Author Archive | Scott Flood

Tell me why I should like your page

As social media grows, all sorts of companies and organizations have been trying to court followers. You probably receive solicitations through Facebook and other platforms asking you to like their pages, follow them, or take whatever action fits the specific channel. Visit a store or a restaurant, and you’ll see the same. I drove past […]

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Differentiate your business by fulfilling your promises

If you’re looking for a powerful way to differentiate your company from your competitors, I have a simple suggestion: just fulfill your promises. I know that sounds ridiculously simple, but recent experiences with companies that depend upon top-notch service to draw repeat business have convinced me that far too many organizations see promises as tactics […]

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More media mistakes and mishaps

It’s time once again to present some typos and other amusing mishaps that appeared in the media. I don’t poke fun at individuals for making mistakes, but professionals should know better. All three of these examples involve the use of the wrong word. In each, the writer chose a homophone of the intended word, and […]

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Advertising doesn’t have a Holy Grail

If you bring a group of business owners or managers together and ask them the most effective way to promote their organizations, you’ll get a wide range of answers and little agreement. One may insist on blogging, another on radio spots, a third on coupon envelopes, and a fourth may affirm billboards are the only […]

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How a kid kept my business

We enjoyed the quick-service restaurant’s food, but their service was often way beyond poky. That evening, I called in our large order and was told it would be ready at 5:45. Arriving at exactly 5:46, I discovered that only was my order not ready; nobody had even begun to prepare my food. The manager shrugged, […]

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