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Monopoly Switching It Up to Stay Relevant

Monopoly Switching It Up to Stay Relevant

It’s one of the longest running and most popular board games there is: Monopoly. Forget all the countless themed versions based on TV shows and movie franchises, the plain vanilla version has been a staple in American households for nearly a century. Read More »

Can these glasses really help the blind see?

Can these glasses really help the blind see?

Star Trek is known for “predicting” modern technology. Everything from touch screens, to Facetime to smartphones were all being used on the groundbreaking sci-fi program in the 60s. Now, we use them in real life every day. So, it’s really no surprise that Star Trek predicted another amazing scientific breakthrough. Remember the “glasses” Levar Burton’s character wore in Star Trek: ... Read More »

Pepsi Promotes Guilt-free Chips

Pepsi Promotes Guilt-free Chips

Typically, when you’re slamming back potato chips, you’re not really worried about guilt or consequences. The big game is on, you’re at a party, or someone is hosting a cookout. There’s an air of fun and no real worry about tomorrow. Read More »

Can Under Armour pull out of freefall?

Can Under Armour pull out of freefall?

Not long ago, Under Armour brand was the darling of the sports retail market. The company was making a major push against industry behemoths Nike and Reebok, by winning major celebrity endorsements and grabbing market share across multiple market segments. Based on the performances of those top tier celebrity endorsements, Under Armour should be riding a wave of unprecedented success. ... Read More »

Mattel has a tough holiday season

Mattel has a tough holiday season

When it comes to retail marketing, the final quarter of the year is crunch time. They need Black Friday and the subsequent holiday shopping season to go well in order to keep their head above water and finish the year enough into the black to invest in new ideas and different initiatives in the coming year. Read More »

Marketing to Moms with Tots

Marketing to Moms with Tots

Marketing to parents is a wide-open field, but you’ve got to have something that will both catch the eye of the parents as well as the tots. Make it something that will look good in pictures as well as in words and you could have a big seller. But one thing is certain: if you create products for children that ... Read More »

Trends in Social Media

Trends in Social Media

When social media first began, with its projected marketing potential, critics claimed it wasn’t viable. Now social media platforms have many useful advertising options while still boasting ways to offer information for free. Every year new platforms emerge. According to Forbes magazine, the following social media technologies are predicted to dominate the industry in 2016. Read More »

The Whopperito: yes it’s real

The Whopperito: yes it’s real

Some have said Burger King will try anything to attempt to stay relevant in the fast food wars. Those folks may be right. The latest gambit? The Whopperito. While Tex-Mex joint Chipotle announced it would be debuting a burger-specific brand, BK decided to just combine the two concepts into a single entry. Read More »

Best Times to Post on Instagram

Best Times to Post on Instagram

As with any aspect of business, when you conduct certain activities often determines the success of it. For instance, most businesses know the best time to open a business is around 8 a.m. or 9 a.m., and that the best time to serve lunch is at noon. So when it comes to social media, which is also an important part ... Read More »

Marketing to Millennials with Pets

Marketing to Millennials with Pets

Millennials have recently overtaken baby boomers in pet ownership, creating a whole new approach to marketing to pets. With Millennials delaying the addition of children to their families, more are opting to own pets. People between 20 to 34 are more likely to spend more money on their beloved pets, with more spur of the moment spending on toys and ... Read More »

Public Relations for Electronic Cigarettes

Public Relations for Electronic Cigarettes

Big tobacco has always been a powerful industry, and they have weathered more crisis and stumbling blocks than most. The latest thorn in their side are electronic cigarettes, more commonly referred to as “e-cigs”. This burgeoning industry has awakened the titans that make up “Big Tobacco”, companies such as Philip Morris, Altria (owners of Marlboro), and others, and these companies ... Read More »

4 Noteworthy Public Relations Campaigns

4 Noteworthy Public Relations Campaigns

When bad publicity hits a company or an organization, public relations campaigns should be fashioned to suit the situation. No one rule can be said to apply to all occasions. Some situations demand a strong immediate response. Any delay will be damaging as the news media will have moved on to other stories and, in the absence of an immediate counter ... Read More »

Public Relations Benefits for Your Ecommerce Business

Public Relations Benefits for Your Ecommerce Business

Press release writing encourages companies and organizations to expand their awareness of each other’s progress. As an online business, your eCommerce site has different advantages than a brick-and-mortar firm trying to address your target market. Your audience is on the web; the web changes directions at the speed of light, but notable mentions in reputable magazines or on high-ranking blogs ... Read More »

Prestige Beauty: Then, Now and the Future

Prestige Beauty: Then, Now and the Future

Public relations is necessary in any field, and beauty is not exempt. Prestige Beauty uses their public relations to build a good brand image for their company. Press releases, community events, and other correspondence is a good way to get people feeling good about your company and what you do. If you’re in the field of beauty, there’s much that ... Read More »

The Revolutionizing of Healthcare PR: Wearables

The Revolutionizing of Healthcare PR: Wearables

Everyone has heard of the new fad: wearables. This wave of marketable healthcare devices is poised to change not only the way we live our day-to-day lives, but also how we interact with our healthcare public relations professionals. So what are wearables, and why are they so important to our future? The Quell At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES ... Read More »

Mixing PR with SEO: Ultimate Strategy for Digital Success

Mixing PR with SEO: Ultimate Strategy for Digital Success

For some odd reason, people always seem to treat PR and SEO as if they were to wholly different entities, completely unrelated to one another. For savvy businesspeople and web entrepreneurs, however, SEO and PR are regarded as being connected to one another. Efforts to achieve great PR while instituting effective SEO into your online marketing attempts can be the ... Read More »

Using Public Relations as a Marketing Tool

Using Public Relations as a Marketing Tool

Marketing and sales are the engines that drive all businesses. The formalities linked to these two very important business operatives are deeply embedded in a highly planned and organized public relations campaign. Public relations incorporate the basics of marketing and sales. Using public relations as a marketing tool is more accessible today than in earlier decades. There are certain formalities ... Read More »

Marketing: Why Honesty is the Best Policy

Marketing: Why Honesty is the Best Policy

The digital age is transforming the way we do business in all aspects. From a marketing perspective, truth can no longer be considered an oxymoron in sales or advertising but rather a necessity as businesses compete in an increasingly transparent marketplace. The role of marketing in the past has been to communicate a message to consumers that their brand or ... Read More »