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Entries Tagged as 'Factory Tour'

Lessons Blown From Waterford

June 24th, 2014 · No Comments

WATERFORD, IRELAND – When I converse with anyone about an old, deceased brand, the conversation often comes to the point where we wonder about the brand’s value, especially if I am the only person who knows of the brand name. I came across a perfect situation while reviewing a March 1961 National Geographic, which featured […]

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Visit John Deere In Moline

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Most companies don’t want average people in their headquarters. They say that there are “insurance” reasons they don’t have a display in the lobby or that “liability” or “OSHA” or some other rules prevent customers from touring facilities. But we know that is a bunch of bunk. It’s an excuse. Because, frankly, its not a […]

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Tags: Factory Tour · Tourism

Dubble Bubble, America’s Favorite, Not American!

July 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

So why is that everything American has to be made out of the country? Last weekend in White Stone, Virginia, we saw some nieces and nephews having fun with a bag of Dubble Bubble, and had to check the back of the package. It was there that we noticed that it was Made in Canada. […]

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Tags: Candy · Factory Tour · Regional Brands

It’s Dum Not to Have a Factory Tour

April 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

BRYAN, Ohio – Companies thinking they need a “factory tour” imagine frightening things, including expensive liability insurance, nightmarish staffing costs and other annoying things like fans who love your products. Yes, we do hate those people who love our products! How annoying! We take a different view. Product tours are part of knowing your customer. […]

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Tags: Commentary · Factory Tour · Tourism