Tales from the Trenches: How to Transition from Marketing Doer to Marketing Leader

I was roughly five years into my marketing career when I began managing my first direct report. It was the biggest challenge I faced yet. I was now being evaluated on the actions, successes, and failures of another person—and I also knew it was my responsibility to give them the support and tools they needed …

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Tales from the Trenches: How to Transition from Marketing Doer to Marketing Leader

I was roughly five years into my marketing career when I began managing my first direct report. It was the biggest challenge I faced yet. I was now being evaluated on the actions, successes, and failures of another person—and I also knew it was my responsibility to give them the support and tools they needed …

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Trust Factors: Why Your Brand Should Take a Stand with Its Marketing Strategy

Earlier this year, Salesforce made waves by announcing a policy that compelled retailers to either stop selling military-style rifles and certain accessories, or stop using its popular e-commerce software.  For a massive brand like this to take such an emphatic stand on a divisive social issue would’ve been unthinkable not so long ago. But in …

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Trust Factors: Why Your Brand Should Take a Stand with Its Marketing Strategy

Earlier this year, Salesforce made waves by announcing a policy that compelled retailers to either stop selling military-style rifles and certain accessories, or stop using its popular e-commerce software.  For a massive brand like this to take such an emphatic stand on a divisive social issue would’ve been unthinkable not so long ago. But in …

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Pantheon’s Roland Smart Details the Secret to Agile Marketing Transformation #DSMPLS

Run a Google search for “agile marketing” today and you’ll see 144 million results. It’s an insanely hot topic, which has steadily grown more applicable and desired from it’s “Scrum” beginnings. Why are marketers today so obsessed with agility? Roland Smart, podcaster, author of “The Agile Marketer: Turning Customer Experience Into Your Competitive Advantage” and …

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4 Marketing Productivity Tips from Workfront’s Mike Riding #DSMPLS

Does work follow you home?  When was the last time you had a work week that was actually 40 hours?  Marketers often feel pressed for time and overworked. In fact, according to recent Workfront research: 64% say they’re being asked to come up with new ways of working 58% are so swamped, they don’t have …

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Joseph Lindberg of Land O’Lakes Outlines How to Build a Marketing Dashboarding Discipline #DSMPLS

Marketing measurement. It’s absolutely essential, but perhaps one of the hardest marketing disciplines to master. Why? As Joseph Lindberg, Digital Communications Editor for Land O’Lakes, Inc., told a room of marketers at Digital Summit Minneapolis this week: “Measurement is a loaded term. It means many things to many people.” It’s true. Measurement can be thought …

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The Future of Marketing As Seen By Randi Zuckerberg #DSMPLS

“Technology is changing the way we do business.”  Said everyone, ever.  Marketers know technology is changing how we interact with our audience. But knowing it’s happening and doing something about it are two very different things.  Randi Zuckerberg is no stranger to technology and its effects on business, daily life, and social structures. As the founder …

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The Future of Marketing As Seen By Randi Zuckerberg #DSMPLS

“Technology is changing the way we do business.”  Said everyone, ever.  Marketers know technology is changing how we interact with our audience. But knowing it’s happening and doing something about it are two very different things.  Randi Zuckerberg is no stranger to technology and its effects on business, daily life, and social structures. As the founder …

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What Can Marketers Learn From the Children In Our Lives? Plenty

In my experience, most marketers fancy themselves as lifelong learners, taking pride in innovating their work and skill set to maximize their impact. We keep tabs on emerging trends, tactics, and tools. We follow industry leaders for their insight. We consult our internal teams and external partners for advice.  But there may be one specialty …

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