Tag Archives: economic downturn

And now it hits the PC business

The AP reported today that global PC shipments dropped for the first time in six years. Unlike other retail categories where unit volume was up but average selling price was down due to discounting, PC unit sales actually dropped in … Continue reading

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Somebody’s doing something right

Amid the doom and gloom in the auto sector, here comes Audi with record sales for the 13th year in a row.  While Audi is a niche player in the industry (sales above 1M units for the first time), it … Continue reading

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Overcoming obstacles to making sales

We love seeing companies that are innovative in their approach to helping customers, and in so doing, help themselves. We criticize the automobile industry a lot (for valid reasons we think), but in this case we can report on an … Continue reading

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Retail sales this holiday season … what’s the real story

While I have no doubt that this holiday season’s retail sales will not have been great, I will look forward to hearing the actual numbers. And I suggest you look at them in detail. Since the report will come out … Continue reading

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The 3-Steps in the CMO’s Life-Cycle

I recently had the opportunity to speak in the Republic of Ireland as well as Northern Ireland. While there I was interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster regarding my take on how to deal with the economic downturn facing some companies … Continue reading

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