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Trade Shows, Part 2: A Value Model

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 18, 2002

Trade Shows are costly marketing efforts. They take sales people out of the field and restrict them to an 8X10 piece of…

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Trade Shows, Part 1: Show me the Value

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 17, 2002

Trade Shows, Booth Duty, Event Calendar. Why do we do this? Where is the bang for the buck? If we are to…

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Marketing as Full Cycle: Jennifer Sherwood of Systems & Software

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 15, 2002

According to Frederick Webster of Tuck School of Business, marketing is charged with three distinct areas of responsibility: (1) communicate to the…

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Listening to Markets: Michael Alter of SurePayroll

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 9, 2002

When firms want to escape hand-to-mouth business and enter a somewhat predictable high-growth market, business leaders have to change from opportunism and…

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Talking to Markets: David Freeman at Geodesic Systems

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 4, 2002

When company names appear in my column, I have noticed a trend of corporate officers contacting me to ask how I learned…

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Is Rolodex Marketing the Right Answer?

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 3, 2002

It seems to be a dominant philosophy among many managers that the mark of a great sales person is the size of…

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NanoBrief

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 1, 2002

Chicago is getting some good hype in Nanotechnology. For those of us used to IT, let’s discuss the basics of nanotech. A…

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Selling Messages

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 22, 2002

During the last month, I have attended a number of trade shows with vendors selling business software and hardware to large corporations.…

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Hanging Your Net Shingle, Part 6: Conclusion: Driving Action

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 13, 2002

If corporate web sites are communication tools that can influence decisions and encourage positive actions, how can they drive actions? In this…

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Hanging Your Net Shingle, Part 5: Employees

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 12, 2002

Corporate web sites are communication tools that can influence decisions and encourage positive actions. In this fifth in a series discussing the…

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