Gearing to Shake Things Up? Take a Lesson from Cadillac

Gearing to Shake Things Up? Take a Lesson from Cadillac

In 2013 Cadillac sold 182,543 cars. That’s 15,211 cars per month, and 507 per day. That seems like a lot. And, in many ways, it is. In fact, those numbers sound like a healthy company. At an average price of $62,352.50, that’s $11.3 billion (with a “B”). Which is...
Time for a New Business Resolution

Time for a New Business Resolution

Woohoo, it’s 2017! We made it through 2016! Have you made your resolution(s) yet? Have you dusted off the treadmill? (I’m recovering from back surgery at the moment… so that’s my excuse!) Making a resolution is a healthy way to challenge ourselves into improvement as...
5 Essential 2017 Marketing Predictions

5 Essential 2017 Marketing Predictions

Sure seems like this year flew by, didn’t it? We have covered a lot of territory this year in On Marketing. As we enter the final couple of weeks in 2016, let’s shift our focus more on the future and plan our efforts for 2017. Because I’m a student of marketing and...
A Holiday Challenge That Will Transform Your Business

A Holiday Challenge That Will Transform Your Business

One of the reasons I love the holidays so much is that I take some time to think. Everything slows down. Everyone is usually a bit kinder. That’s the way I articulate “the magic” of the holidays. It’s a bit idealistic. But if you look for it you’ll see it, too. It is...
Black Friday Lessons for Every Business

Black Friday Lessons for Every Business

How was your Black Friday shopping experience? Being the marketing nerd that I am, I can’t resist the urge to visit a few stores on Black Friday. The experience in each store varies widely, and often in interesting ways. You can learn a lot about a business, its...
Brain Science and Effective Websites

Brain Science and Effective Websites

Today is the final piece in a series where we have explored website building from a variety of useful angles. First we examined how we should set and enforce our expectations of a website. Then we explored the common traits that all effective websites have before...
Quit Disrespecting Your Website Content

Quit Disrespecting Your Website Content

If you want a persuasive and effective website that is easily found online, you need a lot of pages of content that are well optimized for search engines. The content must also be readable and convincing to humans. Search engine rules are constantly changing, and...