Category Archives: promotion

Optimizing Your Marketing Communications Mix

On those few occasions when I am in town for a full week or more, I often go through my “archives.” I found this gem tucked away in a folder that was mislabeled. While not earth shattering, it’s worth remembering. … Continue reading

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Will The Return Of The Edsel Be Next?

For reasons that are beyond me, Pepsi has announced the return of their 1990s soft drink failure, Crystal Pepsi. For those of you who don’t remember, or never heard, Crystal Pepsi was a “clear cola.” As predicted by my friend … Continue reading

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Great Idea; Too Bad It Tastes Like Its Name

As people who know me know, I like candy. I especially like sour candy. I was therefore  quite attracted to the display of candy in the picture. Great packaging. Excellent potential secondary use. Outstanding come on for us sour candy … Continue reading

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A Truly Novel Promotion From An Unlikely Source

The other day my grandson came over wearing an edgy t-shirt from his orthodontist. Two things got my attention: (1) he was wearing what was essentially an ad for his orthodontist and (2) it was a pretty awesome shirt. I … Continue reading

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Why Promote What You Don’t Want To Sell?

In a return to the “why are they promoting what they can’t (or won’t) deliver” department, let’s look at the Chevy Spark EV. This vehicle is apparently a “dog.” Sales were dismal and showed no signs of improving. But then … Continue reading

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B2Me Has Finally Arrived

Ever since Peppers and Rogers postulated The One to One Future, marketers have tried to find cost-effective ways to deliver on the promise. I think it surprises many at how long it has taken while still not being pervasive. And … Continue reading

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Just Because It’s Easy, Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Make A Big Deal About It

The ongoing anxiety over GMO foods is a marketing opportunity for many companies. Chipotle recently announced, with great fanfare, the end of GMOs at their restaurants. I ate at a Chipotle for the first time in a while on the … Continue reading

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