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Douglas Burdett
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Lives in Norfolk, VA
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Deployed correctly, defense contractors can use media relations to influence audiences through valuable editorial coverage that brings third-party credibility and builds trust.  This guest post is by Kyle Davis, a partner and owner at BDN Aerospace…
Deployed correctly, defense contractors can use media relations to influence audiences through valuable editorial coverage that brings third-party credibility a
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Overseas troop drawdowns and lagging defense spending has resulted in another year of decreased revenues for defense contractors. Embrace the suck. According to Defense News, of the top 10 companies, only United Technologies posted higher defense…
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The steps a government contract proposal manager must follow are numerous and complicated. Avoid these 15 land mines to clear a winning path. This guest post is by Jim McCarthy, Principal Owner and Technical Director, AOC Key Solutions, Inc. (KSI), a…
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Are you worried about hiring a federal business development consultant who might be all “Rolodex” and no results? Here’s how not to get burned. This guest post is by Steve Pimpo a Principal at Double Eagle Consulting, a service-disabled veteran-owned…
Are you worried about hiring a federal business development consultant who might be all “Rolodex” and no results? Here's how not to get burned. This gu
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Are you worried about running out of content for your defense firm’s blog? Fear not – here are seven ways to keep a constant resupply of idea ammo. The popularity of reading blogs continues to grow amongst government decision makers. In Market…
Are you worried about running out of content for your defense firm's blog? Fear not – here are seven ways to keep a constant resupply of idea ammo. The p
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The aerospace industry is riding a decade-long economic super-cycle. The industry’s defense segment, however, remains under strain. The latest list of the Top 100 Aerospace Companies, compiled by Flight Global and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), has…
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The 2015 Inc. 5000 did not break out defense contractors separately, so I did. Here you go. The number of defense contractors on the 2015 Inc. 5000 is nearly unchanged, declining -2%, from 87 to 85.
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What if we lived in an alternate universe where, to win a government contract you had to lose it worse than anyone else? Here’s how you’d win. This guest post is by Jim McCarthy, Principal Owner and Technical Director, AOC Key Solutions, Inc. (KSI), a…
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Overall revenues for Fortune 500 Aerospace and Defense firms were relatively flat even though the number of A&D companies on the list grew from 10 to 11. With an increase of  just 4% (from $315.3 billion to $328.6 billion), overall revenues for the…
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Do you want to build preference with the right government customers? Content marketing is the new heavy artillery. But it’s all about the aiming. Market Connections and Merritt Group have released the 2015 Federal Content Marketing Review.
Do you want to build preference with the right government customers? Content marketing is the new heavy artillery. But it's all about the aiming. Market Co
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Do you want to ignite your defense firm’s business development efforts? A smart approach to blogging can make that happen. Here’s how. In Market Connections’ sixth annual Federal Media & Marketing Study™ the media usage of 3,700 federal decision makers…
Do you want to ignite your defense firm's business development efforts? A smart approach to blogging can make that happen. Here's how. In Market Connections'
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Marketing strategist for defense contractors. VMI grad, former artillery officer and Madison Ave ad man. Host of The Marketing Book Podcast.
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  • Virginia Military Institute
    BA, 1978 - 1982
  • Western Carolina University
    MBA, 1986 - 1987
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I've been to Mina's a few times and found the owner to be difficult to understand and somewhat argumentative. Regardless, I needed the sleeves on a new blazer shortened, 2 buttons added to that blazer and eight buttons sewn on another blazer. What could be simpler? What could go wrong? She said it would be 2 weeks and it would cost $36. I waited 2 weeks, returned and was told the cost was $50 and the 2 buttons I asked to be put on the one blazer she didn't do because she "didn't think it would look right." So I waited 2 weeks, didn't get the work I wanted done correctly and then was charged $50 (38% more than estimated) to shorten 2 sleeves and sew on 8 buttons. Nice. I'm a busy guy (I run my own business) and didn't want to bother and waste any more time. I paid the ransom, escaped, will never return and hope that my mistake and this review will help to serve as a warning to others.
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