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Social Experiments in Marketing

In 2014, the feminine hygiene product company Always filmed a social experiment where they interviewed girls of various ages about what it means to do something—run, throw, etc.—“like a girl.” During the course of the experiment, they noticed a trend. Girls who were about 10 years old and younger had no preconceived notions about what […]

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3 Marketing Lessons from Psychology

When you think about it, nowhere do psychology and real-world application intersect more clearly than in the world of marketing. Marketing is centered around studying, assessing, and predicting human behavior. How, then, can you bring more psychology into your marketing? Here is a look at three marketing lessons that are based in human psychology.

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Exploring the Subscription-Based Business Model

You’ve probably noticed a trend in the last five years or so, where more and more businesses are promising to deliver a specific good to you every month. Sites like Blue Apron, Green Chef, and HelloFresh, for example, will ship fresh ingredients for multiple meals every week. You’ve got Dollar Shave Club delivering razors, Quip […]

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Marketing Ideas for Makeup Artists

It can be rough being in business for yourself. Not only do need the expertise to do what you do, but you also usually have to be your own business manager, marketer, and accountant. One profession where people often are independent consultants is as a hair & makeup artist. You know a lot about making […]

Local Promotional Ideas for Spring

Some businesses are internationally marketed, and others are local. For example, most e-commerce businesses will want to attract clients from all over the world on the web, since shipping can go anywhere. On the other hand, a dentist, for example, will want to spend his or her time focusing on local marketing efforts, since the […]

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What Is Experiential Marketing?

Think for a moment about the most memorable ads you have seen, and the ones that have resonated with you the most. Maybe for you it’s Dove’s “Real Beauty” ads, which have been making women feel more comfortable in their own skin since 2014. Maybe it’s Old Spice’s “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” […]

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3 Advertising Lessons from Fruit of the Loom’s “Professionals Collection”

Fruit of the Loom’s newest marketing campaign reinforces the likeable humor that has long defined the brand. Featuring a line of limited-edition sweat suits, this commercial uses exaggerated fashion shots of Fruit of the Loom’s new business wear: sweat suits printed to imitate the look of expensive, tailored business wear. As the commercial pokes fun […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Permission Marketing

How many ads do you see every day? Between the ads on tv, on the radio, on Youtube, and billboards on the road, we’re absolutely overloaded. And then there are the banner ads on websites, coupons in the mail, and ads that interrupt any free game that you have on your phone. Some estimates put […]

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Recruiting Brand Ambassadors

In order to thrive, every business needs a team of cheerleaders. Online media and buzz may go a long way in promoting awareness for your brand, but nothing replaces the personal touch. That’s why every startup needs brand ambassadors. These are the people who believe in your product or service, who spread the word, and […]

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Promoting Your Business of One

Going into business for yourself can be a scary undertaking. Whether you’re starting up a full time solo business, or just a side gig to help you earn some extra spending money, marketing is an essential part of your business plan.