After the Temporary Boom of the Holiday Season

While most merchants are prepping for the 2019 holiday season, they should also be thinking about next year.  And the thinking should not be as much about the 2020 holiday season but retaining current and any new customers they acquire. While holiday sales are important, building and retaining one’s customer base is critical to growing […]

The Key: Personalization And Teamwork

teamwork in the workplace

As if to put an exclamation point on what many marketers already know, CRM manufacturer Salesforce has revealed the results of a recent survey showing that 84% of respondents say that to get their business, companies must treat customers like people and not numbers.  What was even more revealing is that 80% said the experience […]

Minorities Will Outnumber The Majority by 2040

The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that sometime in 2020, the number of minority children in our country will outnumber white children and that around 2040, the total number of minorities will outnumber whites.  Other data indicates that four out of ten millennials are non-white and that generation Z (1995-2012) is about 50%.  Yet another […]

Rags to Riches with Kickstarter? The Truth Behind Crowdfunding

Peter Dering started with zero dollars in venture capital. Now he’s worth tens of millions. Peter and his partners swear by project funding platform Kickstarter. That’s how their once small, camera accessory business, Peak Design got its start back in 2011, and how it continues to thrive today, to say the least. This month, Peak […]

How to Get Free Press Coverage

From a distance, getting press coverage seems like a simple step in a brand’s marketing plan. Because journalists are more or less inundated with new pitches, however, the reality is that you’re going to have to work a little harder to make your brand and product stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re an established […]

How Marketing and HR Can Collaborate

Hr and marketing

Marketing and HR teams have their own unique and very important functions. However, the evolving and expanding role of a marketer is one of the reasons why marketing can work alongside HR teams. It’s not news that there the job market is a very different place. Unemployment is at an all time low and there […]

Using PR to fundraise for nonprofits

Unlike for-profit businesses, nonprofits have the additional burden of fundraising money from the pubic, business and government organisations to sustain themselves and their work. To achieve their fundraising goals, nonprofit organisations will benefit from using public relations to get the media and the public to pay attention to their activities. A targeted approach to public […]

Tips for Getting Instagram Followers and More Likes

There is a lot of noise about how to get free Instagram followers, more likes, more shares, more engagement. A new report from Mention and HubSpot looked at more than 48 million Instagram posts, and it garnered a wealth of tips for your business growth needs. After analysing more than 48 million Instagram posts and […]