Category Archives: Marketing stuff

Things I am thinking about with regard to customer experiences and marketing

AARP – does it have a long-term future?

In April of 2012 I wrote a post on what I felt was the need for AARP to change its messaging and to re-brand. Some of the recent television spots feature AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins in which she promotes AARP … Continue reading

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23 books I finished in 2016

There’s a part of me that believes ‘You are what you read”.   Some years ago I realized that I was not reading much aside from magazines, newspapers, and marketing and advertising industry articles.   I set a goal to read 2 … Continue reading

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Marketing 101 – Use evidence of success to drive decisions

Data-driven marketing, Big Data, and all the related terms should be at the forefront of the minds of marketers.  73% of all digital spending in 2016 will be purchased programmatically.   http://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2016/is-the-future-of-advertising-already-here/. Do more of what works, less of what … Continue reading

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Why aren’t you marketing your product at a State Fair?

I’ve only been to one other State Fair in Ohio and it was a regional fair and not for the entire state but it was pretty much what I expected. Animals, produce, music performances, rides, funnel cakes, and corn dogs. … Continue reading

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Amazon and Google are fast becoming like public utilities

I’ve noted on several occasions that I am an admirer of both Google (now Alphabet) and Amazon.com. As marketers we are involved with both every single day on behalf of our clients AND ourselves. We have a number of clients … Continue reading

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NASA still needs to market itself

Last year I wrote about a great marketing story that “wasn’t” and it had to do with NASA. You remember NASA right? The National Aeronautics and Space Agency. Aeronautics?   Does anyone really use that term outside of the agency itself? … Continue reading

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For Billboard advertising you have 7 seconds or less

Since as my partner David likes to say we need to be COG-nostic (not agnostic) when it comes to deciding on the appropriate channel marketing mix OOH (out-of-home) marketing is always considered. As I have written in the past the … Continue reading

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