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Most Trusted Brands of 2020

In a recent report on the state of brand trust called “Distrust in America is High, but Brands Continue to Command Confidence”, which you can view here, it has been discovered that most Americans give individual brands the benefit of the doubt. This comes with the data that over
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Drive Your Brand With Strategic Messaging- Video

Recently, one of our co-authors Elliott Cunningham was interviewed via webcast by certified Blue Ocean Strategist, Sherman G. Mohr (INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute). Together they discussed the power of driving a company’s brand through strategic messaging using the methods of Blue Ocean Strategy and the Social Media Magnet. Watch
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Preparing for a New Pathway into Marketing- Apprenticeships

According to a recent MarketingWeek article, apprenticeships are arising as a new potential pathway to enter into the marketing world. The article, which can be viewed here, mentions several high profile brands that are offering marketing apprenticeships such as Vodafone and Unilever. These apprenticeships are an opportunity for people
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Tata Nano- Blue Ocean Fail

Blue ocean strategy is a marketing strategy that focuses on creating an uncontested market space to thrive in, a wide-open blue ocean, instead of trying to compete in an existing market space where the market is crowded with cutthroat competition, a bloody red ocean. In a blue ocean, new demand
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Consistent Brand Voice Proves Successful in Staying Strong Amidst Pandemic

While many businesses have taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some have been able to take a hold of the situation and actually use it to their advantage. Popular British fast fashion brand, Boohoo, has been able to do this by simply staying true to their brand voice.
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Fyre Festival Burns Influencer Marketing

Two documentaries were released in January of 2019 about the infamous Fyre Festival held on the Bahama Island of Great Exuma in 2017.  If you haven’t heard about how this festival became the largest fail in music festival history, then by all means read the Wiki here.  These documentaries,
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Brand Engagement Is Not A Crummy Commercial

If you’ve ever watched The Christmas Story, then you’re familiar with the scene where Ralphie receives his Little Orphan Annie decoder ring in the mail and runs into the bathroom, anxious to decode the message… only to discover that the top secret message is nothing but, “a crummy commercial”
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A Professor’s Story: Learning How to Teach a Digital Marketing Class

In 2013, due to personal family reasons, I left my current university where I was an assistant professor to start a new adventure at another university more than 10 hours away from where I resided.  I was leaving a university that I had grown very fond of and leaving a
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McDonald’s Hiring of New CMO Proves Importance of Marketing in Driving Engagement

Trends show that the continuous questioning of the CMO role in today’s C-suites will result in decreased brand engagement. Oftentimes when companies are doing well, they look to cut “unnecessary” expenses so that their success can be amplified as profit margins increase. In recent years, it has been a trend
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