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Colgate-Palmolive Pricing Spineometer: 3 of 5 Vertebrae

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 15, 2024

Colgate-Palmolive Company, a toothpaste and dish soap to pet food consumer product company, had a positive FY 2023. Revenue rose 8.3% to $19.5 billion and earnings before interest and taxes rose 37.7% to $4.0 billion million over last year. A review of Colgate-Palmolive’s 4th Quarter Earnings Call on 26 Jan 2024 and recent financial report provided insight regarding the importance of pricing on performance. For anyone wondering if pricing is important to…

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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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