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Brands Delivered Like Drugs 3

When the delivery guy shows up, invariably, he is suspicious looking. I don’t mean that he looks suspicious to me…he’s the delivery guy, I figure I know his basic story with regard to me as the customer. I mean I feel like I’m a suspect of some kind, or crazy, perhaps, for being the only guy in my neighborhood that orders pizza on a Monday night. So anyway, not a great feeling right there for the customer.


Flourish or Fail by The Halo Sale 5

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In the sale of every product and service, there lies within it, the halo sale. The halo sale is an extension of the “Halo Effect” which says we have a flawed bias to be influenced by our perception of a trait and apply that bias to the perception of other traits. Wikipedia shows […]


Dear Little Startup: Do You Suck? 22

What’s in the mysterious package? Even if you already know, a part of you is calculating all the possible variations. Is it bigger or smaller than I thought? Is it way more cool than I thought? How much enjoyment will this new purchase bring my life? The sky is the limit when the brown-wrapped wonder arrives at your door…isn’t it? Did you make and/or ship the product in question? If so, then why are you letting this retention opportunity slip through your fingers?


Are You a Flash in the Pan? 7

Is your new widget or manual the next big thing? How long will that last? Then what? Dreaming ahead can be a great way to save yourself heartache and burnout. Visualize how your product can become an unending proposition, not a flash in the pan.


The Power of Endurance 3

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Whatever we do, one thing seems to trump all other virtues, in marketing as in other areas of life: endurance. Be it career-building, fighting for a cause that matters to you, or building lasting brand equity, if what you do can be sustained because it has levels and compartments left to be explored, then it […]


Stunt Vs. Vision 4

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Everyone has a trick. That correlates to views in social media often enough. Awesome. But where does it lead after the trick is done?
Some companies make a stunt into their vision by riding a commercial gimmick into the sunset and grabbing all the business they can along the way. Little Caesar’s tried that in the […]

Price leaves a brand only one leg left to stand on.

Static Vs. Social Brands 10

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Many corporations and organizations still don’t really get social media, perhaps because they are operating in a former mode that denies social media realities. Many organizations, on the other hand, are using new media to connect in a with the public in a positive manner. Mostly, however, this doesn’t go beyond having a profile on […]