Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

JEFFREY GITOMER: Don’t just drink the water, eat it!

by Published: March 19,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

Ask anyone in New York City why their bagels are the BEST in the world and they’ll say, “It’s the water!” Ask anyone in Philadelphia why their cheesesteaks are the BEST in the world, and they will say, “It’s the bread.” Further questioning one will ask, “Why is the bread so different?” and they will […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — Local news still drives audience in a digital age

Whether in a tech-savvy metropolis or a city where the town square is still the communication hub, local news matters deeply to the lives of residents. Across three disparate metro areas in the U.S., nearly nine-in-ten residents follow local news closely – and about half do so very closely, according to a new, in-depth Pew […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: Face-to-face networking is still the key to connections

How important is face-to-face networking to sales, relationships, career, and success? I asked my commercial insurance agent, John Cantrell, to give me a synopsis of his networking strategies. John has been a friend, client, and vendor for the past 22 years. Here are two important facts about John: 1. His insurance business has exploded with […] [...]

JOSH MABUS: Make it in Mississippi

Mississippi has a storied history when it comes to making something new, creative and world renowned. I’m always talking about how innovative Mississippians are, especially when traveling out of state. I think there is just something in the water here. Or maybe like William Faulkner said, it’s because, “to understand the world you must first […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: 6 troublesome word pairs are bane of PR folks

by Published: March 6,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, Deane Smith & Partners, NEWS, PR, Todd Smith

Words are magic, and us PR practitioners ply our craft by building brands that make an impact through communication and strong writing. The Spin Cycle is always grabbing the publicity microphone and amplifying the importance of word choice. It’s the honey that makes brands golden. Here are the top word pairings that drive wordsmiths – […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER — Turn ideas into ACTION to have a GREAT Year

by Published: February 19,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, gitomer, Mississippi, PR

Everyone wants to have a great year, and many start with a flurry. Problem is that many can’t keep up the momentum or maintain the dedication to make “great” a reality. The health clubs and gyms are already less crowded. Last week I posted my list of 21.5 things to do so that you can […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: 5 reputation winners of Super Bowl XLIX

by Published: February 12,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, column, Mississippi, NEWS, PR, Todd Smith

The Super Bowl was a big hit for many big brands – and their ad spots. Comprehensive research from various sources (primarily TiVo, YouTube, USA Today’s Ad Meter, and Twitter polling via AdAge) indicate these five brands have received a positive boost from the work they did surrounding the big game: 1. Budweiser For whatever […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: Turn your content, data into compelling news

One of the best PR tools in today’s fast-paced, 24-7 news cycle world is including numbers in your media pitch to attract journalist attention. Case in point: over the holidays, New York Post business reporter John Crudele published an article sarcastically “gifting” coverage to a select handful of PR peeps whose pitches had originally gone […] [...]

JOSH MABUS — Developing yourself for the workforce

by Published: February 5,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, education, Josh Mabus, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

A young friend of mine, Ken, recently asked me how he can get a job in his major. Ken doesn’t have a degree in an especially broad or crowded field, but he was still having trouble finding his dream job that focused on public service and policy creation. Ken will go on for hours about […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: More BIG Questions and BIGGER Answers

Here are a few more sales, business, and life answers that can help you make more sales TODAY, and help you build a personal brand and reputation FOREVER. 1. Jeffrey, what do you do EVERY DAY to build attraction and brand? What do you do to create consistency in your daily business habits? And I […] [...]

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