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Ailsa Page Marketing Expert

Ailsa Page market expert for small business helps them find and keep customers. She is the author of The Year I Owned A Wine Shop and The Shoe String Marketing Kit. Also, she has been a judge on the Telstra Women’s Business Awards and is a Certified Speaking Professional with Professional Speakers Australia (PSA). Ailsa…

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Meatball Sundae: Thriving in the Digital Marketing Era

14 Marketing Trends for Thriving in the Digital Era

        Marketing Trends Marketing trends emerge when the rules of marketing change. And marketing has changed have changed because of the new digital tools. That’s the blunt message from marketing guru Seth Godin in his best-selling book Meatball Sundae. (I summarized as the Book Rapper issue Marketing How-Now). Seth defines 14 marketing trends…

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What’s Your Business Category?

Unfortunately, our brains are lazy. They’re high-energy fuel sucking neurons. Fortunately, over thousands of years of evolution our brains have developed a number of short cuts to help us balance their need for energy and still retain their function. One of these shortcuts is the use of categories or generalizations. For instance, when we see…

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Marketing Trend #13 - Consumers getting louder!

Marketing Trend – Consumers Louder

This is marketing trend #13 in a series of 14 marketing trends adapted from Seth Godin’s book Meatball Sundae. Previously in this series: Consumer to Consumers. Complaints hidden – not any more! In the Old Marketing, consumer complaints were easily hidden or ignored! After all, how much noise can one lone voice make? Even the plebian…

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Marketing Trend #11 - Consumers to Producers

Marketing Trend: Consumers Talk

This is marketing trend #11 in a series of 14 marketing trends adapted from Seth Godin’s book Meatball Sundae. Previously in this series: Blink Attention Consumers Talking to Producers Previously, organizations were able to distant themselves from their customers: Appalling phone service (tell me about it!), employing middle men to sell to us, ignoring email…

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