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Strategic Planning: Are You Hoping for an Extreme Makeover?

In Build Audience by lisavgray

Did you see this recent New York Times article called “After the Cameras Leave the Kitchen,” in which David Segal focuses on the long-term effectiveness of “Restaurant: Impossible” makeovers? If you don’t know the Food Network show (and I didn’t), a family-owned restaurant on life support orders up a two-day extreme makeover by host Robert Irvine. He and his team …

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Good Marketing & Good Deeds

In Build Audience, Fan-centric Marketing, Media, Social Media by lisavgray

I’m just discovering the great work that Robert/Boisen & Like-Minded of Denmark has done for Danish chocolatier Anthon Berg. In February 2012, Anthon Berg created a pop-up “Generous Store.” Open for one day only, the store sold chocolate, but instead of cash, the currency of the day was the pledge of doing a good deed. Watch this terrific video for …

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Move Over – I’ll Drive

In Build Audience, Fan-centric Marketing by lisavgray

WPP and MillwardBrown have just come out with the 7th annual BrandZā„¢ analysis of the Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands for 2012. It’s 100+ pages, chockablock full of delectable insights: what’s hot where, who’s cooling down and where the smart money goes next. I’ve only just started my study of the study, but I want to linger for a …