How Marketing and PR Executives Create Ideas That Stick!

January 11, 2007
Hosted by Cindy Rakowitz

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Why do some ideas stick easily and others struggle to survive? What can we learn from the “idea winners” that might help make ideas stick? Cindy interviews Dan Heath, a corporate education consultant at Duke who had spent years studying the design of ideas. He analyzed history lessons, corporate mission statements, public health campaigns, marketing campaigns, and everything in-between. In his book “Made To Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die” he reveals that sticky ideas share six common traits: They are Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional Stories. Cindy also talks to Kate Roberts the Director and Founder of YouthAIDS, a cause related marketing initiative implemented by Population Services International. It Kate's advertising agency background from Saatchi and Saatchi has prepared her to deliver life-saving messages to the jaded youth-oriented audience. Selling messages about AIDS education utilizes the same marketing techniques as selling Adlo shoes.

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Interested in the scoop behind the news headlines? Cindy Rakowitz gives listeners an analysis of today’s current events. Every show provides tips on emergency public relations and crisis management.

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Cindy Rakowitz

Cindy Rakowitz

Blackman Rakowitz Public Relations CEO Cindy Rakowitz is a highly respected, award- winning executive with years of experience in crisis management, branding and marketing. Rakowitz contributes as an expert analyst to several news organizations. She is the co-author of Emergency Public Relations, Crisis Management in a 3.0 World and is currently enjoying her speaking tour.

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