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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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What are “Ironclad” Brands and How to Maintain Them

What are “Ironclad” Brands and How to Maintain Them

By James T. Berger June 17, 2019

In her new book, an experienced brand strategist identifies the essence of powerful brands and offers ways to maintain and strengthen them.…

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Internet Evolves Into Ultimate Corporate Survey Research Vehicle

By James T. Berger May 24, 2019

The biggest reason for the rise of the Internet survey is the demise of the other more established conventional methodologies. At the same time, the Internet continues to add new technological features that enhance its ability to reach populations and probe relevant target markets.

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Channel Strategy in CPG

By Kyle T. Westra April 30, 2019

Forgoing traditional channel distribution didn’t stop Oatly from a quick expansion. The New York Times reported in January 2018 that “Oatly has spread from 10 locations in New York to more than 1,000 locations nationwide,” less than a year after it landed in the U.S. 1,000 locations pales in comparison to its footprint had they  teamed up with grocery retail.

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Major Marketing Implications In Fisher-Price Sleeper Recall

By James T. Berger April 30, 2019

The product in question is the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper. The product has been on the market since 2009 and Fisher-Price has sold some 4.7 million units, subject to the recall. Since the product was introduced, the Rock ‘n Play sleeper has been blamed for 32 infant deaths.

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Design Thinking and Corporate Strategy

By Nathan L. Phipps April 30, 2019

Design thinking is a problem-solving approach that uses a repeatable, iterative, and collaborative process to systematically find human-centered solutions that may not be obvious at the onset of the process. Design thinking has been applied to everything from product development, to creating a business model for selling solar panels in Africa or operating Airbnb.

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Strategies for Retail Survival in the Amazon Era

By James T. Berger March 24, 2019

In Winning in an era of unprecedented disruption: a perspective on U.S. retail, McKinsey and Company, the international consulting firm that specializes in retail, says the U.S. retail industry is experiencing disruption – in reinvention – at an unprecedented speed.

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The Power of ‘Q’

By James T. Berger February 27, 2019

For years advertisers and advertising agencies have relied on Q. When investing huge sums of money on campaigns using pitch people, the Q factor is crucial in the selection process.

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The Netflix Success Story: Reaping Rewards from Disruptive Innovation

By James T. Berger November 30, 2018

Netflix, a company founded in 1997 as a direct mail retailer of DVD movies, has made a series of brilliant business decisions that have elevated the company to an elite player in today’s home entertainment marketplace.

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Major Commercial Policy Design Issues

By Tim J. Smith, PhD October 30, 2018

In this missive, I examine how companies selling to end customers through distributors and retailers can design their commercial policy.

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