Tag Archives: innovation

The Ultimate Prize for Best Brand Soon to Be Awarded

Winning an election, any election to public office, requires a candidate to capture at least 51 percent of the market. A bit daunting, to say the least particularly when even the most successful marketer has ever come close to capturing more than 50 percent of their market. With digital technology and social media platforms dominating […]

 

Building Profitable Customer Relationships

Transactional marketing, long the staple of short term sales building and product placement efforts is being challenged by the benefits of the other wing of sales strategy and tactics, the consultative sales approach or relationship building. Punctuated by heavy advertising and promotion; and almost always singularly focused on price, the transactional approach has been the […]

Retail’s Disruptive Future

Despite early announcements of major store closings and employee furloughs by some of retails largest and most prominent players, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is forecasting a growth rate of 3.1 percent in 2016, a performance rate higher than the 10 year average of 2.7 percent. The NRF also predicted non-store retail to grow at […]

Business Operational Marketing Trends in 2016

For those who longed for a breather, even the briefest of respite, from all the mega pieces of data that is pouring from the seemingly endless number of sensors, trackers and locators that mine the digital landscape of commerce the past few years, there appears to be no letting-up in the coming year. The New […]

Online Security: A Competitive Advantage?

Are you completely confident, when you use one or more of the online ecommerce or social media outlets, that your personal data is protected from malicious hackers seeking to gather the information for ill-gotten gain? The recent hacking of the Ashley Madison website demonstrates the impact and vulnerability that a scandal can impose on online […]

Innovating and Experimenting to Stay on Top of the Business Life-Cycle

When Starbucks first appeared on the café scene in 1971, it seemed inconceivable that a simple cup of coffee could be morphed into more than just a couple of flavor variations; with or without cream and sugar, and two distinguished choices; regular or decaf. But Starbucks arrival came at a time when a new digital […]

Financing the Dream

If enthusiasm and visions of grand scale success were forms of legal tender funding that great business idea would be easy and efforts to launch it and grow its future would be assured. But an entrepreneur’s great idea and euphoric visions of success, while critical to virtually all businesses success at some juncture, does not […]

It is as Good a Time as Ever to Make it Happen

Starting a new business venture is always fraught with challenges and risks, even in the best of economic times. The process of performing a thorough evaluation of all things to do with strategy, planning, tactics; and the struggle to align the principles enthusiasm perfectly with the realities of the math, are critical for the success […]

Getting the E-commerce Experience Right Has Never Been More Important

As more and more consumers turn to the Web for their holiday shopping, performance of e-merchants online experience is becoming increasingly important to the bottom line.  A recent Harris Poll indicates that 68% of U.S. adults expect to shop online for gifts this upcoming holiday season and more than three quarters of adult US online […]

Price Is No Longer Enough to Motivate Consumers to Act

It is a debate among marketers that has raged since the word “Discount” first found its way into consumer’s vocabulary. Add descriptors like “Sale”, “Reduced”, “Low price leader”, “Special”, “We sell for less”, and “We will not be undersold”, and any observer would come to the conclusion that the lowest price alone determines who gets […]