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You Have To Know Who Your Customers Aren’t: Lessons From Fender Guitar

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If you know anything at all about guitars, you know the name Fender. The iconic instrument maker has been around for seventy years. They’re a well-respected, legacy brand. Fender is a well-respected, legacy brand that’s doing everything it can to attract and retain their customers. The way guitars used to be sold – by and… Continue Reading »

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Millennials Are Sick of Intrusive Marketing…And They’re Not The Only Ones

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We begin this blog with an irony alert. A search for synonyms for intrusive brought me to thesaurus.com; there, waiting for me, were two ads that couldn’t have been more perfectly picked for me. One was for a nearby pet center offering cool canine treats – exactly the type of perk our furry office mates… Continue Reading »

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Persistence Pays Off: The Secret of Building Real Relationships on Social Media

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Developing an effective social media presence takes time. While setting up a profile and beginning to post content isn’t all that involved, it’s the process of developing and interacting with your followers that demands both patience and persistence. Brands sometimes become frustrated when the levels of engagement they’re enjoying aren’t translating into the real-world sales… Continue Reading »

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The Shiny and the Substantial: Creating Your 2017 Promotional Calendar

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Well, we’ve done it. Another holiday shopping season has come to an end, and aside from a few last-last-last minute shoppers, discount deal hunters, and people who never let a gift card get cold in their pocket, things will be a little calmer for the next few weeks for most businesses. That makes it the… Continue Reading »