Wild Opinions

Your #1 Business Skill? Confidence. (Here are some tips)

So yeah, this article probably isn’t very good really…There are probably a million other articles 10 times better…Umm…So, yeah. Sorry… What you should be reading instead is The Atlantic magazine’s audacious new story “The Confidence Gap.” According to the article, evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men — and that to succeed, confidence […]

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Whimsy Is Serious Business: Tips for Effective Absurdist Marketing

Here’s a joke: what do Dracula, an obnoxious camel, a frustrated caveman, and a talking gecko have to do with car insurance? Answer: NOTHING. Don’t get the joke? That’s cool; my sense of humor is weird. And so is Geico’s marketing strategy. They’re pioneers of what I call absurdist marketing — a strategy that completely […]

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PPC is Boring. What’s Next?

A recent article on PPC trends caught my eye. It reports that the average CPC for paid search ads rose again across all search engines in the fourth quarter of 2013; it currently stands at $1.33. Mobile, of course, continued its inexorable rise. And Bing is once again a market-share afterthought at 15.6%.  (Thanks to The Search […]

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