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Beyond Campaigns: Focus on Marketing Operations and the Buyer’s Experience

Posted on May 25, 2017 · Posted in Customer Experience, Marketing, Sales

May 25, 2017 by Nina Kuhlman Speaking marketer to marketer, we both know the great feeling of working with a team to create a new campaign. Goal-setting, brainstorming, storyboards, copywriting,.. read more

5 Lessons From the Demise of Coke’s CMO

Posted on May 23, 2017 · Posted in Business, C-Suite, Change Management, Corporate Culture, Marketing

May 23, 2017 by Carla Johnson Coke recently cut the role of CMO from its C-suite roster. Does that mean that marketing’s in trouble at one of the world’s most.. read more

Do You Remember Your First Kiss?

Posted on May 19, 2017 · Posted in Branding, Customer Experience, Storytelling

May 18, 2017 by Carla Johnson First kiss. I remember mine. It was 7th grade. A brief chapped-lip peck that was awkward for both of us – like so many.. read more

Is Influencer Marketing B2B’s Golden Egg Opportunity?

Posted on May 16, 2017 · Posted in Branding, Marketing, Sales

May 16, 2017 by Carla Johnson As much as we’d like to think we’re impartial buyers, everyone’s influenced by someone. When it comes to big-ticket purchases, it’s even more true… read more

Digitization or Integration: What’s Marketing’s Holy Grail?

Posted on May 11, 2017 · Posted in Branding, Customer Experience, Storytelling

May 11, 2017 by Carla Johnson One of the primary drivers of change for businesses in the last decade has been digital transformation. But with the shift to a heavy.. read more

3 Top Trends in Customer Experience

Posted on May 9, 2017 · Posted in Business, Customer Experience, Innovation, Marketing, Sales, Technology

May 9, 2017 by Carla Johnson I remember seeing the first Terminator movie. Holy crap, the machines scared me. They felt no pity, no remorse, no pain, no fear. It.. read more

How Giving Useful Ideas and Secrets Builds Trust

Posted on May 4, 2017 · Posted in Corporate Culture, Customer Experience, Marketing, Sales

May 4, 2017 by Brian Carroll I had coffee with a potential partner, and our conversation ebbed to us talking about business philosophy, marketing, and lead generation. I talked about.. read more

Design Thinking: What It Is and Why It Matters to Marketers

Posted on May 2, 2017 · Posted in Design Thinking, Innovation, Marketing

May 2, 2017 by Carla Johnson When people hear the word “design,” it conjures up images of architects, graphic designers and maybe a programmer. These are the people who stereotypically.. read more

CEOs Rank Culture as #1 Priority for Success

Posted on April 25, 2017 · Posted in Corporate Culture, Internal Communications, Marketing

April 25, 2017 by Michelle Smith Culture is front and center for leaders who want to increase performance and strategic alignment in 2017. “Culture is the X-factor,” said Noah Rabinowitz,.. read more

Building a B2B Brand Starts with Stories, Not Standards

Posted on April 20, 2017 · Posted in Branding, Marketing, Storytelling

April 20, 2017 by Chris Schermer As a B2B marketing agency, SCHERMER often gets asked to do “branding.” Typically, it’s marketers who want help with their brand positioning, messaging and.. read more