The Four Elements of the On-Demand Economy

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Big brands continue to transition to the $57.6 billion on-demand economy, which is characterized by the complete removal of friction from consumer purchases: Jaguar and Shell recently rolled out a partnership to make it possible for people to prepay for gas from their in-car infotainment touchscreens. By using Apple Pay or ...

This Is the World Uber Has Made

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Uber has become so pervasive that the company is changing our vocabulary. In everyday settings, we use Uber as a verb (as in "I'll Uber to the ball game tonight"). In business settings, we use the term "uberization" or "uberfication" to refer to companies creating on-demand services such as home delivery ...

How a church emulates Starbucks

Friday, June 13th, 2008

In previous blog posts, I've discussed how marketers can learn a thing or two from the techniques of televangelists and how religious institutions like Willow Creek Community Church have successfully adopted secular marketing tactics. Now comes the June 13 Wall Street Journal, which discusses how U.S. churches are acting ...