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A playbook for thinkers and doers, not dreamers.

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.

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.

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. Many strategies come directly from my latest book, The Mindful Marketer….

When facing rapidly changing customer expectations and a volatile economy, leaders must think differently just to remain relevant. Marketing innovation, defined as applying fresh creativity to improve your stakeholders’ condition, is a powerful gateway to help you stand above the crowd.

As we see creative and digital marketing functions converge, the need for a strong creative workflow strategy is greater than ever. In this post, Alex Withers of InMotionNow outlines 3 costly creative workflow traps to avoid. He also provides some timely examples from the New York Public Library, RBO Printlogistix, and CarMax.

Featuring Stuart Foster, VP of Marketing of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands at Hilton Worldwide

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In his presentation at our recent CLIC’ 15 CMOs Leading Innovation Conference, Stuart Foster described his fresh new vision of targeting consumers based on mindsets, and the results this “mindful marketing” has generated at Hilton….

We recently surveyed our CMO members across North America to find out where they want to improve in 2015. One of the top 4 issues that CMOs want to address is their ability to manage priorities.
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In my opinion, this issue isn’t just about time management. Sure, that is important. I believe we need to be fully aware of how we spend our time—and I talked about it extensively in
my latest FastCompany post….

I just returned from ADWKDC, a conference collective of top marketers, agencies, and CMOs from the DC metropolitan region. With help from my good friend and client, Jamie Gorski, I outlined strategies for “Leading the Mindful Marketing Revolution.”  She is the Chief Marketing Officer for The Bozzuto Group, a diversified real estate company headquartered in DC.
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Below you will find some key takeaways to help you refine your 2015 marketing plan, and shift your approach from tactical order taker to innovative market maker:

L to R: Andy Rudin, Tim Hill, Lisa, Lauren Howell, and Jen Kern….

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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….

In this 18 minute podcast, you will learn:

How marketing leaders can alleviate the dysfunction between their department, the sales team and the executive board
The new competencies marketing leaders must adopt
How organizations such as Infosys, MindJet, and Red Hat are overcoming challenges and thriving

Thanks to Rain Today’s Michelle Davidson for the podcast.