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The Importance of Social Responsibility

Last week Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS, spoke at the World Business Forum.  Not surprisingly, he spoke about how social responsibility makes good business sense.  "Having a purpose other than making money" and "instead of focusing on marketing and advertising, if we just focused on giving, then [our customers] would do the marketing for [...]

This Week’s Top 5 Ads. Vote For Your Fave.

Happy Friday!  Have a few minutes to be entertained?  Take a look at this week's top ads via @FastCompany.  Harrison Ford in his most compelling role, Pharrell, Elton John, Lorde, and other powerhouses from the music industry sing for the BBC, Sarah Silverman, well, she's just being Sarah, and an ignorant schmuck talks about why voting is [...]

Content Marketing Advice from Kevin Spacey?

Movie stars and content marketers have the same goal ---to connect with the audience.  This week at Content Marketing World in Cleveland, OH, Spacey shared his top three tips for better storytelling to the 2,500 attendees to a standing ovation.  It's no surprise that "Authenticity" made the list, but one of the other tips was [...]

The Digital CMO

I just read 5 Things Digital CMOs Do Better published by Harvard Business Review. It's rare that I read an article like this and agree equally on all points made. Is there one that you think is most important for a CMO in the digital age? I do think that CMOs today are adept at using data to target and measure and that the majority of marketing organizations are aggressively testing to continuously refine and improve performance. However, there is still much upside in marketers shifting from a channel-centric approach to a more consumer-centric approach.

Consumer-centricity and You… Yes, You.

eCommera is solving the big data challenge for retailers with the Dynamic Action product. Aggregating data from multiple sources to better understand cross-channel attribution and consumer behavior while modeling the financial impact of process improvements. What was once a highly complex, expensive and resource intensive undertaking is simplified with the science and technology behind the product. I love easy solutions!