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There’s still time to plan your 2014 marketing. Well, sorta.

Have you started your 2014 marketing planning? November is just around the corner, and we’re just weeks away from New Years.  Every year starting about now, we receive a quiver full of last minute, somewhat panicked, inquiries as people realize: They didn’t get everything done in the current year that they wanted to They are […]

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Nearly 90% of Chinese Youth want Greener Business

Why consumers in emerging markets are more responsible than Americans

The growth of our Responsible Marketing LinkedIn Group has been intriguing: most new members aren’t coming from America—they are coming from everywhere else. And a disproportionate number are coming from emerging markets. New research from Edelman Public Relations shared in Good Magazine explains why: Older people aren’t as purposeful: The U.S. is aging, and the […]

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Social Media Sharing Statistics from AddThis

How, when and where we share on the web

Take a few minutes to review these enlightening statistics from AddThis representing sharing trends over the last five years. A  few highlights: Most active day for sharing: Wednesdays Most active time of day: 9:30 A.M. EST Most users click within the first two minutes 75% of clicks happen within the first day Interestingly, most shares are […]

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Fail to plan? Plan to fail.

Since 1997 we’ve met with a lot of startups. Some become clients. Some don’t. Sometimes, it’s because we aren’t the right fit for them, or vice-versa. With startups we always want to learn if they are interested in Responsible Marketing or Drive-by Marketing as quickly as possible. In 2005, I met with a startup that […]

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10 marketing mistakes to avoid now

The financial crisis has everyone on edge, myself included. I lost my bank, and I’m not sure who’s next. Should I put my money in coffee cans and bury it in the backyard? When people are on edge, sometimes they do things they normally wouldn’t do. Same goes for businesses. Here are a 10 things […]

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Responsible or not: Emotional manipulation

A vast sector of modern advertising… does not appeal to reason but to emotion; like any other kind of hypnoid suggestion, it tries to impress its objects emotionally and then make them submit intellectually. ~ Erich Fromm Would you rather make women feel better about themselves or about your brand? In a recent study inspired […]

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Where can I get my Culture Decoder ring?

I first learned about Clotaire Rapaille back in 2004 in a fascinating Frontline episode entitled The Persuaders that discussed the way advertisers and some of the world’s largest companies’ are working to persuade consumers what to buy, whom to trust, and what to think. Watch the entire program by clicking on the link above, or […]

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