The 12 Best Email Newsletters To Feed Your Inbox

I was never a big email newsletter type of person. I don’t like checking my email, and to be frank, it gives me anxiety just watching the notifications add up. Most of the time I resort to hitting “select all” and marking them as read, just to alleviate my OCD itch. I lived by this…

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Your Brand Needs A Rival

“Anytime Michael goes by you — nail him. Put him on the ground on every drive.” – Isiah Thomas People are understandably obsessed with the Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance that’s on ESPN right now. The series is crushing ESPN viewing records. It gives us an inside look into Michael Jordan’s final season with the Bulls.…

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5 Famous Rivalries That Shaped Iconic Brands

Rivalries are the best. Growing up a Michigan State fan, I got my hands in a vicious battle with the University of Michigan at a very young age. I remember talking trash to my best friend and neighbor, whose uncle was Michigan Alumni, every time the Spartans squared off against the Wolverines. If they weren’t…

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Are you Blockbuster or Netflix?

“Neither RedBox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition, it’s more Wal-Mart and Apple.” – Jim Keyes | Blockbuster CEO (2008) I remember popping into Blockbuster every Friday night to search for hidden gems in the new release section. The blue and gold stores were a fixture across the country.…

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You’re Wasting Your Time On Content Marketing Without This 1 Thing

A successful content marketing strategy starts with defining who you want to reach, what you’ll provide these people, and how they’ll benefit from consuming your content. Sounds easy enough, but it’s deceivingly difficult to set a subject and stick to it every week. That’s where this new thing called a content manifesto comes into play.…

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How To Build A Brand That’s Made To Stick

Here’s a little secret nobody tells you about building a brand… You can be average in almost all categories as long as you’re ‘The’ best, largest, fastest, or some other …est in one category that matters to your customers. I love the story they tell about this in the book Made To Stick. Southwest Airlines…

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