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Put a fork in Halloween

I don’t GET Halloween I’ve made some crazy commitment to blog once a day during November. Happy day after Halloween. We seem to increasingly celebrate Halloween with wild abandon. However, I don’t really buy into, and don’t much care for … Continue reading

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Marketing Your Business

Guest Blog on Nancy Hugo's Designers Circle HQ Marketing Your Business – Brand You! Click on the link below to read my guest blog on Nancy Hugo's Website: Designers Circle HQ   – Art Johnson johnson.art1@gmail.com http://www.insights-2-ignite.com Social Media, Training, … Continue reading

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A Story Worth Repeating

Sometimes you stumble upon a story that just needs to be re-told. This one resonated with me: An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. … Continue reading

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Home Depot 4th of July savings on Korean Appliances

Home Depot is advertising Red White & Blue Savings on appliances in Thursday’s insert in the paper. You might think that this is an Independence Day ad, but the top 4 items on the front page of the ad are … Continue reading

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More Slime

As a follow up to my previous blog, Pink Slime and Politics, I noticed an editorial in The NY Times this past Sunday titled, What if It weren’t called Pink Slime? Author Philip M. Boffey argues rather convincingly, that the … Continue reading

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Pink Slime and Politics

“Words, words, mere words” wrote Shakespeare, but using just the right words makes all the difference in how we view the world around us. If we want to buy extra lean ground beef to feed our families, we might choose … Continue reading

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The 10 best sales and marketing books.

For those in sales and marketing: http://www.amazon.com/lm/R348FZ1P2703IV/ref=cm_sw_em_r_lm_SENEpb1CF87RR? The link above will take you to a list I created on Amazon.com of my favorite books on sales and marketing. I’m an avid reader and have quite a collection of business books. … Continue reading

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How productive are you?

Seth Godin is a favorite of mine. Here is an excellent blog of his. Please click on the link below for the text that accompanies this graphic. How much time do you spend actually performing your job vs. doing other … Continue reading

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Be Better – Be Different

Columnist and author Dale Dauten once wrote, “Different isn’t always better, but better is always different.” This pithy aphorism deserves some serious thought. The fox in the photo may be safe (for now), but by definition if we want to … Continue reading

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Pricing iPads – A Winning Strategy for Apple

Apple launched its new iPad on Wednesday (Mar 7) starting at $499. But they kept the existing iPad2 beginning model in the line at a reduced price of $399 – smart move. Marketers call this a flanking tactic. Apple protects … Continue reading

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