Category: Mindful marketing

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.

This week on the podcast “Confessions of a Marketer,” Mark Reed-Edwards interviews Lisa on a timely topic, the key tenets of “Being a Mindful Marketer. ” They also talk about data and how to make your organization healthier and more sustainable. Click here to listen (skip to 2:14 to avoid ads).

 

Tune in for some of the podcast highlights:…

5:38 – Why connection is all that really matters.
7:11 –

Here are 8 places you can look for unmet customer needs and new opportunities.  The latest launch of Panera Bread Grocery offerings provides insight and inspiration.

Has your inbox felt like a junk box this week? Mine certainly has. Many retailers, lenders and hospitality companies are dispensing pablum. Every message sounds identical: “We know it is a difficult time, and we are here for you.” Every CMO and PR professional behind this insipid messaging needs to re-examine where they are expending their energy.

Last
September, I moved to a new townhome community. The real estate developer has
not yet completed the walking path surrounding the property. The first phase of
the path meanders along a roaring creek and the Kincaid Forest. At one point,
the path ends, awaiting new asphalt.

While
walking the trail with my friend, I invited her to continue on the dirt path.
It hugs the creek and takes us to a quiet patch of forest where I’ve spotted
hawks, foxes, turkeys, and deer….

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.”

We are
looking for a few passionate marketing and leadership practitioners who are
willing to share their experiences with our C-Suite participants.

Do you
know a senior marketing leader or CEO who might be interested?

Here is
some background:

As 2020 unfolds, innovating on
purpose
is squarely part of every progressive organization’s growth
blueprint….

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.

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.

Summer solstice often means that it’s time to slow down, dust off the patio furniture, and kick back. But opportunities  don’t always present themselves on our timeline, and force us to operate at sudden warp speed.

Here are 3 strategies I practiced when life “turned up the heat” – and how I will thrive in the year ahead.

In today’s dynamic work settings, it’s easy to default to a common decision making cadence. You run your meetings a certain way and you might think it’s a predictable, winning formula.

Once I met with the head of a successful investment firm, who boasted that “we make the majority of our decisions by consensus.” It’s no wonder they can’t agree on what lunches to order!

In all seriousness, choosing a default decision-making tool has one major disadvantage….

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