Checkpoint Charlie Uses "Passport Marketing" To At ...

You may not know it, but this weekend is the 18th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and there is a celebration in Germany called Unification day to celebrate the reformation of one Germany. An important remaining part of this story is a place called Checkpoint Charlie. During the war there were 300

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7 Ways To Publish A Book For Marketing

I love books. Not just for the power of conveying an idea through a printed form, but also for the emotional significance of actually holding a book in your hands. More and more recently I have been books become a brilliant marketing tool for everyone, from political candidates to technology companies. Along the way, there

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How Swisshotel Stands Out In Singapore

Do you live in a city with "coffee culture"? Those who do understand already what this term means, but in case you don’t … "coffee culture" to me means a city that has quality coffee shops with outdoor seating where people can gather over a good cup of coffee. They are social centers. I unfortunately

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aloft Beijing: Exclusive Pre-Opening Photo Gallery

While in Beijing I was coincidentally staying in a Starwood hotel right next door to the soon to be opened aloft Beijing property. Thanks to the kindness of a few people working there, I was able to get inside the main floor and take a few photos of the lobby area. Several aloft properties have

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The Great #080808 Beijing Olympic Twitter Campaign Catches F ...

Anyone who has been to enough events with social media creators knows that it is inevitable that people will find a way to connect and find one another. To a degree, Twitter first caught on from this need a year and a half ago at SXSW in 2007. I have witnessed it over and over,

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Lenovo Extends The Olympic Experience With 100 Athlete Blogs

For any die-hard Olympic enthusiasts like me, you already know that today is a special day. It’s exactly one month from the beginning of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing (on 08/08/08) and media attention is already starting to turn towards these Games in a more frenzied way. For several months now, I have been

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Fly Derrie-Air Proves Newspaper Advertising Still Works (Sor ...

A few weeks ago the Philadelphia Inquirer and a few other local papers in the Philly area launched a very interesting mock advertising campaign for a new airline called "Derrie-Air" which was proposing the revolutionary new business model of charging air passengers based on the combined weight of their luggage and themselves. The site describes

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Inside Lenovo's Olympic Blogging Program

This past week in the string of posts about the book coming out, I’ve been stockpiling ideas for "real" blog posts and wanting to write about them more and more. Thankfully now that I launched the Personality Matters blog, I will post most of the updates about the book there and refocus on marketing strategy

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Everywhere Mag and the Arrival of the User Generated Magazin ...

As someone passionate about travel and the travel industry, I pay a lot of attention to sites that are out there.  Travel has long been an active industry online, whether you talk about people’s behaviour with increasingly booking travel online, or the slate of review and opinion sites that let people share their opinions about

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Lufthansa Proves Sweden Is Full of Gorgeous Blondes

Typical marketing advice says that you should never focus on marketing your category, but instead focus on what makes your service distinct from your competitors.  Marketing an industry or type of service is usually a losing proposition because even if you convince someone they need something, you have not convinced them that they need to

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