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Moving to a Small Company Can Lead to Big Rewards

Moving to a Small Company Can Lead to Big Rewards - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Human Resources
From http://online.wsj.com 5314 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 8, 2008 11:59 pm
With the U.S. economy under duress, a growing number of experienced workers may find themselves moving from large companies toward smaller professional firms. In recent weeks, several large employers announced plans to trim their work forces — while small companies hungry for top-talent are happy to take in corporate exiles. Read More
Nearly 1 in 10 consumers surveyed (9%) say they are influenced or greatly influenced by sponsored links when searching for products or services on the internet, according to an analysis of BIGresearch's Simultaneous Media Survey (SIMM 11).

Advertisers are allocating more dollars to sponsored links, and understanding who is influenced by them h Read More

Six Tips for Direct Mail Gifts

Six Tips for Direct Mail Gifts - http://www.targetmarketingmag.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Direct Marketing
From http://www.targetmarketingmag.com 5315 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 8, 2008 9:18 am
Premiums are known to boost open rates, response, cash with order and other kinds of consumer behavior. Read on for a few good tricks to using these gifts well in direct mail packages. Read More

5 Ways to Great Ways to Ruin a Sales Pitch | Marketing Ninja

5 Ways to Great Ways to Ruin a Sales Pitch | Marketing Ninja - http://www.marketing-ninja.com Avatar Posted by Aaronontheweb under Sales
From http://www.marketing-ninja.com 5315 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 7, 2008 11:45 pm
From the page: "I got a phone call on Tuesday from a marketer who asked about running advertisements on Marketing Ninja. I haven't put up any advertisements since the redesign and the idea of running some new advertising appealed to me; however, our dear potential advertiser had a few missteps that ruined their sale that I thought I would share: Read More

Direct mail ROI beats SEM: what's wrong with this picture?

Direct mail ROI beats SEM: what's wrong with this picture? - http://blog.postclickmarketing.com Avatar Posted by Aaronontheweb under Marketing
From http://blog.postclickmarketing.com 5315 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 7, 2008 11:36 pm
From the page: "I came across a table in which direct marketers ranked which tactics generated the strongest ROI for customer acquisition. 34% of the respondents said direct mail gave them the strongest ROI. In comparison, only 8% picked search engine marketing -- and only 6% chose advertising on web sites." Read More

What's an Entrepreneur to me?

What's an Entrepreneur to me? - http://www.clubenetwork.com Avatar Posted by entrepreneur under Startups
From http://www.clubenetwork.com 5316 days ago
Made Hot by: Tammy22 on March 5, 2008 10:46 pm
Snocap CEO Rusty Rueff gives an inspiring talk about why entrepreneurs have to do what they do. Read More

A True Story About a Chair

A True Story About a Chair - http://www.lonelymarketer.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Management
From http://www.lonelymarketer.com 5318 days ago
Made Hot by: TerryJackson on March 4, 2008 12:12 am
A simple but effective way to discover the needs of your employees and customers. Patrick Schaber of The Lonely Marketer shares how a friend is using two chairs and a sign to find out what their employees are thinking. I'm putting this under the category of management, but it fits just was well in marketing. Read More

Four Different Places To Recruit Staffers

Four Different Places To Recruit Staffers - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by GPorter under Human Resources
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 5323 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 28, 2008 8:52 pm
Online job boards and newspaper classifieds suffered declines in advertising for help, making it essential that small businesses find new ways to reach the people they want to recruit. Read More

Six Sneaky SEO Techniques That Will Get Web Sites Banned

Six Sneaky SEO Techniques That Will Get Web Sites Banned - http://www.marketingprofs.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Online Marketing
From http://www.marketingprofs.com 5323 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 28, 2008 8:53 pm
There are many efficient SEO techniques to optimize your business's Web site, and then there are nefarious methods, which not only ruin your reputation and get your site banned from Google but also have legal ramifications. Read More

Two entrepreneurs who started off on the wrong foot

Two entrepreneurs who started off on the wrong foot - http://www.targetmarketingmag.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Marketing
From http://www.targetmarketingmag.com 5323 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 28, 2008 4:05 pm
The king of high-end tchotchkes (Richard Thalheimer, former CEO and chairman of The Sharper Image) and queen of low-end tchotchkes (Lillian Vernon) have been dethroned. Their bankruptcies were expected. How could this happen? Both Vernon and Thalheimer launched businesses without paying their dues. Ultimately, neither of them knew what the hell th Read More
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