Sales/Marketing

A Lesson Learned about Trying to Pass on the Cost of a Living Wage...

Restaurants Unlimited CEO Jim Eschweiler has learned something about the viability of a “living wage” for his employees, and about the generosity of his customers: Each has limits.

Gutsy Customer-Experience Converts are Enjoying the Spoils

While phrases like "customer-centric operation" may sound like empty business jargon today, leaders who aren't constantly reassessing their clients' needs could be losing out big time.

The Zika Virus: Mosquito Squad’s Communication Rules from Real Life

What Mosquito Squad learned from its Zika virus campaign.

Why CEOs Shouldn’t Discard Their Sales Incentives

Both sides of the “intrinsic vs. extrinsic” incentive debate can find individual studies that support their argument. Also, there are literally hundreds of studies available about motivation. A more productive literature review looks at meta-studies—essentially ‘studies of studies’—to show what all of the research says in aggregate.

How Mid-Market Companies Can Get Back Customer Loyalty

Cultivating and maintaining customer loyalty is a must for mid-market companies. In particular, mid-marketers, according to CustomerThink.com—are unintentionally giving away customer loyalty without realizing it by making a few common mistakes that can easily be rectified.

Balancing Consumer Desires with Business Logic

It’s a known fact that to succeed in business, you must be able to carefully walk the tightrope between your consumer desires and what makes sense from a business perspective. But taking on this challenge is no easy feat.

How to Overcome the Urge to Overcommunicate

Companies must take care not to overcommunicate when speaking with customers—something that's pretty easy to do in this media-sensational world.

12 Points for Handling the Communication Conundrum

CEOs offer 12 points on managing your brand communication in the digital age.

Marketing in Milliseconds: Can Mobile Marketing Deliver on its Promise?

Five years ago, “mobile” sounded like the coolest thing that could ever happen to marketing, sort of like when television was invented.

5 Things CEOs Need to Know Before Investing in Mobile Marketing

It’s critical to conduct the same type of rigorous due diligence that you would for an M&A transaction. In other words, don’t let a shiny new tech toy blind you into making a bad decision.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why it Matters

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

How Mark Vergnano Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

Last 12 Months: CEO Confidence is on a Steady Uptick

Although it has dipped slightly in the last two months, CEO confidence made significant strides in the...

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