Category Archives: Business
Readers, what do you think? Your comments and my ability to reply to them are part of the process of developing more ideas, a larger perspective and new theories. This are very important to me both as a writer and someone who seeks to be a thought leader. Looking forward to reading and responding to your comments. Thank you all.
The Charrette corporate culture, philosophy and brand development was such that it is possible that other retail corporations fashioned their stores after Charrette. They were clean looking with simple straight lines, well designed, displaying everyday items as if they were high end designer merchandise.
Where Have All the Blog Posts Gone? One might think that based upon the infrequency of my posts lately, that I had lost interest in blogging. The opposite is the case. I love to write and I think blogging is one of the coolest inventions for someone like myself who has plenty to say, to …
Unfortunately, one of the major obstacles to going paperless is the generation of adults, considered baby boomers and older, who grew up and became educated without this technology. The height of sophistication was slide rules and pocket calculators. Now there are the Inbound Boomers to help with this transition.
So began my love affair with old furniture and furnishing, transforming them from trash into treasures. It lasted for several years, became a business and a system for the reuse and (re)decoration of wood, metal and other materials.
There are many things that are no longer just the way they were. Similar to the story of Rip Van Winkle, someone who had simply fallen asleep or gone underground for a few decades and returned to the present would find his present to be very much in the past. There would be many technological changes that could baffle him. This post, Technologically Speaking, illustrates a few of them.
My biggest challenge has been that I want to know EVERYTHING about this social media and I want to know it YESTERDAY. Neither of these is possible. But I have come to not only see the dots, and have started to connect them to the extent that the gaps are filling in. It is starting to make sense, a lot of sense. It is also a thing of great beauty in my eyes.
Visit our latest blog post on our favorite Local On-line Business Directory, MerchantCirle and read about a A Discussion on Social Media and Traditional Advertising Pros and Cons Let us know what you think of it. And definitely let us know if you have questions or if we can help you in any way. Sincerely, …
So begins a recent blog post by colleague, Basil C. Puglici, Digital Brand Marketing Educator. It is a fascinating article about an experimental program that Google has begun, called Google +1, to ‘compete with’ or ‘emulate’ the facebook ‘LIKE’ page.
When someone quotes an excerpt from a blog that lists content that another writer wrote, what do you call it? Internet telephone? So I guess I am going to play a little Internet telephone with you.
“Every small business needs to have a website. But business owners aren’t exactly sure what should go on their website. A website needs to be an asset to your company. It needs to make money, rather than cost money.” Ken Builder
“It feels like weâre in a Golden Age of the web, led by consumer internet services and e-commerce. Just consider these stats: Facebookâover 600 million users. Twitterâ25 billion tweets last year. Tumblrâ1 billion page views a week. Zyngaâ100 million users on Cityville in just 6 weeks. Weâre witnessing a generation of consumer web companies growing at an unprecedented rate in terms of both user adoption and revenue. But hereâs a little secret thatâs gone unnoticed by most. Itâs women.” Aileen Lee
Google loves Inbound Boomer, the Marketing Bytes mascot. He showed up 9 out of 10 times on the first page when he was called.
“Be careful of this woman who parades around as the Maven in the Hat at Marketing Bytes. She’s creative, she’s fun, she’s inventive… but worst of all: she’ll make you THINK! . . . .
On my gifts wish list this past holiday season, I had included an oilcloth backpack. Keep in mind, I had no idea if such a thing existed but I had decided that I wanted one. Since I knew about oilcloth and had other items made from it, I decided that a backpack must be available, …
A short video courtesy of YouTube to get in the shopping mood for the holiday season and remember to shop local . . . ‘it is green, it is wise, it is friendly, it saves lives.’ There are those for whom shopping can be an artistic, poetic, even theatrical experience. This type of shopper luxuriates …
I had two experiences recently that have brought home to me the golden rules of how not to treat customers unless you want to lose them. I call these the âBad Biz Bye-Lawsâ. They should never happen and especially in this economy one would think that a retailer or service business provider would want to go out of the way to keep customers happy rather than alienate them.
You network often. You have a stack of other peopleâs business cards that could fill a file cabinet. Yet, you donât seem to be getting much business. Could it be that you have not learned how to do THE NETWORKING DANCE: 6-Steps 4-Networking 2-Success? Step One: THE âATTEND A NETWORKING FUNCTIONâ STEP Make contact with …