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How To Analyze Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods – Check Their Missionary Position

Will Amazon transform Whole Foods or vice versa? As this WSJ article posits, so far the impact seems to be the former. Naturally, the whole reason Whole Foods had to be acquired was because they were lacking in the results department. It will indeed be interesting to see how (and why) Whole Foods will adjust…

Is Customer Centricity Really The Answer? Stan Phelps Says Not (MDE249)

Minter Dialogue with Stan Phelps Stan Phelps is a keynote speaker, Workshop Facilitator at PurpleGoldfish, and best-selling author (Purple Goldfish). He’s also a Forbes Contributor, faculty member on ANA’s School of Marketing and serves as an adjunct instructor at Rutgers Business School. Last but not least, Stan’s an IBM Futurist. In this conversation, Stan and…

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The Dangers of Automated Marketing – Is It The Right Choice For You?

Would you not agree that most marketers are still scrambling to figure out automated marketing? Whether it's programmatic advertising, pre-programmed posting or repetitive tasks, marketers are keen to make the machines do the work. Cue: Big Data Analytics Algorithms Artificial intelligence Predictive modeling Marketing Automation software (eg. InfusionSoft, HubSpot, Marketo, Pardot...) But how to make…

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How To Make Your Workforce Engaged And Happy? Henry Stewart Has A Happy Manifesto (MDE212)

Minter Dialogue with Henry Stewart This interview is with Henry Stewart, founder and CEO of the London-based training business Happy Ltd. Happy was rated one of the top 20 workplaces in the UK for 5 successive years and now helps other organisations create happy workplaces. In 2011 Henry was listed in the Guru Radar of…

Black Friday Sales – 8 Urgent Lessons For Brands and Retailers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 have come and gone. If they are cited as two distinct days, de facto, they have almost merged to become at least a long weekend, if not a week-long bonanza. Presumably each brand who participated will now be going over the results with a fine tooth comb. All those with heavy online selling are…

What’s the Amazon brand? Where’s the Essence? And how can Jeff Bezos be replaced?

Having read the compelling biography on Jeff Bezos, 'The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" by Brad Stone, I came away believing that Amazon is a long-term short and the main reason pertains to the Amazon Brand. I must qualify that it would be a very long long-term short. In the meantime, Amazon is…