How to Beat a Lower-Priced Competitor

How to Beat a Lower-Priced Competitor Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Marketing
From http://www.bnet.com 3557 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 1, 2007 1:24 pm
It's every company's nightmare: a competitor enters your market with a similar product priced at a fraction of what you currently charge. You need a strategy for beating the low-ballers. So what's the best way to proceed? Read More

Profiling Your Competitors

Profiling Your Competitors Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Marketing
From http://www.bnet.com 3557 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 1, 2007 1:23 pm
To pull ahead of your business competitors, you need to build a detailed profile of their strengths, weaknesses, and relationships with customers. With that information, you can compare the performance of your business with that of your main competitors, measuring factors that are important to quality of service, and use the comparison as the basi Read More

Mobile Ads Marked by Promise, Problems

Mobile Ads Marked by Promise, Problems Avatar Posted by jnelson under Advertising
From http://www.emarketer.com 3557 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 31, 2007 3:34 pm
The audience for mobile Web-based campaigns is growing, and more marketers are experimenting with the medium. But many brand managers are hesitant to commit big budgets. Mobile marketing spending has been on the cusp of a major breakthrough for years. But roadblocks persist.
A Nielsen study cited in Advertising Age found that only 10% of mobile Read More

Cumulative Media Drive Purchase Intent

Cumulative Media Drive Purchase Intent Avatar Posted by jnelson under News
From http://blogs.mediapost.com 3557 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 31, 2007 3:34 pm
A new guide from Magazine Publishers of America offers a comprehensive view of the role of media in influencing consumer purchase decisions and online behavior. The report analyzes cross-media accountability data from 32 studies to determine each medium's effectiveness through the purchase funnel. The overall findings indicate that: * Med Read More

Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System

Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Strategy
From http://www.bnet.com 3557 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 31, 2007 3:33 pm
Why do budgets often bear little direct relation to a company's long-term strategic objectives? Because they don't take enough into consideration. A balanced scorecard augments traditional financial measures with benchmarks for performance in three key nonfinancial areas: 1. A company's relationship with its customers. 2. Its key internal proce Read More

Benefiting from the Balanced Scorecard

Benefiting from the Balanced Scorecard Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Strategy
From http://www.bnet.com 3557 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 31, 2007 3:33 pm
Harvard professors Robert Kaplan and David Norton developed the balanced scorecard to help translate vision and strategy into action. This technique can make strategic planning a core part of any business. They showed that financial analysis, which is largely a look backward over past performance, isn't enough to guide long-term investment decisio Read More

Convenos: Web-based Collaboration and Conferencing

Convenos: Web-based Collaboration and Conferencing Avatar Posted by karin under Sales
From http://www.convenos.com 3562 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 30, 2007 5:50 pm
If you're looking for a robust on-demand web conferencing and collaboration service that allows users to meet on-line for a flat fee, Convenos Meeting Center might meet your needs. The customer only pays for the service ($30/month) and is not charged on a per minute basis, nor is s/he charged for audio services. Test drive a 14 day trial free a Read More

Small Businesses Need Helping Hand to Embrace Web Advertising

Small Businesses Need Helping Hand to Embrace Web Advertising Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://clickz.com 3561 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 30, 2007 4:49 pm
Most small business operators who shy away from online marketing fear they can't afford it, says a Opus Research survey in which 25 percent of respondents said online advertising would break their budget. Additionally, 20 percent said they believe Internet marketing is too complex, and 15 percent said they don't think they have the manpower to h Read More

How Storytelling Boosts Response Rates

How Storytelling Boosts Response Rates Avatar Posted by JohnH under Direct Marketing
From http://www.targetmarketingmag.com 3560 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 29, 2007 7:53 pm
For centuries, the world's greatest teachers and leaders have used fables, allegories and other types of stories to successfully communicate with people and motivate them to take action. So have some of the top-performing direct mail packages, including those from The Wall Street Journal, Time-Life, Rodale Inc., Covenant House, Greenpeace, Nightin Read More

When Employees Leave, Make Sure They're Gone

When Employees Leave, Make Sure They're Gone Avatar Posted by dobbie under Human Resources
From http://bmighty.com 3569 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 27, 2007 1:47 pm
Employee resignations and layoffs raise questions about network security and data security. Here are 7 ways to protect your small or midsize business Read More

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