10 Steps to Creating an Atmosphere of ROI Accountability

Are You Failing Your Employer by Resisting Measurement? by Merry Elrick, CBC A recent Wall Street Journal Europe article claims, “Many marketing managers are failing their employers.” (“Ambidextrous Marketing” by John A. Quelch, October 12, 2005) The reason? According to the author, right-brained marketers lack quantitative skills, show little interest in the bottom line, and […]

Marketing Idea #31: Know Your Neighbors

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Especially in a retail environment, it is important that retailers work together to synchronize and support each other’s activities. Likewise, the same can be true of strategic partners, where physical location isn’t as important as reciprocal efforts. If you haven’t taken the time to meet your neighbors (e.g., the businesses on your block, in your […]

The Basic Argument for Advertising in a Recession

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from The Wall Street Journal (publication information unknown) View the original article When times turn bad, they’re made worse by hesitation, halfway measures, and panicky decisions. Such as the decision to reduce or eliminate advertising. The fact is, companies that maintain or increase their advertising spending during recessions get ahead. A less crowded field allows […]

Infographic: The Art of Window Displays

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Some fashion brands have gained a reputation for their impressive window displays, most notably high-end brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel. They go the extra mile when it comes to attracting shopper’s attention. Whether they have effective storyline type displays or they simply let colours or their clothes do the talking, these brands ensure they […]

Infographic: Mobile Market Domination

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Why Your Business Needs A Mobile Marketing Strategy People are no longer only relying on their computers or a landline to stay connected with friends, family, and businesses. Instead, people are using mobile devices to build relationships with others and make purchasing decisions each day. Click here to view an enlarged version of this infographic. […]