Speechless: An Open Letter to Apple

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[updated 1/3/09] [updated 1/5/09] [updated 1/14/09] “Et tu, Apple?” Dear Apple, This week you announced that this year’s Macworld Conference & Expo would be your last, and that Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller will stand in for boss Steve Jobs as the opening keynoter. You defended your decision, stating: “Apple is reaching […]

You’ve Got Mail: e-tailers Push Postal Mail

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Powerhouse e-tailers push postal mail to break through and motivate By Audrey Kalman As a Netflix subscriber, Land’s End customer, and habitual user of Amazon for everything from Mother’s Day gifts to ink cartridges, I receive regular e-mails from all three companies and visit their websites several times a month. By almost any measure, I’m […]

Brand Echo: Transmitting Brand Preferences

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Transmitting brand preferences through the ages Despite my mother’s insistence, I could not for the life of me find a significant difference between Heinz ketchup and generic house brand ketchup (or is it CATSUP?!), except for the price. Even today the 64 oz. Heinz bottle costs $4.75 while the same sized ShopRite bottle costs $3.85 […]

The Business of eBooks

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eBook basics and business models An eBook is a self-contained electronic publication, typically with pages that simulate a printed book. An eBook may contain text, graphics, hyperlinks, animations, videos, or other multimedia objects. Some eBook technologies include Digital Rights Management (DRM), to protect copyrighted content from unauthorized use. An eBook may be downloaded to a […]

Newsletter or Snoozeletter?

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Earning the customer’s attention the old fashioned way: with valuable content Marketers know that email newsletters provide an economical way to keep a brand at top-of-mind. They also know that email newsletters provide customers with a simple response vehicle: Make an offer. Get a response. It’s quick and easy. Email newsletters can also generate leads, […]