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Who is your Client: The Company or the Contact?

Before we start, I want to point out that since I am not a lawyer, this is not a legal opinion. It is simply the perspective of a very dedicated marketing consultant and business owner with over twenty years of experience. But if you’ve lost any clients recently, and are feeling a little beaten up, this article may be exactly…

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How Campaigns Fail

  I’ll confess straight up, that today’s blog is part cautionary, part rant, and part pitch. So read at your own risk. Here’s the thing… firms in the marketing industry almost all have the best of intentions: to achieve real revenue growth for their clients. But to actually do this requires a tremendous number of…

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Social Media In Your Marketing Plan

Three Reasons You Need It Marketing isn’t about selling: it’s about sharing a message. In the digital sphere, there is no better way to achieve this than by sharing on social media. While social media platforms are only ever one part of a plan that supports your overall marketing strategy, unless your target market is comprised…

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Research & Strategy: Together or Separate?

  Recently, I got into a little debate with a market researcher I’ve known for years. He said, “Don’t you think marketing research and strategy should be kept separate?  Clients should be outsourcing market research to one objective firm. That way it won’t be compromised or biased to support a certain strategy.”  I always had…

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Marketing Must-Haves

Five Elements of Marketing Strategy You Should Not Leave Out Too often, marketers cut right to the promotion spending (advertising methods, marketing collateral, etc.) when building a marketing strategy. Though it may seem that skipping any of these five elements of creating a marketing plan could save you time or money, this couldn’t be further…

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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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