In a few short days, the world will be awash in media hype to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was released on June 1, 1967. Frequently cited as the greatest album ever made , Sgt. Pepper’s is a pop culture touchstone that has influenced countless musicians over the past half century. The record’s golden anniversary has spawned several new books, a “super deluxe” album reissue, a new documentary about the Fab Four andeven a pretty hilarious mashup of the album with another pop culture icon, Star Wars.
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.
Tomorrow, scores of scientists and supporters of science will take to the streets of Washington, D.C., and elsewhere to march for science. For one day, science will come out of the lab and into the limelight, and if the media cover this event as expected, public attention will be directed to the importance of science to society. Continue reading “Friday Five: #MarchForScience Eve edition”
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”
Are you interested in getting the latest news from journalists and news outlets that specialize in higher education? If so, I’ve got a list for you. Continue reading “A new Twitter list for #highered news junkies”