Mark T. Norman
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Feb 4, 2010
Mark T. Norman posted a blog post

There is no Simple Solution!

Two days ago, I received my copy of the November 15th issue of Wine Spectator – Rich and Powerful Cabernets. Before dinner, I started to skim through the pages. I stopped on Sr. Editor James Laube’s page. Entitled “Napa Cabernets on the Brink”, I hit the pause button and started reading. I know that there are many mixed feelings towards the magazine but personally I find that James makes a lot of sense about what he writes.He starts this editorial by saying that a Napa winemaker told him that…See More
Oct 15, 2009
Mark T. Norman posted a blog post

Joining the Boy Scouts!

I spent 7 years as a Scoutmaster where I tried to instill an attitude that the scouts in my troop planned for the best, prepared for the worst, & tried with every ounce of energy to succeed. The BSA simplified that as their motto of “Be Prepared”.During the past weeks every time I turn a page or click the mouse I see an article about next year’s wine business & predictions for 2010. Some are upbeat, many are neutral, but very few paint a dark image. No one likes to read doom &…See More
Sep 30, 2009
Mark T. Norman posted a blog post

The Future is Here!

Four weeks ago I published a blog entitled “It’s Not Social Media it is a Total Change in Our Way of Life!” http://hubpages.com/hub/ItsNotSocialMedia; where I wrote about the future impact of phone apps on the wine industry. In that blog (and also in ”United You May Stand, Divide You May Fall”) I mentioned that wine associations should start thinking about developing phone apps for their members. Last week I received an…See More
Sep 21, 2009
Mark T. Norman posted a blog post

Is Your Glass Half Filled?

As I see it there are seven groups involved with the wine business; an industry in turmoil. I have always felt that whenever there is chaos there is opportunity. If you are in the wine business are you ready to do that?Domestic Wineries – I could write pages & pages on just this topic (but not now). This is the sector where I believe that there is the most chaos. After a decade of grow (for the most part) we are seeing one of the most challenging business environments in over 25 years. If…See More
Sep 16, 2009
Mark T. Norman posted a blog post

United You Can Stand, Divided You May Fall!

About two months ago I reached out to a number of winery owners around the world trying to get a sense of how cooperative various wine association members were with each other in terms of sharing valuable data.Since those inquiries went out (and answers returned) a lot has happened in the wine industry but I would bet that nothing has changed. It is my contention that most wineries were too busy selling wine to really pay much attention to the direct to consumer sales over the last several…See More
Sep 14, 2009
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Sep 11, 2009
Mark T. Norman posted a blog post

Words of Wisdom from Four Leaders

It would be easy to use my words to again help promote the World Wine Tour 2010, but I believe that the weight of these important individuals will have a greater impact. There is still a ways to go to reach their fundraising goal to complete the full tour, so please go to:http://www.worldwinetour2010.com to donate to this worthy cause. To date more than $15,000 has been raised, but just over $20,000 is still needed. Please read…See More
Sep 9, 2009
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KISS – The Stories of Christian & Patches

We hear much lately about how businesses should or shouldn’t be using social media to maintain contact with their clients, increase attention about their wines that can help drive traffic to their online website to generate actual sales. I have been writing about integrating social media, also how it’s a total change in the way we communicate, and I have compared the effects of a technology wave to real oceans waves while surfing.At the heart of all this new communication is passion. I suggest…See More
Aug 31, 2009
Mark T. Norman and Jeffrey J Kingman are now friends
Aug 27, 2009
Jeffrey J Kingman commented on Mark T. Norman's blog post It’s Not Social Media it is a Total Change in Our Way of Life!
"I totally agree. I just sampled 50 restaurants via Urban Spoon in Portland, OR for web presence, a website that invited customer engagement and social media welcome mats: 17% had social media invitations. 20+% didn't have a website. Another…"
Aug 27, 2009
Mark T. Norman and Carin Galletta are now friends
Aug 26, 2009
Mark T. Norman posted a blog post

It’s Not Social Media it is a Total Change in Our Way of Life!

Yesterday, a connection on LinkedIn was responding to comments left by another in regards to new smart phone applications (apps). Tom had said that he only uses his cell phone for talking. Todd Havens’ (Director of Marketing at The Visionaire Group) responded that he used his smart phone for everything but talking. I said I wished I could wrap up Todd’s comments and send every winery in the U.S. a copy...because he is not alone...there are millions like him doing very similar things across a…See More
Aug 26, 2009
Mark T. Norman posted a blog post

Are You Integrating Your Social Media and Online Sites?

Now the important point, are you using the social media network to gain competitive advantage? If you are not, you’re wasting your time.Last week I wrote about how you needed to portray a sense of passion to your readers ( http://hubpages.com/hub/PowerPassionandMoney ), to change connections to customers, to convert customers to loyal clients. I also advised you that you better engage them on a passionate level. But are…See More
Aug 24, 2009

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There is no Simple Solution!

Two days ago, I received my copy of the November 15th issue of Wine Spectator – Rich and Powerful Cabernets. Before dinner, I started to skim through the pages. I stopped on Sr. Editor James Laube’s page. Entitled “Napa Cabernets on the Brink”, I hit the pause button and started reading. I know that there are many mixed feelings towards the magazine but personally I find that James makes a lot of sense about what he writes.



He starts this editorial by saying that a Napa winemaker… Continue

Posted on October 15, 2009 at 1:30pm

Joining the Boy Scouts!

I spent 7 years as a Scoutmaster where I tried to instill an attitude that the scouts in my troop planned for the best, prepared for the worst, & tried with every ounce of energy to succeed. The BSA simplified that as their motto of “Be Prepared”.



During the past weeks every time I turn a page or click the mouse I see an article about next year’s wine business & predictions for 2010. Some are upbeat, many are neutral, but very few paint a dark image. No one likes to read doom… Continue

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 9:11am

The Future is Here!

Four weeks ago I published a blog entitled “It’s Not Social Media it is a Total Change in Our Way of Life!” http://hubpages.com/hub/ItsNotSocialMedia; where I wrote about the future impact of phone apps on the wine industry. In that blog (and also in ”United You May Stand, Divide You May Fall”) I mentioned that wine associations should start thinking about developing phone apps for their members. Last week I received an… Continue

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 10:30am

Is Your Glass Half Filled?

As I see it there are seven groups involved with the wine business; an industry in turmoil. I have always felt that whenever there is chaos there is opportunity. If you are in the wine business are you ready to do that?



Domestic Wineries – I could write pages & pages on just this topic (but not now). This is the sector where I believe that there is the most chaos. After a decade of grow (for the most part) we are seeing one of the most challenging business environments in… Continue

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 4:54pm

United You Can Stand, Divided You May Fall!

About two months ago I reached out to a number of winery owners around the world trying to get a sense of how cooperative various wine association members were with each other in terms of sharing valuable data.



Since those inquiries went out (and answers returned) a lot has happened in the wine industry but I would bet that nothing has changed. It is my contention that most wineries were too busy selling wine to really pay much attention to the direct to consumer sales over the last… Continue

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 11:02am

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At 3:16pm on June 12, 2009, Jay Archibald said…
You are welcome Mark. I too am starting a blog on search optimization for the wine and hospitality industry. Hopefully it will be up by Monday! jay

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