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15 crippling mistakes: Are you making them?

I’ve identified 15 major marketing mistakes. Take this quiz to see whether these blunders are negatively affecting your brand. Circle all of the numbers below that describe or reflect your company’s current marketing practices.

Congress may throw ad deduction overboard

If marine marketers didn’t have enough to worry about — what with the ongoing debate as to where to put their scarce advertising dollars in either old or new media — now comes Congress with a real “gem” for the new year. There are clear indications that our newly re-elected officials are actually toying with…more

Searching for solutions? Try a ‘mystery shopper’

Everybody loves a good mystery, right? Set up the plot, define the problem, integrate memorable characters, enter the hero or heroine and then set the traps to snag the culprits. All leading to a solution.

Ways of controlling information overload

Did you know there is another famous Albert Einstein besides the world-renowned scientist responsible for that elegantly cryptic formulation we all know as E=mc2 but really don’t understand?

P2P boat sharing model: Is it a wave of the future?

In January I attended the BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, Calif. Even though my beloved Auburn Tigers lost to the Florida State Seminoles, it was simply awesome to be ensconced in the venerable Rose Bowl, surrounded by screaming thousands of the most passionate college football fans this (Southern) side of the Mason-Dixon line.

Web videos put salesman where boaters go looking

“It’s not 1996 anymore. Everything has changed,” says Matt Sellhorst, who, like many involved in marketing, has had to reinvent himself in the wake of the digital revolution, the proliferation of information technology and the Great Recession.

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