Marketing

Marketing

Marketing is a form of communication between you and your customers with the goal of selling your product or service to them. Communicating the value of your product or service is a key aspect of marketing. 

The Four P's of marketing include identifying and developing your product, determining its price, figuring out placement in order to reach customers, and developing a promotional strategy. 

Developing a marketing plan is an important way to begin forming this strategy for reaching customers and encouraging them to buy. 

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Why France Is Rebranding the 'Doggie Bag'
Restaurants

Why France Is Rebranding the 'Doggie Bag'

A new campaign seeks to overcome long-held stereotypes that asking for leftovers is either stingy or piggish.
Geoff Weiss
4 Basic Steps to Turn Web Visitors Into Brand Ambassadors (Infographic)
Customer Loyalty

4 Basic Steps to Turn Web Visitors Into Brand Ambassadors (Infographic)

A little marketing 101 on how to engage fans and convert casual visitors into evangelists.
Kevin Allen
Why Are So Many People Only Friendly When They Want Something?
Communication strategies

Why Are So Many People Only Friendly When They Want Something?

All we have to do is start nodding more. And start smiling more. Seriously.
Jeff Haden
What Great Brands Know: Stop Waiting for Perfection
Ready to Launch

What Great Brands Know: Stop Waiting for Perfection

Learn what a minimum viable brand is and why you need one.
Carly Okyle
4 Ways to Use Drip Email Campaigns to Drive Conversions
Email Marketing

4 Ways to Use Drip Email Campaigns to Drive Conversions

'Dripping' is easy to set up with various platforms and makes your sales teams job easier. Here are some suggestions.
8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a PR Firm
Public Relations

8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a PR Firm

Like any investment, the decision should not be made lightly.
Zach Cutler
There's an Epic Battle of Christmas Commercials Unfolding in the U.K.
Advertising

There's an Epic Battle of Christmas Commercials Unfolding in the U.K.

In one corner -- swooning penguins. In the other -- a heartrending historical account of soldiers calling a temporary truce.
Geoff Weiss
3 Vital Things to Consider Before Naming Your Company
Business Names

3 Vital Things to Consider Before Naming Your Company

Introduce your business to the world with a handle that's unique. Here's how to do the due diligence.
Natalie Bounassar
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Swarovski is Advertising a $60 Crystal Bracelet on Craigslist's 'Missed Connections' Pages
Advertising

Swarovski is Advertising a $60 Crystal Bracelet on Craigslist's 'Missed Connections' Pages

The intention behind the odd marketing move, an exec claims, is to bring the storied crystal maker back down to earth.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Updates Its Privacy Policy, But Does That Mean Anything?
Privacy Policies

Facebook Updates Its Privacy Policy, But Does That Mean Anything?

Americans overwhelmingly say that they don't feel in-control of how their personal data is collected online, and Facebook's new privacy policy will likely do little to change the sentiment.
Laura Entis
How to Make 'Free Shipping' Profitable
Sales Strategies

How to Make 'Free Shipping' Profitable

Offering free shipping will improve your conversion rate. Guaranteed! But, it also can kill your profit margins if you're not careful.
How (and Why) to Take Advantage of Being First on New Social-Media Platforms
Social Media

How (and Why) to Take Advantage of Being First on New Social-Media Platforms

Building your presence on new networks is an investment of time and energy that can pay off, if the network succeeds.
Ann Smarty
Twitter Considers Crafting New Apps, Improving Messaging
Twitter

Twitter Considers Crafting New Apps, Improving Messaging

The social network says it is looking into applications beyond its core messaging service.
5 Tips to Make Your In-Store Mobile Marketing More Engaging
Mobile Marketing

5 Tips to Make Your In-Store Mobile Marketing More Engaging

When customers find a predictable and enjoyable experience on their devices when they enter your store, they'll surely come back for more.
Dave Wentker