10 Marketing Lessons I Learned the Hard Way–So You Don’t Have To

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10 Marketing Lessons I Learned the Hard WayI’ve spent a career working across many different businesses, in the consumer and b2b domains. I’ve been on some of the best brands globally–Jell-O Gelatin, American Express and IBM. For anyone who spends a significant time in an area, you know you build up both muscle and scar tissue in doing so. As you plan your own marketing efforts, even if you’re just starting with a Facebook page, the following is a list of my top 10 marketing lessons, learned the hard way. Here’s to your success.

Superior value: Ensure that…

Miriam Vializ-Briggs is a marketing consultant with 25+ years of marketing strategy and execution experience, garnered as an executive at IBM, American Express and Kraft General Foods. She has created solutions and marketing strategies in a number of industries including banking, biotech, packaged goods, energy, healthcare, industrial, insurance, restaurants, retail, and travel & entertainment.

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Facebook’s News Feed update now considers time as a valuable metric

News Feed Update FYI: More Articles You Want to Spend Time Viewing

Facebook announced this week that they are once again making changes to their News Feed as part of their “Feed Quality Program.” Based on feedback from users, they’ve determined that the actions people take, such as liking, clicking, commenting, or sharing content, don’t always paint a full picture of their sentiment. This change will affect both Instant Articles and posts you interact with through Facebook mobile.

This change comes on the heels of a similar news feed update made back in February….

Lucy Briggs is an entrepreneur, social media marketing specialist, and co-founder of Brand Marketing Tips and Briggs + Briggs Marketing Services.

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3 Effective and Low Cost Ways to Cultivate Your Customer Knowledge

hree Effective and Low Cost Methods to Cultivate Your Customer Knowledge

hree Effective and Low Cost Methods to Cultivate Your Customer Knowledge

I found this African proverb not long ago, “Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.” It serves as a reminder about the importance of challenging ourselves to continually seek to understand what is going on around us and in the world at large.

For those of us who run a small business, it can be especially hard to spend the time to look outward given our limited time and financial resources. But cultivating your customer knowledge and…

Miriam Vializ-Briggs is a marketing consultant with 25+ years of marketing strategy and execution experience, garnered as an executive at IBM, American Express and Kraft General Foods. She has created solutions and marketing strategies in a number of industries including banking, biotech, packaged goods, energy, healthcare, industrial, insurance, restaurants, retail, and travel & entertainment.

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