Business Growth: Marketing

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Pardon me, but your slip is showing

Occasionally a slip-up can make your brand look bruised. More than one can make it smell rotten. Your competitors may find it as entertaining as a Marx Brothers sketch. You…

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Choosy brands choose Groucho—right?

Groucho Marx is famously quoted as resigning from the Delaney Club quipping “I wouldn’t belong to any club that would have me as a member.” Whether or not the story…

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Endpoint security: How to protect your company

Protect your valuable data with endpoint security Modern technology presents a potential security nightmare for IT. Ransomware attacks and well-publicized cases such as the loss of a laptop with sensitive data…

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The fourth cure for a lean purse…

The fourth cure for a lean purse… By Mark Reinert “Make thy gold multiply” implored Arkad, the wealthy sage in George Clason’s wonderful story “The Richest Man in Babylon.”  This…

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Build Your Brand From the Inside Out

Martha Bartlett Piland MB Piland Advertising + Marketing Here are some things to help you think about how to build a brand that endures. Know your “why” Why does your…

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How social engineering attacks have embraced online personas

Discover the extent to which attackers will go to plan social engineering attacks. Nick Lewis explains how the progression of threats is changing how we monitor social media. Nick Lewis…

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The third cure for a lean purse…

By Mark Reinert Picking up where we left Arkad, the wealthy subject of George Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon,” the second of “The 7 cures for a lean purse”…

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Brain Freeze

What was I thinking? A client hired me to deliver a keynote speech, so I planned the trip, prepared my speech, packed my bag, jumped in my truck and headed…

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How to pay more than lip service to your brand

Many financial institutions struggle with differentiating themselves in this commodity-mindset industry. “We need a new slogan,” they say. And, “let’s talk about our great service.” Service is not a position…

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What tourist-y restaurants can teach banks about being sticky

I was a tourist in Branson, MO recently and as to be expected, had some sub-par experiences in the crowded restaurants. Many seemed perfectly happy offering mediocre food and sticky…