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The Tipping Point in Retail, and how Brands Rebalance

August 4, 2017

News from the last 30 days has us convinced that a tipping point has been reached with major brands selling online through Amazon. Once a sensitive subject among major brands who feared a backlash and loss of business from their traditional retail channel, the floodgates now appear to be open.

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Goodwill Industries International Summer Conference 2017

July 31, 2017

Local Marketing Solutions Group CEO Al Croke and Chief Revenue Office Mike Mancini were excited to meet Simon T. Bailey, author of “Shift your Brilliance” at the opening ceremony of the Goodwill Industries International Summer Conference on Sunday.

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Giving Back to the Community

July 31, 2017

Over the weekend our very own President of Content-on-Demand Brett Knobloch was making a difference volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Great work #givingback Brett!

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Three lessons SMB’s can learn from United Airlines and the Fyre Festival

May 16, 2017

Recent weeks have seen some of the largest service breakdowns and resulting PR disasters in recent memory.  Everyone is aware of the United Airlines story:  A flight leaving Chicago needs to free up some seats for another flight crew.  After offering incentives to free up some seats, and still in need of more, they hold […]

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JGSullivan Interactive, Inc. Adds Talent with Appointment of Greg Ratliff as Director of Technical Engineering

May 12, 2017

Greg Ratliff joins JGSI as Director of Technical Engineering. This new role was created to provide technology platform development support for the organization’s growing customer base. Greg will be bringing his 20+ years of progressive experience to support both JGSI’s fast growing client base, as well as enhance the marketing automation platforms and integrated marketing […]

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Retail is Dead! Long live Retail!

April 10, 2017

Recent news of multiple store closings has sparked a hot discussion on whether retail as we know it is dead.   – Payless Shoes to file Chapter 11 and close 400 – Macy’s to close 68 – J.C. Penny to close 140 – Sears to close 42 – Kmart to close 108 – The Limited […]

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SMB Websites: Error Page Not Found

March 11, 2017

A recent dealer survey from Outdoor Power Equipment1 exposed some interesting facts about the current online presence of US Outdoor Power (i.e. lawn & garden equipment) dealers.  The 2016 survey of more than 100 dealers revealed that 77% of dealers had a website.  This was up dramatically from 2001 when only 48.7% had an online […]

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Local Marketing Solutions Group Inc. hires Justin Faull as Director of Marketing

February 13, 2017

Rapidly growing marketing solutions holding company and technology firm is excited to announce the hire of a Director of Marketing.          Justin Faull joins LMSG as Director of Marketing, bringing 17 years of marketing solutions, business development, and account management experience from a diverse background of organizations and verticals. Justin has worked […]

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Coming soon: Facebook Video Network?

February 10, 2017

Video continues to overtake the web with Facebook appearing to lead the way.  With Cisco forecasting that 80% of all internet traffic will be video by 2019 it’s not hard to see that Facebook will be a major player.   A few recent news items to drive home the point:   Last week Facebook announced […]

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It’s Decision Day

November 8, 2016

It’s Decision Day across the United States.  Billions of dollars and countless hours have been spent to get us to a decision.  No matter what your politics, you have to admit it’s a tremendous undertaking. Those of us in channel marketing and marketing automation work for decisions too.  For us every day is Decision Day. […]

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