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About adriangstewart

Senior executive with expert knowledge of all aspects of strategic marketing and a track record of creating sustainable competitive advantage. International management and leadership experience in both B2B and B2C organizations. Specialties:Strategic marketing management including; new product development, product life cycle management, business relationship management, market segmentation, marketing information systems, e-commerce and social media marketing.

Presentation to Make? Here Are 12 Questions That Will Help You Connect With Your Audience.

As Dale Carnegie once said,  “There is no sweeter sound to any person’s ear than the sound of their own name…” Successful presentations connect with the audience and gain their attention.  Here are 12 questions to help facilitate that process. … Continue reading

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Being a Great Entrepreneur Doesn’t Mean You Will Be a Great CEO.

It is a truism of the movie industry that every model wants to act, actors inevitably want to direct, and directors aspire to be producers. The restlessness that propels the players in Hollywood to abandon what they do well in … Continue reading

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The Main Reason Uber Needs to Restore Confidence in it’s Brand.

2017 has been a major PR challenge for Uber the world’s most valuable start up. As a quick reminder here are the main events that have adversely affected Uber’s reputation. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick drew criticism for joining then President … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding – A Brief Look at 6 Platforms

Crowdfunding has transformed the process of raising money. 1 Kickstarter Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The company’s stated mission is to “help bring creative projects … Continue reading

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Startups Who Want to do PR In-house

Want to take the DIY route to creating media coverage for your startup? Read on here is some quality advice and guidance to help you be successful. Be Honest Ask yourself honestly what are you doing that is truly newsworthy? The … Continue reading

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Fake News and its Impact on Public Relations

As the adage goes, a lie races around the world in the time it takes the truth to put its shoes on. Shortly after the 2016 US Presidential election, America’s interest in “fake news” spiked. This was fueled in part … Continue reading

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Marketing Cannabis

The legal cannabis industry is expected to be a $50 billion industry by 2026, according to Bloomberg. That is nearly a 7 fold growth from where it is today. In the United States alone, it is believed that over 100 … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and Twitter

Donald Trump’s Twitter account @realDonaldTrump hasn’t always been the powerful communications channel it has become. In the month since the election, Mr. Trump has taken to Twitter to lambast what he sees as unfavorable media coverage, rail against corporations who … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Gifts Up Less Than 1% This Year!

The 2016 results are in and the price of True Love has increased only slightly since last year. The small price rise in the PNC Christmas Price Index® reflects slow economic growth and wage inflation caused an increase in some … Continue reading

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Positive Press Coverage is Critical to Start-Up Funding

Successful start-ups get funded when VCs are excited about the opportunity, and when the partner leading your investment has checked-off all the key risk factors associated with your future. Getting those boxes successfully checked requires meticulous preparation. Part of that … Continue reading

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