Monthly Archives: April 2013

I’m pleased to introduce our April guest blogger, Urko Wood. He has some practical, yet powerful insights on discovering what your customers really want. Keep reading to find the three essential questions every marketing leader needs to incorporate in marketing research and customer feedback initiatives.

Startup Businesses: How to Go Beyond the Honeymoon Phase

Modern marketers must hire for data scientists, social media experts, and content curators. A look at the biggest challenges marketing execs are facing today.

In this 18 minute podcast, you will learn:

How marketing leaders can alleviate the dysfunction between their department, the sales team and the executive board
The new competencies marketing leaders must adopt
How organizations such as Infosys, MindJet, and Red Hat are overcoming challenges and thriving

Thanks to Rain Today’s Michelle Davidson for the podcast.

I recently hosted the first annual CMO Wine Reception in Washington, DC.Twenty-one top CMOs from the region participated.

The session was entitled "You've Got a Revenue Quota — NOW What? Demand Creation Secrets from Top Performing CMOs." Here are some highlights you can use.

Jignesh Shah and Lisa Nirell wine reception 2013
Lisa with Jignesh Shah of Metalogix

CMOs are experts at promoting their companies’ brands–but not always their own.

Lisa Nirell

How often do you review your product and services portfolio to invest more in what's working, and get rid of what's not working? Some of your choices – especially if you lead a successful organization — will not be popular. Yet they could be the difference between success and survival.

Let's look at Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek Daily Beast, and her recent decision. In late 2012, she announced that they would stop distributing the Newsweek print edition. Their continued market decline forced Brown to make a tough decision. Brown announced that they would transfer print subscribers to Newsweek digital, and invest more in The Daily Beast news site.

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