Farm to Fermentation Festival

The Sonoma County Fermentation Movement

Is Sonoma County “The Fermentation Capital of the World?”

Sonoma County is “The Fermentation Capital of the World” according to Jennifer Harris, Fermentation Consultant and Coordinator of the Farm to Fermentation Festival. In the second video in our Culture of Good series, Jennifer provides insight into the Fermentation Movement in Sonoma County and an introduction to the wonderful world of fermentation.

Some of the Sonoma County fermentation companies featured in the video include:

For a complete list of Farm to Fermentation Festival participants and sponsors, visit the Farm to Fermentation Festival website.

Learn more about the Farm to Fermentation Festival and fermentation in Sonoma County at FarmToFermentation.com.

 
Sonoma County Culture of Good is a series looking at companies and organizations doing good in Sonoma County. The series is produced by Sonoma County ad agency Abra Marketing.

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And then there were 10. Introducing the P’s of Marketing X

How many P’s of Marketing are there?

Way back in Marketing 101, I was taught the 5 P’s of Marketing. As I’ve worked in marketing since 1989 (over 25 years now), I’ve refined the list and am now updating it to include 10 P’s.

The 10 Ps of Marketing (a.k.a. P’s of Marketing X)
1. Product
2. Price
3. Placement
4. Promotion
5. People
6. Positioning
7. Packaging
8. Persistence
9. Parasitism
X. Partnership

The purpose of the P’s of marketing is to help us analyze areas of our marketing efforts to determine what is or isn’t working.

An interesting aspect of the 10 Ps is that a company does not have to perform well in all P’s to be successful. They might have achieved success through just one or a few of the Ps. Likewise, a company might be doing well in most of the P’s, but fail because of an insurmountable problem with one of the P’s.

The Ps – and more effectively, this full list of 10 P’s – provide a complete framework to assess our marketing programs.

More details on the 10 Ps coming soon.

Marketing Ground Zero is the marketing blog of Abra Marketing, a full-service ad agency based in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California.

Culture of Good | Sonoma County

“Sonoma County Culture of Good” is a series of videos exploring people using business for a greater good in Sonoma County, California.

Abra Marketing was started in November 1999 in a home office on Burnside Road in Sebastopol, California. For family reasons, the agency moved to Redding in 2000. When we returned in 2010, we were particularly excited to be part of a community where there is a heightened set of values: the quality of the food, the local focus, sustainability, humane treatment of farm animals, commitment to community, and using business for social change.

We created this video series to showcase this aspect of our home, Sonoma County, while shining a light on the many great people and companies who strive to achieve something else in their daily work.

Drake Sadler, Traditional Medicinals
Using Business for Social Change
9/8/2018
TraditionalMedicinals.com

 

World Centric
The B Corp Movement in Sonoma County
3/23/2016
WordlCentric.org

 

Jay Coen Gilbert, B Corporation
What is a B Corp
March 21, 2016
Abra had the incredible opportunity to interview Jay Coen Gilbert, one of the founders of B Lab.
bcorporation.net


Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media

What is a B Corporation?
March 3, 2016
As part of our exploration into the B Corp Movement in Sonoma County, we had the great opportunity to interview Bryan Welch.
BtheChange.com


Plum Blossom Farm

Sustainable Farming and the Humane Treatment of Animals
November 28, 2015
plumblossomfarm.com

 

Jennifer Harris, Fermentation Consultant
The Fermentation Movement in Sonoma County
October 2, 2015

 

Green Goose Farm, Petaluma, California
Sustainable Farming
June 15, 2015
Green Goose on Farm Trails

 

Marketing Video Production In Sonoma County

Marketing Concepts: Successful Non-viral Videos

Can a Video be Successful without Going Viral?

Marketing Case Study: Muay Thai Documentary Win. Lose. Forgive.

When it comes to marketing videos – or any online videos for that matter – one of the questions likely on everyone’s mind is “Will it go viral?”

I have a simple point to make today and it’s this: a marketing video does not have to go viral to be a success.

The attraction of viral videos obviously is the reach – all those eyes on your video. But it’s more important to understand the quality of those eyes.

A lot of viral videos are like a car wreck – people can’t help but look. But is there really quality content there that they are connecting with? Will there be a useful relationship established? Will the view generate a result that supports marketing strategy?

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Higher Marketing

Higher Marketing – Introducing the Abra Marketing Ethics Spectrum

Is Advertising Good Or Is Advertising Bad?

The simple answer is that advertising can be both good and bad. Like anything, it really depends on how it’s being used.

Higher Marketing

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This question led me to the concept of Higher Marketing.

There is marketing for good and there is marketing for evil and to help assess marketing activities, I’ve created the Abra Marketing Ethics Spectrum.

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