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An Inconvenient Opportunity

by Shane O'Neill, Vice President In a recent AdAge article by By Bradley Johnson, he discusses the importance of pushing your industry, your business, forward in the face of adversity. It’s our responsibility to become better positioned for the inevitable economic rebound; our families, employees, and vendors depend on it. There is nothing wrong with strategically positioning...

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CoronaVirus, Marketing, and You.

By Ellen Fruchtman, President Current Information and Strategy Right now, we are looking at an extremely fluid situation, which everyone will agree is changing hourly (let alone daily). With every major event cancellation, there will no doubt be a local economic impact. There are already tremendous stock market implications, which will undoubtedly have a trickle-down effect and will...

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Small Trade Show Successes

By Angie Ash, Executive Vice President As I sit here on day 2 of the Atlanta Jewelry Show, I am inspired to comment on the advantages of a small trade show. Yes, everyone is talking about Covid-19 and questioning if the JA Show and JCK will really happen, but even though the virus is in Atlanta, it...

Multiply Your Ad Effect with Your Website

by Charles Pobee-Mensah, Director of Digital Marketing Pouring money into ads can be nerve-racking. It's hard to know which platforms will give you the biggest boost and whether they're working. But what if you could multiply the effect of your ads? Well, with your website, you can. Here's How It Works When you run ads, people hear about you....

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Ready to Catch Some Zs?

By Ellen Fruchtman, President Don’t let the title mislead you. At quick glance, I bet you thought I was talking about getting some well-earned rest. Not that we all don’t need that. This article is about to address the generation behind Millennials. You know, Gen Z. Because truthfully, the oldest of that generation (starting in the year 1995 leading up to...

Use Facebook For What It Is

By Shane O'Neill, Vice President Ahh, Facebook, the most widely discussed social channel. Every trade show is packed with speakers on the subject. “How to get the most from Facebook”, “How to Sell on Facebook”, “Get More Fans on Facebook”, the list goes on and on. Yet, almost all of you are using the channel wrong and...

Here Come the Brides…or Not

by Angie Ash, Executive Vice President Owning Bridal. Many jewelers want to claim it in their market. And, yes, every jeweler should desire to have a certain percentage of the bridal business. After all, it’s usually the first major jewelry purchase in a couple’s lives together, and a starting point for a jeweler to build future business....

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Is it time to reinvigorate the retail experience? You bet.

by Lori Mitchell Dixon, Ph.D., Great Lakes Marketing Research So, online shopping is undoubtedly having an impact on your retail operations. Whether your customers are buying online or just educating themselves, your customers have been “Amazoned.” In a recent survey of 1,000 adults, it was found that the vast majority researched online or read product reviews before they even went into...

Future Tech and the Impact on Retail

by Shane O’Neill, Vice President In case you haven’t noticed, brick and mortar retail is, well, challenging right now. The list of stalwart retail stores closing their doors is growing, including Macy’s and JC Penney. Shopping malls are becoming so 2010 and people would rather Netflix and chill than head out and go shopping. Now, we can...

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Making Your 2020 Business Goals a Reality

by Angie Ash, Executive Vice President Happy 2020! With a new year comes new business goals or, perhaps, the resolve to make last year’s goals this year’s reality. Finally. You’re ready. Right? The problem with most resolutions is the fact that in order for them to become a happy reality, a new habit must be formed, and...