Daily Archives March 25, 2010

How fast can a Brand lose it shine?

As a marketer I found the accolades given to the Obama campaign interesting a year ago.  From a purely scientific viewpoint they did put together a great win given his historical leanings and how those match up with the population at large.  They went into his presidency with a powerful brand with a lot of mental equity. At the core of all great marketing is a religious vigor for listening to the customer. The Obama camp have, with the health care bill, done a fantastic job of completely discounting that customer dialog.  They have done serious damage to his reputation,
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Laundry Soap, Travel Agents, and Computers . . . and what they have in common with a Moving company?

Are you tired of competing on price? Introducing the Bankruptcy Gap. Remember when there was only one Tide laundry detergent?  I counted last week, there are now over 70 sizes, types and smells of Tide at the supermarket.  There are versions for top load washing machines, front loaders, for smelly clothes, for whites and even a version in a tube that you can get the coffee stain off the front of your shirt at the office.  What about personal computers?  When I first started selling PCs in the 1980’s (ancient history I know) there were 3 or 4 major brands,
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