Saturday, December 7, 2019


marketing models

Counting progress with simple marketing strategies

We're continuing our marketing to develop Ontario Construction News. The primary customer-building tool continues to be direct mail, (about 80 per cent) followed by...

Making choices in a competitive environment

Energies dedicated to this blog have been reallocated to our new daily newspaper,, a monopoly-busting initiative for some highly regional legal notice ads. About...
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The pain (and magic) of competition

Business competition creates both challenges and opportunities. The ideal self-interested business model is a monopoly, of course, if you can get away with it....

The dangers of assumptions: Often things aren’t quite what they seem to be

In the most recent post, I related to a problem of perceived betrayal of trust by someone who I and one of my colleagues...
loose lips

Loose lips, competition, and challenges of the long-haul

Last Thursday, as I travelled to Toronto for an industry event about the legislative changes at the root of our Ontario Construction News project,...

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