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Years after the internet gave birth to ‘viral’ marketing, the industry is experiencing the early stages of a cultural shift: the use of memes to push commercial interests. Memes, ideas or behaviors that spread from person to person in a social environment, are now being communicated mostly through the media and the internet.  The impact...
The state of the advertising industry has received mixed reviews by the media. The New York Times reported from the annual conferences of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) that speakers and audiences were worried about the ‘sluggish’ pace of the industry’s growth. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs reports that online advertising will grow by 14% this...
As an entrepreneur, stress levels are typically high.  On any given day, it could be launching a new website, product, or marketing campaign; dealing with customers, reconciling financials, or hiring new employees.  Working around the clock becomes the norm to the chagrin of friends and family who are competing for a portion of that time. ...
Any entrepreneur will agree that passion is an essential ingredient for success. Winemakers are particularly passionate about the art of making wine.  The process of marketing and selling the product can be just as laborious. Fortunately for vintners, the 21st century has given them powerful tools to reach customers effectively. Technology coupled with the Internet...
The role of medical practitioner is evolving from clinician/academician to business owner/entrepreneur.  Doctors are known for rapid decision making, analytical skills, and independent thinking, all important characteristics of an entrepreneur. However, the transition does require a significant shift in the mindset.  Some universities now even offer joint M.D./M.B.A. programs. For doctors already in practice, seeking...
Publishers, once the go-to source for news, information, and editorials, have been forced to reinvent the space due to total digital domination.  The decreased demand for print copy has posed a challenge to publishers.  In February 2009, PEW Research Center Publications reported that the print losses were considerable and the digital era was making a...
In a time where inhibited growth and revenue decline are the norm, it is hard to envision a segment that manages to derive value from a trying economic climate. Social entrepreneurship – involving ventures which place emphasis on addressing a social issue over turning a profit – has actually been viewed as increasingly favorable during...
Julie Gareleck, CEO & Managing Partner, Junction Creative Solutions (Junction), appeared earlier this afternoon on The Compassionate Capitalist on Blog Talk Radio, broadcasted on the web to listeners across the country. Julie and host Karen Rands discussed the values, philosophies, and methodologies that make Junction a leader amongst the large number of firms touting ‘consulting...
The 21st century has brought the world to the fingertips of consumers. Blazing internet speeds, ultra-capable and portable computers and devices, and an increasingly demanding population has ushered in an era of amenities unlike any the developed world has ever experienced. Today’s end users live in a culture of convenience, and they insist upon products...
Market research has always been a useful tool for companies across industry, providing insights into user needs and wants. For decades, the standard procedure for conducting and reacting to research has been to gather data, analyze, and strategize changes to adapt to what has been learned. Despite the ubiquity of this process, the greatest successes...
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