One of the highlights of CMOCLIC is recognizing the extraordinary examples of leadership and marketing innovation in our community. We honored three individuals with Beacon Awards at CMOCLIC17, and I’m delighted to share their stories here as well.

At our 3rd annual CMOs Leading Innovation Conference, Jeff Perkins provided our group with 7 modern marketing strategies to think like a “Startup CMO.”

Where are marketing leaders treading water, and which resources are propelling marketing innovation? Our 5th annual CMO Innovation Trends study collected anonymous feedback from 90 senior marketers to answer these questions and provide expert guidance to conquer innovation resistance.

Dave Knox’s new book, Predicting the Turn, is a must-read for any marketing leader whose company is facing disruption and serious competition.

How many other companies are using lame content marketing (or influencer marketing) strategy to promote their business, report, or book? 

I just sat down with Robbie Samuels for his “On the Schmooze” podcast. We covered a variety of marketing leadership and networking topics that will help you improve your professional brand and impact. Enjoy the replay!

Building strong communities and commitment to your innovative marketing solutions and ideas may be the smartest thing you do in 2018. I recently read a great book that described just how you can make that happen.

Last month, I enjoyed a chat with Dana Barrett on her radio show. We covered quite a few topics, including the death of traditional branding and the “terrible threes” facing CMOs.

Mindful marketing is a practice whose time has come: our annual CMO Innovation Trends study reveals that the main obstacle to innovation is too much focus on tactics and firefighting. And this complaint has persisted for five consecutive years.
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That’s why I recently sat down with Phil Gerbyshak from the
Conversations with Phil podcast  (33  minutes) to discuss mindful marketing principles that enable leaders to reflect and focus….

Today, we witness greater forces of nature than I have ever witnessed firsthand: Hurricane Harvey in Houston, and his not-so-distant cousin, Irma, who is terrorizing Cuba, the Caribbean, and a wide swath of Florida. Both are testing our fortitude as a global community, and causing significant losses.