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Marketing innovation lessons from our Fall CMO gatherings

We took a moment to reflect on our two fall 2018 CMO events in DC and Atlanta, GA: The CMO breakfast with Chip Conley, and our 4th annual CMOs Leading Innovation Conference. (CLIC ’18). This is the first in a series of conference recap posts to share key learnings.

Are you overwhelmed by the number of marketing innovations and software products available today?

You are not alone. When I last counted, I discovered over 1, 400 marketing and analytics tools. How can any marketing leaders stay abreast of the latest trends that will propel their businesses forward when the rate of change is this fast?

Before you cry “uncle,” remember the fundamentals of marketing innovation:

1. Innovation is defined as applied creativity. I learned this definition from Alan Weiss….

I just returned from HubSpot’s gigantic annual marketing conference in Boston, where 10, 500 fans and customers gathered to learn the latest trends in inbound and digital marketing.

One of my longtime friends, MarketingZen CEO Shama Hyder, also attended. Sadly, neither of us were able to get together and compare notes. We did the next best thing: We scheduled a session debrief by phone. We wanted to be sure that our clients did not miss out on key trends and announcements at this important marketing conference….

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