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Dick Maggiore

""Great advertising is hard. Surround yourself with thinkers, dreamers and doers. When the right strategic idea (position) strikes the right creative, it's electric. It has the power to transform human behavior. Unless your advertising is built on this big idea, it will pass like a ship in the night.""

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Show Dad a Little Dove®

This Father's Day, Dove® wants to sell more product. So, it has jumped gender and journeyed into product line extension land. Unilever, the parent company, wants to sell dad antiperspirant, deodorant and soap. Yes, Dove for dads -- brand androgyny. Give me a break! ...

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Kodak -- Blindsided by the Digital Revolution

A decade ago, Interbrand ranked Kodak as the 16th most valuable brand in the world, worth $14.8 billion. Its stock traded as high as $94 and the company employed 145,300 people worldwide. Today, the company employs about 18,000 people while its share price skidded to about 50 cents, a steep 99 percent drop, with the NYSE threatening to kick it off the exchange. Not to mention a potential Kodak bankruptcy...

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Is Mobile the Future of Position Marketing?

The merits of mobile strategies to enhance a brand's position marketing have come more into focus these days. In the United States, smartphone ownership is rising dramatically, driven mainly by ever-dropping prices and the promise of new 4G networks. By mid-2011, 49 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers will wield a web-enabled smartphone. In fact, 65 percent say mobile Internet is the most important feature when purchasing a new phone...

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Xerox Stretches its Brand Positioning

The lead sentence in a recent Wall Street Journal article reads, "Xerox Corp. is launching its most expensive advertising campaign in two decades, as Chief Executive Ursula Burns looks to reposition the company as more than just a copier maker." It looks like Xerox is messing with its brand positioning once again...

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Repositioning, Positioning's Twin Concept. Its Emergence Is Timely.

Positioning has become the most powerful concept in marketing. Positioning has a twin concept that has received little attention. In Jack Trout's latest book, Repositioning, released in October 2009, this twin concept is finally emerging into the light of the marketplace...

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Jack Trout Answers Your Questions On Positioning (Part 2)

During Innis Maggiore's "Breakfast With Jack Trout" event, you heard Jack Trout on positioning, repositioning, and The Five Tests of Obviousness. He then opened the floor for the audience members to submit their questions on positioning...

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Jack Trout Answers Your Questions on Positioning (Part 1)

During Innis Maggiore's "Breakfast With Jack Trout" event, you heard Jack Trout on positioning, repositioning, and The Five Tests of Obviousness. He then opened the floor for the audience members to submit their questions on positioning...

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Jack Trout: The 5 Tests of Obviousness

At Innis Maggiore's "Breakfast with Jack Trout" event, Jack Trout spoke of "The Five Tests of Obviousness." He wrote more about these tests in his latest book, In Search of the Obvious.

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What is Positioning in Marketing? Why it's the CEO's Number One Role.

For so many years, CEOs have focused on doing things better. For a long time, this approach worked. However, a problem has surfaced over recent years as we realize that this approach is simply not working anymore. Being better has become a basic requirement: it is what it takes just to stay in the game. Your prospects and customers have come to expect a higher level of quality and service, and, as a result, quality and service are no longer differentiators. Before you make your next marketing move. You should be asking, "what is positioning?"...

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Differentiating Your Brand

Differentiating your brand may prove quite a challenge. When we work with our clients on determining their differentiating idea we put them through our proprietary Appreciative Discovery®. As part of the Appreciative Discovery, the following differentiating filter was developed. It is a three-part filter, a proof, for validating the positioning or differentiating idea. Only ideas that score 100 percent pass. We call it the 3-Cs test...

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AWARD-WINNING WORK

Goodyear

Leadership through technology.

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Aultman

Leading our community to improved health.

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PURELL

Protecting us from the spread of germs.

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Smith's

Tradition you can taste.

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Artisa

Live Life Uncottaged

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BellStores

Keeping the family on full.

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CSE Federal Credit Union

The Local Alternative

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GOJO

Leader in skin health and hygiene.

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Baja West Coast Kitchen

Fresh food with a West Coast vibe.

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Old Carolina

Authentic Carolina-style barbecue.

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Custom Auto Body

Custom to the rescue!

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NILodor

Invented Pet Odor Control Technology

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MID'S

True Sicilian pasta sauce.

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Baird Brothers

Old school hardwood. Modern accessibility.

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Stark Community Foundation

Connecting people to the causes they care about.

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Stark County District Library

Where everything is free®

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DRB Systems

Transforming the car wash industry.

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Smoke The Burger Joint

Burgers smokin' with attitude.

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Beese Fulmer

Stay rational. Invest long term.

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JOMAC

Powerfully Light

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MCTV

Going the extra smile.

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Republic Steel

Steel Republic Steel.

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Second Harvest

Serving the community.

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Specialty Pipe

Their speciality is being the best.

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Trumbull Metro Housing Authority

Building a solid future for those in need.

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Fair Housing Law Center

Fighting for Equal Housing

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Kimble

The Future of Waste Management

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Massillon Museum

Art & History Come Alive!

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Bird Technologies

The RF Experts

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Verisk 3E

Intelligent compliance. Sustainable progress. A safer world.

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Find your brand positioning: Play your Cs to win in marketplace April 17, 2019

Do you ever feel like you’re throwing a wad of spaghetti against the wall and hoping some will stick?That is no way to win in the marketplace.The business with the right strategy and the commitment to carry it out inevit...

The Magnificent Seven: Best marketing books ever April 03, 2019

If you want to get better and better at running your business, you would do well to read a few of the best marketing books of all time.Hewlett-Packard co-founder David Packard famously said, “Marketing is far too importa...

Brand categories great for selling, lousy for unifying our world March 21, 2019

The numbers are mind boggling.Our amazing brains are wired with 100 billion cells, which researchers have found on average send signals 10 times per second. Each brain cell connects to 5,000 other brain cells, which mean...

Winning, compelling content inspires audience to engage, buy March 07, 2019

In a recent column, we quoted marketing guru Seth Godin’s profound observation, “Content marketing is the only marketing left.”Yes, compelling content marketing is that important.Content includes many tactics, from blogg...

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