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Moms decide where the money gets spent

…if any of you have ever become a Mom, or helped a woman become a Mom, you don’t need Dr. A. K. Pradeep to tell you that the new Mom undergoes a great deal of mental change, and likely will never go back to pre-Mom ways. And that can greatly affect how a Mom should be approached as a marketing target.

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Podcast: 10 Tips for Generating New Prospects

“Marketing firms should have 8 to 10 clients on the roster,” says David C. Baker, president of ReCourses, a business consultancy working exclusively with small marketing firms. They also should assume they will turn over their client base completely every two to three years. Firms must sign up two to three new clients a year.

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Podcast: How Zappos made millions on Culture and Customer Service

“We live in a time where the good guys can win”
Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
I enjoyed this podcast discussing the extraordinarily successful online retailer Zappos. Why care about Zappos? Amazon bought them for a very cool $880 million in late 2009. Zappos was bought due to its success

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MIT Study Suggests Social Networks Influence Behavior

Sourced from MediaPost News by Laurie Sullivan, September 8, 2010, 6:47 PM Research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) could provide insights for technologists designing the next wave of social networks. The two-year study spearheaded by Damon Centola, an assistant professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, suggests that events on social networks can […]

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Will local advertising bypass search?

A little over a year and a half ago, Google legitimately cracked the local advertising market for the first time with the release of their iPhone application, which returned localised results to users based on GPS coordinates. At the time it seemed a revelation. However, 18 months is a long time on the web. And while Google has remained stagnant on the matter (for once), others have marched straight past them.

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MySpace Throws In The Towel, Connects To Facebook

From Mediapost.com by Gavin O’Malley Waving the proverbial white flag, MySpace on Monday said its members can now synchronize posts, and other activity, with their Facebook profiles. To some, the move represents a last-ditch effort by the once reigning social network to live on by riding the coattails of Facebook’s unprecedented global success. “It makes you […]

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What Lead Nurturing Content to Send When?

On Thursday I’m presenting a webinar with Treehouse Interactive, called “Lead Nurturing 101″. One of the registrants sent me the following question:

How much of this webinar will be about content, i.e. exactly what to say in each subsequent email in a series designed to move someone from prospect stage to buying stage?

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Email Newsletters: a best practice that needs to die

I like this blog post from lead sloth. It reminds me of the days I worked at Fairfax Media and News Corporation, sending out millions of email newsletters every month. I can say from experience that this article hits the mark. I saw open rates and click rates erode and flatten out when the business […]

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The SEO ZEN Master musings on SEO strategy

The SEO Zen Master Max Sim Max on LinkedIN Mad Max Blog As an SEO, you cannot help feeling at times like a young upstart. After all, what right have you to tell editors twice your age how to write, let alone advise the CIO on how to relaunch a site safely. There is nothng more that […]

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Do friends influence purchases in a Social Network?

Harvard Business School Case Study (Working Paper) February 26, 2009 ——- Here is an interesting find on twitter (rt@agotthelt), which looks to be a working paper aimed for publishing as one of the those famous Harvard Business School Case Studies. This is an academic paper with a scientific approach and lots of statistics to back […]

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