Non-Social Media – Still Youthful, Not Going Away

Non-Social Media – Still Youthful, Not Going Away

In the iMedia Connection article “Heralding the Death of Non-Social Media,” Doug Schumacher of Basement, Inc. has correctly pointed out that in an increasingly Network Centric Marketing world, “A high percentage of purchases are already preceded by online research.  And where there is online research, there are search results. Those search engine results pages often bring up links to a number of consumer review sites.“ Yes, there are empirical studies corraborating […]

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The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing, Part II

The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing, Part II

The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing brought amusement to many readers who remember the “gold rush” of the “dot-com” era.  And the Marketing Consigliere wants to make one more observation about those seemingly long ago days. In the early nineties there was an exciting book that created much buzz in the Marketing profession:  The One to One Future: Building Relationships One Customer At A Time by Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.D. […]

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The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing

The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing

The Marketing Consigliere would like to take the opportunity at the dawn of 2009 to go down memory lane.  While much fuss is heard about Silicon Valley, the real center of the Internet universe was and still is the Washington DC area. About 20 years ago, the academic and Federal government curiousity called the “Internet” found its way into the commercial sector.  Among the Internet […]

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Is the CMO Position in Jeopardy?

Is the CMO Position in Jeopardy?

Francisco Goya, Los fusilamientos del tres de mayo, 1814 Museo del Prado, Madrid   The Marketing Consigliere posed that question to the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Network group in LinkedIn. Mark Chmiel, an EVP and the Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer at Denny’s, had this to say: “I think quite the opposite–the CMO is becoming more important and influential. The key is to have a very strong working relationship […]

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Hatching Success with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Hatching Success with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

The first Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week is being held from December 15th to 19th, 2008 at the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, Virginia. This week-long program will include some training and several days of prototyping and development, and a presentation competition for prizes.  This event is free to enter but if selected, travel, lodging, meals, etc. are out-of-pocket for entrants.  Each team will be allowed up to three team members. Companies […]

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Damn the Torpedoes, Full Web 2.0 Ahead

Damn the Torpedoes, Full Web 2.0 Ahead

The United States Navy has announced its approval to use certain Web 2.0 techniques to facilitate its collaborative and communication efforts.   Robert Carey, the Navy’s CIO, issued a memo entitled “Web 2.0: Utilizing New Web Tools” on October 20th, 2008. As The Marketing Consigliere has been blogging that businesses need to take the military concept of C4ISR to improve its sales and marketing success, here we have the military taking […]

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Gates’ Exit Out the Door

Gates’ Exit Out the Door

The Marketing Consigliere cursed Bill Gates before he ever knew he existed. His first job out of college was with Mayflower Moving. (How he got from working in trucking industry to working in the Internet industry is simple – they’re both transportation related. One is with packages while one is with packets – you must deliver them both on time without dropping them.)  Or you could […]

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There’s No “I” in Social Media!

There’s No “I” in Social Media!

OK, there are actually two “i”s in “Social Media,” but The Marketing Consigliere’s point is based on the real popular phrase he lifted this blog’s title from: “There’s no “I” in “Team.” Social media obviously implies groups of individuals communicating or collaborating. And in a Marketing group, there’s no difference. Leadership must learn that Social Media, in order to be successful, must be a team effort. This […]

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Marketing to the Feds at FOSE

Marketing to the Feds at FOSE

The FOSE show this year as a whole was not anything to write home about; many from the circles that The Marketing Consigliere knows avoided it this year. Nevertheless he wanted to see if any net-centric marketing products or services were being “Fed-peddled.” It seemed like every fifth booth either was some sort of document imaging and management platform or a device for shredding hard drives. But […]

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From An Endless Stack of Trade Rags to Read

From An Endless Stack of Trade Rags to Read

Here are a couple of excerpts from articles that The Marketing Consigliere read over the holiday weekend.   “Marketing as a whole must get smarter – not only search. Mass marketing has long fallen from favor, yet we are inundated no less than ever with masses of irrelevant marketing. Personal empowerment can be built only with tools that deliver offers and information of high personal relevance. […]

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