As a Coca Cola fan this blog feels bad that the Coca Cola brand has slipped to the no. 3 spot in the 2013 Interbrand rankings after reigning for 13 years as the top brand in the world. If you think about it , it is in these 13 years that the Internet has takenContinue reading “Best Global Brands 2013: Coca Cola replaced by Apple but should Google be no. 1?”
Category Archives: Globalization
Washington Post website has huge traffic : great prospects to reinvent digitial
The purchase of the Washington Post by Jeff Bezos of Amazon for $250 million is stunning news. Since Alexa.com , an Amazon service, ranks the global traffic at washingtonpost.com at an impressive global rank of 405, Bezos seems to have made a great move.With huge global traffic, the Washington post website has great prospects toContinue reading “Washington Post website has huge traffic : great prospects to reinvent digitial”
USPS door delivery is a corporate strength- why stop door delivery?
Door delivery for the US Postal Service (USPS) is a corporate strength and USPS is actually considering stopping door-delivery mail and move to a cluster delivery starting with 35 million addresses. The savings are projected to be $ 4 billion which is more than the $3.5 billion they could have saved with stopping Saturday deliveries that appeared in an earlier post. It seems that the Saturday stop service is on hold, thankfully.
Coca Cola “social sharing” can is a brilliant idea
Coca Cola results today pulled down the stock market as overall global sales volumes dipped. Just to cheer up all those Coca Cola loyalists out there, check out the Coca Cola social sharing can video which is truly a brilliant idea. The "sharing can" idea has come from Coca Cola ad agency Ogilvy and MatherContinue reading “Coca Cola “social sharing” can is a brilliant idea”
Ten takeaways from 2013 Yale Consumer Insights Conference
The 2013 Yale Consumer Insights Conference over the weekend challenged thought boundaries for marketing and big data in quite an overwhelming way. Alternating between leading marketing practitioners and leading marketing academics- 25 speakers delivered their message in 20 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers. Since the format of the conference was in one roomContinue reading “Ten takeaways from 2013 Yale Consumer Insights Conference”
Does Internet Sales Tax really level the playing field between clicks and bricks?
Does Internet Sales Tax really level the playing field between clicks and bricks? The US Senate has passed the Internet Sales Tax law that will force online retailers to collect sales tax for the shipping destination state. Initial plans are to have Internet retailers with over $1 Million sales to collect the state sales taxContinue reading “Does Internet Sales Tax really level the playing field between clicks and bricks?”
It’s not in Digital Advertising alone: the knowledge vs. data +execution dilemma
It's not in advertising (as Tim Williams says) or digital advertising alone, but with globalization organizations of all types need to re-look at their business models to deal with the Data+ Execution vs. Knowledge+ Strategy dilemma. Todays' organizations need to be great at the data+execution piece and call in that expert knowledge when required. Ideally,Continue reading “It’s not in Digital Advertising alone: the knowledge vs. data +execution dilemma”
CMO’s : Insist on access to your Google AdWords and Analytics accounts
CMO's (Chief Marketing Officers) must insist on access to your Google AdWords and Analytics accounts from your Digital Marketing Agency. Digital marketing agencies coming from the old media advertising world tend to offer monthly reports from the AdWords account. That's fine, but the marketing organization is missing out on a great deal of insight thatContinue reading “CMO’s : Insist on access to your Google AdWords and Analytics accounts”
Avoiding the Inventor’s bias in Concept Testing for New Products
Avoiding the Inventor’s bias in Concept Testing for New Products is really important. You are an inventor (or the NPD team in a large company) who has come up with a great product idea, clearly there is market need and the idea is pretty clear. You can easily start production, maybe a prototype locally and then large scale globally sourced production at low cost. But please pause and take a deep breath…..
The election of Pope Francis of Argentina signals globalization
The election of Pope Francis of Argentina ( earlier Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) today signals globalization of the Catholic Church in several special ways. This despite the ancient smoke signals used to communicate the progress of the Pope's election. This is the very first time that a Pope is elected from outside Europe. Pope FrancisContinue reading “The election of Pope Francis of Argentina signals globalization”