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Make it fun, get people talking—and sell more

Not every business is struggling amid the economic downturn. Discounters, companies that help people save money, banko attorneys and the repo man aren’t the only businesses thriving. Cheerful products that provide a respite from the real world are selling. Products like the Oh Snap! Cheese Board and Cutter and The Bubble Calendar are selling well, […]

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How are you marketing in this economy?

“Outsource Marketing is just like alcohol,” a client once told me. “Why is that?” I responded, intrigued. “When times are good, people want it. But when times are bad, people need it,” he said. “Marketing outsourcing seems like a recession-proof model—it’s the way to get marketing done in a tough economy.” I never really thought […]

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Is smoking bad for your business?

We all know smoking is bad for your health, but is it bad for your business, too? Here are three examples where, at the very least, the customer experience was damaged by a company’s lackadaisical smoking policies: Yesterday, two of my co-workers saw a cool bakery truck that caught their attention. The driver had on […]

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What’s your mindset amid the economic crisis?

In the last few months we’ve seen one client see a 75% decrease in their monthly revenue. A start up’s development and marketing funding source dried up when an adviser failed to move the money quick enough. Other clients have had their marketing budgets frozen or slashed. In their own words, these folks have told […]

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