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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.""

Innis Maggiore - Stark County Economy

Focus key to our Stark County economy

Whether local leaders who are mustering up an initiative to reverse our community’s economy will succeed depends largely on the resources at their disposal, the degree to which true collaboration...

Innis Maggiore - Pendulum  of Brand Change

Businesses, markets ride pendulum of brand change

Americans elected Barack Obama, then eight years later elected Donald Trump. The pendulum swung and, by virtue of the differences between Obama and Trump, it is reasonable to deduce that...

Innis Maggiore - Business Strategy

Business Strategy: After finding your ‘why,’ it’s time to execute

Vision without execution is hallucination.

Innis Maggiore - Company Focus

Company Focus: Know your ‘why’ to focus on ‘where’ and ‘how’

In last week’s column, we discussed the importance of finding your “why” — the reason your company does what it does beyond making money. It’s wrapped around a higher purpose.

Innis Maggiore - Company Mission

Company Mission: Why does your company do what it does?

Why do we pay $1,000 for an iPhone X? Why do we pay $5 for a cup of coffee?

Innis Maggiore - Start-Up Company Mission

Think like a start-up when developing your company mission

Early and often over the history of this column our counsel has been about the importance of strategy in marketing our products and services and in the company mission.

Innis Maggiore - Supporting Local Business

Supporting Local Business: Think outside ‘big box’

According to a recent report, Stark County’s population will continue to decrease, get older and have fewer dollars if our community stays on its current trajectory.

Innis Maggiore - Super Bowl Advertising Effectiveness

Super Bowl Advertising Effectiveness: winners and losers

Silly and sentimental. Advertisers play it safe this year.

Innis Maggiore - Super Bowl Advertising

Super Bowl Advertising: Will advertisers ‘show me the new’ in Super Bowl LII?

In Super Bowl advertising, it might be the year of the familiar — familiar advertisers, familiar celebrities, familiar teasers, familiar promotional stunts and humor.

Innis Maggiore - Niche Differentiation Strategy

Niche Differentiation Strategy: Mine riches in niches

Charlie Munger knows a bit about making money.

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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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GuideStone

Performance guided by values.

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BellStores

Keeping the family on full.

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Custom Auto Body

Custom to the rescue!

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Artisa

Live Life Uncottaged

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GOJO

Leader in skin health and hygiene.

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Stark Community Foundation

Connecting people to the causes they care about.

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Baird Brothers

Old school hardwood. Modern accessibility.

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MID'S

True Sicilian pasta sauce.

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Beese Fulmer

Stay rational. Invest long term.

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CSE Federal Credit Union

The Local Alternative

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NILodor

Invented Pet Odor Control Technology

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Stark Library

Where everything is free®

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Kimble

The Future of Waste Management

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Massillon Museum

Art & History Come Alive!

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Old Carolina

Authentic Carolina-style barbecue.

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Smoke The Burger Joint

Burgers smokin' with attitude.

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Baja West Coast Kitchen

Fresh food with a West Coast vibe.

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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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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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Want to be like Buffet and Socrates? Read! July 10, 2019

No less an authority than Warren Buffett believes reading is essential to business success. A Columbia University student asked Buffett what he could do to prepare for his career. Buffett thought for a few seconds ...

Advantages to being first June 27, 2019

One of the easiest ways to be remembered is to be first.Do you remember who was the first person to fly solo across the North Atlantic? Charles Lindbergh, of course. But who was the second? He was Bert Hinkler, considere...

7 greatest brand positions excel in 3C test June 12, 2019

Brands that become great do so because their positions pass the 3C's test with straight A's.All great brands have clearly defined ideas that differentiate against competitors. That's the first C. Their ideas are highly m...

Deming’s gift to marketers: Test. Optimize. Repeat. May 30, 2019

William Edwards Deming is credited with launching the Total Quality Management movement that is the groundwork for our modern emphasis on efficient and effective manufacturing.Among his many accomplishments, Deming popul...

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Innis Maggiore wins Cancer Awareness Advertising Award for its Aultman Cancer Center work Learn More