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How can marketing professions prepare for a recession while realizing that there is no room for squandering precious marketing dollars? As our B2C audience becomes more frugal when buying, our B2B folks will follow suit. Will the discount giants, filled with cash, be the only companies to survive a depressed economy? As a marketer, how…

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Puzzle - fill open position with a perfect candidate

Today, the nationwide labor shortage is impacting numerous US industries, perhaps none more so than retail. The latest Jolts report released by the US Labor Department showed that while job openings increased by 998,000, new hires only increased by 69,000. This data indicates that only one out of every 15 new positions has been filled…

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  It’s been tough the last few months. On an emotional level, marketing managers are drained, stressed and probably a little scared of the possibility of impending doom. Yet, on a business level, what should we be doing for our brands to be prepared for when things turn around? How do we not get stuck…

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Marketing to Millennials graphic

If your business is selling to other businesses, chances are it’s a Millennial buying your products. They are getting older and moving into important business decision-making roles – so it’s important to know when marketing to millennials how they research and how they buy. Millennials are people born between 1981 and 1997 and account for…

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Brand Strategy Across Many Product Lines concept image

How do companies like P&G and Henry Schein manage their brand strategy across such diverse and large product lines? First, let’s start off by defining what a product line is. A product line is a group of related products all marketed under a single brand name that is sold by the same company. For example,…

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Influencer marketer making a how-to video

Do you use YouTube in your media mix for marketing?  If you don’t, you’re missing out on the most popular website for videos with over 400 hours of video being uploaded every minute. Trying to make your content stand out in the giant pool of content is a huge challenge faced by brands. Many brands…

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Roaring lion

Regardless of what product or service you’re marketing, it’s vital to understand your audience—and understand what motivates them. The following seven appeals are the most common psychological strategies advertisers use to reach their target audience and persuade them to buy. Emotional appeals. Emotional appeals are designed to make an audience associate positive feelings with your…

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With over 500 million users, Instagram is a must for many social media marketing plans. But, like with any social media platform, in order to get the most out of your efforts, you have to adopt strategies to keep your followers as engaged as possible. The following are some ways you can keep your page’s…

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Mna walking past graffiti with the word Good

Whether you’re advertising or posting on social media, using the right visuals can grab people’s attention and keep them engaged. Unfortunately, some people treat their choice of images like an afterthought that they only include because they’re supposed to. If you want to get the most out of your visual marketing, and maximize the use…

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