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Business Development Consulting with Branding & Creative Directors

Posted by Dale Berkebile  12/14/12 10:46 AM

Why is the role of creative director important to business development?

Carole and I had a great conversation the other day. Part of the conversation we discussed "Creative Directors" and what I see their function is in the world of business development consulting. Typically creative director is a title used in advertising agencies, but I think it could be even more usful when tied to a bigger picture like business development and sales growth. Here's how I see it playing out…

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Topics: sales, sales strategy, branding, business development consulting

A Mother's Day Ode to the Generational Family Owned/Run Businesses

Posted by Carole Mahoney  5/12/12 1:30 PM

Why does it say Mahoney on the door and not some super smart and catchy name?

'So you are the Mahoney, the name on the door?' Is a question I was asked at a recent Portland, Maine Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.

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Topics: sales and marketing strategy, branding

No Love for LinkedIn? What are you missing out on?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  9/19/10 9:00 PM

Is LinkedIn the red headed step child of the big three?

In preparation for my LinkedIn presentation at Social Media FTW, I came to realize how much LinkedIn is ignored. I actually started realizing this when clients would ask me, "How do I get more followers on Twitter? How do I get more fans on Facebook?" Why do Facebook and Twitter get all the love? Why so much less hoopla over LinkedIn? Are we missing the boat a little?

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Topics: social media, branding, LinkedIn

The key to (successful) marketing in a recession.

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/22/10 11:24 AM

It seems that everyone is talking about investing more in marketing during a recession. Since early 2008, leading bloggers and organizations have been telling businesses that they should be spending more on marketing in a recession. On the surface, these seems like sound advice when you look at some of the obvious factors.
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Topics: branding, internet marketing strategic planning, customer segmentation, customer personas

Social Media-Do's & Don't

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/20/10 1:52 PM

A recent Washington Post article by Michelle Singletary was published in my local Sunday paper's business section titled "Watch What you Tweet". It caught my attention not only because I knew right away what the article was about, but also because it was posted in the BUSINESS section of the paper.

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Topics: branding, social media management

From the mouths of babes...

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/20/10 1:49 PM

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Topics: marketing strategy, branding, taglines

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