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How Can You Market Against Negative Perceptions?

By Linden KleinMay 18, 2016

After the 2008 financial crisis, the Wall Street banks were clearly one of the largest and most hated industries in the country. The recession erased all of the positive impressions people had for this industry. If the business of big banking had a tagline during this tumultuous period, it would be "You suffer, we sail."

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The Anatomy of a Great Positioning Statement

By Linden KleinMay 05, 2016


The basics of a positioning statement are pretty simple—know what you sell, who your target market is, and why you are better than your competition. While you can put these pieces together to create a basic positioning statement, your audience may still feel uninspired.

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Four Tips for Applying the Iceberg Theory to Your B2B Direct Marketing

By Linden KleinApr 27, 2016

The novelist and short story writer Ernest Hemingway is known for his famous Iceberg Theory—to only explicitly include one-eighth of the details in the story, and leave the other seven-eighths implicit and underwater. For example, his story “Hills Like White Elephants” is about a man convincing his significant other to have an abortion, but the word abortion is never mentioned.

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Show Don't Tell: How to Build Your Unique Brand Personality

By Linden KleinApr 19, 2016

Sometimes the best way to appeal to customers is by doing something totally unrelated to what you do. It can be a critical step towards developing a distinct and likeable brand personality.  

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Make Your Marketing Stick by Appealing to All Five Senses

By Linden KleinApr 14, 2016

The senses are a near-universal way to connect with people. They are anchors for memory, and that is the goal of marketing—to get ideas related to your company to live in people’s brains.

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Five Advantages of Strong Brand Equity

By Linden KleinApr 07, 2016
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A Short Case Study in Brand Equity

By Linden KleinApr 01, 2016

I was recently shopping for polo shirts and was surprised at the options.

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Using Analytics: Be Subtle and Intuitive

By Linden KleinMar 01, 2016

 

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3 Ways to personalize your inbound b2b strategy

By Linden KleinFeb 23, 2016

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