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Staying in Style for Back-to-School

Parents are rejoicing across the country as they send their kids back for the first month of school. Last week, most schools reopened their doors for the new school year. And leading up to this, as with every year before, we were bombarded…

Recession Risk Ahead? Keep talking.

Financial gatekeepers are growing alert to the possibility of a recession. A major warning sign is something called a ‘flattening yield curve.’  Per Barron’s: “Last week, the gap between two- and 10-year Treasury notes was 0.34…

How to Generate Leads Through Content Marketing

Not long ago, generating leads meant cold calling and networking at events. Today, just the mention of cold calls will send a chill up the spines of marketers who remember their days on the phone. You were hung up on and called names by…

Staying Trendy

Although I’ve been a geek and early adopter since the 80s of all things tech, I admit to having trouble staying on top of what’s trendy.  So, if you’re young, hip and have a great network of trendy friends, you can pretty much stop reading…

An Important Question for all CMO’s

Who is more important to you? Your current customers OR your prospective customers? A second question for you… Who is more important to you? Your current customers OR your prospective customers … as measured by the percentage of dollars…

The Value of Services

I’ve taken a good college try at the smart home, from August locks to WeMo smart switches to the Nest thermostat.  Everything is a bit clunky.  This is after a good two decades of the technology industry learning how to make printer setup…

And The Oscar Goes To…

This has been an exceptional season in Academy Award nominated film marketing.  My history in marketing feature films goes back to late 90’s and I still pay very close attention. I’ve also personally always been a film buff as well so my…

Relationships Matter, but not in Isolation

As Ideba celebrates its ninth birthday, I thought it would be good to look back at three ingredients that have driven our success to date. Since inception we’ve seen a lot of changes within our client base – M&A activity, new offerings,…
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Remembering Asian Market Diversity

Last year, I was fortunate enough to spend four months living in Singapore while attending a local university. One of the classes I took discussed the huge variances among Asian countries and regions, areas often lumped together and deemed similar…

Not All Video is Created Equal

For yet another year, video is all the rage in marketing. IDG raved about the effectiveness of video content with the following stats: 65% of video viewers watch more than ¾ of a video 75% of execs watch work-related videos at least…