Monthly Archives: December 2013

The convenience of online shopping with instant gratification!

My students in a graduate marketing class at University of Phoenix recently discussed how online shopping could more closely mimic shopping in-store.  One thing we all agreed on was that one major benefit of in-store shopping is the ability to get your item immediately. I could NOT believe it when I read this article this week about […]

Is your brand ready for 2014?

2013 is almost over and it’s time for marketers to start focusing on what they will do in 2014 – hard to believe (today I am working on a 2014 client marketing budget. Recently read an article on Business 2 Community that looked at some brand trends for next year.   The article makes some […]

Are we overstimating the importance of social media in marketing?

Are we overstimating the importance of social media in marketing? With all the hoopla about the importance of social media in the marketing world today, I was surprised to see this article – http://mashable.com/2013/11/30/black-friday-statistics/ – showing that although Black Friday sales apparently hit a new record for 2013, only 1% of online sales could be directly attributed […]