Insight on Business News Hour with Michael Libbie is a deal. I'll take an hour to write about advertising, marketing and consumer trends and you spend ten minutes reading...and maybe learning a new idea or two that can help your business. Sound fair? Monday - Friday I'll post interesting stories that are meant to help you learn more about dealing with maze of marketing. On Monday's it's a little closer to home with a focus on the Des Moines Metro. Let's go!
140 Character Conference - Des Moines
That is today at the Stoner Theater at the Des Moines Civic Center. Dozens of people who use Twitter will join 140 Character Conference founder Jeff Pluver to deliver a full day of ten-minute presentations on the best uses of Twitter, Marketing with Twitter and I get to speak about how your business can avoid being, "95%". Hope to see you later today. Here is the link to the 140 Character Conference - Des Moines.
I found this troublesome. Michigan, with all their fiscal worries, has moved forward in securing funding for high speed rail between Chicago and Detroit. Meanwhile, here in Iowa, our Governor isn't convinced it's worth the effort. I don't do politics but please...would somebody please point Governor Branstad toward the 21st Century? After all, it is about business. Grumble...
Garden Centers and Marketing
A quick video intro...gosh, I'm wearing the SAME TIE! From the Garden Center
I make no excuses...our family shops at the Urbandale Hy-Vee on 86th and Douglas and we've done so for years. We know the people who work their and, more importantly...they know us. One of the features that many grocery stores have added is a Garden Center and, as grocery store garden centers go...there is none quite as nice than the one that our friend Jerry Kluver oversees at the Urbandale Hy-Vee. Walk into this center and it's not your big box store. It is all about display, merchandising and the passion for customer service. Should the weather hold...we expect this little patch of parking lot to do $1 million in sales. Not too shabby for 130 days. The secret? Customer Service, Sales and Passion. How are yours?
Silent Rivers & 6th Avenue - Des Moines
This was too cool to pass up. Our friend Chaden Halfhill the owner of Silent Rivershas been selected by the Art Foundation to develop public art program along 6th Avenue in Des Moines. Here is the story from our friends at the Business Record. Chaden is the guy behind the Natural Living Expo and a quality designer who deals creatively with environmental issues. We're not sure how far $20,000 will go...but it couldn't be in better hands.
Whoa - My Time Is Up...
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