A New Marketing Commentator Goes on Hiatus

Advertising, Blogging, Branding, Cause-Related Marketing, Client Service, Copywriting, Direct Marketing, Fundraising, Marketing, Miscellaneous, Public Relations
After more than 26 months and 62,000 words, I've decided to give this blog a rest. It may not be the end for A New Marketing Commentator, but it will be at least a short hiatus. Thank you so much for your support, love and friendship. As much as you've given me, I hope I've given you even more in return. Bob Cargill Copywriter and Creative Director May 10, 2006 Bob's Bio and Contact Information Bob's Work History (Resume) Bob's Speaking History Bob's Commercial Portfolio Bob's Nonprofit Portfolio Bob's Interactive Portfolio Tags: Bob Cargill copywriter creative director copywriting creative direction blogger direct marketing advertising marketing A New Marketing Commentator
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A Few Words on Word of Mouth Marketing, Part Two

Advertising, Blogging, Branding, Direct Marketing, Fundraising, Marketing, Public Relations
Two days ago, I wrote here in this space about word of mouth marketing, the Word of Mouth Marketing Association and BzzAgent. Today's post is a continuation of that same article, in which I write about my own personal use of word of mouth marketing on behalf of BzzAgent and its client, Atkins Advantage Bars... On more than several occasions, I chose to Bzz on behalf of Atkins Advantage Bars by sharing the product with others. I gave a bar to the computer technician who was kind enough to make a house call when my laptop almost crashed. I shared two – the Caramel Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Chip Granola bars – with my 17-year-old step-daughter, Sophie (who liked the latter flavor better). I gave bars to a couple of…
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A Few Words on Word of Mouth Marketing, Part One

Advertising, Branding, Direct Marketing, Fundraising, Marketing, Public Relations
Unofficially, word of mouth marketing has been around for a long time, but only in the last few years has it been so formally recognized and widely embraced as a bona fide discipline and tool of our trade. Given such sudden appeal, it's understandable that a relatively new association of the same name is experiencing a similar degree of popularity. Founded in late 2004, the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) is the official trade association for the word of mouth marketing industry. WOMMA’s mission is to promote and improve word of mouth marketing by: · Protecting consumers and the industry with strong ethical guidelines · Promoting WOM as an effective marketing tool · Setting standards to encourage its use What is Word of Mouth Marketing? Word of mouth is…
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Blog, Interrupted

Advertising, Blogging, Copywriting, Direct Marketing, Fundraising, Marketing, Public Relations
After more than 26 months and 62,000 words, I’ve decided to give this blog a rest. It may not be the end for A New Marketing Commentator, but it will be at least a short hiatus. I’ve spent between five and ten hours a week since February of 2004 in the blogosphere, most of those hours researching and writing original posts, and my gut tells me it’s time to pause and refresh. I want to concentrate fully on my search for new work and free up more time to spend with my family and friends. I also need to measure the benefits of independent blogging for me at this point in my career and give careful consideration to expending such creative energy – sigh – in other areas instead. Please…
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