Why marketers should listen to their fathers

It’s Father’s Day and once again I am crowd-sourcing some fatherly advice to provide guidance to marketers. While marketing and the world we live in have changed dramatically, the essence of fatherhood has remained fairly constant. Part hands-on and part supportive of their children’s mother, dads are often thought of […]

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How a successful marketing strategy drives revenue growth

A great marketing strategy should always include research and reporting components to help sales find “gold” in potential and existing customer data to gain new revenue. Sales teams are always looking to their marketing counterparts to help get new leads to turn them into successful opportunities. It's simply not enough to just provide names […]

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More advice for marketers from moms

Once again Mother’s Day has arrived and we all should take a moment to honor our moms. To that end, I’d like to reprise a post from two years ago, Happy Mother’s Day: advice for marketers from moms, and add some more motherly advice to guide us in marketing. Many thanks to […]

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Leading marketing excellence with analytics

In today’s world, leading your organization to faster, better decisions calls for skill, agility and resourcefulness. Increasingly, it also requires the use of analytics to meet changes in customer expectations brought about with social, mobile and the digitization of life. The lunch keynote at the DMA's Marketing Analytics Conference featured insights […]

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Mobile best practices: alignment around mobile-first strategy

Today's customers want consistent interactions and experiences with your organization, and increasingly they expect personalization and real-time relevance. A major catalyst behind those customer dynamics is mobile devices. The sheer size of the mobile market is enough to take notice, but an increasingly important factor is the proportion of smartphones & tablets and the […]

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Mobile best practices: engagement and the customer experience

Recent CMO Council research on getting in sync with mobile customers surfaced several key findings with enough significance that I wanted to explore each on in its own blog post. As was the case with objectives & context, and challenges & metrics, the idea of engagement and the customer experience […]

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Mobile best practices: challenges and success metrics

Mobile devices and applications - from smartphones and tablets to wearables and RFID are literally changing functions in the enterprise and transforming whole industries practically before our very eyes. It's a game-changer for how people live their lives and engage with brands, which makes it a game-changer for marketers as […]

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Mobile best practices to get in sync with customers

Few advances in technology have impacted how we do business as broadly and profoundly as mobile. Mobile devices are changing how people behave and what they expect, and as a result it’s changing the way we need to engage with our customers. The way consumers become emotionally attached to their […]

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Failing fast...one tiny cookie at a time

Back in 2007, the NY Times published an article about “The Google Way.” The premise behind the Google Way is to give engineers 20% of their time to spend on new company related ideas and projects that interest them. For a while this became the management strategy du jour as […]

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Marketing analytics for attribution modeling

Marketing attribution has been a hot topic for marketers as long as we’ve had marketing. Everybody talks about it, few really know how to do it, and everyone thinks everyone else is doing it - so everyone claims they’re doing it. This may be different where you are, but what I've seen here in […]

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