Category Archives: marketing communications

A Lesson in Marketing From Chris Brogan

When Chris Brogan started a new business called Human Business Works a while back, I subscribed to his email list. I didn’t really know what a subscription to Human Business Works was  … but I knew that if it came from … Continue reading

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Better Ways To Use QR Codes (and Save a Kitten)

[tweetmeme source=”rhondahurwitz” only_single=false]Who uses QR codes? According to recent studies by Comscore and Pew, only 6% of mobile phone users scan QR codes, even though 87% use their phone to access the Internet.  QR code users are more likely to be male, young … Continue reading

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How To Plan The Ultimate Website

[tweetmeme source=”rhondahurwitz” only_single=false] A business owner I know proudly unveiled his new website today. But when I clicked through to his new website, here’s what I found:

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Do College Marketers Get A Passing Grade?

[tweetmeme source=”rhondahurwitz” only_single=false] Colleges and universities do a lot of marketing directed at high school seniors and their families, trying to influence this big ticket decision.  It seems to me that a lot of their marketing effort is wasted. What … Continue reading

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Smart Sound Bite, or Scary Marketing-Speak?

[tweetmeme source=”rhondahurwitz” only_single=false] Are you scaring customers away with your words? You know that moment … you start explaining what you do, eyes start to glaze over and customers run away screaming. OK, I exaggerate … no one has ever … Continue reading

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