract a steady stream of the uninitiated as well the converts. Good white papers serve to generate awareness about a product/service/organization, and more importantly, cause people to ... more
  • by Hank Stroll
    Creating demand for your speaking services can be challenging. This week, read the three more important steps for creating interest in your speaking services. Also this week, supply your advice to: how do you effectively "educate" your clients about the online sales process? Get the full story. more
  • by Gerry McGovern
    These days, knowledge management is less about managing people and more about giving them the right goals, the right motivation and the right tools, and clearly articulating how success or failure will be measured. more
  • by Mike McLaughlin
    Few "tools" are more widely abused these days than so-called best practices. It's no wonder that most banks, supermarkets, airlines, retailers and professional services firms look astonishingly similar--they've been busy copying each other's best practices for decades. What's most alarming is how ingrained their use has become in the language ... more
  • by Promise Phelon
    Speak any language long enough, and you'll become fluent; take on the mindset of a strategist and you'll start to see things through a strategist's eyes. And others will notice the change in you--you'll find yourself more and more being called on to act as counsel on all matters customer. ... more
  • by Christopher Doran
    The good news is that the technology that allows you to market via the Internet is far from reaching its full potential. Much of the early energy in online marketing was spent finding ways to distribute marketing messages in new ways. Now, much of the online marketing energy is spent ... more
  • by Sherri Dorfman
    Most businesses these days are under pressure to differentiate their products and services to attract new business. Although customers can play an important role in helping companies define their differentiation, a surprising number of businesses decide to skip this important customer research and launch offerings based on what “we think ... more
  • by Paul Barsch
    A recent book by a popular CRM expert declared the era of the 4 Ps effectively over. The author argues that product, promotion, price and place are no longer key to providing sustainable differentiation. While the author makes many compelling points, the key question remains: has the oligarchy been ... more
  • by Lisa Johnson
    Two years ago, Maytag created an innovative experiential marketing strategy, whereby prospective customers would take their new, top-of-the-line appliances for an interactive "test-drive." Successful retail spaces create a full sensory experience. Consumers want to see, feel, touch, taste and interact with your products before they buy. Here are some strategies that ... more
  • by Kevin Labick
    Organizations today understand that the Internet can play a critical role in their success when leveraged correctly, and they hire Web firms for their proven ability to solve critical business issues. That requires a well-crafted request for proposal. That approach works great if you write the right RFP. Here's ... more
  • by Hank Stroll
    This week, our regularly featured "SWOT Team" column gets a new name as it becomes the weekly "Marketing Challenge" column. In it, a reader asks: How do I create a big splash on little cash? Readers respond with four excellent approaches. Also this week, suggest your own answers to ... more
  • by Karl Moore
    The human mind has long been considered as a kind of "black box," something which was rather mysterious. We can measure the results of our marketing efforts, in terms of sales, awareness, liking and so on. We understand reasonably well the beginning and end of the process—but not the ... more
  • by Paul Bruemmer
    Your average business Web site has come a long way since its brochure days. Savvy businesspeople have learned a lot about Web site design and usability, especially the importance of designing and testing landing pages to increase conversions. But has corporate America discovered the importance and effectiveness of organic search ... more
  • by Mary Brown
    Someday in the not-so-distant future, branding as we know it will be thought of as so 20th century. With societal, cultural and technological changes occurring at increasingly accelerated rates, keeping your eye on the horizon of future trends in branding gives your company the advantage. What trends are already ... more
  • by Jeff Thull
    If you're competing on price, you'll never achieve maximum profitability. Instead, everyone's job must become value creation. But are you sure that you're providing value to your customers? Even if your answer is an emphatic yes, you might want to take a closer look. more
  • by Mike McLaughlin
    You might call it the project from hell, the death march or the one that ended up in the ditch. Most of us have at least one project horror story, though some of us have seen more than our share. If you haven't experienced a project that's gone sideways, consider ... more
  • by Hank Stroll
    This week, add your own two cents to the following dilemma: How do you go about promoting a product on a global scale? Also this week, read your answers to a previous week's question: What do you do when an initial marketing campaign isn't flying? more
  • by Robin Stavisky
    Hidden away like some Cinderella before the prince discovered her, online pressrooms do not often attract much attention, much less a second look. But like the fairy tale character, online media rooms can offer a striking example of the power of Internet to transform a humble servant into an essential ... more
  • by Susan Solomon
    There are many approaches a company can take to blogging, each of which has its strengths and weaknesses. A blog written by top management, for example, has the potential of providing news straight from the decision makers. But the downside is that CEOs and senior executives are also wary of ... more

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