When you’re considering the purchase of a new home or vehicle, an expensive toy or even where to go for your family’s next vacation, I bet you solicit opinions from trusted friends, family or colleagues.
Pulling up to a stoplight the other day in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., I looked around at the sea of cars surrounding me and was struck by what I saw — white cars to the left of me, black cars to the right and silver and gray cars in front and in my rear-view…more
My last column shared the disappointment a group of us experienced during the Hull of a Tour-Freedom Ride when we stopped to tour the Harley-Davidson plant in York, Pa. I recounted a series of incidents that negatively impacted the perception of Harley-Davidson, even among die-hard owners and fans such as myself.
Memo to marine marketers, especially those of you in the business of building new boats: Are you tired of beating your head against the wall trying to find new customers from an ever-dwindling pool of prospects? If so, remember what James Carville said of the economy during the 1992 elections and send this message to…more
Thanks to those of you who took the “virtual ride” with me on Boaterz n Bikerz of America: Hull of a Tour — The Freedom Ride via my blog, which appeared daily on Trade Only Today.
What do our oceans and the Internet have in common? As in the ancient Greek myth of Icarus, unless you’re careful you can drown in the water as well as in the sea of information that is the World Wide Web.
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.
Would you buy a boat, engine, product or service or do business with someone you didn’t trust? Most Americans wouldn’t.
“Do things the way you’ve always done them and expect nothing more than the same results.”
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