Success Soup – The Recipe

A few years ago, the Huffington Post published my column titled “Success Soup – What is the recipe?” The “Recipe” still holds up today and is the driving force in the success of Lorraine Gregory Communications. The article, with a few updates for a COVID-19 world follows: 28 years, 1 month and 5 days ago Lorraine […]

Of Penguins and Mice

In 2017 Huffington Post published my column titled “Of Penguins and Mice – Coping with Change.” It was my take on changes in business and leadership’s reaction to marketplace shift as presented in two iconic books. We live in perpetually changing business climates, up and down turns, new trends and technology advances that require a […]

Harnessing the power of an advisory board

Major corporations enlist top global executives to sit on their board of directors, quite often paying them stipends that far eclipse what most folks consider a significant salary. CEOs of important companies travel the world to attend serious strategic and analytical C-Level corporate confabs. All of that is well and good, but what are you […]

Four Tips for Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

As the world reopens so do businesses, including your competition. The last several months have made a loud sucking sound as cash has flowed out of many businesses who are now faced with profound decisions. How and where to invest in the advertising and marketing that will bring in vitally needed revenue. If yours is […]

CEO Podcast Broadens Scope

The importance of keeping your ideas to yourself

“Imitation is the greatest form of flattery” — Charles Caleb Colton 1777-1832 The quote has long held that ideas, creations, and concepts of all kinds that find their foundation in the work of others honor the creator by replicating it with little or no revision. Imitation can be the highest form of flattery because it […]

Putting WFH To Good Use

The stay at home edict was a two-sided sword. The commute was nonexistent, the food was much better, the comfort level was way up. However, one of my biggest obstacles was not ignoring the wife entirely. It was not a vacation, but ultimately turned out to be very productive. Being an early riser, I was […]

DEATH OF THE CONFERENCE CALL

Recently I had the occasion to be on a conference call with several members of a board of directors that I am on. I suppose there were a dozen faceless voices on the call. To be kind it was a cacophony of noise. Every opening sentence had to be repeated because someone else had been [...]

Riding the Direct Mail Workhorse to Victory

Many pundits have said Direct Mail is dead. They must be digital online players or media types aiming to steer more business to themselves. The truth is that Direct Marketing, especially Direct Mail, is the workhorse of many campaigns. I have always subscribed to the seeing is believing mentality. Go no further than your mailbox [...]

Is Your Business Plan Caught in a Blender?

You are not alone. However, I am here to say hit the off button before you trash everything you know works. Now is not the time for doom and gloom. Now is the time for thoughtful aggression, calm combat, and killer concepts. Your business has survived and thrived in the past, the new normal is […]