Archives tagged: communication

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The Most Effective Small Business Growth Strategies In a Turbulent Marketing Environment

By Helen Brick August 25, 2017

Growth strategy plan is the key to success. Constant development in the market can make promotional efforts difficult for marketers tasked with finding methods adapted to those rapid changes. Staying on the course involves constantly following current trends and tendencies, which are not always obvious.

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Sales, Marketing, Finance and Pricing in Price Management

By Tim J. Smith, PhD June 16, 2017

Our own research—that of Homburg, Jensen, and Hahn—as well as research by Hinterhuber and still other works by Liozu, repeatedly indicated firms that engage sales, marketing finance, and pricing leaders in pricing decisions outperform those that don’t. At this point, we may even call this settled managerial science.

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Product Management v. Sales: Profit Based Incentives for Both

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 15, 2017

Can both product managers and salespeople have their incentives and key performance indicators aligned to the corporate goal: profits?  Yes.  They can…

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Glass Cliff or Brick Wall: Can Women Really Be Successful Leaders in the Tech Industry?

By Gloria Martinez March 8, 2017

There are a number of theories as to why a dearth of women executives in IT exists. One of the most popular is the “glass cliff” theory. It supports the idea that women have a greater opportunity than men to acquire jobs in companies that are performing poorly.

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Another Wiglaf Journal Brand Valuation QUIZ

By James T. Berger February 7, 2017

Millward Brown’s brand valuation analyses provide strong evidence of the importance of branding for business leaders. Brand is about reputation. A brand generates trust for a company, for its products, and for its services. The brands mentioned in the BrandZ top 100 list are the world’s most trusted.

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Strategic Movements: February 2017

By Tim J. Smith, PhD February 7, 2017

Dismal earnings have been reported at Macy’s, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Barnes & Noble, Sears, and many other retailers—countered by increase sales at Amazon.com. Even Walmart is investing in online capabilities, begging the question will all physical retail fail?  No.

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Strategic Movements: January 2017

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 3, 2017

“Discounting becomes a drug that is hard to get off, and creates this basis for consumer to not trust regular prices,” Uri Minkoff.

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Five Pricing Best Practices for Organizations

By Kyle T. Westra December 10, 2016

Dedication to understanding its customers makes a company more knowledgeable about the competitive landscape and better equipped to anticipate changing conditions. The entire company feels less insular and more connected to its existential purpose: serving customer needs profitably.

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Why Business Communication Is All About Great Story-Telling

By Anirban Sengupta August 3, 2016

“The truth isn’t the truth until people believe you, and they can’t believe you if they don’t know what you’re saying, and they can’t know what you’re saying if they don’t listen to you, and they won’t listen to you if you’re not interesting, and you won’t be interesting unless you say things imaginatively, originally, freshly.”

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B2B and B2C Ecommerce Trends Witnessed at Internet Retailer 2016

By David Dalka August 3, 2016

Adrienne Hartman, Director of Ecommerce & Customer Insights at J.J. Keller & Associates talked about how B2B Ecommerce cannot be solved only by software alone. (I agree with her) She also talked about using Google Manufacturing Center. She encourages you to ask, “How well can buyers use your site?” It is clear that her words come from an employee of an organization with a strong culture.

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