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Marketing During the Holidays

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With the holidays just around the corner, seasonal marketing strategies become top of mind for many types of businesses. From consumer-facing retailers to B2B service firms, marketing during the holidays can provide a boost for the coming year. What are some of the top strategies you should consider to make the holidays merrier for you…

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The Importance of Intergenerational Relationships

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Too often in our modern society, older and younger people keep to themselves. Rather than spending time together – as was the case years ago – people of different generations have become increasingly isolated as social media and other digital forms of communication become ubiquitous. Unfortunately, both older and younger people lose out when they…

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Why a Healthy Company Culture Is Important

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Thanks to a few well-known organizations and their rock-star CEOs, company culture has received significant press — both positive and negative — in recent years. At Apple, for instance, employees exhibit high levels of motivation as well as high sales numbers. The key for these high-performing workers? Analysts say the right motivation goes a long…

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Attracting Boomers Requires Innovation, Choice

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For many industries, attracting the massive baby boomer market will hold the key to success in the coming decade. The oldest of the boomers have reached their early 70s, and modern medicine — along with a new emphasis on healthy lifestyles — is helping them live longer and better than ever. As boomers begin to…

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Podcasts: Why Are They the Next Marketing Frontier?

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Whatever you’re interested in these days, there’s a podcast for that. From news talk to fitness, entrepreneurism, travel, pets and productivity, you‘ll find a selection of podcasts to please just about any audio preference. Nearly a quarter of American teens and adults listen to podcasts at least monthly. By the turn of the next decade,…

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September Is World Alzheimer’s Month

September Is World Alzheimers Month

Around the world, Alzheimer’s awareness is growing. More people than ever before understand the significant physical and emotional toll on individuals with the disease, care partners, family members and friends. But it’s clear that stigma persists; two-thirds of people believe their fellow citizens have little understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, and inaccurate information continues to be…

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Why Social Media Is Important in 2018

Why Social Media Is Important in 2018

Despite some less-than-flattering press recently, social media remains a key component in most marketing programs. With more competition than ever to connect with audiences, brands must continually find innovative ways to capture the imagination — and keep their customers’ interest. Only a few years ago, a social media strategy was simple: Be on social media.…

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Getting the Most From Conference Attendance

Make the Most of Your Conference Attendance

Most professionals have a love-hate relationship with conferences. On the one hand, they’re necessary for networking and staying informed about your industry. On the other hand, they can be time-wasters — with too many hours spent sitting in unhelpful sessions or making sales pitches that go nowhere. Conferences also can cause a significant amount of…

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How to Protect Yourself from Medicare Scams

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If you worry about keeping your Social Security number safe, you’re not alone. For years, loss or theft of Social Security numbers has left consumers vulnerable to a number of costly scams. With recent plans for Medicare to cease use of Social Security numbers for identification, the federal government has taken a significant step to…

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