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On February 12th, 2020

What You Missed at the 2020 International Franchise Association Convention

New decade brings new and unexpected challenges for franchise system growth Thomas Scott, CEO and Founder, Brand Journalists The International Franchise Association’s 60th annual conference in Orlando remains one of the most important yearly events for anyone working in franchising. This year’s record attendance came with a promise of what’s ahead for us in this ...

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On March 10th, 2018

Thomas Scott Named to Titus Board

Scott Named to Titus Center Board of Advisors Brand Journalists’ CEO Thomas Scott has been appointed to the board of advisors of the Titus Center for Franchising, a center of excellence based at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The Titus Center provides franchise-oriented academic coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in franchising. The ...

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On May 5th, 2017

How to Get More Franchise Sales Results From Portal Advertising

Don’t be quick to write off portals – they produce 20% of the sales in the franchise industry We recently collaborated with Franchise Growth Network to talk shop about franchise portals. The conversation with Matt Alden and myself encapsulates my best advice for clients I work with and is an important read for anyone involved ...

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On December 7th, 2016

Why Franchise Salespeople Miss the Mark with Younger Buyers

As the number of younger franchise buyers surges, franchise salespeople still don’t know how to connect with them Younger franchise buyers are flooding the market these days, and the franchising conferences – from Franchise Leadership and Development Conference (FLDC) to FranTech — spent some focused time exploring that reality. Smart franchisors see the benefits of ...

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On September 18th, 2012

10 Pieces of Business Jargon That Suck

I think I’ve finally decided which piece of horrid business jargon I detest most: “core competencies.” So help me, the next person who starts rambling on about their “core competencies” — especially if they’re referring to “utilizing” or “perfecting” them — gets a vigorous lashing from a noodle. It’ll be a wet noodle — this time. What makes “core competencies” such a nauseating term is that it expresses a simple idea with words that suggest complexity, the kind of arcane notion only the best and brightest MBAs could possibly grasp. It is not. A pre-schooler could grasp it. Your core competencies are the things you do well.

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On August 16th, 2012

Brand Journalism Tactics: Are You Using the Right Language For Your Audience?

[googleplusauthor] Choosing the right words is critical when telling your company’s stories How do you know you are using the best words in your online stories so they resonate with your target audience? That’s a question that we ask ourselves constantly while creating brand journalism content for our clients. Language can be tricky because language ...

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On August 13th, 2012

Brand Journalism: What’s Your Company’s Story?

As long as humans have been communicating we’ve used stories to relate to each other, make sense of the world around us, and help us make decisions as we go through life. Advancements in technology have us sharing greater amounts of information, and we’re finding ourselves making more decisions based on those stories.

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On July 30th, 2012

Entrepreneur Magazine Features Brand Journalists

When former journalist Thomas Scott started blogging about his home-staging franchise in 2007, he discovered that his industry-related content radically improved how business prospects perceived his company's brand. Scott realized there was an untapped market for providing other businesses with content that's well-written and entertaining, while helping consumers relate to them on a personal level.

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On July 15th, 2012

University of Alabama’s Platform Magazine Features Brand Journalists

Thanks to search engines and social media there has been a shift in the way people find and receive information. People actively seek what they want. Since media is saturated with advertising and marketing copy, many people no longer respond to messages that scream “I’m selling you something.” Instead, consumers want authenticity and transparency. People want to feel like they identify with a brand.

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On June 1st, 2012

RIP Ray Bradbury

Much of our work at Brand Journalists is telling stories about driven entrepreneurs in the franchise industry. Our clients are a diverse bunch but they all have one thing in common: like Ray Bradbury, they launch rockets in their mind and as a result, achieve great things in life. Willpower and imagination are cornerstones of great business leaders and Bradbury understood this. Achievements take a leap of faith.

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