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Dave Fransen
Dave FransenVP Account Services

Do You Feel Compelled To Buy Your Clients’ Products?
August 21, 2013


An informal survey explores whether agency siders faithfully buy their clients’ products and services — and whether they feel compelled to do so.

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Big Stone Should Be A Big Hit
July 23, 2013


During his annual trip to Ortonville, Franny ponders how Minnesotans’ fascination with ‘Up North’ leaves small towns ‘Out West’ in the dust.

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Mug Marketing
May 21, 2013


Your face says a lot about you. With advances in technology, your face may soon say everything about you to marketers.

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Doing Disney In The Electronic Age
April 24, 2013


Franny returns to Disney World for the first time in a decade. It’s interesting to see how technology and marketing have evolved the experience.

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Nailing It With Guy’s Version Of Pinterest
March 28, 2013


New site Manterest puts a simple twist on Pinterest, making it OK for dudes to get in on the pinning craze.

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Feeling Manly, One Bite At A Time
March 1, 2013


Can gender-bending products drive sales by tapping into untapped markets? Powerful Yogurt tries to muscle into a category dominated by products skewing female.

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Bringing Lincoln Back To Life
January 8, 2013


Franny’s boyhood fantasies of owning a luxurious Lincoln have mostly faded, much like the power of the brand itself. But an ambitious effort to regain the mystique has rekindled Franny’s dreams of owning a Lincoln.

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Promoting The Minnesota Beatle Project? Just Another “Day In The Life” At Fast Horse
December 3, 2012


Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 4 hits store shelves this week. Once again, Fast Horse is helping promote this great music for a great cause.

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Reading The Tea Leaves, Statistically Speaking
November 6, 2012


How one guy’s credibility, reputation and career might be at stake in the 2012 election.

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Sold On A Sign
October 9, 2012


Dave pulls the trigger on a major home improvement. Picking a contractor for this $19,000 job came down to one of the simplest marketing tools out there: a little cardboard sign.

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