Marketing is NOT sales

The Difference Between Marketing and Sales

A widespread confusion among business owners and entrepreneurs is understanding the difference between two essential concepts: marketing and sales. When someone is confused about these terms, the way we know is when they use them interchangeably—and this happens a lot. The truth is that marketing and sales are two similar functions that complement each other to help you earn revenue, but…

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Marketing to a Politically Savvy, Younger Audience: Dos and Don’ts

Generation Z (today’s teens and 20-somethings) account for $143 billion in spending power, and the Millennial Generation accounts for another $1.4 trillion. Designing marketing that appeals to a younger, politically savvy, and socially/environmentally-conscious audience is the way to building a long-lasting brand.   Here are some dos and don’ts.   Do: Have a Brand Purpose…

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Marketing Strategy: What You Need to Know Before Spending One Cent

If you’ve been feeling like your marketing dollars are being wasted and not delivering on what you had hoped…you’re probably not wrong, and you’re definitely not alone. Small businesses have a notoriously difficult time making sound decisions with their marketing budgets without expert guidance. A survey of small businesses last year found that at least…

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Important Trends for Marketing to Hispanics

Much of the Hispanic population growth in recent years has come from birth, rather than migration. The so-called “Generation Z” is becoming increasingly Hispanic, with 1 in 4 school-age Americans now of Latin descent. Ninety percent of these young people are American-born, and they tend to have different priorities and worldviews than their parents. While they…

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Marketing in Times of Uncertainty: Companies Who Turned Crisis into Success

When we live in uncertain times, it’s easy to allow the crisis of the moment to overshadow our vision for the future. For example, how can businesses form viable marketing strategies when the circumstances seem to be continually unstable and evolving?  The key is perspective. Let us explain. In our society, with every significant change comes…