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Wal-Mart Goes Green – What about your company?

By Braden Kelley / August 4, 2006 /

With the price of gas above $3.00, some companies (and hopefully all) are beginning to look at the fuel efficiency of their fleets. Wal-Mart is the most public example of this with its trucking fleet. Its efforts include:

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The Importance of Packaging

By Braden Kelley / August 2, 2006 /

Let’s talk about packaging. Packaging can be thought about in many different ways, but if we think purely about the purpose of packaging first, we find the purpose is to: contain the product, communicate product information, …

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Why the World Cup is a Big Deal

By Braden Kelley / June 30, 2006 /

After living overseas in Germany and England and now coming back to the United States, I have a completely different perspective on Football (or Soccer as we call it in the United States). With the World Cup in full swing, I thought I would tackle the subject of Football and why it is the most popular sport in the world.

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Credit Card Shenanigans

By Braden Kelley / June 16, 2006 /

It must be great to be in the credit card business in the United States. Demand is relatively inelastic and regulation is lax, so you can charge whatever you want for an interest rate, increase your fees once or twice a year, and make additional money off cash withdrawals and foreign exchange transactions.

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Building an Experience

By Braden Kelley / June 15, 2006 /

As people become ever more immune to traditional advertising and marketing, branding will become more important. Branding is all about building an emotional connection with customers. Making the decision to follow a strategy focused on building a brand is not without peril, however, as it means that you will have to choose to not do certain things, like pursue a low price strategy.

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