Posts about marketing and related issues.

Do you know the 6 Steps for Marketing Success?

On Sunday, October 25, 2020 I recorded Episode 32 of the Owner’s Pride Podcast during which I shared my 6 Steps for Marketing Success; it was published two days later. The episode description follows:

This week Dann and Paulo sit down with Matthew A Gilbert MBA who is a Marketing teacher, researcher and trainer with more than 25 years of experience writing, speaking, and consulting. Guided by the motto “learn continuously, live generously” he develops courses for delivery in person, via blending learning and online. We dig into marketing both micro and macro for your small business growth! Raise Your Standards!

Hosted by Dann Williams, Vice President of Business Development at Owner’s Pride Car Care Products and Paulo Assunção, Sales Service Representative at Owner’s Pride Canada, during the 1:15:06 episode I shared my 6 Steps of Marketing Success which include:

  1. Why? | Explain why you are in business. (15:34)
  2. What? | Define your person, product, service, or organization. (20:25)
  3. Who? | Identify your market segments and target audience. (25:08)
  4. Where? | Select the marketing channels you will leverage. (28:02)
  5. When? | Outline the timeline you will use for your campaign. (47:54)
  6. How? | Propose your strategic goals and financial projections. (1:02:40)

You can listen to the full episode via the Radio Public player below or you can stream it on :

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Stay tuned for my forthcoming second appearance on the Owner’s Pride Podcast during which I will share my 6 Secrets to Management Success!

Yesterday was the publication date of a book in which I wrote a chapter about the social media marketing efforts of the Emirates American Football League (EAFL). Recognizing the global role and relevance of American football, I wrote a chapter about the EAFL in the book The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business profiling its social media strategy. Titled “Arabian Gulf Game Plan: The social media marketing strategy of the Emirates American Football League,” the chapter:

  • Explores the origins of the EAFL.
  • Looks to the future of American football in UAE.
  • Shares the league’s social media strategy.

The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business is an essential resource for any course on sport business, sport management or international business. The book offers the broadest and most in-depth guide to the key themes in international sport business today, covering every core area from strategy and marketing to finance, media, and the law.

Including authors from more than twenty countries, this handbook addresses the most important issues in the world of sport business from a global perspective. Each chapter examines a particular cross-section of business and sport, encompassing all levels from grassroots to professional and elite. Divided into seven major subject areas, it offers insights from experts on:

  • International Sport Business Strategy.
  • Sport Marketing.
  • Sport Economics and Finance.
  • International Sport Law.
  • Sport Media and Communication.
  • Sport Tourism.
  • Sport Development.

The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business is an essential resource for any course on sport business, sport management or international business. Notably, on May 1, 2017 I shared my chapter with faculty, students, and staff at the American University in the Emirates (AUE). I joined with two AUE colleagues who also contributed to the book: Prof. Kamilla Swart and Dr. Kevin Heisey, who is also one of the book’s editors.

“Yusajel Hadaf!”

eafl-shieldThis phrase can be heard among Arabic speaking people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when their football (soccer) team scores a goal. However, the 2012 founding of the Emirates American Football League (EAFL) along with changes in athletic interests that include the National Football League (NFL) could change this.

Recognizing the increasing relevance of American football globally and in the UAE, I wrote a chapter about the EAFL in the book The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business profiling its social media strategy. Titled “Arabian Gulf Game Plan: The social media marketing strategy of the Emirates American Football League,” the chapter:

  • Explores the origins of the EAFL.
  • Looks to the future of American football in UAE.
  • Shares the league’s social media strategy.

On May 1, 2017 I presented my chapter to faculty, students, and staff at the American University in the Emirates (AUE). I joined with two AUE colleagues who also contributed a chapter to the book: Prof. Kamilla Swart and Dr. Kevin Heisey, who is also one of the book’s editors.

This was the third “Library Distinguished Guest Speaker Series” event hosted by the Library and Information Resource Center (LIRC) and the Office of Research and Advancement at AUE. I previously presented my book, “edX E-Learning Course Development” at the inaugural event of the series. You can watch a recording of my presentation below via YouTube (originally streamed live to my Facebook page):

The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business is an essential resource for any course on sport business, sport management or international business. The book, which was published in September 2017, offers the broadest and most in-depth guide to the key themes in international sport business today, covering every core area from strategy and marketing to finance, media, and the law.