Mother Cabrini, Creating a Vision for An Empire of Hope

I had the pleasure of watching a new movie (yes, at a theater like we did in the olden days) called Cabrini. Growing up Catholic, I was in grade school when Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized as the first American-born Saint. But I didn’t know much about America’s first Saint, Italian immigrant Francesca Xavier Cabrini.  […]

The Marketing Personality

Working in healthcare for the past 25 years has been interesting psychologically. When working with clinical people, I’ve marveled at how neatly they tend to self-select into certain specialties. Native personalities tend to steer us down career paths if we are lucky. I’ve discovered that it is best to harness those innate God-given talents when […]

The Blockbuster Effect

The Blockbuster Effect defined: when we trust that what is working now will always work. Everyone remembers those stores that rented thousands of movies housed in blue boxes. They seemed to be on every corner, yet this once-booming company filed for bankruptcy in 2010.  As a marketing professional, I’ve seen many examples of this seismic fizzle […]

Fundamentals of Marketing, Know Thy Audience

Just this week, a major consumer brand experienced the same sort of nosedive as “New Coke.” For those younger than my 57 years, New Coke was a massive error I learned about in depth during graduate school…an error that cost Coke millions in 1985. Fast forward to 2023,  Bud Light selects transgender Dylan Mulvaney as […]