November 1, 2020
Last week’s announcement of the new partnership between TikTok and Shopify dazzled global retail markets. This partnership unites social media, video and e-commerce to make shopping more exciting and interactive. Already pervasive and popular in China, social commerce is taking off in North America by bringing the mall to popular social platforms during the pandemic. […]
September 4, 2019
Match your message to your big picture.
October 16, 2018
What your audience wants: Add these popular types of content to your 2019 content marketing strategy.
May 10, 2017
April 23, 2017
Write for people — not for Google. Add warmth, personality and emotion to your writing and keep it conversational.
February 15, 2017
February 5, 2017
Few companies can afford a $5 million TV ad during the Super Bowl. For the rest of us, here are 99 ways to tackle the competition and score a touchdown using simple marketing tactics. Marketing Planning 1. Revise or create a marketing plan for your business. 2. Revisit your market research. 3. Analyze your competition. […]
May 4, 2016
Consumer goods marketers are paying close attention to young hipster moms. Here’s why: According to new research from market research firm Ipsos, there’s a lucrative yet highly-demanding consumer segment within the millennials cohort: YEMMies (Young, Educated Millennial Moms). Don’t let the cute name fool you: these shrewd — and often tattooed — ladies are influential […]
January 13, 2016
(Originally posted on LinkedIn.) Say good-bye to the silos between IT and marketing. Today’s most successful companies embrace the powerful fusion of tech-driven marketing. And so should you. To compete effectively, your marketing team needs to stay up-to-date on tech innovations — and how they impact your communications with customers and prospects. To compete successfully […]
January 5, 2016
B2C brands: This infographic summarizes 5 Disruptive Retail Trends to Watch in 2016, my latest post for RangeMe.com.
October 9, 2015
Beyond coffee, Starbucks is a powerhouse in content marketing. Starbucks’ commitment to comfort, community and consistency — across its 21,000 stores and its content — have ignited the brand’s popularity and global dominance. In the 2014 video Meet Me at Starbucks, the coffee giant tells its brand story by letting its customers tell their own […]
August 25, 2015
Ashley Madison. FIFA. NFL. Bill Cosby. Jian Ghomeshi. Rob Ford… In recent months, the headlines have proclaimed PR problems for several major brands and personalities. These headlines prove that, in business as in life, bad stuff happens. Any company could make headlines due to a crisis involving a data breach, employee misconduct, financial issues or […]
April 28, 2015
What powerful marketing tactic builds brand awareness, creates trust and establishes long-term value – all at a low cost? The most effective way to win new customers and grow your business, especially when starting out, is word of mouth. Word of mouth spreads the word about your business by encouraging delighted customers to recommend your […]
February 17, 2015
Tomorrow is National Drink Wine Day in the U.S. To celebrate a beverage that attracts consumers ranging from peasants to monarchs, let’s shine a spotlight on the wine industry – and how you can benefit from its marketing tips. Despite an influx of new wine drinkers, global wine consumption has decreased in recent years due […]