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I was featured in The CMO Council‘s May 2014 publication, Marketing Magnified. In this post, “Big Data, or Big Disappointment?,” you can learn:

The simple definition of big data
Common applications for big data in marketing organizations
The latest studies on big data hype
Why so much social media traffic is ignored by big data–and why you should care
The #1 skill that big data cannot replace

 

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This has been a difficult quarter for public relations firms, crisis communications professionals, and government officials. The mystery of the Malaysian Airlines tragedy, the ongoing Healthcare.gov outages, and GM recalls are just a few examples. It’s no wonder that we show such loathing and distrust for many institutions.

When I filter information from my own online channels—including email, LinkedIn, private C-suite forums, Facebook—I generally feel as if I have no control of what I will find, nor what people will say about me….

I recently hosted a conversation with Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, the CMO of MindJet in San Francisco, CA. My private CMO community participated in this call. We discussed The Future of Demand Creation.

In this session, Jascha and I shared our insights on:

5 Major Shifts affecting your demand creation strategy
Advice for CMOs to thrive in this new reality
Our favorite demand creation resources

Jascha shares his wisdom from his years of driving agile marketing innovation at Microsoft, Webtrends, and now MindJet….

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.

My keynote session, entitled: “All The Right Moves: The New Rules of the Marketing Dance,” covered these key points:

1. Today’s buyers are dancing freestyle. They don’t want to be led. Today, even if you have the most elaborate tracking and analytics mechanisms, you can only see less than HALF of what customers are saying about you….

By March Guest Blogger, Luc Vezina, CEO of Vanilla Forums

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 is a valuable asset that benefits your entire company and creates a stronger bond between you and your customers….

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 would a company operate if the CFO, VP of Manufacturing, and COO operated this way?…

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I was recently the guest speaker for ON24 on “Breaking Bad Content Habits” (with special thanks and inspiration from Vince Gilligan, the writer/genius behind the AMC series, “Breaking Bad.”)

In this 40 minute complimentary webinar, you will learn:

The five common B2B content marketing myths
How to overcome Content Creation Madness (CCM)
The power of setting clear program intentions
How webinars increase engagement and content retention
The future of content marketing

Here is the link for the on-demand version of the webinar….

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Will your innovations be able to stand the test of time like the gondolas in Venice, Italy?

My husband and I enjoyed our vacation in Venice, and our gondola ride was a major highlight. The gondola–one of the first mobile innovations to grace the ancient Venetian canals–has endured centuries of social, economic, and political changes….

It's 74 degrees at 7:30 am. The sun struggles to part the stubborn storm clouds. Winds amplify to 15 miles per hour, and the 4K Bermuda Round the Sound swim race around Harrington Sound is just hours away from beginning.

Magnus and I enjoy a light continental breakfast on the hilltop
dining room overlooking the mesmerizing Bermudian waters, visit the
resident hotel tabby cat, and I return to the room to make my final swim preparations.

If an airport–the bastion of sterile, timeless holding places for weary travelers–can delight a yogini, then you can delight even the toughest corporate customers. It’s easier and less costly than you think. As a marketing leader, you play a key role in delighting customers.

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