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Remove the barriers

I recently spent some time at Walt Disney World and observed how brilliantly they remove barriers for their guests. There’s a free Disney shuttle from the Orlando airport to any Disney hotel and back to the airport at the end of your trip. Show More Summary

The question behind the question

If you were ever to become an employee at Walt Disney World, you’d go through a class called Traditions. You’d learn all about the vision and legacy of Walt Disney and all the ins and outs of working at your one specific location. If you were slated to work at the Magic Kingdom, one of […] The post The question behind the question appeared first on Drew's Marketing Minute.

Music to my ears

As I was listening to one of my favorite playlists today, I was struck by how emotional music can be. A certain melody or specific song has an amazing ability to trigger our emotions in an instant. Ask any runner and they’ll tell you that one of the ways they set the tone for their […] The post Music to my ears appeared first on Drew's Marketing Minute.

Will it work?

I was sitting with the leadership team of a new client during an onboarding meeting and we’d gotten to the “do you have any questions for me” stage of the meeting. One of the senior people looked at me and said, “Yeah, I have a question. Will it work?” I’m a big fan of being […] The post Will it work? appeared first on Drew's Marketing Minute.

Do you rush things?

There’s a ride at Walt Disney World called Rock n’ Roller Coaster. At the very beginning of the ride, the car you ride in goes from a dead stop to over 60 mph in less than three seconds. What a rush! While that’s enough to get anyone’s heart racing, the folks at Disney don’t leave […] The post Do you rush things? appeared first on Drew's Marketing Minute.

Shhh, we’re secret shopping

If there’s one marketing tactic that we execute for clients that always yields incredible results, it’s when we secret shop their operation. Without exception, a secret shopping program will: Provide insights that surprise you (goodShow More Summary

Feminism as a Marketing Trend

This time of year is ripe for trend reports and because it’s important to our work with clients, I’ve been digging through many of them to identify recurring themes. There’s one theme that has really caught my eye and seems to be something that should be on every businessperson’s radar screen. Show More Summary

Context is King

Context is king.  When you think about companies who take risks and are edgy when it comes to their marketing – the insurance industry would hardly be the first to pop into your mind. But that’s what happened during the 2015 Superbowl TV spotathon. Show More Summary

Rudolph – a marketing expert?

Like many of you, I’ve been juggling my work life with getting ready for the quickly approaching holidays. I can’t help myself – I see marketing everywhere I look, even classic Christmas stories! Have you ever really considered the marketing...Show More Summary

Year-end charitable giving

Is that your hand in my pocket?  Every holiday season my mailbox is stuffed and my phone is ringing off the hook. Alas, the increase in activity is not just holiday greetings – it’s mostly people asking me for money. It’s time for the year-end charitable giving appeals. Show More Summary

Get Ready for Hibernation

You may not realize it but you’re starting to feel very sleepy. In a couple weeks, you’ll be in full “business hibernation” mode. Everything comes to a screeching halt as you go from full steam ahead to a sleepy stroll towards the New Year. Show More Summary

Find Your Sweet Spot

Who should buy stuff from you? If you’re like most business owners or leaders that I know, your knee-jerk answer is something just slightly smaller than “everyone on the planet.”  But “everyone on the planet” can’t be your sweet spot customer. Show More Summary

Don’t forget to recognize your good fortune

It’s easy to get caught up in the metrics, goals, sales projections, and all the other things we measure in business. But as Thanksgiving approaches, I want to suggest that the best parts of being in business can’t be measured in dollars, percentages or increases but by your good fortune. Show More Summary

Narrow your focus

As you begin to look to at your marketing plan for the coming year, I’d like to suggest you adopt a theme of “narrow and deep” for your marketing and even your business model.   In other words, narrow your focus. What do I mean by that? For some reason, business owners and leaders struggle […] The post Narrow your focus appeared first on Drew's Marketing Minute.

Personal equals professional – we are one

One of the downsides of our digitally driven lives is that the dotted line is no more. What I mean by that is that you used to be able to artificially draw a dotted line in between your personal life and your professional life and to...Show More Summary

Keep Up

I was recently asked to give a presentation on what students can do/learn so they can keep up with the ever-changing landscape of business and marketing today. As I was preparing the material to deliver, I quickly realized that my counsel wasn’t just for today’s students. Show More Summary

Are you accidentally doing public relations?

According to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) the definition of public relations is “Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.” My translation is that public relations is any communication that benefits both the sender and the receiver. Show More Summary

Are you ready to go native?

One of the things I both love and hate about the marketing industry is the constant quest for creating the hot new thing. Sometimes, there really is something that is so new and innovative, like the topic for last week’s column – retargeting...Show More Summary

Five Ways to Get it Done

How do you get it done?  If I ask any marketing pro, business leader or entrepreneur what they need more of (and I take money out of the list of possible answers) 99% of them will give me the same response. Time. Whether it’s the pace of life, the vast variety of channels, information overload […] The post Five Ways to Get it Done appeared first on Drew's Marketing Minute.

How is showcasing changing your business?

Showcasing is yet another new wrinkle that the internet and mobile technology has brought to our culture. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s when someone goes to a brick and mortar store to look at an item but fully intends to make their purchase online. Show More Summary

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