A quick Friday Five this week: A potpourri of reads — on branding, media, advertising, work and self-improvement — that caught my attention: Continue reading “Friday Five: Random access reads”
One of my first aha! moments as a brand manager came years ago, by way of a book by Seth Godin called Purple Cow. That little book — still Godin’s best, in my opinion — hammered home a basic but essential theme for marketers: To be successful, businesses and their brands need to stand out among the competition.
Imagine you decide you want to build a new house. So the first thing you do is heat to your local lumber yard, purchase some lumber, a hammer and some nails, and start hammering boards together in the lumber yard parking lot. Continue reading “Your marketing plan is your blueprint”
Anyone interested in marketing metrics ought to check out this article from the MIT Sloan Management Review‘s Spring 2016 issue. Continue reading “Friday Five: Muddled marketing metrics”
Some recent news and views of interest to marketers: Continue reading “Friday Five: Marketing mix edition”
I’ve long thought that measuring social media marketing success solely by counting the number of likes a page, post or tweet racks up is the wrong approach — or an incomplete approach at best. Continue reading “Why likes matter less than we’d like”
If you’re involved in any aspect of marketing, branding or communication at a college or university, and you are a member of CASE and receive CASE’s Currents magazine, then you owe it to yourself to read a great article about branding by Tony Proudfoot (@tonyproudfoot on Twitter) in the January-February issue of Currents. Continue reading “Battling brand fatigue in #highered”