“If anything, our brand is almost all about storytelling.” I came across this from Doug Wood, President of Tommy Bahama. A reputable company with good brand recognition. We’ve all heard of them and we know what they do. But why?... Keep Reading: Brand Recognition: What’s Your Story?
Is this where the Brand Plan says we should be? Amazon is planning on going all brick and mortar on us in a west coast test market. I think an oh so overused word applies here, REALLY!? As a brand planner I’d like to think that someone at this... Keep Reading: Amazon: On Line Outta Line. Where is the Brand Plan Control?
So you want to put that great new product on the shelves of Wal-Mart. Sitting in the Wal-Mart buying office lobby is the Star Wars Bar scene of mass market distribution. You can’t believe the array of products and hopeful Willie/Willimina... Keep Reading: Mass Market Distribution, Gettin in the Door
I read a scary bit of research from the pros along the Charles River. Forrester Research was working on the "of's" of marketing in businesses today. The Of's being perceptions of /need of/cost of etc. and what they found was, drum roll please.... Keep Reading: I’m NOT in Sales!
In our business the buzz is all about being on-line, social media tactics with webinars offering every form of advice. My in box looks like a 2am infomercial fest. The buzz can be deafening and overwhelming to the point that I just might get struck... Keep Reading: Newsletters, They Still Work
The Temkin Group just published its list of top customer service companies based on a Functional, Accessible and Emotional criteria. Amazon came out on top and interestingly Apple came out 79th! The industry is a buzzin with comments Keep Reading: Customer Service, Find the Emotion.