Marketing’s Real Role. Leading the Business.

20 Aug, 2014 By: Zain Raj+
by mark sebastian The discussion about marketers and their evolving role in today’s hyper-complex marketspace seems to be very fashionable these days. Korn Ferry, a leading executive recruitment firm just published their 2014 Marking Pulse Survey. Not surprisingly, their research shows that… Read More
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The Decathlete Generation

19 Jun, 2014 By: Zain Raj+
The most recent weekly Research Brief from The Center for Media Research had yet another favorite topic of mine. The brief titled, C-Sweet or C-Suites?, addresses an issue I have been talking about for quite a while – the need for senior business executives to… Read More
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Blackhawks, Bonding and Brand Rituals™

29 May, 2014 By: Zain Raj+
I live in Chicago and for the past few weeks, the city has been captivated by the Stanley Cup playoffs and the chance for our beloved Blackhawks to bring home the cup for the second year in a row. As of this posting (and a nail-biting game 5), they’re still… Read More
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A New Year. A New Beginning.

11 Jan, 2014 By: Zain Raj+
A very Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you had a terrific holiday season and are excited about what 2014 holds for you. I know, I am. As most of you know, I made the decision to leave Epsilon at the end of September last year. After… Read More
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What is a winning strategy?
Keeping existing customers happy or acquiring new customers? You decide.

06 Jan, 2014 By: Zain Raj+
The cell phone provider wars have officially reached a new level. On Friday, AT&T announced a promotion to give T-Mobile customers up to $450 to switch to their service ($200 for transferring the line and up to $250 for trading in a T-Mobile smart phone). As far as I know,… Read More
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No Typical Year End Predictions. How to Feed Your Brain in 2014.

23 Dec, 2013 By: Zain Raj+
There have been a number of lists developed and shared by people articulating trends, predictions, and ideas for 2014. Like most writers, I was asked by a couple of publications to provide my predictions, as well. Instead, what I would like to share are recommendations of some books that will… Read More
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