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10 KIND Ways To Grow Your Business

Posted by Drew Neisser on June 1st, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Not too many people have the audacity to think they can bring peace to the Middle East, let alone attempt to do so via a food company that manufacturers in Israel and sources ingredients and packaging from various nations nearby.  This truly Quixotic adventure was just the beginning for committed “social entrepreneur” Daniel Lubetzky who went on to found KIND Snacks, a now beloved brand that is fast approaching $1 billion in sales.
Lubetzky’s story, recently chronicled in his book Do the KIND Thing, is both refreshing and inspiring.  The refreshing part comes with his admission of mistakes, both large and small, ranging from flavor choices to package design, distribution outlets to promotions. This honesty makes his subsequent success that much more compelling.  The inspiration comes in abundance, whether you’re just starting a business or hoping to improve customer loyalty or want to make the world healthier or could just use a dose of kindness.
After hearing Lubetzky speak, I was thrilled by the chance to interview him--an interview distilled below into 10 “KIND” ways that just about any business can achieve success.
#1: Find Your Company’s Purpose
“I think every company that is trying to succeed has to have a purpose because it's... Read more

Q&A: Enter: Social + Mobile + Local + Commerce

Posted by Rick Mathieson on August 22nd, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Move over SoLoMo - SoLoMoCo is here.
In part five of our August Mobile Marketing Roundtable, we move beyond mere Social + Local + Mobile to Social + Local + Mobile + Commerce, the ability to not just connect with consumers via the mobile channel based on where they are, but also to enable transactions based on that context.
This time out, you'll get some outstanding insights from Jonathan Becher, CMO for softare giant SAP, and Dorrian Porter, CEO of longtime GEN WOW sponsor Mozes.
At the heart of the conversation: A new report from ABI Research that by 2017, one quarter of all online sales will come through mobile. Retailers can choose to do what they can to stem this tide, or capitalize on it in powerful ways through the power of SoLoMoCo.
>> CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO: Social + Mobile + Local + Commerce & The Future of Retailing <<
(Approx 5:27)
Also, don't miss:
PART 1: SAP CMO: 'Digital is Dead' - And So Is Mobile
PART 2: Mobile 'Happiness': Coca-Cola's Secrets of Mobile Marketing Success
PART 3: Social + Mobile + Local & The Facebook Free-Fall
PART 4: Foursquare's New 'Promoted Updates' & The... Read more

Q&A: Foursquare's New 'Promoted Updates' & The Race to Make Location Click (Roundtable Pt 4)

Posted by Rick Mathieson on August 20th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Is Foursquare upping its game?
Foursquare has always been at the forefront of location-based mobile marketing, and it is always at the vanguard of what's next in this nascent arena. (Listen to my Q&A with Foursquare Co-Founder Dennis Crowley on the eve of the launch of Foursquare to get a sense of his early vision for the service.)
But as innovative as it is, even Foursquare is still finding its footing in what's possible and what's compelling for both marketers and consumers when it comes to SoLoMo.
In recent weeks, Foursquare has launched Promoted Updates, an advertising product that gives merchants a way to reach people who are near their stores, based on location and interest as indicated in past check-ins and other data.
In part four of our August Mobile Marketing Roundtable, GEN WOW sponsor and Mozes CEO Dorrian Porter, SAP CMO Jonathan Becher and Ignited LA VP/CD Jordan Atlas weigh in on this new feature and some of the current challenges in making location a vital part of the SoLoMo equation.
>> CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO: Foursquare & The Race to Make Location Click <<
(Approx 5:40)
Also, don't miss:
PART... Read more

Social + Mobile + Local & The Facebook Fallout (Roundtable Pt 3)

Posted by Rick Mathieson on August 16th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Will Facebook be able to save some face in light of its apparent free fall?
In part three of our August Mobile Marketing Roundtable, Jordan Atlas, VP/Creative Director for Ignited LA joins our conversation with Jonathan Becher, CMO of software giant SAP (middle image) and Dorrian Porter, CEO of longtime GEN WOW sponsor Mozes (bottom).
As I open up questions to the group, we get a perspective on Facebook's challenges in mobile. In recent days, key mobile marketing execs have left the company, news hit that 83 million Facebook accounts may be fake, and the stock has been hammered in the runnup to the end of its first lock-up period.
Can Facebook effectively monetize mobile. And if so, what models might it employ?
Our panelists - a Fortune 100 chief marketing officer, an award-winning ad industry creative director and the CEO of one of the most innovative mobile marketing solution providers weigh in on this very hot topic.
>> CLICK HERE to Listen to: Social + Mobile + Local & The Facebook Free-Fall (Roundtable Pt 3) <<
(Approx 7:52)
Also, don't miss:
PART 1: SAP CMO: 'Digital is Dead' - And So Is Mobile
PART 2: Mobile 'Happiness': Coca-Cola's Secrets of Mobile Marketing Success

Coca-Cola's secrets of mobile marketing success

Posted by Rick Mathieson on August 14th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

In part one of our new mobile marketing roundtable, SAP CMO Jonathan Becher told us why "digital is dead" - and that mobile may soon be joining it.
In part two, we hear from Dorrian Porter (pictured top), CEO of longtime GEN WOW Mobile Roundtable sponsor Mozes, on how his company and Coca-Cola have been quietly revolutionizing the way this iconic brand uses mobile to connect with consumers in amazing new ways - and why text may still be the killer app.
Consider it a warm-up to a special, must-attend webinar Mozes, the Mobile Marketing Association & Coca-Cola's Center for Mobile Excellence is hosting this Thursday, August 16th at 11 AM Pacific, where you'll get the inside scoop on how to become best-in-class in mobile marketing.
Along the way, we'll hear about how brands like Macy's are taking the cue - and launching new mobile marketing initiatives of its own.
(Approx 6:26)