Catalog Review – The Challah Connection

We’re excited for our first Catalog Review of the year. On Wednesday, March 8th at noon EST, Neal Schuler from the J. Schmid Agency, will walk us through his thoughts and suggestions for The Challah Connection catalog. What can you learn by hearing brilliant insights about someone else’s catalog? How about… What makes a great cover? What works […]

Amazon, Athleta and Man-Buns

The Art of Keeping it Simple. “Simple is harder than complex.” – Steve Jobs Browsing through a catalog of one of my favorite brands, I found myself completely frustrated, to the point that I eventually threw the catalog aside. Why? Because they made it hard for me to shop. We are in an era where […]

Social Media Tips for Small Businesses

There’s no question that that social media has a big role in the lives of American consumers today. Last year, over 74% of adults regularly used at least one social networking site. Of the top two social networking sites, Facebook gets 900M unique visitors every month followed by Twitter with over 310M monthly visitors. YouTube […]

Using Research to Build your Brand

Many of us neglect taking the time to thoroughly research a new project before jumping in. On Wednesday, 9/30, at noon ET, we are delighted to have Chris Hayes, EVP of Brand Strategy at J. Schmid, join us to give us the how-tos to make research work for your brand. Pub talks are always free. […]

Research You Can Use … Beyond Demographics

At some point in your marketing career you’ve probably heard someone make the statement “The research numbers don’t lie” as support for some strategic or creative point-of-view. And while that may be true, it’s not exactly the same as saying that numbers always tell the whole truth. Don’t get me wrong… I believe in research. […]

The Bribe or the Brand?

This holiday season, you’ll see more offers, promotions, teasers … well, more bribes to drive a sale than any other time of the year. With an expected holiday consumer spending more than $619 billion dollars, according to Internet Retailer, brands around the country are scrambling for their piece of the pie. Is the “bribe” necessarily […]

Think Brand Campaign!

For years, the catalog model has worked. We knew who to mail, when to mail, what to mail — and it worked! It was down-right easy to turn a few knobs and create incremental response. And while the traditional model still works, it’s certainly not as formulaic as it once was. In fact, I think […]

The Glossy and the Gritty

One of the most thought provoking presentations at the fall NEMOA directXchange conference was Andy James of New Pig. If you are not in the market for industrial absorbents (pigs) you may never have been introduced to the New Pig Catalog. As a judge for the MultiChannel Merchant Awards I have been lucky enough to […]

Change B2B into T2T and really engage your customers

  I keep hearing “…but what about B2B?” like it exists in a completely separate universe. B2B is not building to building. Businesses are run by people, inspired by people and ultimately for people to use in their work life. The guy in the suit leaning back in his chair at the meeting is going […]