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Why work with a Marketing Consultant?

This post contributed by my American Marketing Group partner, Paul Friederichsen. Sometimes you just need experience, perspective, and creativity on your side at the strategic level. Having the right partner can either validate and enhance the direction you’re headed or help you with a much-needed course correction. Would you ask, “why work with an accountant?” […]

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Help for Brands Looking to Spread the Word

In survey after survey that Unity Marketing conducts with brands and retailers, word-of-mouth marketing inevitably rises to the top as both their most used and most effective marketing medium.  Word-of-mouth has credibility unmatched by any other. Unlike paid advertising and marketing messages pushed out by brands and retailers, word-of-mouth communicates authentic news that the one […]

Tiffany & Co store front

Tiffany’s Six-Prong Strategic Plan for Growth

Tiffany and Company is still a work in progress, but its leadership is confident it has a strategic plan in place that will lead it to prosper over the long term. Tiffany’s 2019 Q1 results disappointed, with worldwide sales declining 3% to $1 billion and comparable sales off 5%. Net earnings disappointed too, down 12% from […]

Luxury consumers say "Enough Already!"

Luxury Consumers Are Burned Out, But Luxury Brands Keep Stoking The Fire That Caused It

New study from YouGov finds luxury consumers have reached their breaking point. Luxury doesn’t mean the same thing it once did and brands find them harder to connect with.

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Can Michael Kors’ Capri Become the American LVMH?

When the news broke that Michael Kors Holdings paid $2.12 billion for Italian fashion brand Gianni Versace S.p.A., people were surprised at the price. Calling the offer “a rich one,” the Wall Street Journal reported the brand had generated only $17.5 million in profits last year. Investment analyst Oliver Chen with Cowen and Company was more bullish about the […]