Craft of the wrap: Meet the work of Rebecca Goldberg

April 17, 2014 by  
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You are walking down the street wearing a piece of jewelry and someone stops you and asks you …

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Ad of The Week: Oreo – Snack Hacks

April 17, 2014 by  
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What to you get when you combine some of the coolest chefs with media cred, the popular hacking culture and one of the best brands at content marketing? You get the very cool Oreo Snack Hacks videos. Oreo has become…

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Advertising, Research, Marketing & Consulting. Professionals in new & traditional media-including direct mktg, creative, strategic dvlp, corp culture

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The futility of resisting new realities

April 17, 2014 by  
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Policy makers on a bi-partisan basis continue to try to recreate the economy of the past. Lets start with the basic facts from our latest report: The New Path to Prosperity: Lessons for Michigan From Two Decades of Economic Change. The chart below summarizes job growth in America from 1990 – 2011. As you can […]

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15 Tips To Improve Your Retail Business

April 15, 2014 by  
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If you’re a retailer, chances are we’ve played in your pool over the last 50 years. Because retail clients have been a mainstay of Yaffe’s client base since the very beginning. And I’d like to share some of that long…

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Advertising, Research, Marketing & Consulting. Professionals in new & traditional media-including direct mktg, creative, strategic dvlp, corp culture

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College attainment and prosperity

April 14, 2014 by  
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At Michigan Future our goal for the state is high prosperity. A place, once again, with a broad middle class. A status we enjoyed for most of the 20th Century. But now have lost. Prosperity is best measured by per capita income. What we have found is that with the exception of a few states […]

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A pep talk: How to not worry about all the other people doing the exact same thing you want to do

April 14, 2014 by  
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I’ve been checking out lots of websites lately to analyze how and why successful businesses and blogs do what they do. They all seem to have enticing headlines, overflowing email lists, constant connections to Twitter and Instagram, offers and packages out the wazoo. After checking through websites after website, I started to panic a little […]

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Blogging For Your Business – A Blog & Podcast About Blogging

April 10, 2014 by  
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There is probably no better way to create fresh content for your website and generate SEO with good content than by writing a blog. It’s a natural and easy way to provide fresh content on a monthly, weekly or even…

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Advertising, Research, Marketing & Consulting. Professionals in new & traditional media-including direct mktg, creative, strategic dvlp, corp culture

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On the wrong track: Michigan education policy

April 10, 2014 by  
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Two new reports make clear again that Michigan is on the wrong track when it comes  to education policy. Both k-12 and higher education. Given the increased alignment between education attainment and state economic prosperity, getting education policy right should be an economic growth priority. As reported by DBusiness a new study from Demos ranks […]

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5 fantastic ways to show off client testimonials

April 9, 2014 by  
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Rave reviews, client stories, praise – whatever you call them, testimonials are one of the BEST ways to sell your brand, business, your products or yourself to new customers and clients. You can have the best sales-copy in the world, but if it isn’t backed by real users saying how much they love you/your product […]

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LinkedIn Settings Communications Tutorial

April 8, 2014 by  
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This tutorial is intended for all LinkedIn users; new or seasoned. In our first tutorial in this series, we talked about the Profile area of Privacy & Settings. You can read that tutorial here….

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