Tag Archives: Marketing

Marketing – Three Ways To Take Ownership

By Glenn Kass (glenn@catchdriver.com) Small businesses should be well versed in the importance of ownership. However, there are still too many that take a pass at taking control of their destiny. A rising tide of social options has left many … Continue reading

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Marketing Lift: Four Branding Workout Tips

You’ve met with your team; then, fine tuned the message, structured the budget and booked the mediums. But, your workout is just starting. What are you doing to lift your marketing? Surely your effort to sort through all of the … Continue reading

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A Social Media Spaghetti Western

Small business is on a never-ending search to capture the power of social media. Even when SMB owners do arrest a channel, they tire of the work to maintain it. Think of social as a legendary spaghetti western. Entrepreneurs hope … Continue reading

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Marketing-Be A Feature, Not Just Another Special

Lately, during conversations with friends in the food business, we’ve discussed their dislike of the word special. The word carries negative connotations for them. They prefer the word feature. I have to agree with them when you consider the abuse … Continue reading

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Hey, Disrupt This!

I had a recent meeting with a rep from a printing company. I know, who “prints” anymore, right? However, with everyone talking “disruption” in marketing these days, this meeting produced a surprise worth considering. The surprise you ask? I got … Continue reading

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Surviving a #marketing free-org

People love free, but hate when it goes away. Not surprising. But, what if your marketing relies too much on it and you suffer a “free-org?” Would your marketing plan survive? Some disagreement with changes are related to unintelligent design … Continue reading

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Small-Business-Social-Marketing-Will Facebook Brand Timelines Kill Traditional Marketing? Why, Do You Hate Your Marketing?

Facebook maintained previous expectations of a Leap Day 2012 launch of Timeline for Pages. Inevitably, people wonder if this is the innovation that kills (insert tool/app/program here)? Depends on your plan. Mark Zuckerberg and his merry band of social media … Continue reading

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Great News-In 2012 ‘Marketing Is People!’

The evidence is everywhere. There’s no denying it. In 2012, when it comes to marketing, people are “In” this year! Maybe I’m using a bit of sarcasm (my apologies for the “Soylent Green” reference). But, as I look at trending … Continue reading

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Crisis PR-A Five W Approach for Small Business

The recent scandals involving Herman Cain and Penn State remind us that when you think you’ve seen everything, you haven’t seen anything yet. However, these national stories again contain lessons for small businesses. I have written before about the impact … Continue reading

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Marketing and Sales-What’s Your Business’ McRib?

There I was in a strategy meeting for a company where I served as a Regional Marketing Manager. As we reviewed our efforts and what we could do to freshen our message and approach, our Regional Sales Manager looked at … Continue reading

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