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In this podcast, entrepreneur and marketing expert, Seth Godin, shares thoughts on social media and influencing in the marketplace. His stance is that psychographics have displaced the importance of planning based on demographics. Remaining in close contact with the market, providing customers with choices that matter to them, and guiding them towards possibilities they haven't yet imagined are three suggestions elaborated upon.
This article discusses one of the most effective market strategies for any company, creating a company brand.
Ray Lane, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield &amp; Byers and Ron Bloom, CEO of PodShow, describe their relationship in building an online media entertainment company focused on meeting the fast-changing demands of today's web users.
The impact of social media is increasingly becoming a part of entrepreneurial strategies for growth. The "Word of Mouth Marketing Association" cautions that disclosure of the firm's relationship with its bloggers should be transparent so that an opinion expressed might be judged more appropriately. Marketers are encouraged to demonstrate honesty of relationship, opinion and identity, as well as to take responsibility for the acts of recruited agents or volunteers.
This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an external sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of external sales methods--licensing, existing distribution channels, and sales or manufacturer's representatives.
This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an internal sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of internal sales methods--solo approach, direct sales force, and internet.
This tool will help entrepreneurs review their primary marketing strategies, selecting those that will be a high priority throughout the next two to six months.
Transforming customers from passive buyers to active participants will likely require a shift in marketing strategy for most entrepreneurs. Yet building a community of passionate consumers can be an effective way to create long-term growth and competitive advantage.
Developing effective marketing strategies can be the difference in the success of roughly equal products and services.
Developing niche markets can be a successful marketing technique as it can save resources, time, and money.
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