Enabling Sales for New Growth Opportunities

On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor released a 1000-page document known as the Fiduciary Duty rule (DOL fiduciary) requiring financial advisors to always act in the best interest of the client, expanding the meaning of “investment advice fiduciary” originally defined under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to also include […]

Chatbots: The future of conversational commerce and marketing

It’s no secret that the rise of computer apps is transforming both the marketing and customer experience. One of the most intriguing developments in app development is in the area of chatbots that not only can send communications to customers but also respond “intelligently” to conversations.

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with […]

4 Stages of a Thought Leadership Maturity Model

Here is a great piece on the maturity of a company’s Thought Leadership program by ITSMA. […]

Interview with Dave Chaffey of Smart Insights

This week I had the pleasure of reading a new report from Smart Insights on the State of Digital Marketing 2015 […]

Integrating Listening Into Your Platform for ROI

Last week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar this time on the topic of Way Beyond Listening: Integrating Listening Into Your Platform for ROI. […]

12 Secrets of the Human Brain to Use in Marketing

Knowing how the human mind processes information and images—and putting that knowledge to use—can help you become a more engaging and effective marketer. […]

Transform Events into Meaningful Experiences: Lessons in Real-Time Marketing

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of Transforming Events into Meaningful Experiences: Lessons in Real-Time Marketing. We had an esteemed panel consisting of Amber Quist, the Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications at Spredfast; Greg Weiss, the […]

The Missing Link Between Media and Marketing

It’s apparent that there’s a missing vital component in the quest to modernize marketing. Today’s marketing organizations are aggressively modernizing, automating and adding more digitally centered marketing tactics as they focus on their mandate to discover prospects and create new customers. To meet the challenge, CMOs have turbocharged Marketing Ops teams and are building […]

CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

With constant access to a growing list of channels and devices, today’s connected customers are no longer satisfied with vanilla, one-size-fits-all experiences and offers […]