Tag Archives: Marketing

Personal Branding: Step-by-step to Your Own Personal Brand

It used to be that only the famous had a “personal brand.” I’m a huge fan of Andy Warhol, for example, and one of the tenets of his art was that the “brand” of the person and the person him/herself aren’t the same thing.  For example, one of his most famous paintings is “Double Elvis,” which you can see today at MOMA in New York City. I won’t take credit for this idea, but I heard it somewhere in the ether (so it must be true). The point of the painting – or at least one take-away – is that there’s the “Brand” of Elvis, the Elvis we all know from TV, movies, and music, and then there is (somewhere) the “real” Elvis. Not to mention there’s the “brand” of a cowboy (like we see on TV or movies in Westerns) and then there were real live cowboys. “Double Elvis” asks us to question whether we truly know Elvis at all, or just know the brand-projection of Elvis that was “created” by Hollywood and record labels. Elvis is nothing if not a brand – a brand so famous he lives on even after death. Continue reading

Nike’s Betsy Ross Flag Controversy: Marketing Genius or Marketing Madness a la Colin Kaepernick

Nike has done it again, or rather, “oops, they’ve done it again,” to be all Brittany Spears on Nike. Nike waded into controversy by releasing its Air Max 1 USA sneakers with the so-called “Betsy Ross” flag with thirteen stars in a circle. Let’s leave aside the politics of whether the flag is or is not “racist,” and instead look at what the controversy teaches us about marketing in general and Nike marketing in particular. Continue reading

JM Internet Announces The Marketing Book Now Available on Audible as Audiobook for Small Business

San Jose, California – September 19, 2018. The JM Internet Group (https://www.jm-seo.org/), a leader in digital marketing books for small business marketers, is proud to announce that the 2019 edition of The Marketing Book is now available as an Audible Audiobook for small business owners and marketers. Continue reading

What is a Conversion in Marketing?

Among the words bantered about in marketing, none is more important or perhaps more mysterious than meets the eye than conversion. Clicks don’t matter, you might hear. It’s all about conversions. So what is a conversion in marketing? I’m Jason McDonald, director of the JM Internet Group, and in this edition of WordThink, let’s investigate. Continue reading

JM Internet Announces The Marketing Book, Aimed at Being One of the Best Marketing Books of 2019

San Jose, California – September 4, 2018. The JM Internet Group (https://www.jm-seo.org/), a leader in digital marketing books for small business marketers, is proud to announce that the 2019 edition of The Marketing Book, the company’s latest addition to its offerings in the digital and small business marketing space. Continue reading