Category Archives: Social Media CRM

Marketing Megatrends for 2018 – A Lot to Digest

According to Matthew Sweezey’s 11/29/17 article in MarketingProfs, we can expect “Five Marketing Megatrends for 2018”. I’ve digested and summarized those megatrends below. But are these attainable for companies without mega-budgets? Let’s examine: Context Replaces Advertising as a Growth Lever … Continue reading

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Ten Steps To Marketing Relevance

How to move your marketing organization from “arts and crafts” to “a seat at the table”. Structure For Success – Build a strong team with modern marketing capabilities; find good vendor partners Be a Thought Leader – Research, incorporate and … Continue reading

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The CMO as Change Agent

In preparation for an upcoming CMO Exchange panel, I’ve been mulling over what it means to be a “change agent”.  The concept means something different to each of my co-presenters.  For Eastman Kodak‘s VP Marketing, it means strategically managing a … Continue reading

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Becoming a B2B Marketing Digital Native, Part 2

When I started this blog fourteen months ago, I was unemployed and very motivated to cure that condition. I had been offered an involuntary sabbatical from my corporate marketing career, and decided to use the time to remake myself into … Continue reading

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One Bad Experience

This time my husband wrote the blog entry for me.  Actually he wrote the following account of a bad experience to place on a restaurant’s Facebook page.  You’ve probably all written one like it – or intended to after a … Continue reading

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Today’s Mobile Bubble

Today I attended MobileXcincy, a conference that assembled mobile experts and enterprises from around the OH, KY, IN region. Presenters flew in from around the country to address a packed house. Enthusiasm, numbers and ideas flew all day, and I … Continue reading

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Unpermissible Hype

Recently I learned that once a company has filed an S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating that they may pursue an initial public offering of common stock, they enter into a “quiet period” during which they … Continue reading

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Becoming a B2B Marketing Digital Native

Last week I participated in a B2B Marketing Summit in Colorado Springs.  The VP’s of Marketing in attendance were from companies such as CA Technologies, Intel, Lenovo, Teredata and Texas Instruments.  Although the travel ordeal getting home made me wonder, … Continue reading

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Scary Story: Social Media Spooks Financial Services

In honor of Halloween, I’ve written about something really scary – social media.  It may not scare you, but it frightens the risk-adverse traditionalists who manage financial services companies!  They know that (whether they personally tweet or not), the majority … Continue reading

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When Customers Speak Out, Pay Attention or Watch Out

This week, alongside many articles designed to amplify popular fascinations, CNN ran an article about customer experience entitled, How Social Media Are Amplifying Customer Outrage (http://bit.ly/rcOik5). In this op-ed, Mashable bureau chief Chris Taylor gives several examples of social media … Continue reading

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