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The Maker Movement and Its Impact on Supply Chain Transformation

I follow the Maker Movement as a consumer, analyst and also as a maker. What is the maker movement? It a manifestation of the DIY (Do It Yourself) or DIWO (Do It With Others) culture where everyday people design, build and/or market something that they want or need on their own rather than buying something […]

Online Marketing News: Analytics For All, Facebook Doubles Up, Google Speaks Your Language

Marketers’ Perceptions of Real-Time Marketing [Infographic] - Some 88% of marketers say real-time marketing is important to 2014, according to a recent survey by Evergage. The company surveyed 100+ marketers across 18 countries to find out what they think about real-time marketing in 2014. MarketingProfs Bing’s Image Search Widget Lets You Embed Image Results On [...]

You don’t launch a successful blog. You build it.

Katie found this out 9 months ago, when she invested almost $8000 on the design and launch of her new business blog. The blog is still floundering and Katie emailed me, to ask if I thought she should relaunch it. Here’s my answer. IShow More Summary

What will your verse be? #theworldneedsart #artneedsyou

The non-profit organization Art as Action means a LOT to me. I've been on the board for 2 years and counting. While I don't perform, my daughter and granddaughter do. They embody the concept of Artivism, which is to perform in support of community, to share something bigger than the individual. Show More Summary

Interview with Content Curation and Marketing Software Guru Pawan Deshpande of Curata

In the world of content marketing, curation plays an instrumental role for companies that want to become a single source destination for industry news and information related to their area of expertise. Interest in curation has grown significantly and to meet demand, a number of software companies have emerged. Curata is one of the leaders [...]

What happened next?

Business is full of contradictions. Why do accountants, smart people who really understand business, tend to use the least efficient business model, selling their time for money? Why do designers, supposedly highly creative thinkers,...Show More Summary

The Future of Work Podcast, Episode 2: Stephane Kasriel – Creating Distributed Teams

Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via RSS Feed (non-iTunes feed) Click here to download the episode (right click and “save link as”) http://traffic.libsyn.com/futureofworkpodcast/Stephanepodcast.mp3   The one stat you need to know By 2016 Forrester says 43% of the U.S. Show More Summary

Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging! My Life As A Blogger & What I’ve Learned Along The Way…

My Life As A Blogger: I started out broke and clueless just like everyone else, and had to figure things out along the way, through MUCH trial and error. I now make a 6-figure income online and from home and have a fabulous lifestyl...

Why Android desperately needs a billion dollar success story: The best new apps are all going iPhone-first

Why startups are all going iPhone-first There’s been a number of articles over the last year that reiterate a simple fact: The best new apps are all going iPhone-first. Here’s three popular articles on this topic over the last few months: iOS First. Android Much, Much Later (Aug 2014) The Fallacy of Android-First (Apr 2014) Why Android First is a Myth (Oct […]

Video Exchange: Humans Just Create Overhead; Publishers: Robots Devastate Pricing | Robotic Mobile Up Lots | MB Snatches Remaining Competitor Insight Express

Robot Invasion: TubeMogul's better-than-expected results show a keen management desire to eliminate humans in the buying chain to create efficiencies. On the other hand, publishers are coming to the conclusion that throwing their video...Show More Summary

Free SlideShare: The New Rules of Selling

Early this week I posted on how Sales is Broken. There are many examples of traditional sales tactics that don’t work when buyers have access to a tremendous amount of information. The old rules of selling... Just because you have.....

Infographic: Achieve Real Content Marketing ROI – 10 Tips from CMI, Dell, Kraft Foods, Curata, NewsCred

Understand Why Before ROI with Content Marketing The rush towards the content marketing bandwagon can seem as chaotic and nonsensical as most of the adventures of Alice in Wonderland. There are Cheshire Cats offering ambiguous advice and Red Queen business managers demanding results now or, “off with their heads!” There is no satisfaction from investing in [...]

Integrating Search, Social Media and Email Marketing – @Shoutlet Webinar Recap

It’s a good thing we had a team of marketing “silo busters” present for a recent webinar hosted by Shoutlet.  Not only did this triple threat of marketers help break down the barriers between SEO, social media marketing, content marketing and email marketing, but we shined a spotlight on how to integrate. Why is integration between search, [...]

Let’s Work Together! :-)

I am looking for ONE person, brand or merchant to work with on a profitable advertising and exposure opportunity. There are a couple of other options to consider as well, if the main opportunity is not a good fit for you but you still need help getting a serious boost to your traffic & sales or revenue...

Join Me For A Little… Marketing Mayhem! ;-)

I've been on the hunt for a great event where I could actually learn something new. It's been years since I've attended an event where I took notes, and after talking to several people who attended this one last year - I've decided this is where I need to be. Find out why, and get my TOP 4 reasons for choosing to attend, and why YOU should consider it too...

Must Watch Video on Automation and the Future of Jobs

Some of you may have already seen this fantastic video being shared around the web but if not then I highly recommend you take the 15 minutes to check it out. It does a great job of showing how robots and automation are going to impact...Show More Summary

Ad Exchange Primer for Cynics | LinkedIn Adds Targeting | Google Eats Potential YouTube Competitor

Robot Invasion: George Simpson explains, only half-jokingly, how the industry got to where it is today ("akimbo" comes to mind) in regard to programmatic buying of various sorts. It is probably the most cynical and perhaps the accurate...Show More Summary

Sales is broken

Most sales organizations are built and run as if it were still 1989. The sales model is broken. From 2004 through 2014 it has been a decade of the rise of Inbound Marketing. Now, from today through 2024 will be...

How to Show Real ROI for Your Content Marketing eBook

We must hold ourselves accountable to higher level KPIs so we can stop fighting for our discipline and start fighting for more budget. Julie Fleischer @jfly The most elusive of white rabbits in the content marketing world seems to be the question of how to best measure ROI. According to a study by CMI and MarketingProfs, [...]

A remarkable lesson from Steve Jobs and Malcolm Gladwell

Today, let’s look at one of the key factors in building a remarkable, profitable business. Your business and doing it your way Malcolm Gladwell was once asked how to write a best selling book. His answer was as follows: “The moment you...Show More Summary

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