Image by Chiri_dr Marketers need to harness media convergence and integrate to maximize the impact of their various communications, on and offline. Convergence has been brought about by the arrival of mobile and social media. The combination has empowered customers to access the Internet anywhere and discuss it. The resulting anytime anywhere access to the Internet breaks the isolation of […]

It is the final day to enter and win one of 10 free autographed copies of Marketing in the Round on Goodreads! As a special treat, co-author Gini Dietrich will autograph the books, too! So what are you waiting for? In addition, Gini will be our guest hostess for this post, and moderate all comments. Enjoy your time with one […]

Win one of 10 free autographed copies of Marketing in the Round on Goodreads! Brands often falter after they achieve success and notoriety. This represents a classic strategic error. Once a market breaks open, a brand should push through, separate from the pack, and absolutely dominate its marketplace. That’s what makes for a company that becomes a permanent force in […]

Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs) differentiate stellar companies, says Jim Collins in his timeless classic, Good to Great. They’re also the things that drive business marketers nuts. How can a big dream become attainable and time bound? In Welcome to the Fifth Estate we talk about SMART goals (chapter authored by Kami Huyse), and in Marketing in the Round we […]

A few recent studies opened the CMO kimono, offering a glimpse into the top concerns on lead marketers’ minds. Not surprisingly, two primary issues are integrating social in a meaningful way into the larger marketing suite of tools (less than 10% in two studies think they’ve done it), and finding better analytics for measurement.

I turn 40 years old tomorrow. Before I begin, in some ways this post discusses second chances. If you want to do something for my 40th, please donate $40 to DC Central Kitchen. Give someone an opportunity to get off the ground with a new job and life. Frankly, it’s been a neurotic odyssey getting to my 40th birthday over […]

Mad Men has to be my favorite TV show of the past decade, paying homing to the ad agency business in its formative years. It highlights the importance of great creative, ideas and writing that speak to customers while giving us stories about these neurotic chaps on Madison Avenue. Great well communicated ideas speak simply and drive home their point. […]

Marketing in the Round Infographic Today, Gini Dietrich and I launch Marketing in the Round in Chicago with a virtual (1 ET) U-Stream book bomb and a live (5 CT) networking event! Read Gini’s post here about how the book happened. Immersed in the era of visual media, what better way to start the day than with an infographic of […]

I need your help making a childhood dream come true. I have always wanted to be a New York Times bestseller, and that’s why I’m writing today about my new book Marketing in the Round. Me and my co-author Gini Dietrich are hosting a virtual book launch party at