Category: Marketing

Assessments, tips and commentary around general marketing topics

Taking Innovation to the Next Level: Ester Mae Marketing Pivots to 48 Innovate

Check out the proven enterprise-class innovation process from 48 Innovate, the recent pivot for Ester Mae Marketing.

Reinventing an icon — How we redesigned the region’s leading news and weather website for new audiences and revenue opportunities without sacrificing a loyal consistency — Case Study

A Case Study on the responsive website redesign of power house local news leader WRAL.com and the exciting results from the project. The Goal:  While logging 3-4 million page views on an average day, super-successful, online power house WRAL.com still needed to evolve or die. News viewing habits for important younger demos had shifted since …

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From Euro Zone to Fireball Whisky – My Top 5 Social Shares of the Week

This week’s top social shares includes some bad news for Euro Zone and The New York Times. Now on to the good stuff. News looks good for Fireball Whisky. Learn a thing or two about their marketing strategy. How’s this for serendipity. Last week, I declared Focus is the New Black, and this week I found an ingenious …

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Holograms, Rockstar Women Entrepreneurs & My Lil Moments of Fame — All Happened This past Week

Everyone says, savor that moment of fame, because it is fleeting.  Well—here is how I am savoring mine by sharing some amazing technology and people at the same time. Triangle Startup Weekend – Women was a huge success. Here is a full recap and one of my moments of fame shared with amazing organizers, volunteers …

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We Are All Mockingjays – But Resist the Temptation

I had lots of different titles in my head for this post: Top 10 Most Abused Words in Business; Your BS Business Bingo Card Would Have These Words On It; Stop All the Bruises – Top 10 Words You Should Use Sparingly. Instead I decided to make an analogy – Yes, I admit it is …

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Marketing is Moving from Second Class to First

Anyone that has worked in marketing within at least the last 20 years knows what I am talking about…Usually sales and product/engineering rule the roost. Marketing as a function has been treated as the “necessary evil,” and since it is seen as a cost center, often, it is perceived as a second class function. These …

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Want to Engage Your Audience? Look To General Electric for Some Tips.

I don’t normally rave about brands for the most part but this is worth the mention.  General Electric (GE) exemplifies what it means to be social.  All it takes is one quick Google search to see. Not only is their stock up but you will see highlights of their social media efforts from Forbes, Entrepreneur Mag, …

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Learn 6 Business and Marketing Lessons From My Garden

Who knew digging in the dirt can offer such insights for business? 6 lessons sure to wow your customers and create long-term habits for business success!

Risk Management & Innovative Marketing – 3 Questions I Ask Every Client

Looking for innovative digital marketing? I suggest checking your risk tolerance first.  Seriously! It is a lot like a trip to the financial planner. Pick a number between 1 and 10 that best describes your risk tolerance and matching it to your marketing plan. Just saying “innovation” is easy. Everyone wants the big hit, the video that …

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Sales vs. Marketing: The Original Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones-like struggle for power and recognition exists in many offices. It’s a little well-known fact that  sales and marketing have had a long-standing power struggle. Often the two departments have different goals, motivations, and tools that align a company’s long and short-term goals. With each staking their claim to different areas of …

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