Author: Mike Reiber

In a time of uncertainty and anguish, research is emerging as a valuable tool to help clients deal with the changing landscape of marketing. Most 2020 marketing plans and timelines are now obsolete, and marketers are looking at an uncertain future for the tried and...

Domino’s Pizza is doing good to advance social media by aligning with their value proposition. Potholes and popped tires were enough for Dominos Pizza – you can imagine the impact on pizza delivery – to use the power of their digital customer base to create...

If you are an avid user of Instagram, you may have noticed a big change to your feed nearly two years ago. That’s when the Facebook-owned company switched from a reverse chronological feed, to an algorithm-based feed that is determined by your behavior in the...

A recent trip to Egypt with my family got me thinking about lessons from our earliest civilization. What can we learn from a 5,000-year-old civilization that is relevant to business today? Focus on your vision and make sure everyone understands There are many magnificent sites in Egypt...

As we discussed during our last blog post, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to take a step back and ensure you are thinking strategically about your business plans for growth. Do you have smart answers to the following critical questions? Is your...

  As we celebrate the start of 2018, I believe it is important to ask ourselves some tough questions about our businesses.  Take the time to position your team for success by understanding your market and customers.  Can you answer the following crucial questions? Do you know...

Top-rated Thanksgiving Zinfandel Wines and Mike Reiber’s Favorite Zins Feeling pressured to choose spectacular wines for Turkey Day? Look no further. Below is a list of great tasting Zinfandels that your guests are sure to remember. Better yet, they won’t break your budget. Ridge’s East Bench Zin...

“I need to do some focus groups” – a common request I received from my marketing peers when I worked on the client side. As an insights VP for Fortune 100 companies, I actually trained my teams to talk our internal clients out of research...

In my career leading marketing insights functions for Fortune 100 organizations, I have learned that great insights leaders follow six simple, but critical principles when leading insights & research initiatives. Missing any of these factors means putting your insights investment and ultimately business decision at...

In Charles Duhigg’s book, “Smarter, Better, Faster: the secrets of being productive in life and business,” he highlights the personality and work habits of highly productive individuals. He found that the most productive individuals had four common traits: They knew how to focus They constantly try to develop...