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Small Brands Can Succeed at Influencer Marketing Too

Brand ambassadors work just as well for small brands as they do for larger ones with deep marketing pockets.  The smaller brands just have to be smarter about putting their brand ambassador dollars to work because they have fewer of them…dollars.  And while an ambassador may enjoy the notoriety and business benefits of being associated with a […]

Owned Media: Helping Companies Beat 4-1 Odds

A friend, father of a communications student, told me last week that there’s four public relations professionals for every journalist.  4 to 1.  I didn’t research the stat myself, but took a leap of faith that the student’s professor who revealed the stat knew what he or she was talking about. 4 to 1. At […]

Brand Ambassadors for a New Era (Market Basket style)

It isn’t by design, but workers of New England-based DeMoulas Market Basket have become the poster children for employees as brand ambassadors — bar none. Chances are pretty good that if you reside somewhere in Massachusetts or Maine or New Hampshire, Market Basket is where you buy your food, at least occasionally. 71 stores. More than $4.5B in annual […]

Emotional Stories Exists in Every B2B Company (finding them is the challenge)

Brands from every B2B and B2C industry sector have embraced the power of storytelling — whether it be branded storytelling or “true” storytelling — in their efforts to stand out and make a human connection with their audiences.  Public relations and advertising agencies, and viral digital firms everywhere, talk about the power of storytelling throughout their websites […]