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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EDITOR'S PICKS

CEOs Rank 2017 Best & Worst States for Business

While there is a level of constancy when it comes to the very best and very worst states for business, there is plenty of jockeying for position within the ranks, and even some leaping and plummeting.

Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO of the Year: Henry Schein’s Stanley Bergman

Peer CEOs Vote in Chief Executive Magazine’s 32nd Annual Award

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.

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