Category Archives: grassroots

Looking for Brand Advocates?

Think it takes an exhaustive search to find folks willing to toot your horn? Sometimes your strongest Brand Advocates are right under your nose! That’s where they were for IBM.  The tech giant easily enticed 1,000 of its own sales … Continue reading

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Big Ideas Only Look Easy

Ever notice how the really big ideas look amazingly simple when executed properly? But what’s really behind them? Our latest Poster Child: A recent National Blood Week campaign in the UK to increase blood donations due to drastically lower contributions. … Continue reading

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Marketing Lessons from An Avocado

As summer produce season comes into full swing, we would like to salute the avocado. We have been watching (and admiring) the Avocado Industry for years. By banding together and sharing costs, they have taken the mysterious, kinda ugly, after-guacamole-then-what? … Continue reading

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Are Your Windows the New Frontier in Advertising?

Need to make a little extra cash and got windows? Well here is a new view on outdoor advertising, no longer restricted to billboards along highways. Anything outdoors, can be turned into a billboard. We’ve seen park benches, waste cans, … Continue reading

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Promo 101: Give Them What They Want to Get What You Want

Promotion in Health Marketing is often believed to be either not possible, very straight forward, or, well, boring. We say, “Doesn’t have to be.” As we kick off the sunny summer season, the leading health-related question is: “How do you … Continue reading

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How to Find Big Ideas in Little Details

Sometimes the biggest marketing ideas take shape in the smallest details. Take what Burger King did in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul is known for having one of the worst commute times for workers, with especially lengthy train rides. What happens? … Continue reading

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Little State, Big Splash Marketing

As “Where are my receipts?” Tax Season gains its final head of steam, thought it only fitting to showcase this clever bit of local marketing, where Intuit (the makers of online tax software for tax preparers) partnered with Providence, Rhode … Continue reading

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