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I just spoke at the High Rock Marketing Summit in Maryland, hosted by High Rock Studios. Over 250 entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives participated, and learned about the most effective ways to win the hearts and minds of their communities.
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My keynote session, entitled: “All The Right Moves: The New Rules of the Marketing Dance,”…

It takes a leap of faith to unplug. Several senior marketing leaders and CEOs whom I have met think of their lives as an “either/or” proposition where they are either relaxed and unplugged, OR overworked and hyper-connected. Today, I believe it’s about living a “both/and” life. We are human beings, not human doings.
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I just attended the Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative conference, and spent some time discussing this topic with HuffingtonPost CEO and best selling author, Arianna Huffington.

Last week, I attended a marketing happy hour, hosted by MarketingProfs and Oracle/Eloqua.
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After a fine glass of Oregon Pinot Noir, I had an epiphany. In spite of the hoopla around the benefits of content marketing and predictive analytics for today’s modern marketers, and Oracle/Eloqua’s steady stream of acquisitions, nothing replaces the power of the “human cloud.”

By March Guest Blogger, Luc Vezina, CEO of Vanilla Forums
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When you think about a customer community you might think that it’s just a way for your company to try to cut customer support costs. You might also be worried about how an open forum can expose too much.

When done right, a customer community can be much more than that….

By March Guest Blogger, Luc Vezina, CEO of Vanilla Forums
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When you think about a customer community you might think that it’s just a way for your company to try to cut customer support costs. You might also be worried about how an open forum can expose too much.

When done right, a customer community can be much more than

that….

It takes a leap of faith to unplug. Several senior marketing leaders and CEOs whom I have met think of their lives as an “either/or” proposition where they are either relaxed and unplugged, OR overworked and hyper-connected. Today,  I believe it’s about living a “both/and” life. We are human beings, not human doings.
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I just attended the Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative conference, and spent some time discussing this topic with HuffingtonPost CEO and best selling author, Arianna Huffington.

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Are your lead conversion rates missing expectations? Are salespeople and customers pressuring you to create and deliver more engaging content?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it just might be time to break some old habits—such as providing ho-hum content and events.

Think about Breaking Bad’s lead writer and creator, Vince Gilligan, for a moment….

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You would be surprised at the number of CMOs who work at growing, dynamic concerns in absence of any marketing plan. Some blame it on lack of time; others simply prefer to “wing it.” In what camp do you reside?

A lack of a marketing plan is the expanded definition of insanity: doing the same things in the new year, and expecting the same results….

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You would be surprised at the number of CMOs who work at growing, dynamic concerns in absence of any marketing plan. Some blame it on lack of time; others simply prefer to “wing it.” In what camp do you reside?

A lack of a marketing plan is the expanded definition of insanity: doing the same things in the new year, and expecting the same results….

How will you design your new year? Will you approach it mindfully or mindlessly?

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In 2011, I attended a six day silent meditation retreat, where I had plenty of time to examine my emotional state and recharge my batteries. Over those six days, I never used technology except to read and set my alarm….