Customer Behavior



I’ve seen about 30 posts and articles so far about the varying success or failure of retailers to match the projections of holiday shoppers, about half of which […]

The 2015 Holiday Shopping Frenzy


I recently heard the suggestion of a PPC (pay-per-click) “dark time” to test the impact of paid search on a site, shortly after the new design launches. The […]

When to Pause Paid Search Campaigns



As we welcome the onset of fall, so begins the process of finalizing strategic plans, budgets, and innovative initiatives for the coming year. You can see that in […]

Coming Soon – 2016: The Year of …





It’s here, it’s here, The 2015 Internet Trends Report is here! You’d think it was a major holiday, as marketers nearly lose their sh&! writing about it. If […]

Poor Widdle Miwennials


Marketing is really just Business Dating Dating is like marketing. We have to take a clear approach to the strategy, and align tactics to gain the results that […]

Marketing: The Third Date Weeder Movies


Adobe and EConsultancy Releases the 2015 Digital Trends Report Adobe just published the 2015 Digital Marketing Trends for 2015, a study based on survey results with Econsultancy. The […]

And the Results are In



The headline called out to me: The Top 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014 As I eagerly consumed the short summary of the article to find […]

You Had Me at “Marketing Trends”


What does Facebook Advertising tell you? I’m here on Facebook this evening because … because that’s what I do to relax, get ideas, spy on people, and keep […]

Are You Targeted with Facebook Ads


What is Marketing? I get asked that a lot, and being this close to it, it becomes difficult to explain. Each time I’m asked and about to answer […]

What is Marketing?



This is the year of big data, right? Not unlike the use of “aspirational” imagery in fashion magazines making us feel less than, so goes the blubbering on […]

Big Data’s Weakest Link


Well it’s about time. This is why people lose faith in leadership and corporate America. Sure, there’s no question there are smart people in those offices who have […]

Penney for your thoughts?


What Color is Your Month? April is Autism Awareness month. If you didn’t know that it only means you don’t pay attention to social media. Everything is blue, […]

Branding Awareness



Do you send out press releases? What is the purpose of a press release? How effective are they, and how do you know? We love the idea of […]

The Power of the Press Release


Today’s buzzword is: Remarketing You HAVE to do it, your agency or consultants tell you. It’s a way to capitalize easily and cheaply on behavioral marketing in an […]

Remarketing – Tactic or Ploy?


You’ve got emails, Search Engine Marketing, SEO programs in place. You blog, manage your social media, and develop press releases and white papers on a regular basis. You […]

Why Are You Marketing?



Mary had a Marketing plan To help her business recovery. But her agencies charged for basic audits Calling them insights and discovery. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nursery Rhymes remind us of […]

Mary Had a Marketing Plan


You send out all sorts of marketing initiatives to reach your targeted audience and your customers. But are they ready for you? If you have their information to […]

Is Your Customer Ready for You?


We regularly send marketing emails Quite frequently touting great sales. We design for quick scanning And skip keyword spamming And when done right response rarely fails. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nursery […]

The Glory of Email




Do you listen to your customers? Your clients? Your audience? You probably think you do, but if you’re the “expert” then chances are you are not. You know […]

Marketing from Behind


As a marketer for several decades, I was deeply disappointed by the ads these last few Super Bowls. This is a time to dust off the talent and […]

Mediocrity Wins Big