I spoke at a conference hosted by a large computer parts distribution company. To show how big the conference was and how much they wanted to impress their partners, the company hired Martina McBride to be the entertainment! Building a brand and impressing your vendors, partners, shareholders and employees is a [...]
Keeping customers is the key to growing your business. After all, everyone knows that it is less expensive to keep a customer than to market to find a new customer. Yet, many businesses fail to understand or follow through on this concept. Remember, your current customer is one click away from being seduced by one [...]
Dan Janal’s Publicity and PR LEADS Blog was named a “must read” blog about publicity tactics by the editorial team of ProfNet Connect.
There’s no denying that Oprah can make a company successful overnight. The stories of her successful imprint radiate from the pages of Forbes, Business Week and many others to attest to the kingmaker position Oprah has played. Now that her show is off the air, what are authors, marketers and PR people to do?
Recently, I got a voicemail from a Realtor named Louie. I won’t use his last name since I didn’t speak to him or ask his permission. But don’t worry. This is not an embarrassing story. In fact, it is the story of a hero and a person I think I admire. Here’s the story. Louie [...]
It’s been a year since I resumed writing this weekly newsletter and I thought you’d benefit from what I’ve learned. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Should I Write an Ezine?” or “Is it worth writing an ezine?” then read on.
Kids today don't know who Colonel Sanders Is! Horrors! Don't schools teach kids anything anymore? I mean how can an entire generation of kids not know the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken and an icon to many generations of adults? Well, it is easy, it turns out, to lose your brand. First step: Drop your [...]