Refocus
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Refocus

  The importance of value-based marketing In Deloitte Digital’s recent report, “Navigating Uncertainty: The Protector, the Pragmatist, and the Prevailer,” 16,000 people were surveyed about the motivations that matter to humans. Utilizing yet another fancy algorithm and a tidy acronym (HXTM), they determined that it is critical for organizations to understand the human experience—and the...

Speak to the Heart
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Speak to the Heart

Why connecting with your customers is more important than ever. If you ask Deb Kwiatt the secret to marketing, she will tell you that the answers lie in your customers. Listen to them and you’ll be able to create messaging that resonates. In her role as Marketing Communications Manager, she develops and implements marketing initiatives...

Here To Stay
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Here To Stay

Which marketing trends will survive the pandemic? There’s been a lot of talk about what to expect in the “new normal.” Customer behavior is not the same as it was a year ago and is still constantly shifting. Knowing which marketing trends to keep and which to let go will help you adapt your focus....

The Hangover
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The Hangover

March 17th is always a bit of a party. The morning of March 18th, however, can be a bit of a struggle. The queasy stomach, the headache and the general malaise of the morning after is not a lot of fun. And, in the moment, you wonder if the hangover will ever end. Much like...

What Causes Marketers the Most Stress?
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What Causes Marketers the Most Stress?

Quick, what’s the part of your job that gives you the biggest amount of daily stress?  It probably isn’t a surprise that in the life of today’s marketing leader the stress-inducers are, well, everything. A survey done by work management company Workfront and conducted online by MarketingProfs, found that over 60% of marketers are stressed and 25% said...

Posted by May 25, 2017February 22, 2021
Where Marketing Fits Into The Small Business Mix
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Where Marketing Fits Into The Small Business Mix

Ask a small business today if its marketing efforts are paying off, and you might be surprised by the answer. According to Infusionsoft’s “2017 Small Business Marketing Trends Report,” nearly 47 percent of small business owners don’t know if their marketing efforts are effective, while 10 percent know they aren’t. But don’t fear, they still...

Posted by May 16, 2017February 22, 2021
Want to Engage the Millennial Market? Use Their Mailbox
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Want to Engage the Millennial Market? Use Their Mailbox

The millennial market is now the nation’s largest living generation, according to the US Census Bureau; the millennials (age 18-34) are projected to number 75.3 million, surpassing the baby boomers by the end of this year. Contrary to popular belief, this digital generation is highly responsive to direct mail marketing campaigns. “82% of 18-34-year olds cite using...

Posted by December 10, 2015December 24, 2020
Mailboxes Don’t Have Spam Filters
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Mailboxes Don’t Have Spam Filters

Or Delete Buttons Ok, so you know the statistics.   You know that on average, the email marketing open rate is 22-23%. The click rate is less than 5 %. If your business is using this as your primary marketing tool, you may believe that even if they don’t open your email, you are keeping the...

Amazon Takes on the World, and Wal-Mart
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Amazon Takes on the World, and Wal-Mart

Amazon has finally gone and done it; they are now powerful enough to have created their own global holiday. As part of its 20th birthday celebration, Amazon has dedicated July 15th as ‘Prime Day’. Billed as a discount shopping event to rival Black Friday, the one-day sale is exclusive to Amazon’s Prime customers; a $99 per year...

Why Your Marketing Resume is Probably Obsolete ~ Part 2 of 3
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Why Your Marketing Resume is Probably Obsolete ~ Part 2 of 3

Today’s CMOs must be culturally connected and understand what’s important to the brand and consumers in the current marketplace. As more and more consumer data is being collected the importance of ascertaining what is and is not relevant has become as much art as science. Marketing professionals at every level are being tasked with making...