• Executive Rewind: An Entertaining Example of Marrying Your Marketing & PR Strategies
    Sunday June 11, 2017

    Today, the media and the public are aware of almost everything going on in your business.  So why not take advantage of it? For instance, your marketing media strategy and tactics just might have news value, getting you additional, and “free”, coverage in trade, business and even general media. Case in point: Sodastream, the Israeli company that makes carbonation machines for […]

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  • Executive Rewind: The Disruption of Change
    Monday July 25, 2016

    Disruption: 1.  To throw into confusion or disorder; 2.  To interrupt or impede the progress of; 3.  To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning. In full or part, each of the above definitions applies to today’s version of “disruption.” In this age of technology, businesses and industries are facing disruption on […]

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  • Executive Rewind: Anticipation is a Key to Interview Preparation
    Tuesday May 24, 2016

    Social issues, politics, economic policy, competition…just a sampling of interview topics that’s fair game for the media. As a business leader, how do you prepare? What’s your process for developing focused, responsive, positive and persuasive messaging without being sucked into a counter-productive exchange? Here’s a range of examples for you to consider: The Obama Administration has decreed transgenders’ […]

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  • Executive Rewind: Making Your Lasting Impression
    Saturday April 2, 2016

    Listen closely to this sound bite from Apple CEO Tim Cook. See if you come away with his key message. Dealing with the news media requires newsworthy responses employing a basic marketing tactic: message frequency. In short, avoid slogans (that’s marketing), but repeat your most important message that has news value, often (that’s marketing, too, […]

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  • Executive Rewind: All Atwitter about Twitter
    Tuesday February 16, 2016

    Perception and speculation are the engines of Wall Street. The only acceptable direction, especially in the publicly-held world of stocks, is UP! Anything less and the investor knives come out. The idea of “critical mass” isn’t permitted. Creative market and revenue growth are rewarded. Usually. For instance, Twitter (TWTR). In a recent article in The Guardian, […]

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  • Executive Rewind: It’s All About Audiences
    Friday February 5, 2016

    There are so many ways to reach target audiences today. The cyber world has shattered the old templates. Macro has become micro. And micro has splintered to even narrower paths to audiences. But note that the basic rules hold true. First, you’ve got to know who you are talking to and who you want to talk to. They […]

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