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Confederate Statues A Symbol Of Old and Effective Marketing Plan

By James T. Berger June 17, 2020

As of this writing, some 114 statues of Confederate Civil War heroes and generals have been removed following the tragic death of…

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The short-term and long-term economic effects of COVID-19

Short- and Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

By James T. Berger May 15, 2020

While all the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are yet to be evaluated, one thing is sure: things will never be the…

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Why Indie Bookstores Are Thriving

By James T. Berger March 18, 2020

Who would have imagined, with the huge decline in retail and shopping center sales, that independent bookstores would be thriving? According to…

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Big Food is Being Disrupted

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 18, 2020

Consumer packaged food giants Kellogg’s, Mondelez, Kraft Heinz, Nestle, and Unilever are facing a long-term trend challenge.  At the low-end, increased competition…

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Remembering Clayton Christensen (1952-2020)

By James T. Berger February 17, 2020

A giant in marketing theory died too soon. Clayton M. Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University’s Business…

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Can Bloomberg’s Strategy to Win Democrat’s Nomination Succeed?

By James T. Berger January 16, 2020

The incredibly wealthy and competent Michael Bloomberg has defied conventional wisdom with a remarkable marketing strategy. He has begun using his huge…

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Brick and Mortar Retailing Basing Comeback on Generational Marketing

By James T. Berger November 17, 2019

Rumors of the demise of retailing are highly exaggerated. In the article “Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Making a Comeback,” author Jon McFarland Flint…

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Target and Walmart Score Some Points Against Amazon

By Nathan L. Phipps September 13, 2019

Anyone who follows the retail industry is aware of the relentless ascent of Amazon, a tech giant that has completely transformed the…

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“The Great Hack” and Cambridge Analytica - A Chilling View of Market Research Gone Wild

“The Great Hack” – A Chilling View of Market Research Gone Wild

By James T. Berger September 12, 2019

The other day my daughter told me to watch the documentary The Great Hack on Netflix.  As a student and teacher of…

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Tribal marketing and its implications for brand marketing

Tribal Marketing – A Step Beyond Segmentation

By James T. Berger August 16, 2019

“Tribalism,” that loaded word that has become a part of today’s political environment, has also entered the brand marketing world. The “tribes”…

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