2020 Design Trends
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2020 Design Trends

With 2020 just around the corner, the design community is wondering what next year will bring. Research shows design is trending in many different ways. Here are some of the trends you’ll be seeing. Monochromatic Simple is in! Do you remember the enthusiastic use of duotone from a few years ago? Well, there has been...

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Lane Change
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Lane Change

Practicing the grand old art of reinvention Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Donald Duck. Goofy. Winnie The Pooh. Tigger. You can come up with scores of reasons as to why Disney World is known as the happiest place on earth. Who could walk away not feeling that way? Look at the Disney business model. When you...

Brothers in Arms
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Brothers in Arms

Your 3-step plan for aligning marketing and sales Brands everywhere can swap stories about what it takes to keep their sales and marketing departments on the same page. According to a Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and LinkedIn survey, only 46 percent of marketers describe their sales and content marketing teams as well-aligned. That means 54...

Tip of the Tongue
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Tip of the Tongue

Why awareness is the most critical part of the funnel Let’s say you are a hair product loyalist. Or maybe you only buy OLED TVs. What brand do you prefer? Your choice is built on trust. That much we know. That’s why in a saturated market, brands are scrambling to stand out from their competitors...

Pushing Your Brand with Harrison Monarth
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Pushing Your Brand with Harrison Monarth

It seemed pretty easy. You write a New York Times best-selling book, and then sit back and wait for people to knock down your door. That’s not quite the way Harrison Monarth remembers it. After writing his first book, “The Confident Speaker,” his profile rose when The New York Times put it on its best-seller...

Turning Your Direct Mail Campaign Into the Next Great Story
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Turning Your Direct Mail Campaign Into the Next Great Story

Everybody loves a good story. So why not turn your next direct mail campaign into a story people will remember. Infusing the great art of storytelling into your next initiative is as simple as following this checklist by the team: Make It Emotional What feeling do you want your audience to walk away with when...

Blue Ocean Shift: Competition Redefined
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Blue Ocean Shift: Competition Redefined

In their best-selling book, “Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant” and “Blue Ocean Shift,” world-renowned professors Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne argued that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Embraced by organizations and industries worldwide,...

Are You Learning the Right Things from Your Data?
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Are You Learning the Right Things from Your Data?

In this digital age, marketers have more data to work with than ever before. But actually deriving meaningful insights from that data and converting those insights into action is easier said than done. Often, the problem is that, with so much data at their disposal, marketers are confused about where they should direct their attention....

Trending with Denise Kohnke
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Trending with Denise Kohnke

Noted branding thought leader on why marketing should matter to you Fail happens. If you don’t devote yourself to continually reviewing what’s new, and what’s working and what’s not, you’ll keep running in place. It’s a message that Denise Kohnke takes to heart. The executive director of marketing firm House United and author of “All...

Content, My Content
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Content, My Content

Survey examines importance (but don’t overdo it) of content in the sales process How much content is too much content? Funny you should ask. According to Showpad’s “The B2B Buyer Experience Report,” 86 percent of B2B buyers get overwhelmed anytime there are more than 10 pieces of content to read, while 42 percent draw the...