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- Why Marketing to Women Doesn't Work
- Internet Marketing in the Travel Industry
- Why Attempting to Time the Market is Futile for Investors
- Analysis of Remote Sensing/Satellite Imagery
- News Editor – Incisive Media (CA)
- Project Finance Senior Reporter – Law360 (NY)
- Tech Startups Writer – BostInno (MA)
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- So You Want to Be An Investigative Journalist
- Upcoming Twitter Q&A: Adding Humor to Your Writing
- Grammar Hammer: Everyday vs. Every Day
Why Marketing to Women Doesn't Work
Professor of Marketing
The Drucker School, Claremont Graduate University
"Marketers often treat women as if they are the same, and this results in the use of stereotypes that can push customers away from a brand. What happens is that many managers realize women are economically important and/or influence purchase decision making, perhaps run data and see that their customer profile underrepresents women, or simply question whether they are doing a good enough job of reaching women as customers. And then managers panic and fall into the pitfalls of focusing on gender first, needs second. I recommend going back to the basics of market segmentation and identifying what different groups of customers need, the relationship different customer groups have with the organization's brands, and then determine the importance of gender in understanding consumer behavior. That is needs first, gender second. My overarching message is really quite simple: By doing a better job of marketing to women, the organization will not only do a better job of marketing to men but marketing practice will improve overall."
Darroch is a professor of marketing at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a blogger for Huffington Post. She specializes in marketing strategy -- in particular, market definition and market segmentation, with a special interest in marketing to women.
Media Contact: Rod Leveque, [email protected]
Internet Marketing in the Travel Industry
Travel Media Group
"Internet Marketing in the travel industry is becoming a lot more difficult to compete due to the high demand of online travel agencies (OTAs) like Hotels.com, Expedia and such. The biggest issue is that a lot of these family-owned or franchise hotels don't have much knowledge of Internet marketing and they choose to just push their data to OTAs. There are several things hotels can do to stay ahead of the game and save some money: 1) make sure to create a website that delivers great user experience; 2) start blogging; 3) think local; 4) use schema; 5) offer promotions. These are only some of the tactics these hotels can use to stay ahead of their competitors and acquire clients without only relying on these big OTAs and their huge commissions."
Alonso is available to discuss anything related to business digital marketing, SEO, search marketing, online travel industry, travel savings, and small-business local marketing.
Expert Contact: [email protected]
Why Attempting to Time the Market is Futile for Investors
Bijan Golkar, CFP
Vice President/Senior Advisor
FPC Investment Advisory, Inc.
Imagine you're walking down the street when you spot an obviously inebriated fellow -- maybe he's celebrated a promotion a little too heartily -- who is swerving along, chuckling to himself, and headed in your direction. Most of us will, wisely, give this gent a wide berth. Our attitude toward the markets, unfortunately, is often the same. In volatile times, our gut tells us to steer clear. We know that pulling our money out will likely lock in losses, so we don't make that mistake. But many of us make another mistake, by choosing not to invest any more of our money until "things stabilize." Says Golkar: "If they don't spend it, they may park it in cash or other safe investments that offer negligible growth -- until the markets seem more promising. But studies have shown again and again that attempting to time the market is futile for most investors."
Golkar has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, The Fiscal Times, Bankrate and DepositAccounts.com. He is located in San Francisco.
ProfNet Profile: http://www.profnetconnect.com/bijangolkar
Media Contact: Steve Garmhausen, [email protected]
Analysis of Remote Sensing/Satellite Imagery
Director, Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Rochester Institute of Technology
"Commercially available remotely sensed imagery is a growing industry, from both space-based and airborne imaging systems. Additionally, the imagery is not simple visible red-green-blue, or black-and-white imagery. These new capabilities allow analysts to inform decision-makers about environmental conditions and situational awareness much more rapidly and in much more detail from a variety of sensors ranging from 'traditional' satellites, to mini-sats, to UAVs, and other systems. As we expand our capabilities to observe the earth in ever more detail (both spatially and temporally), there are significant challenges in turning this 'data' into 'information.'"
Messinger, a scientist at Rochester Institute of Technology's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, is an expert in image capture and analysis and can talk to how national/international experts glean information from huge swaths of imagery. He can discuss big-imaging data track conflicts, disasters, homeland security and environmental change. He can also explain a blind spot that pertains to the impending "silver tsunami" of retiring baby boomer scientists and engineers who analyze and process big data, and the resulting workforce shortage in the U.S. national defense and intelligence communities. More scientists are needed to fill critical positions, according to Messinger and his colleagues in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the imaging industry. Late last year, representatives from this group shared their concerns with congressional representatives, aides and staff from the House Armed Services Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
A brief video interview is available: http://tinyurl.com/nkydqmy
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- UPCOMING TWITTER Q&A: ADDING HUMOR TO YOUR WRITING. You don't have to be a humorist to inject a little humor into your writing. Even if you don't consider yourself a funny person, there are tips and tricks you can use to make humor work for you. On Aug. 5, Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski will share her advice for adding humor to your writing: prn.to/1lfRhC6
- GRAMMAR HAMMER: EVERYDAY VS. EVERY DAY: In her latest Grammar Hammer column, Cathy Spicer explains the difference between "everyday" and "every day": prn.to/1o6MZ4V
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