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In recent years, companies have been effectively mobilizing clients and colleagues to participate in the marketing conversation. Through this kind of ambassadorship, businesses are more effectively spreading B2B brand messages via various peer-to-peer (P2P) techniques. Because of this trend, as mobile continues to explode, it has been reinvigorating B2B efforts, with more of these brand-carrying...
After a few short months of anticipation since its initial announcement, the live rollout of Facebook’s new Graph Search is now just on the horizon. Billed as the latest in a long line of ‘next big things’ that rarely make too big a splash, Graph Search is actually generating quite a bit of actual buzz....
After backlash from customers, the producer of Maker’s Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey. Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark’s Chief Operating Officer, said that the company is restoring the alcohol volume of its product to its historic level of 45 percent, or 90 proof....
As businesses move forward in the new year, they are facing an environment that is fraught with change, significant economic uncertainty, and a vast array of new technologies in communications and marketing; a continually fragmented marketing economy.  It shouldn’t be surprising that marketers and their agencies are about to experience fundamental changes in their relationship.  Traditional time-tested...
Saffire Vapor, an ecommerce seller and retailer of “high-powered” electronic cigarettes and accessories, achieves notable growth in 2012 and continues to hit growth milestones in Q1 2013. In less than one year, Saffire Vapor has built a successful eCommerce business and opened its first retail store in Murfreesboro, TN. Saffire Vapor founder and CEO Robert...
The history of Valentine’s Day, and the story of its patron saint, is shrouded in mystery and some controversy. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. While also celebrated...
How much would someone have to pay you to legally change your name to something new? At the end of 2012, a unique online auction closed for a final bid of $45,500, resulting in iwearyourshirt.com founder Jason Sadler legally becoming “Jason HeadsetDotCom” for the duration of 2013. Headsets.com, an online retailer of telephone headsets, was...
It’s no secret: Americans love football. The Sunday tradition of gathering with friends and watching our favorite teams beat up on each other is an experience that resonates with millions. We have already discussed the status of the National Football League as an elite brand ‘juggernaut’, but looking at the number of digits on its...
In this series, we will explore some less-frequently discussed ideas about running a successful business utilizing the experiences of real CEOs.  In this first installment, we find some wisdom from Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. After selling internet advertising startup LinkExchange.com to Microsoft for $265 million in 1999, Tony Hsieh joined Zappos as an investor,...
Directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring a cast of acclaimed actors headlined by the venerable Daniel Day Lewis, the recently released film Lincoln was destined to be a big hit at the box office. What was less expected, however, was how resonating the film would be as a master class on leadership. Anyone familiar with...
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