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KIM KARDASHIAN AND THE POWER OF A CELEBRITY BRAND

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Is Your Personal Brand Lost In Translation? How To Clearly Communicate Your Value

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Every Entrepreneur’s Biggest Mistake (And How To Avoid It!)

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The Critic, The Mouseketeer, And The Iron Lady: Three Giants In Personal Branding

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The Kanye And Kim Kardashian Lesson In Personal Branding: Combining Audiences For Impact

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Your Customer Compass: Are You Headed in the Right Direction?

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Lance Armstrong, Branding Catastrophes, And What Not To Do

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Chris Christie, Honey Boo Boo, And The Top 10 Celebrity Branding Success Stories Of 2012

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The Twinkie Template For Building An Eternal Brand

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Bundling Your Way To Bigger Profits

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Giving Your Brand Story “Primal Power”: The Science of Storytelling

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You Have To Build a Relationship Before You Go All the Way…In Sales

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Mitt Romney And The Power Of Discipline

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The Mother Of All Branding Opportunities

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Attention Must Be Paid – Or It Will Cost You Business

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Larry King Embraces Internet TV–Should Your Brand Follow Suit?

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What Apple Can Teach You About Competing on Price

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The Business Trifecta and the Secret formula for Media Success

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The Rise of Internal Evangelists

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Personal Branding Tip: Put a Little PERSONALITY in It!

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LeBron, The Media, and Your Message

By FastCompany Expert Bloggers Nick Nanton & JW Dicks Companies must take control of their own brand message […]

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Mickey Mouse, The Personality Brand

In a recent New York Times article by Brooks Barnes, it reported that the Walt Disney Co. was […]

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30 Year Proven Marketing Strategies

DMNews is a consistent supply of great content and if you are not a regular subscriber of their […]

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30 Year Proven Marketing Strategies #1 Loyalty Programs

This lesson is my continuing look at the 30 year list selected by DMNews. The strategies we discuss […]

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Holiday Marketing Ideas

The months of November and December are loaded with reasons to contact your customers with promotions or just […]

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Weakening Your Brand with Kindness

I have driven Mercedes cars for about 10 years. The last three have been a SL55 AMG, and […]

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Building Your Brand With Viral Campaigns

The big brands continue to embrace the social media movement and are adapting it in many ways to […]

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Behind the Scenes At Disney

Our Company does an event a couple of times per year and part of it is a “behind […]

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The Real Value of Personal Branding

The value of what a personality brings to a brand is normally calculated in terms of immediacy. What […]

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Space Rangers Personal Branding Adventure

Buzz Lightyear has just returned from space. No I am not kidding. Disney’s action figure literally just returned […]

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Social Media vs the SEC and Event Sponsors

Reminiscent of the early days in the battle lines being drawn between the music and movie industry vs. […]

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Expanding Your Personal Brand

My daughter Jennifer and I just spent our joint birthday celebrations at the Resort of the Brand of […]

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What’s Working Now!

Old is new again! Back in the “old days” most things were bought on cash but if you […]

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Super Bowl Ads Blow Past The Recession!

Looks like some businesses have money to spend these days…and they are spending it. The Super Bowl sold […]

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Southwest Air Has A Tip

Southwest Airlines is known for its quirky fun staff, low fares and peanuts for lunch. They may have […]

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If The Business Isn’t Coming To You, Go To Where Your Customers Are

I am attending an Athletes Investor and Franchise show in Las Vegas. No, I wasn’t invited because I […]

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Ford, General Motors and Chrysler Forgot The Big Idea

Flying in your own jet to a Congressional Hearing to ask for money was a stupid idea but […]

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The Entrepreneur’s Banking Crisis

Banking has always been tough before for Entrepreneurs, but in this economy you need to be alert and […]

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Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Prepared?

I am not going to be critical of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court except to use […]

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The Opportunity Gap

In every type of business, there is a gap in what the product or service provides the customer […]

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Check Your Credit Report For Free

Just a reminder that all of us are allowed to check our credit report for free once every […]

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What Do You Have That Is Underused?

As we watch the fallout of layoffs and cutbacks in business, I am looking for other profit centers […]

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The Money Is In The Details

…Out in Vegas for an Athlete Investor and Franchise Show. This is supposed to be a gathering of […]

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Beware of Bad Laws and Bad Names for Laws.

Congress is notorious for giving wonderful sounding names to new bills they want to pass just to fool […]

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Price Can Have an Appeal

Cheap is not my favorite word when selling, but it is a marketing position and should always be […]

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Take a Pic…Send to Amazon…15 sec. order info

You have got to be kidding me. BlackBerry and probably every other phone now has an app that […]

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Who is making money right now?

This is a question to ask yourself now and to also put in your calendar to ask yourself […]

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The Rich Panhandlers Message

Walking the street of restaurant row in Miami beach I was stopped by some dude sitting at a […]

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Doom and Gloom Update!

In the July issue of our newsletter, I talked about opportunity brought about by economic upheavals. The government […]

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Ideas You Can Use!

1. Thanksgiving Cards: September is almost over and it is time to order your Thanksgiving “thank you” cards. […]

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An Idea From the Blue Man Group

There is a short article in the August edition of Inc. magazine from the Blue Man Group about […]

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Telling Your Story for More Profit

Telling stories is not only one of the oldest forms of communication; it is also one of the […]

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The Other Side of the Economy

Thumbing through my new issue of the Robb Report, (today’s “Wish Book” for men), my eye was drawn […]

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A Birthday Present for America

It was the 3rd of July, and I was on the front porch of my beach house unfurling […]

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The Next Big Thing

I just spent two days with fifteen of the most successful entrepreneurial marketers in the country. By that […]

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