The Importance of Forming Strategic Alliances with Other Businesses

Have you ever gone into bookstore Barnes & Noble, browsed around, picked a handful of interesting titles, then wandered over to the in-store Starbucks to enjoy your favorite coffee drink while perusing your new finds? If you have, you’ve just demonstrated the power of a strategic alliance. Barnes & Noble doesn’t sell coffee. Starbucks doesn’t…

Building a Tribe Devoted to Your Brand: Why It’s Essential to Cut through the Clutter along with a Guide to Get Started

Every human being has to feel part of a tribe. It’s programmed into us. And you have to feel that you’re contributing to something. ­­                                    —Steven Hatfill, Scientist   Only 38% percent of customers are truly devoted to a brand. But these core customers are gold. They will go out of their way to get…