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February 02, 2015
For marketing directors or managers, it’s vital that CEOs aren’t left in the dark about practical inbound marketing practices that can offer big payoffs in the end. So, here is a list of the four things that every CEO should know about their Inbound Marketing campaign.
January 27, 2015
To optimize digital engagement, organizations should address five questions focused on strategy, audience, value, feasibility, and when to exit. These questions should certainly be tackled before establishing a presence and committing to engaging on any social or digital platform or channel, but they’re also useful in evaluating whether it’s worthwhile to continue in a particular digital space.
January 27, 2015
When I started my own business in 2008, I didn’t have any roadmap so I looked around to see who was doing it well and what I could learn from them. My role model was Chris Brogan, who had the number one marketing blog in the world. So my mantra became “Be like Chris.” That turned out to be a mistake, and here's why.
January 26, 2015
Every successful company has a unique path that was followed from conception to reality. But there are some things that are universal to successful companies.
January 21, 2015
A recent study suggests that rather than getting bogged down in linguistics, the key to a successful meeting is installing a proper feedback loop.
January 20, 2015
Chief Information Officers (CIO) see the IT world through a strategic lens, balancing budgetary needs with innovative solutions. In some cases, purchasing decisions for CIOs now expand beyond the IT department, as buying committee are developed within an organization. Discover the CIO’s unique concerns that you’ll need to address.
January 20, 2015
Being intuitive means that we “feel”; we don’t just see or even hear. We are completely in tune with our team; we understand each of them; we know what motivates every one of them; we are able to stimulate and goad them in equal measure in order to elicit optimum performance levels from them, and as a consequence we have a team that can achieve remarkable things. Can anyone become an intuitive manager or leader?
January 15, 2015
Founded in 1925 and still going strong, Torani started as a family business and continues building on the homegrown tradition of big flavor and big ideas. Julie Garlikov helped drive a customer centric approach during her 6 years at Torani, overcoming one of the fundamental challenges—how do you connect with end users when restaurant and food distributors act as middlemen?
January 07, 2015
The world is changing all around us at an increasing rate, and individuals (and yes organizations too) are struggling to cope with this ever increasing pace of change. In fact, over the last 50 years the average lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 has dropped from 61 years to 18 years (and is forecast to shrink further in the future).
January 02, 2015
About six months ago, while enjoying a nice lunch with a dear friend at a Thai hole-in-the-wall, right in the heart of Dallas, TX, I was thrown totally off guard in the middle of my Chicken Pad-Thai demolition, when my buddy asked me one simple question that literally changed the course of my professional life. “Do you feel like you’ve inspired more lives this year than you did last year?”

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