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Marketing Memories: How to Sell High School Memorabilia to an Instagram and Twitter Generation

Remember that glossy hardcover tome that documented school politics, embarrassing hairstyles and ridiculous fads? Whether it’s prominently displayed on a bookshelf or gathering dust in your parents’ attic, you probably have one somewhere. Chances are, you also sprang for a high school class ring—after all, nearly everyone did. That’s not the case anymore though. At a time when teenagers are self-documenting their lives on a daily basis, the concept of investing in a ...

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10 Powerful Ways to Inject Discipline Into the Revenue-Generation Process

Many CEOs of middle market companies view sales and marketing functions as autonomous. When problems or inefficiencies arise in operations, finance, manufacturing or other areas of a company, CEOs zero in on well-established metrics and processes to pinpoint trouble spots and address them. However, that same kind of rigor and discipline is often absent in sales and marketing.

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Maximizing Your Online Strategy: What Every CEO Must Know

Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in mid-market firms’ use of online marketing. More and more firms are looking to online tools like content marketing, social media, search engine optimization, email marketing and more to connect with prospective clients and nurture leads. But why should you, as the CEO, care about online marketing? The reason is, because it  impacts your firm’s bottom line.

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More Companies Are Incorporating Social Responsibility Into Their Marketing Strategies

Companies have long been convinced of the ROI that can be generated by performing good will. From enhanced brand reputations and more-productive employees, case studies have shown increases to companies’ bottom lines that can be directly attributed to corporate social responsibility activities. In the first quarter of 2015, businesses' commitment to this strategy was evident.

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Smaller Brands Are Capturing the Super Bowl Spotlight This Year

The Super Bowl is the biggest and most expensive marketing stage in America, and by many measures, in the world. And while some big-brand regulars are backing away from the Big Game this year and its $4.5-million fee for 30 seconds of advertising during the game telecast on NBC, many other CEOs are eager to see their companies take those slots—even small companies that might seem to have no business placing such a huge bet on a half-minute of air time no matter what the venue.

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