Category: Career

Contract Work Might Be Your Next Great Career Move

What does the term “contract work” make you think of? For many professionals, the phrase evokes images of underpaid and overworked internships, unreliable freelance gigs that could disappear at any moment, or soul-sucking temp jobs in dim, dull offices. It’s understandable that marketers would have a similar perspective; but if you are completely writing off […]

The New Marketing Leader

There is no doubt that the digital age has ushered in a new approach to how companies interact with clients and customers, and with it comes the need for never-before-seen skill sets. As companies attempt to keep pace with and surpass the competition, new C-suite positions are quickly emerging. Chief omnichannel officer (COCO), chief customer […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Every CMO

In 2014, the evolution of technology made content more targeted and engaging, helped marketers uncover valuable insights about their target customers, and made it easier than ever to determine return on investment. And this year, it looks like this evolution won’t be slowing down. For the modern CMO, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by new […]

Equipped to Win

When I was in college, my older brother’s friend in a golf foursome advised me: “Russ, 90% of the people you will encounter in business are deadbeats. Wake up, show up and follow up, and you will have those 90% in your rearview mirror before your first good idea.” Forty years later, a Moneyball-like study […]

Curiosity and Gratefulness

In my last three posts, I shared three of the concepts that have enabled my teams’ successes in marketing: design targeting, tension-based creative briefs, and grounding the concept of social currency in mathematical business impacts. You might describe these as marketing practices. However, to be successful, you need more than best and even next practices. […]

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