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on my old personal blog “Michigander in Mass”. Less than two years ago, I lost my cousin to cancer. Here’s what I had to say about it at the time. Not even two years later, I want the world to know I haven’t forgotten my cuz. Brad Van Hoosear died in December 2007 of pancreatic cancer at the young age of 37. Here are some facts about pancreatic cancer, many from Brad’s mother, who was at Brad’s side throughout his terrible ordeal. In 2007, The National Cancer Institute estimates 37,170 new cases of pancreatic cancer and 33,370 deaths in USA. Most people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will have passed ...
Identification and maintenance of the organisation’s or brand’s coherent identity, which is a reflection of the way it is organized and operated to provide differentiated value. This has also been described as the DNA of the organization. Influential characteristics of the organisation include the business model, core competencies, positioning, product designs, and brand, as well as the heritage of culture and organisational purpose. In successful organisations, these come together to create differentiated value for customers. Internal characteristics of the organisation lead to external actions that become the basis of the ...
More Than Marketing - Using WordPress for a private forum
I’ve recently launched a private forum on WordPress, and here’s a rundown of the plugins and add-ons I’ve used to secure the site, manage members, etc. (this isn’t a comprehensive list, just a list of the plug-ins that make locking down and managing a blog simpler): Absolute Privacy – I played around with a LOT of user moderation tools before settling on this one, with a few modifications, which I’ll talk about in a separate post. Absolute Privacy gives you the ability to ask for a first and last name during registration, set a password upfront (no emailing passwords), review and approve new ... market research, surveys and trends
Camcorder Video Tips: Settings for the Best Video Camera Footage ...
What’s the difference between a video that looks professional and one that screams “amateur”? You might think that filming technique and editing style are the main considerations. But the easiest way to instantly raise the quality of your home video lies in your camcorder settings and how you choose to employ them. Tally Light Try an experiment: press the record button on your camcorder. Then turn the camcorder around so it’s facing you. See that little red light? This is called the tally light. Something about this tiny red light makes most people incredibly self-conscious when they’re being filmed! ... market research, surveys and trends


CRM Industry Trends
CRM Labs consists of various volunteer groups who identify member interest topics, survey users with first hand and comparable experiences, validate consolidated survey results and publish the results for the community benefit. CRM SaaS Industry Trends CRM Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in nothing short of a disruptive innovation within the business software market. We first review the SaaS industry's short history in order to project a continued path for this rapid market evolvement. By most accounts, the start of the SaaS business model spawned from the Application Service Providers (ASPs). Small startups such as Corio, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Market Research - Movie Marketing Update
Canadian theatrical receipts rose 16.6% between the 2003-04 and 2004-05 periods to C$446.3 million, or $401.7 million, according to a survey of the film and video distribution businesses by the agency. Attendance figures were up as well, and according to the article the growth came predominantly from an over 20% rise in drive-in attendance. Per-family spending on theater-going averaged $101, up from $95 the prior year. Canadian DVD revenue growth was flat, with sales of $1.6 billion. Anyone with any insight as to why Canadians are in love with the drive-in experience, let us know. Here’s a list of Canadian Drive-ins if ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Six Ugly Secrets of the Cosmetics Counter
If you’ve ever set foot in a department store, you’ve probably had to navigate through the beauty and fragrance gauntlet—bombarded by salespeople in medical-inspired lab coats, spritzed with the latest scent, or pressured to be “made over” with the season’s newest colors. I used to be one of these people. For seven years, I worked as a makeup artist in almost every high-end retail store—from Saks Fifth Avenue to Barneys. Dressed in the beauty-counter uniform of head-to-toe black, my job was to make people spend—even if they didn’t want to. If I failed? Well, I was out of a job. Most cosmetics counters run on freelance labor, and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Ultrasone HFI-2400
Germany's Ultrasone typically scales to the upper echelon headphones. The HFI-2400 headphones are Ultrasone�s flagship consumer model with an official price of $330; while expensive, it's a bargain compared to pro and DJ products that retail for twice as much. No matter the model, Ultrasone�s claim to fame is its S-Logic natural surround sound, which it equates in video parlance to the difference between watching a movie in 2D versus 3D. It all sounds very impressive -- pun intended -- but we'll find out how well it works in our review. Impeccable construction. Balanced, rich acoustics. Long, durable cabling. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


How to Create a Marketing Plan
It encompasses more than marketing; it can include discussions of locations, staffing, financing, strategic alliances and so on. It ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Suntasia Marketing Defendants Pay More Than $16 Million to Settle ...
Fourteen defendants involved in the massive telemarketing scheme operated by Largo, Florida-based Suntasia Marketing, Inc. have agreed to pay a total of more than $16 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. The funds obtained under the four settlements announced today are in addition to approximately $33 million that will be provided to Suntasia victims as part of a previously announced settlement between the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Wachovia Bank, N.A., which allegedly processed thousands of unauthorized demand drafts on Suntasia’s behalf. Together, the FTC and OCC settlements will ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Marketing Students Raise More than $2300 to Fight Juvenile ...
As part of an assignment to test social influence techniques, students in two sections of a Consumer Behavior course at the Penn State Smeal College of Business raised more than $2,300 for this year's State College Walk for Juvenile Diabetes, to be held on May 22 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Elliott and Hayley Weyhe accept a check for $2343.94 from section 6 of Carolyn Todd's MKTG 330 class. UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (May 13, 2010) – As part of an assignment to test social influence techniques, students in two sections of a Consumer Behavior course at the Penn State Smeal College of Business raised more than $2,300 for ...
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Selling products or services, it is important to understand why people buy. Marketing, sales, operational infrastructure, and customer service should be crafted with the consumer purchasing perspective. First, we need to distinguish between why people buy, and why people buy from you. Typically, consumers make a decision to buy, before making the decision on which one to buy, or who will make the sale. Most organizations continually refine the process of studying consumer demographics to understand position in comparison to the competition. In other words, the organizations study why a consumer will buy from them, ...
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Advertisements will continue to be a part of the landscape on Web 1.0 and on Social Media sites will into the future. If used correctly adverts can target the right market sector very precisely, which may facilitate traffic to a target website. That however does not guarantee people will buy from your offering - that will depend largely on presentation on your website once the person arrives. Leveraging Social Media also takes us beyond advertising because it is essential to be seen as a market expert, providing value to the marketplace. Leveraging Social Media is about more than marketing it is about connecting and ...