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Marketing in Lean Times

When the Going Gets Tough, Let Marketing Maintain Your Strength When the economy falls on hard times, the first move of many business owners is to cut back — and one of the most common places to do so is the marketing budget. This is an ill-advised move that will definitely lower your profits. Maintaining…

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Blogs to Follow

Five Blogs You Should Be Following Now   KISSmetrics Their software promises to “track, analyze and optimize your digital marketing performance,” and, “show you what’s working and what’s not across all campaigns, mobile and web.” The blog is a wealth of information on digital marketing, from Adwords and social media to metrics and marketing budgets….

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Harnessing Rookie Energy

How Thinking Like a Rookie Can Energize Your Marketing Strategy Last month I had the pleasure of attending The Art of Marketing in Calgary. I left feeling inspired by the speakers, in particular Liz Wiseman, author of Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. Wiseman’s talk got me thinking about…

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Marketing Strategy Myths

Watch Out For These Four Common Myths of Marketing Strategy So you know you need a marketing strategy — and that’s good! But once you realize you need one, there are stumbling blocks toward having it work FOR you. There is no use putting in the amount of effort that a marketing strategy requires, only…

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New Research Trends: Part 1

A Round-Up of the 2014 GRIT Report, PART 1   The Green Book Guide for Buyers of Marketing Research publishes an annual report based on a survey of research clients and suppliers. The report, known as the GRIT (Greenbook Research Industry Trends) Report, draws on input from over 3000 research professionals, including those from Canada’s…

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Lessons from the Super Bowl

By now we’ve all suffered the deflating surprise ending of the Nationwide Super Bowl commercial or heard about it online. We’ve watched #leftshark hit himself in the face under the guise of “dancing” and explained to our children why Missy Elliott’s appearance was way cooler, really, than Katy Perry’s. Many of us have even giggled…

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