When Offline Won’t “Bomb”

When Offline Won’t “Bomb”

When does offline beat online?  When you need to make a point about the physical world and physical media can pack the most punch.  The Marketing Consigliere likes to focus on Internet based technologies that marketers should use, but tips his hat to some good old-fashioned analog ingenuity.  DMNews recently highlighted a very creative effort by agency DraftFCB New Zealand that helped their client, the Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition (ANZCMC) A […]

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EmSense – Common Sense or Nonsense?

EmSense – Common Sense or Nonsense?

  This is a headset which is being developed by EmSense, a Monterey, California based company that is pioneering physiological neuro-scientific sensing for business decision making. Their patent-pending device has embedded sensors that combine EEG technology used to measure brain-wave activity and other biometrics like eye motion, breathing, cardio activity, body temperature in an individual viewer. Another company, Sands Research, also is helping firms conduct market research by measuring […]

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Media Rules!

Media Rules!

The Marketing Consigliere recently attended a luncheon hosted by the DC Ad Club.  The two speakers, Brian Reich and Dan Solomon, were presenting their new book, Media Rules! – Mastering Today’s Technology to Connect With and Keep Your Audience. He bought the book, had the authors autograph inside the cover, and proceeded to read it. Here are his thoughts: The byline “Mastering Today’s Technology…” raised his hopes but it is […]

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The Apple of My “I” (As in C4″I”SR)

The Apple of My “I” (As in C4″I”SR)

U.S. Patent Application #20070291710 by Apple Inc. basically is a device that can track where a customer makes purchases, and what was purchased. With this information, loyalty programs can be enhanced for regular customers who may buy certain categories of goods habitually. Orders could be placed on particular meals, such as a favorite pizza, and the customer could be notified when seating is ready or the pizza is […]

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Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track

Do Not Resuscitate Do Not Track

This is a topic I’ve needed some time to digest mentally before I stuck my proverbial virtual foot in my virtual mouth. I remember a few weeks ago reading about the FTC hearings on the “Do Not Track” requests coming from some consumer groups. Instantly I thought that the whole behavioral targeting engine would come to a screeching halt. My C4ISR Marketing common sense told me “that […]

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Why the Writers’ Strike Could Fail

Why the Writers’ Strike Could Fail

While we have a classic case of challenging those who control the “means of production,” there is something new that the Writers Guild of America should worry about. This is a test of Network-Centric Marketing – of the “wisdom of crowds,” of social networking, and of public relations and brand management. CSI is already on Second Life, inviting viewers to “act” in its virtual episode. While the basic script […]

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“Speaking” of Analytics…

“Speaking” of Analytics…

We have all called customer support lines and have heard the caveat that our calls may be recorded for “quality monitoring.” Sometimes it’s reminded us to be a little more selective with the words we use to describe our joys at being inconvenienced.  Most of the time the admonition is ignored as we immediately push our case down the throat of some poor lowly paid […]

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Squidoo Lenses for B2B Marketers?

Squidoo Lenses for B2B Marketers?

I’ve set up a “lens” called  “C4ISR  Marketing – aka Network Centric Marketing” on Squidoo and am trying to teach myself about whether it provides utility for B2B marketers. My “lens” (this is what you call your site there) is not a high ranking site in the Squidoo world by any means, but I guess it’s better than a lot of others. For now I’ll tinker with it […]

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The Fog of Piracy War

The Fog of Piracy War

What is a C4ISR technology that the military uses when trying to see through night, fog, and other types of inclement weather? Night-vision goggles. Night-vision is facilitated with the integration of two technologies – Enhanced spectral range technology enables the observer to see light outside the human range of electromagnetic spectrum (visible light), including infrared. Enhanced intensity range technology increases the ability to see within low-light environments. What is a C4ISR technology that […]

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