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“Look out for that Droid!” – product launch marketing that bombs?

You’ve probably heard that Motorola, Verizon and Google have introduced the Droid phone. By all accounts, it’s a very strong smartphone, with great integration with other Google products (e.g., Gmail, Google contacts, etc.). (Here’s a 16-minute podcast review by local technology expert Phil Yanov.) But the advertising? Well, it’s been all over the map.

Remember the Basics During 2010 Planning

It’s November, which means that we are gearing up for 2010 planning sessions for VantagePoint and our clients. This past year, many marketing budgets were adjusted by shifting dollars from traditional advertising to digital and online methods. Moving into 2010, we expect this trend to continue. And how could it not, with social media tools […]

5 steps to Transformer-ing your brand

On Saturday, four Transformers came to my door. Of course, they were between the ages of 5 and 10, and it was Halloween, but still. They were there. My oldest son has watched the first movie so many times he knows the dialogue, and he rushed out to pick up the latest movie on DVD […]

Early Christmas lights: the recession’s impact on holiday marketing

As I was walking through Target last week before Halloween, I was struck with disbelief—shelves were alreadystocked full of Christmas merchandise. Really? It wasn’t even November yet! I went there to try and find a happy medium of Halloween and Thanksgiving merchandise, but instead of finding jack o’-lanterns and turkeys, I saw lots of trees […]

Take the market leaders’ challenge

I was reviewing the top 100 B2B advertisers list that was published in a “recent” issue of BtoB Magazine. (Yes, I’m a bit behind on my reading). The list reinforced for me what I have known for a long time: market leaders are also marketing leaders. While that may seem to be stating the obvious, […]

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