Category Archives: Marketing stuff

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

How monthly subscriptions have infiltrated your life

The publishing site Quartz.com laid off more staff this past week. It’s not that Quartz hasn’t found a revenue model; it has already decided its best revenue future is via monthly subscriptions. Quartz like many others knows that bleeding you … Continue reading

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Vitamix blenders show how it’s done to build a successful brand

So how does a company like Vitamix proudly charge WAY more for its product than almost all the other market competitors?   Without a substantial advertising budget? In the past Vitamix has run TV spots – but I’ve not seen one … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s future is pre-ordained

Hong Kong is part of China. That may seem obvious and yet recent news has confirmed for me that the Hong Kong of the not-too-distant future will be nothing like what people remember. Having traveled to Hong Kong more than … Continue reading

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Direct response has to go beyond ‘just get the order’

In the classic sense, direct response has always been about getting the first order, meeting or beating breakeven, then keeping that new customer in the funnel long enough to actually make a profit. Keeping customers in for a couple of … Continue reading

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Medical Device Marketing and Advertising are two different things

The back and forth between sales and marketing in companies have been around from the start of corporate business enterprises. Our shop has done a great deal of medical device advertising and promotion. We’ve helped internal marketing departments with messaging … Continue reading

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Do I want to buy a Facebook ‘Portal’ device?

Having a daughter that lives in a city located almost 1,000 miles away is sometimes frustrating. I miss her and wish I could see her and spend time with her more often. And I know I am in good company … Continue reading

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Misreported data is useless

My post earlier this year on “Bad Data is Worse than No Data” did not address what is likely a larger problem when it comes to auctioning data sets. Under cover of ‘best intentions’, misreported data is misinformation. An example: … Continue reading

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Long live the King? Marketing the Kings of Beers has changed

I recently returned from a six-day trip to Montana. I had never been to Montana before and it’s absolutely spectacular, in July at least. I cannot vouch for January. The photo is from a hotel bar in Three Forks and … Continue reading

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What if our agency prefers not to specialize?

My business partner and I run a small marketing and advertising ‘shop’ with an office on Madison Avenue. Yes we’re Mad Men. Ok that’s out of the way. We’re successful and have been growing our business over the past few … Continue reading

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A lack of marketing is not helping digital editions

I ride a train to and from New York City most of the days of the month. It takes over an hour on the train itself. I make an effort to pass the time reading all sorts of things. I … Continue reading

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