Category Archives: Marketing stuff

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

Marketing and Podcasts

Had the iPod not been developed what would we call recorded audio programs today? I went to Wikipedia: Podcasting, first known as “audioblogging”, has its roots dating back to the 1980s. With the advent of broadband internet and portable digital … Continue reading

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Stopping my mental pricing bias

Many years ago (ok it was 1983), before he was a big-time star, I saw Jerry Seinfeld do a stand-up routine in Boston. He did a bit that went something like “I can’t compete with my father’s stories about the … Continue reading

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‘Please don’t litter’ – a marketing success story

Back in the day (that is when I was much younger), littering was a notable problem in the United States. There were seemingly constant campaigns delivered under the ‘Keep America Beautiful’ organization banner. The crying American Indian “Iron Eyes Cody”: … Continue reading

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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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