Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is so ingrained in the story of Santa Claus and is such a classic example of overcoming adversity that it’s easy to forget he was actually a marketing tactic. Retail giant Montgomery Ward was hardly a small business in 1939, but its creation of Rudolph as a way to get kids…Read More
Sometimes, it just jumps out at you. The perfect website. A beautiful logo. A sleek brochure. And you can’t help but think, “Yes, this is perfect. This is EXACTLY the kind of marketing my small business needs.” Tempting as it may be to borrow the brilliant ideas of others, the truth is that another small…Read More
So often, as small business entrepreneurs, inspiration hits us at the most unexpected times. Those moments are magical, aren’t they? What must come next, though, is fleshing out those ideas and putting them into action. That process can feel less like divine intervention and more like pulling teeth. And that’s when you know it’s time…Read More
The idea festered for a while before I actually did something about it. I had been working as marketing director for nonprofits for almost a decade by then. In my role there, I had gotten involved in the Nevada Chamber of Commerce and became president, and I was also serving on the Young Professionals of…Read More
I stopped by Mary Greeley Medical Center a couple of weeks ago to visit a patient. When I stepped into the elevator, there was a surprise! Mary Greely was using the inside of its elevator doors to promote their quiet campaign. Of course there’s nothing else to do in an elevator, but to read the…Read More
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