• 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: 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: Dealing with the Post-Crisis Crisis
    Tuesday February 2, 2016

    The Centers for Disease Control has cleared Chipotle. The CDC says the e-Coli crisis is over. Certainly, that’s good news after six months of mystery about what was causing people to get sick after eating in a number of Chipotle restaurants. Unfortunately, that mystery remains unsolved. Now the speculation over Chipotle’s fiscal well-being is underway. Consider this conversation […]

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  • Executive Rewind: The Intangibles of Persuasive Messaging
    Monday April 6, 2015

    It’s often the subtle things that win over your audiences. What you say is important, of course, but what you’re saying silently helps close the “sale.” Robert Manfred is the 10th and newest commissioner of Major League Baseball. His demeanor exudes likeability. He’s real and credible. He projects a definite sense of accessibility. (Watch his full interview with […]

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