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Back Talk: What’s Eye Catching at the Point-of-Sale?

Halloween might be next Monday, but retail stores across the country are already donning their Christmas best. Who can blame them? The National Retail Federation reports 40% of consumers begin … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Back Talk: Have You Gone QR?

About a year ago, Vertical Marketing Network blogged about what some industry insiders were touting as the Next Big Thing. While they may not be as ubiquitous as Facebook fan … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

Back Talk: What Marketing Terms Should Retire?

“What is in a name?” the love struck Juliet asks her handsome Romeo in Shakespeare’s famous tale of teen angst. To her, “that which we call a rose by any … Continue reading

July 5, 2011 · 12 Comments

Listomania and Other Could-be Words.

Have you ever wanted to coin your own phrase? We have, too. Every year, as summer wanes and back-to-school sales tempt my wallet, I can’t help but feel nostalgic for … Continue reading

September 7, 2010 · 8 Comments

Back to Basics.

The artisan economy has been blooming for years, and consumers are responding. I was at my local farmer’s market the other day, juggling a couple of ears of corn with … Continue reading

August 10, 2010 · 5 Comments

Cracker Jack Kids.

Innovations in packaging and technology keep big kids buying. Now that I’m old enough to know how these things work, I can begrudgingly give credit to the genius who insisted … Continue reading

July 27, 2010 · 34 Comments

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