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Learning from Super Bowl Tourism Effect

It is no coincidence that each year’s Super Bowl location is awarded years before anyone knows which teams will be playing. The influx of vacationers and fans is a windfall to the city. The tourism, restaurant, souvenir, and entertainment industries (to name a few) all benefit. Your small business (or any other size, for that […]

The importance of prequalified Website visitors.

It’s quite entertaining to track the number of Website visitors and celebrate increases in traffic. While number of visits and page views are important, they aren’t the end objectives. Ultimately, you want those visitors to answer your call to action, whether that be purchase, subscribe, download, or contact you. For this reason, it’s critical to […]

Pricing Discounts and Profit

As small business owners, managers, and marketers one of the issues we must confront each holiday season is whether or not to give price discounts as part of your planned marketing programs. The uncertainty can seem enormous. How much should the discount be? When should you run it? In what situations should it apply? Will […]

Know the Customer, BE the Customer (The Daysteps Story)

If you have been following along on the Daysteps blog, you know my current project is a planner developed for women to achieve balance, inspiration, and fulfillment in their lives. I have to admit it was a great challenge because it’s for people with very different priorities and viewpoints compared to the average, career-focused consumer […]

Marketing Opportunity in the Domain Registration Industry

Most small business owners know that positioning their companies as providing the same products or services in the same way as the industry giant can lead to disaster. Kind of like a Chihuahua waving a red flag in front of a bull; one twitch from the giant and they’re dead. Studying the competition and acting […]

The “O” in SWOT. Super Bowl Style

It may be tempting for small business marketers to roll their eyes at the thought of spending $3 million on a single ad spot. Smart marketers, however, pay attention. To them, SWOT is more than a misspelled law enforcement team. They know that strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats can arise at any moment. Another’s weakness […]

Superbowl 2009 Commercials – Doritos Contest

The 2009 Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest entrants seem to have stepped it up a notch this year. Similar to past contests, the winner’s 30-second spot becomes a Super Bowl commercial. Since the recession and the fear of being perceived as frivolous is causing many former Super Bowl advertisers to dial down their lineups […]

Coupon Users Demographics Nonintuitive

Coupon users tend to have higher income and more education than non-users. And the wealthiest among us are some of the most frugal. Think about it.

Break Even Analysis?

Sometimes a formula just isn’t enough. A reader, who recently read the Figuring Break Even Point piece from a few years back, was confused about how to use the CPM formula. I responded, explaining — in words and figures — how to figure the break even point using his numbers. Analytical Bobette was pleased with […]

Do you marketing plan the future?

When updating your marketing plan, do you imagine the future and take into account how your business environment will change? Throw the current environment out the door, predict what will happen to turn your industry on its head, and plan for that? Perhaps too few of us take that approach. Most (including yours truly) tend […]

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