Monthly Archives: October 2010

Everybody’s got plans…until they get hit!

Thanks to the pugilist philosopher Mike Tyson for our title. Planning is critical. Some of us skip steps or fail to flesh out the details. Others think the plan is solid….then, well, you get knocked out. Several items washed ashore lately from … Continue reading

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We Now Interrupt This Program

These are interesting times for marketers. Any number of opportunities are available for getting the word out. It almost requires an actuarial skill set to assess and value all of them. That brings us to the roughly week-old struggle between … Continue reading

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“My Macy’s” – Does the message fit the metric?

More and more attention is paid to internet retail sales numbers for “Black Friday” and beyond. Thanks to a family member, I was tipped off to a Bloomberg wire article via regarding the return of “My Macy’s” for the legacy … Continue reading

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The Four P’s Of Marketing (Then And Now)

Common sense never goes out of style. In 1964, Neil H. Borden of Harvard Business School formalized methodology he had been using since the late 1940’s. The article titled “The Concept of the Marketing Mix” put into words The Four … Continue reading

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