Part of "Marketing 101" dictates that a big key to marketing is making sure that the value of your offering (your value proposition) has something that the other guys don't. You need to have some kind of competitive advantage. This can be as simple as just doing...
You recall I've voiced in the past what a fan I am of OnCue. I am a fan of their brand largely because they just execute so well. They execute so well because they are constantly paying attention to their customers. They get more of my business simply because they...
I’ve always appreciated the Jewish proverb which states that good is the enemy of great. This has been applied many ways over the years, but it’s especially useful in reminding us of the negative consequences that can come from merely settling for for “good” when we are capable of so much more, whether we’re talking […]
Og Mandino once said “Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” I think every success offers a lot of valuable lessons, too, and I know for a fact that most managers don’t spend nearly enough focus on how to derive […]
All organizations exist in a dynamic environment. The very nature of that dynamic environment means there will be things that will necessitate change for the organization. Constantly. One way the most successful organizations cope with change is to constantly be a student of their environment while constantly asking “what if…” questions, then brainstorming potential strategies. […]
Everybody wants to know “what’s next” in terms of the post-pandemic 2020 and beyond. I wish I knew. I’ll add that I don’t have a lot of faith in anybody who claims they do know, to be quite candid and just a little snarky. The optimist in me likes to think
If you’ve been to the movies lately (and my family has been a bunch this summer ’cause there have been some great ones!) you notice there’s a trend going on that kind of seems to come and go. You’ll see ads and commercials for local organizations run before the previews of coming attractions start. You’ll also […]
Seth Godin is a brilliant marketer. He often posts a blog entry of only one sentence or a few sentences. And people think it’s amazing. And when he does it, it is. If I were to do that, it’d just look like I was trying to imitate Mr. Godin. Or just lazy. Or both. Which […]