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Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is Not a Strategy

By | Posted Dec 2, 2014

Should your company be innovating more than it currently is? Recently, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on innovation as a means of keeping your business alive through a tough economic period. While innovation certainly has its merits, Dr. Soren Kaplan argues that too many companies are focusing on disruptive innovation. Read why he believes companies should stop trying to revolutionize their company, industry, and marketplace and instead focus on creating sound business foundations to keep your organization growing. See why he thinks that disruptive innovation simply is not a strategy.

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Marketing to Millennials

By | Posted Nov 25, 2014

How do you engage your audience? Are you taking into account the growing number of millennials entering the marketplace? If not, your competitors can take advantage and gain an edge over you. Marketing to millennials is a vastly different task than in the past, and Jeff Fromm and Christie Garton are here to provide tips for keeping them engaged and informed about your brand.

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5 Tips for Creating Successful Email Campaigns

By | Posted Nov 6, 2014

In the time you took to read this sentence, millions of emails were written and read. In the evolving digital marketplace, using email as a tool for success is a critical task. Creating attention-grabbing email campaigns can be difficult, however, due to the volume of emails that are sent and read every day. How do you plan to stand out? Matt Pfluger, VP of Digital Strategy at Garfield Group, offers his advice with 5 tips to create an impactful email campaign and truly set your marketing message apart.

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3 New Ways Companies Are Influencing What You Think (and Buy)

By | Posted Aug 27, 2014

Concerned about how companies might use all of that personal information about you they are collecting?  What today’s most progressive […]

How to Write an Executive Summary for a Marketing Plan

How to Write an Executive Summary for a Marketing Plan

By | Posted Aug 6, 2014

Your executive summary features key elements of the marketing plan, so write it after you finish the plan. It’s like […]

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A CEO’s Perspective on Email Prospecting

By | Posted Feb 5, 2014

Attention sales reps: if you’re still sending out those generic prospecting emails, then you need a Sales 2.0 upgrade, and […]

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4 Ways to Boost Sales and Marketing with the Buddy System

By | Posted Jan 30, 2014

Remember back in grade school when the teacher asked you to hold hands with someone on field trips? The idea […]

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Eight Ways To Improve Your Email Marketing Results

By | Posted Oct 24, 2013

Have you ever wished you had a magic wand that would send customers your way every time you waved it?  […]

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Marketing Techniques You Shouldn’t Try

By | Posted Jun 11, 2013

Networking, cold-calling, e-mail blasting, blogging… There are many marketing techniques out there. But unless you’re savvy you may be waiting in vain for results. In his new book, DO IT! MARKETING (AMACOM), marketing coach David Newman discusses many things marketers do, but shouldn’t. Here are four marketing techniques you should avoid…

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7 Warning Signs That Your Marketing Plan Is Not Done

By | Posted Apr 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

Entrepreneurs are wonderfully passionate. But sometimes that passion is not fully thought through, and the marketing plan (or lack thereof) is usually one of the first signs. Here are some warning signs from 6 Secrets to Startup Success.

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