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Follow the Science

By Ellen Fruchtman, President How many times have you heard those three, simple words? Probably more often than you would like in 2020, and sadly continuing on in 2021. We can use science to guide us through our medical decisions. Conversely, there is no science to follow in the world of marketing. We get to follow research....

Getting Personal with Clienteling

by Angie Ash, EVP Know what’s great? Receiving a text message from a business that sounds genuine and specifically written to me. Know what’s not great? A canned, cut, and pasted attempt to “connect”. Getting business done during a pandemic meant jewelers HAD to turn the innovation switch on to stay alive. And retailers got in line accordingly...

COVID Bridal Boom?

by Shane O’Neill, Vice President It happened in a flash. COVID-19 hit the newswire, cases grew and, before we knew it, the country was on lockdown. People couldn’t leave the house, businesses were closed, and people had to decide who they were going to shelter in place with. When abrupt events like these happen, such as the...

Looking Forward.

by Ellen Fruchtman, President By now you’ve probably read countless articles about the state of retail. There have been countless articles about its demise. There have been countless articles about what many believe to be permanent changes. To sum it up, here’s what we know: Independent guild jewelry stores thrived in 2020. Yes, there were some store closings for...

“He Went to Blue Nile!”

by Angie Ash, EVP I have great news - my daughter is officially engaged! My future son in law asked for our blessing to marry Meredith about a month ago, and Matt and I both loved that he followed this tradition of sorts. Within the conversation, I mentioned that I was in the jewelry business and told...

Their loss. Our gain.

by Ellen Fruchtman, President  Many major retailers are struggling to stay afloat. And if you care to read an updated list of who’s exiting the landscape or looking at serious reorganization, feel free to look at the running list updated frequently on Retail Dive at https://www.retaildive.com/news/the-running-list-of-2020-retail-bankruptcies/571159/ It’s sobering. And certainly, unhealthy business practices are equally to blame versus...

What Do Political Marketing and Jewelry Marketing Have in Common? Everything.

Ellen Fruchtman, President Before Fruchtman Marketing was entrenched in marketing for jewelers and the jewelry industry, we were entrenched in local and regional political marketing. Yep. We were instrumental in getting the first African American Mayor of Toledo elected, who served our city from 2002 - 2006. We worked on many campaigns for City Council, State Representatives,...

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Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

By Ellen Fruchtman, President With the baseball season (and many sports seasons) clearly in the rearview mirror, there’s a great business analogy spoken by one of the all-time greatest baseball players, Babe Ruth. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” At the time, he was likely talking about the game and never anticipated how it could be a great...

Navigating Crisis, Opportunity, Culture and Growth

By Kate Peterson, Performance Concepts These are trying and uncertain times, and the challenges we are facing as an industry are undeniably massive. We are not new to overwhelming challenges though, and even in the most difficult of times, people still get engaged, get married, have babies, and celebrate significant occasions and achievements. Adversity often makes those moments...