Marketing vs Selling a Product – What’s the Difference?

June 14th, 2011

From the Radio Show: Hawks Eye on Business

Click to Listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hawkseye/2011/06/11/marketing-vs-selling-a-product–whats-the-difference

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International Market Development

September 13th, 2010

International Market Development

For some it may sound counter-intuitive, but one of the best places to look for solid, sustainable business growth over the long term is in international markets. While most companies have a presence in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Latin America and Asia Pacific, the presence is typically limited to the more traditional markets, such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and other leading nations.

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Customer Loyalty

September 13th, 2010

Customer Loyalty

One of the critical success factor in your post-recession growth plans is your customer base. Your customer base is as valuable an asset to your business, as your people and products are. And your customers can represent the quickest growth opportunity you have.

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Deborah Matus Completes Dual Product Manager and Product Marketing Manager Certifications

June 15th, 2010

Boise, ID – June 14, 2010 – Deborah Matus has passed the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM) exams for Certified Product Manager (CPM) and Certified Product Marketing Manager (CPMM). The certifications verify Deborah’s exemplary understanding and use of global best practices in the field of Product Management and Product Marketing Management.

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iPhone proves rule: Superior Technology Does Not Equal Competitive Advantage

May 19th, 2010

See how, once again, how Apple makes competitors default to the “better tech” message in an attempt to catch up to the iPhone

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100518/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_apple_iphone_lovers

Common Launch Disasters and How to Avoid Them

March 10th, 2010

Jay Longwell and Greg Mower from Stratus are conducting a seminar for the UCLA Anderson School of Business Alumni Network on successfully launching technology products worldwide. The event is on March 24th in San Diego. Here is the link for the event — check it out.

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B2B Tech Marketing Marketing Embedded Imagers

December 30th, 2009

B2B Tech Marketing: Marketing Embedded Imagers

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For embedded components of tech-products, the lore of the ‘Intel Inside’ ingredient branding is a ‘siren’s song’ promising strong consumer identification and untold sales.  Like most stories of easy money and innovation in marketing, there is much more to tell.  While Intel has achieved ‘brand nirvana,’ the initial capital outlay for the ingredient marketing co-op easily measured in billions of dollars.  The advertising co-op that paid for a portion of computer manufacturers ads was heavily supplemented with television advertising, further increasing the cost beyond most marketing budgets.

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OPENING A BUSINESS IN THE U.S.

December 9th, 2009

MARKETING TO THE U.S. BUILDING BRIDGES IN THE DESERT

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In virtually every industry other than technol­ogy, the marketing function drives product development. A detergent company will spend several months of research and testing to de­termine a new scent to put in its products. By the time it’s launched, the sales and marketing teams will have a very precise financial pro­forma and business model for exactly how this innovation will affect share. In the technology world, a company will spend years and mil­lions of dollars (even hundreds of millions) in R&D and product development only to throw the new product “over the fence” to sales and marketing who are then tasked to find the cus­tomers.

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NFL Scuttles Capt. Morgan Campaign

November 12th, 2009

I remember seeing it and going hmmm. Eagles TE Brent Celek catches a TD pass on Sunday night and then strikes the “knee-up” Capt. Morgan pose. Turns out it was a guerilla campaign that awarded dollars to charity for every time a player “struck the pose” in the end zone. The NFL cried foul and it was immediately banned. Now I wonder how much time, money and effort was put into a campaign that never had a chance from day one. http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-celekpose111209&prov=yhoo&type=lgn

10 Things Social Media Can’t Do

November 3rd, 2009

Interesting. I think you could replace “social media” with “marketing campaign” and all the issues of strategy, support, ROI, budgeting and expertise would still apply. http://www.whatsnextblog.com/archives/2009/10/10_things_social_media_cant_do.asp