Month: October 2013

What Avis, Hertz, Budget and National Rental Car Companies can teach Manufactured Housing

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A recent client-connected trip took me to Phoenix's Sky Harbor airport, so my travels also took me to what looked like their new rental car center. All of the major rental brands were there – Avis, Budget, Hertz, National – plus some that you seldom see or were new to me, such as Fox, Payless …

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Sparks Wrap up the Discussion of the Future of the Land Lease Business Model, National Communities Council 2013 Fall Leadership Forum

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Each of the panels and presenters at the 2013 National Communities Council (NCC) inaugural 2013 Fall Leadership Forum offered multiple take-aways which properly applied could have been worth more than the price of admission. Randy Rowe (l), Gary McDaniel, Joe Stegmayer, Stephen Braun (r) For this column, we will focus on a very focused segment …

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Amway and Autos – Lessons in Branding, UnBranding and ReBranding for Manufactured Housing

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Perhaps the best time to write a column on branding, unbranding and rebranding is prior to the Fall Leadership forum of the National Community Council (NCC) at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Their workshop on that topic will be one of the items yours truly plans to take in with keen interest, as it is …

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Manufactured Housing Institute – Suppliers Division – Product Placement Project

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At the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) annual meeting, the Suppliers Division voted in favor of doing a creative MH industry image building project that would use Product Placement in videos. Video is hot online. The number two search engine right behind Google is YouTube! You can find YouTube videos on seemingly countless subjects. The MHI …

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