Coffee, Flowers and Moxie

Friday is a good day to meet someone for coffee. And by spending a few dollars at a Blacksburg, Virginia, coffee shop, I did a small bit to help the struggling economy.

The person I met — Jim Flowers — is also doing his part to help companies and the wider economy.

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Dori’s Mantra

(Note: This was published in my December e-newsletter. You can sign up by clicking “Ezine” above.)

Everybody has their marketing-in-a-recession strategies and tactics. Do more of this. Do less of that. And on and on and on.

There may be a shortage of budget, projects, jobs, leads and sales, but there’s no shortage of advice about how marketers, creatives and others can weather a prolonged economic downturn.

Not that there’s anything wrong with this sort of advice. But I believe for many there are no magical strategies or tactics that will immediately restore their former business situation. As much as anything, ample patience and sheer
persistence are what’s needed to ride out a recession.

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