Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is heralded as one of the nation's leading publicity events: The annual Coney Island happening
A civil engineer recently remarked that nobody wants to pay for the upkeep of roads, public transit systems, or other infrastructure. After all, he quipped, "people get credit for building the new school, not maintaining what we already have."
Shining the spotlight on other people's brands, products and services across all of your business channels is an effective brand strategy you can use to leverage your brand to the next level.
In the age of rapid digital revolution in publishing, when readers have marketing management book options ranging from decades-old publications about how to be a successful CMO or brand manager to many different articles, there is a practical new free downloadable booklet worth reading.
Agencies should be honest about what they do best. Pretending is a slippery slope. If they have evolved their capabilities to offer more value, if they've acquired other talent to deliver differently, they should say so... when it's true.
Creating a steady stream of content that speaks to buyers and propels them toward purchase isn't always easy. Even if you have processes in place for understanding the content topics that resonate with your audience, it can be hard to craft them in a highly engaging format.
The explosion of digital platforms is causing many marketers to rethink how they engage with consumers. But sometimes in their hurry to embrace the digital world, companies often lose their way and forget the basic principles of good marketing and branding.
As 2014 gets underway, something profound is afoot among some of the world's largest brands. They are doing things differently and challenging the status quo. Rather than being daunted by the prospect of change, they have the courage to embrace it, which I would argue is setting them up for a more successful future.
These brands have such a cult following, they don't need to waste a dime on advertising their products.
Mark Pollard is very careful not to let semantics get in the way. And argues you shouldn't either. At Big Spaceship, no one has "Creative" in their title -- being creative is the cost of entry.