Caught up in Klout-a-mania!

Have you been getting Klout invites recently on Facebook? I have. It seems lots of people are interested in having their rate of influence ranked and Klout is one of the many programs that will do this. But how much weight is put on these influential ranking systems. Apparently a lot. I was driving home […]

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Just say no

Just say no is a familiar anti-drug campaign from my high-school days. Some argue the effectiveness of the campaign but the tag line can be applied to many facets of our lives. I’ve learned to use it in business and found it to be quite effective. Kim Coles said at the recent Women Empowerment Conference […]

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It’s got to be right

Here’s a helpful tip that will save you time and money. You have to have the right product or service, for the right price, targeted to the right audience, accompanied by the right message, in the right medium to see success. Otherwise, you’re one frustrated business owner and marketer. Right Product/Service This goes back to […]

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Offering value to today’s consumer is a must

Organizations will often submit definitions for their field of interest. For instance, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) will write and submit a definition for public relations which is then used by professionals and academia. The American Marketing Association (AMA) is no different and offers the following definition of marketing. They contend that marketing […]

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So much more than a logo

Positioning and Branding Positioning is a marketer’s attempt to create a favorable opinion of a product or brand in the mind of the consumer. Positioning supplies information, data, images to influence the consumer’s perception of the product or brand. “Branding,” according to Marian Wood “is the use of words, designs and symbols to give a […]

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