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Marketers Have Too Much Data And Too Little Knowledge

By James T. Berger January 18, 2021

“Data” is a commodity. It is everywhere, and anyone with access to a computer that’s connected to the Internet can acquire all…

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Holiday pricing: are gift baskets overpriced?

Overpriced Gift Baskets

By Tim J. Smith, PhD December 18, 2020

It’s gift giving time in much of the western world.  Whether Hanukkah or Christmas, people are out shopping for the appropriate gift.…

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Holiday Shopping in 2020: Don’t Expect a Big Discount

Holiday Shopping in 2020: Don’t Expect a Big Discount

By Nathan L. Phipps December 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every corner of our economy in 2020, twisting the once familiar into strange mutations. Retail has…

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Photo of Zappos founder Tony Hsieh from the Delivering Happiness Book

Can You Identify Your Best Customers?

By Kyle T. Westra December 18, 2020

This question has been on my mind since the untimely passing of Tony Hsieh at the age of 46. Most famous for…

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How innovative and successful companies are resurrecting vertical integration strategies

High-Flying Companies Resurrect Vertical Integration Strategy

By James T. Berger December 18, 2020

Some of today’s most highly successful and innovative companies have resurrected an older strategic paradigm — vertical integration — and have transformed…

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COVID-19 drives demand for boats according to MasterCraft Boat Holding Inc. earnings reports.

Strategic Movements: December 2020

By Tim J. Smith, PhD December 18, 2020

Photo by John McArthur on Unsplash Boeing 737 Max Price? What is the price of a new Boeing 737? It lists near…

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iPhone 12 Strategy Review

iPhone 12 Strategy Review

By Tim J. Smith, PhD November 20, 2020

“At a virtual event on Tuesday, Apple executives announced a bajillion new iPhone 12 Models,” was the first line of Joanna Stern’s…

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How Should I Think About Behavioral Pricing?

How Should I Think About Behavioral Pricing?

By Kyle T. Westra November 20, 2020

Steven Levitt, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, along with journalist Stephen J. Dubner, is most well-known for his 2005…

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Don’t Let Perfect Pricing Be the Enemy of Good Pricing

Don’t Let Perfect Pricing Be the Enemy of Good Pricing

By Nathan L. Phipps November 20, 2020

I was recently reflecting on the aphorism “the perfect is the enemy of the good,” and I began to wonder how that…

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How the Biden Team Developed A Winning Marketing Strategy

How the Biden Team Developed A Winning Marketing Strategy

By James T. Berger November 20, 2020

During the early days of the Democratic primary campaign, Joe Biden looked like anything but a winner.  He was a no show…

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