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By Dick Maggiore and Mark Vandegrift

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Marketing Books Best Seven to Read

The Magnificent Seven: Best marketing books ever

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.

Seven Marketing Strategies Jack Trout

Trout's seven 'Abouts' shape marketing strategy

Marketing strategy is first about finding your difference, then finding the best way to get your differentiating idea into the minds of your prospects and customers...

Product Brand Category Selling

Brand categories great for selling, lousy for unifying our world

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.

Compelling Content Leads to Growth

Winning, compelling content inspires audience to engage, buy

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.

Crossing the Creepy Line with Technology

We've crossed the 'creepy' line

Have Google and Facebook crossed the creepy line? Former Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt once said, "There's what I call the creepy line, and the Google policy about a lot…

Email Marketing Preparation Innis Maggiore

Effective email marketing requires planning

Effective email marketing campaigns planned and delivered to a targeted audience at the right time can provide the highest return on investment of any digital marketing channel — by twice,…

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Still Relevant

Old theory still explains a lot about business today

Psychologist Abraham Maslow in 1943 introduced a concept that today can help guide how we run and promote our businesses to achieve greater success.

Brand Lift and Engagement from Content Marketing

'Content marketing' lifts brands, engages customers

Bed Bath & Beyond, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Taco Bell, GoPro and Twitter all have at least two things in common.

Advertising Budget Deciding Innis Maggiore

Crunch numbers to calculate advertising investment

An investment in advertising is key to driving sales and growing the organization, but despite its importance, an advertising budget is a difficult decision for many companies.

Lessons from Sears' Changing Business Environment

Sears' saga found in snowblowers

Former Sears executive Steve Goldstein was so shocked when he found snowblowers for sale at his company’s Miami store that he wrote the book, “Why are there Snowblowers in Miami?” That…

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PositionistView®

PositionistView® is an inside look into Innis Maggiore's thinking, culture and talent. They're opinon pieces through the positioning filter. No jargon. No ad-speak babble.

March 8, 2022

In the third decade of the 21st century, GM may once again be a big brand in big trouble paying the high cost of brand positioning failure.

January 5, 2022

With a GDP of nearly $20 trillion and a citizenry accounting for more than a quarter of the global household consumption, the United States is inarguably the most hyper-consumer economy…

June 29, 2021

Advertisers have long been known for how well they accept change, pivot to new possibilities and adopt the newest technologies.

June 23, 2021

Many pundits in the world of marketing and advertising are obsessed with stuff dying. “Radio is dead in 10 years. This study proves it. ” “TV is dying.

April 7, 2021

Advertisers have long understood the potency of television (TV) as a brand-building medium for consumer products. However, business-to-business advertisers typically kept their distance, and for good reason.

Agency News

From associate promotions and new team members to awards and events, keep up with the growth and good things happening at Innis Maggiore.

May 23, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (May 23, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it earned a 2022 Business Excellence Award presented by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. The brand positioning agency was honored at a ceremony and dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton Canton Downtown.
May 13, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (May 13, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the promotions of four associates.
March 29, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (March 29, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the promotions of Cheryl Henderson to creative director, Alicia Jordan to art and video director, Emily Mays to associate creative director, Rich Grisak to senior media analyst, Veronica Smith to senior media strategist, and…
January 18, 2022
CANTON, Ohio (Jan. 18, 2022) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two new associates.
November 2, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two fall interns, one in the Digital Marketing department and one in its Creative department.