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Taskmaster – Where Nonsense and Strategic Thinking Co-Exist

There’s nothing better than finding a new TV show and realizing there are already multiple seasons available because you were late to the party. I recently came across a British reality TV show, called Taskmaster. The show includes the Taskmaster,…

Engage Your Customers; Unlock Your Future Potential

Seems like the customer was always right, after all. Innovation doesn’t start with brainstorming in a small room of executives, it starts with unmet needs in the market, then delivering solutions that meet or resolve customer needs. How do…

You Won’t Know If You Don’t Ask

Qualitative research is an effective means of collecting information from clients and prospects through questioning and conversation by an unbiased third party, providing depth, breath, and insight. The extent to which, could never be captured…

Why Aren’t You Doing More Research?

Primary research is defined as research in which investigators collect data directly, instead of relying on data from previous research. Ideba does a significant amount of primary research for clients, but I always wonder why more clients…

Evaluating Hoopla

Creating a competitive marketing advantage is not easy. It's hard for a CMO to evaluate the marketing hoopla, innovative new technologies and disruptive marketing chatter that saturate the industry today. Navigating the complexity of expanding…

An Ever Evolving Role at an Ever Evolving Company

When Ideba was founded in 2010, we had three service offerings: qualitative VOC research, design/copywriting, and marketing consulting. In years one through eight, our services evolved… adding quantitative research, CSAT, Win/loss, analytics,…

Make Your Content Work Harder

A lot of clients want to make more effective use of content marketing. Unfortunately, various economic pressures, and yes, a few penny-wise/pound foolish preconceptions stand in the way. However, even within limited budgets, it’s possible…

Shaking up a Social Media Strategy

Upon recently taking a closer look at Ideba’s social media analytics, we’ve realized it might be time to change up our strategy a little bit. While it’s easy to place a priority on marketing efforts for a client, it seems to be even…
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Marketing vs. Advertising

What is the difference between marketing and advertising? Try as I might to explain the complex relationship, a uniquely dynamic interplay between both kinds of work continues to perplex questioners. My hope is to put their confusion to rest…