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Before Advertising Your Book on Amazon, Define What Success Means to You

Before Advertising Your Book on Amazon, Define What Success Means to You

If you are an author marketing your books on Amazon, you need to have a clear picture of what success means to you before you embark on Amazon Advertising. What you want to achieve will inform: How you price your…

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This Hotel's Marketing Campaign Went from Quirky to Creepy Real Fast

This Hotel’s Marketing Campaign Went from Quirky to Creepy Real Fast

Renaissance Hotels takes marketing inspiration from its name, seeking to evoke a sense of the renaissance era. It’s a solid brand strategy concept, as described on its website: We’re a hotel for the curious, the adventurous for those who see…

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Let Your Brand Show Some Personality

Let Your Brand Show Some Personality

Invest in Graphic Design that Tells Your Brand’s Story Recently, I worked with Tailored Automation to craft brand strategy and represent the company at DevOpsDays Indy. The company was being launched just weeks before the event, and owner Garrett Honeycutt…

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How to Hire and Retain Employees with an Employment Marketing Strategy

How to Hire and Retain Employees with an Employment Marketing Strategy

In these days of 3.8% unemployment, US small businesses face significant challenges to recruit, hire and retain employees. Vistage research finds that CEOs of small and medium-sized businesses highlight talent management as their #1 concern, with 65% planning to hire…

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How to Deal with Angry Customers

How to Deal with Angry Customers

Angry customers happen. Sometimes it’s your fault. Sometimes it isn’t. Above all, remain calm, practice humility and know that this interaction won’t last forever. As you assess the situation, mentally ask yourself these questions: What is the customer truly angry…

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From Businesses to Users, Yelp is Losing its Appeal

From Businesses to Users, Yelp is Losing its Appeal

Poor Customer Service and Increased Competition Take a Toll on Yelp An active community of users and businesses makes Yelp valuable. Community members are individuals. As Yelp matures as a business, the temptation to de-humanize the community while developing cookie-cutter…

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4 Essentials to Sell Books on Amazon

4 Essentials to Sell Books on Amazon

For authors, Amazon is the online retail behemoth you can’t live without (and sometimes, you can’t live with). It’s estimated that Amazon has 800,000 eBooks available and 1.8 million print books for sale. On a given day, Amazon may sell…

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Are Your Google Ads Working, or Wasting You Money?

Are Your Google Ads Working, or Wasting You Money?

“Search Terms” Show You What Customers Are Really Searching For Google Search Ads are fueled by your chosen list of keywords. Everyone knows that. Reports for a veterinary client show that “emergency vets” resulted in 128 clicks, and “animal hospital”…

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2 Medical Marketing Slogans that Miss the Mark

2 Medical Marketing Slogans that Miss the Mark

An organization’s brand is often summarized into a tagline, a rallying cry for what the organization promises to deliver to its customers. Marketing slogans should inspire and motivate customers. In these two instances of medical marketing slogans, the organizations haven’t…

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