As we await an accelerated distribution of COVID vaccines, we simply cannot predict when we will return to a new hybrid work model. And we certainly cannot predict how our customers will behave differently in the post-COVID world. (One thing is for sure: we all share a pent-up longing for hugs and gatherings!) It feels as if we are in a messy maelstrom. We just hosted our Marketing Growth Leaders private cohort last week. The theme was crystal clear: Transition.
March 2, 2021
Energize Growth and SimpleMind are authoring a post and hosting a LinkedIn Livestream this Spring and am looking for a few select people to showcase.
We will feature brands that deliver value quickly and predictably to customers, members, or clients. Some refer to this as “speed to value” programs.
Here’s the background: In this era of touchless and online experiences, customers no longer tolerate slow or sticky touchpoints. We’re looking to showcase organizations that have been successful at rapidly and consistently delivering the right customer value at the right moment, and who have witnessed a jump in revenues, NPS scores, retention, or brand repute….
November 19, 2020
If there is such a thing as a silver lining with COVID, it’s this: the pandemic has created existential crisis for organizations.
Their raison d’etre is being challenged, and may even be falling on deaf ears. Tradition is no longer a valid criteria for investing in a market or for growth mapping.
And in some cases, tradition is more of a hindrance than a help. It may no longer valued–Just ask your customers and your most disengaged employees….
May 20, 2020
During this pandemic, my best clients are now completing their first round of scenario planning.
This is an essential process to help them determine financial alternatives and future resource requirements.
It also provides insight into what initiatives and offerings to keep, expand, or jettison.
Some of your more unfavorable scenarios suggest longer, more painful delays and streamlined operations. Scenario plans also might suggest that certain established offerings are no longer relevant to your customers.
January 29, 2020
We are pleased to announce that the 6th annual CMOs Leading Innovation Conference will be
held June 18-19 in Charleston, SC. The content for this year’s conference will be
focusing on “Innovating on Purpose.”
looking for a few passionate marketing and leadership practitioners who are
willing to share their experiences with our C-Suite participants.
know a senior marketing leader or CEO who might be interested?
As 2020 unfolds, innovating on
purpose is squarely part of every progressive organization’s growth
January 7, 2020
As marketing leaders, you know that a strong company culture cultivates a workforce of powerful brand advocates who enhance marketing efforts. What can marketing do to navigate the culture war that ensues in the face of increased M&A activity? Here are three rules of thumb to consider as you evaluate an M&A deal on the horizon, and when you are in the throes of a post-deal journey.
December 18, 2019
Executives from Dallas, Denver, DC, and beyond gathered at CLIC ’19 to address a perennial concern: creating innovative marketing cultures. Here are six takeaways from our CMO conference that may help you grow and thrive in the coming year.
September 27, 2019
What are the secrets to a strong CEO-CMO alliance? How can CMOs contribute more effectively and consistently to their organization’s growth agenda? Join us October 24 to find out.
July 25, 2019
Last week,we announced CLIC ’19 – The CMOs Leading Innovation Conference — is happening in San Francisco on December 5-6. This year’s theme – our 5th year!– is “Building an Innovative Marketing Culture.”
why we will sell out…
Kawasaki, one of my mentors and longtime friends has just agreed to join our
dynamic CLIC speaker lineup.
In this session, you’ll hear how this “Wise Guy” has taught millions of leaders and entrepreneurs his secrets for building innovative marketing cultures….