Randall J. Hogan ranks 68th among 832 current CEOs in 30 countries
The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recognized Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan as one of its “100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” for 2014. The list, which appears in the November issue of the magazine, offers a ranking of global CEOs’ performance over their entire tenure. This is Hogan’s first appearance on the list, ranking 68th based on the publication’s evaluation of global CEOs.
When considering an integrated marketing program, or even looking for a powerful low-cost medium, e-mail marketing can be an effective and cost-efficient marketing vehicle. If you follow the five tips outlined below, you should expect more success in preventing your message from being blocked by spam filters, or worse, deleted or marked as spam by the “e-mail gatekeeper.”
Best practices for e-mail marketing compaigns
Videos cover installation and maintenance of company's RO products
Bluewater announced that it launched a library of instructional videos to help customers using its appliances. The short films, available on Bluewater’s YouTube channel and Google+ platform, aim to simplify installation, filter changes and routine maintenance of the company's Cleone, Spirit and Pro models.
The partnership was established to make each producer the lowest-cost producer
Aquionics appointed Rodem as its distributor for the Midwest and Southeast regions. Rodem has more than 40 years’ experience in providing sanitary processing equipment across the food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical and life science markets.
The initial launch is targeting Chile, Peru and Colombia
HaloSource Inc. announced its partnership with Jarden Consumer Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corp., a global Fortune 500 consumer goods company, to launch a line of Oster drinking water pitchers powered by HaloSource’s HaloPure water purification technology. This announcement gives further detail to the announcement on June 26, 2013, of a partnership with H20 Intl. and "a major Fortune 500 company."
In a predominately male industry like water quality, the differences between men and women can result in little things that can cost big sales. In Part 1 of this three-part series (“What Women Want,” February 2014), we discussed how to prepare for your sales appointment. In Part 2 (“What Women Want: The Sales Appointment,” June 2014) we discuss what to do — and not do — during the appointment.
Tips on post-sale followup & customer service
Are you planning to launch a new website soon? Many companies held off on building new websites through the recession and are now looking at quite a bit of “tech debt” on their old sites. Regardless of which platform you choose or which consulting firm you hire to build your new site, there are plenty of ways to do it wrong. As somebody who has been around the block a few times with website rebuilds (and has the grey hair to prove it), let me offer some words of advice.
Consider these 10 tips before redesigning your website
Google, Kleenex, Xerox, Wite-Out and Seeing Eye Dogs. These household names all share a common trait: They all carry an automatic recognition stimulus to the brain, yet not one of them is an actual product. They are however, brand names that have become synonymous with their product category. Have you Googled something lately? If you have a runny nose do you reach for a facial tissue or a Kleenex?
Four key aspects of a strong marketing plan
True or false: Making more money is not as important as making the most of the money you have. The answer is true! If you are not profitable, making more money does not mean that you will become profitable; it means you are making more work — or, to look at it another way: You are buying yourself more work.
How do you make the most out of the revenue you are already generating? The simple answer is costs and expenses. Knowing your actual costs and reviewing your expenses weekly is the place to start.
Using proper pricing techniques to ensure profitability
Give me liberty or give me death! OK — maybe the opinions on being an independent dealer versus being part of a dealer network or franchise are not divisive enough to instigate a revolution, but they do stir debate within the industry. As with any issue, there are pros and cons associated with both sides, and it is up to dealers to determine what is best for their businesses.