Jim Joseph

Jim Joseph

Agency President, Author, Blogger, Professor

Jim Joseph is the chief integrated marketing officer and president of the Americas for New York-based communications agency Cohn & Wolfe, part of the media company WPP Group PLC. He is the award-winning author of The Experience Effect series, teaches marketing at New York University, and is on the board of directors for the number one branding school in the country, The VCU Brandcenter. You can follow him at JimJosephExp.com.

Successful Marketing Plans Leave Room for Flexibility
Marketing Plans

Successful Marketing Plans Leave Room for Flexibility

Your marketing plan isn't finished until the year is over when you have to start writing it all over again.
To Track the Effectiveness of a Marketing Plan, You Need Modern Day Measurement
Marketing Plans

To Track the Effectiveness of a Marketing Plan, You Need Modern Day Measurement

Times have changed, and taking a look in annually is no longer a sound strategy.
With Your Marketing Plan in Place, It's Time to Talk Tactics
Marketing Plans

With Your Marketing Plan in Place, It's Time to Talk Tactics

Identifying the tactics of your marketing plan should flow smoothly out of the strategies you've identified that will drive your business forward.
Before You Put Pen to Paper on Your Marketing Plan, Set Strategic Goals
Marketing Plans

Before You Put Pen to Paper on Your Marketing Plan, Set Strategic Goals

As you determine how you will accomplish your goals, given the conclusions you have drawn, this is when the plan kicks into gear.
Add This Dimension to a Traditional Business Analysis for a Fuller Marketing Plan
Marketing

Add This Dimension to a Traditional Business Analysis for a Fuller Marketing Plan

Typically, you look at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats from a product perspective. Here's what you should also be doing.
Turn Your Data Into 'Lessons Learned' to Guide Your Marketing Plan
Marketing Plans

Turn Your Data Into 'Lessons Learned' to Guide Your Marketing Plan

"Lessons Learned" is a simplified approach to analyzing past year performance, program by program, to assess what's worked and what has not worked.
The Most Important Piece of a Marketing Plan Is Your Targeted Customer
Marketing

The Most Important Piece of a Marketing Plan Is Your Targeted Customer

Knowing and anticipating the wants and needs of your customers shapes all the other elements of your plan.
For a Complete Marketing Plan, Look Beyond Your Direct Competition
Marketing Plans

For a Complete Marketing Plan, Look Beyond Your Direct Competition

Surely, you should be studying companies that offer the same services that you do. But you should broaden your research beyond that.
The Obvious, But Absolutely Necessary, First Step to a Marketing Plan
Marketing

The Obvious, But Absolutely Necessary, First Step to a Marketing Plan

Without goals you can't possibly write a marketing plan or measure your success for the year.
The 3 Elements of Your Brand You Need to Nail Down for a Marketing Plan
Marketing

The 3 Elements of Your Brand You Need to Nail Down for a Marketing Plan

If you don't have these in place, it'll be difficult to fully write and execute a marketing plan.
The One New Year's Resolution All Business Owners Should Keep
Marketing

The One New Year's Resolution All Business Owners Should Keep

There's something you can start doing today that could save you a lot of headaches in 2015.
Head Into 2015 With the Goal of Creating an Inspiring Workspace
Office Space

Head Into 2015 With the Goal of Creating an Inspiring Workspace

You need you and your colleagues' ideas to flow freely, so create a space that promotes them to sit and stay awhile yourself.
Do You Know How You Really Did This Year?
Goals

Do You Know How You Really Did This Year?

Without established goals in place, you're just guessing based on feelings. Make next year different.
What Happened to the Real Black Friday?
Retail Businesses

What Happened to the Real Black Friday?

The shopping event has just become crazy. Entrepreneurs should step in and bring it back to its roots.
Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price
Running a business

Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price

If you want to stay relevant, much less open, you should know your product or service in and out, and make sure you employees are well trained.