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Coincidence or Truth in Advertising?


I had lunch with a client the other day. She’s the Administrator for a Care at Home agency in Holyoke. Her job, as she describes it is to make sure her clients have the appropriate and qualified staff caring for them, but even more importantly, that they have an aide who is also compatible with them. She’s a modern-day matchmaker. So it wasn’t surprising to me that she was frantic that day on the phone, going back and forth between... Read More

Thinking ‘Inside the Box’


If you have not yet watched Kmart’s ‘Ship my Pants’ commercial, you have to! Not only will it make you ‘ship your pants’; it could also spark your creative side, as it did for Alf Zapata, an advertising student that landed an internship at Kmart’s ad agency. We had just finished a meeting at work when I read this article. We had been discussing just what he did, ‘how to leave a lasting impression.’ The first word out of my... Read More

Did You Know PR Can Make Your Company’s News Tomorrow’s Headline?


As we’ve said before, Public Relations (PR) is one of the best bargains in marketing communications. When a story about your business, products or services appears in newspapers or magazines or is featured on radio, television or the Internet, it’s free. There is no charge for the space or air time. But how do you make your company news tomorrow’s headline? At the risk of sounding cheesy, who you gonna call? Market Mentors! Here are the top five reasons to... Read More