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Join us for the 3rd annual CMOs Leading Innovation Conference

Are you a VP of Marketing, Head of Corporate Strategy, CMO, or CEO? Then you’re invited to our 3rd annual CMOs Leading Innovation Conference (CLIC ’17) November 9-10 in Warrenton, VA (just 40 minutes from Dulles Airport). The CLIC ’17 Early Bird rates will end on May 15, 2017.

This year, our theme is “Conquering Innovation Resistance.”

Whenever I approach a slot machine in Las Vegas, I allow myself a $40 “prudent risk threshold.” Such was the case at the Adobe Summit, where I netted $100 at the Wheel of Fortune slot machine within just 10 minutes of play.

Thankfully, many marketing leaders at Adobe Summit displayed a higher propensity for risk than I do, and I have some key takeaways and winning strategies to pass along (full disclosure: Adobe invited me as their guest).

The C-Suite Network just announced that they have built a group of experts to advise their members–The C-Suite Advisor Network–and I’m excited to have been invited to be part of it.

7 Mindful Marketing Tips (expires February 3)

As I travel the country and speak with leaders from Google, IHG, Turner, InnerWorkings, Telemundo, and others, I’m encouraged by how the mindful marketing movement has made the shift from Fringe to Main Street. It’s hard to believe that just three years ago, I leapt into the abyss of this topic, unsure how audiences would react.

I once believed that in order to be creative, I need to drive to the beach, rent a quiet space, and let the ideas start to flow.

Not so fast, Lisa!

How much are you investing in customer experience initiatives next year? Where does your current CxP program fall short?

As the rapid shift to customer-centricity continues, aligning with the customer journey trumps business as usual. What can you do to make every stage of the customer journey meaningful and memorable? How will you balance offline and online customer messages and interactions?

We just launched our 4th annual CMO Innovation Trends survey to help senior marketers learn what growth and innovation opportunities their peers are facing in the industry today.

If you are a VP of Marketing or CMO, will you please participate in this 2 1/2 minute survey now?

This survey contains only 9 questions. For participating in this survey, we will send you:

An Executive Summary to help you see how your investments and issues compare to peers
An MP3 replay with key insights and recommendations
A series of short videos with marketing innovation tips from our annual CMO Conference

Go here to complete the survey: http://tinyurl.com/CMOtrends16

Thank you for participating–we sincerely value your input….

It’s finally summer here in the Washington, DC region. Now is the time to schedule “innovation vacations” to unplug, reflect, and savor the great outdoors.

Instead of asking you “what’s on your reading list?,” I’m curious to know “What’s on your watch list?”

You will find some cool videos below that we just released. Check out the three complimentary marketing innovation videos below from our annual CMOs Leading Innovation Conference. …

Marketing leaders often ask me “how do you stay centered and focused? What can I do to create more “white space” on my calendar? My schedule is very hectic, and I seldom make time to reflect.” Mindful marketing techniques have really helped me in this area.

I recently sat down with “Shareology” author and Purematter CEO, Bryan Kramer to further explore this topic. We had both discovered that we are mindfulness practitioners.

Check out this 19 minute podcast to hear:

The importance of daily white space
The 3 main sources of my creativity
How removing yourself from your normal routine and surroundings leads to a more creative life
Bryan’s favorite sources of creativity
How over-reliance on technology leads to missed cues and muted intuition
Why pets are one of my favorite mindfulness reminders
The number one question every marketing leader needs to ask to increase their efficacy

Four quotable moments from this discussion include (and feel free to tweet):

“That is what wealth is about… creating discretionary time to do the things you love with the people you enjoy.” —@lisa_nirell #mindfulmarketer

 “You’ve only got now so live and love fully.” —@lisa_nirell #mindfulmarketer

 “When I rely only on technology and data, I seem to always get myself in trouble or miss some important cues.” —#mindfulmarketer @lisa_nirell

 “Create and design the life you really want….

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