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12 / 19 / 2014

David Bowie Is… A great marketing lesson


What can all marketers learn from the great David Bowie?

I recently had the opportunity to view the exhibit “David Bowie Is…” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

While I went in knowing what an amazing performer and overall beautiful man David Bowie is, I had no clue I’d walk out with an excellent lesson in marketing. read more »

12 / 18 / 2014

Understand What You’re Buying This Holiday Season… As Well As After


As consultants it is not uncommon for us to work with a client that is transitioning from one enterprise software to another. Perhaps they believe this will streamline current marketing processes or enhance the speed of their campaign development lifecycle. read more »

12 / 17 / 2014

Process Redesign as a Badge of Honor


Asking for help should be a celebration, not a mark of failure!

I love shopping, but I loathe visiting a new mega-store. Home Depot is my ultimate nemesis. When I walk inside, I have two options:

  1. Use my own intuition to find the department representing the item I am searching for and wander up and down the aisles until I find it.
  2. Track down a sales associate who can direct me to the exact aisle where my item resides.

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12 / 15 / 2014

Resolve to Evolve


Now that your holiday offers are out the door, it’s time to look ahead to the New Year and make resolutions – or evolutions. Marketers know how to change, to ask themselves “How have the needs of my consumers changed? How do we respond to that in a way that is relevant?” read more »