Help Lead the Marketing Rebellion

The first time I met Mark Schaefer, I was instantly appreciative of his experience and deep insight. Mark works with leading companies on how to improve their marketing efforts. While I’m a competent practitioner in this industry, I look to a handful of leaders for vision – Mark is one of those leaders that I pay attention to. While Mark is a seasoned veteran of marketing, I also appreciated that he jumped in head-first with

The Good, The Great, and the Scary with Artificial Intelligence

When I was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1992, it was perfect timing. I went to work for the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia – a company that fully adopted IT Innovation as part of its core strategies. We installed fiber and removed line-of-site satellite, we hard-wired programmable-logic controllers to PCs and captured data that helped us fine-tune our maintenance via an Intranet, and the parent company, Landmark Communications, was already investing heavily in getting newspapers

Clarity Attacks Buzzwordsmithiness On Contact

A good friend of mine for many years is Steve Woodruff, a self-proclaimed (and very talented) Clarity Consultant, continues to share some rather ridiculous marketing-speak amongst websites and social media profiles. He shared his all-time favorite with me from a couple of years ago: We have pioneered a new model for sustainable, consumer-driven growth based on principles of complex adaptive systems. This is a new premise for strategy for a world undergoing deep structural change:

Visibility and Rewards through Influence

Congrats to our friend, Mark Schaefer, who was recently interviewed on CBS about his new book, Return On Influence: The Revolutionary Power of Klout, Social Scoring, and Influence Marketing. We had an incredible interview with Mark Schaefer a couple weeks ago on our radio show. One of the keys in the interview that I really appreciate is Mark’s encouragement that social media provides anyone with the opportunity to gain visibility and get rewards based on