Back in 2016, Gartner predicted that today’s CMOs will be the CEOs of 2020. Fast forward to a couple years later, and it’s already happening. Though always playing a key role in the success of a company, the CMO was not commonly thought of as a CEO contender. As organizations become more...

You’ve just started as the head of marketing, and you’re eager to impress the CEO. So, when an email arrives requesting an executive interview for MSNBC, you’re over the moon!  

Hold up.

There are plenty of scammy, pay-for-play outfits out there that will gladly take your money in exchange for a...

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Working with PR professionals when you’re a PR professional can be, er, complicated if certain ground rules aren’t followed. That’s not to say that clients in a PR or communications role are more important than any others -- you should absolutely have best practices in place when dealing with ALL...

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In 1909, Harry Gordon Selfridge, founder of Selfridge’s department store in London, coined the infamous phrase, “the customer is always right.” It was meant to be a message to customers that they will get good service at his stores, but it was also a service model to his employees directing how he...

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It’s not so bad on the “dark side.” In fact, it’s pretty wonderful. My career that led me to Metis had a trajectory that wouldn’t surprise too many folks in the industry -- a decade in news, a move to communications/PR in-house, then to an agency. There are tons of reasons I’m thrilled to be a...

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Client relationships are crucial for all marketing and communications agencies, as well as all businesses. I continuously work to build strong client experiences that consist of transparency and trust. As a fitness instructor, I have come to realize the things I keep in my mind when coaching...

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Black hats, blue teams, red teams…the forces behind the cyber threats of today sound like GI Joe clashes or groups of X-wing fighter pilots in Star Wars. It’s no wonder, since the security industry can feel like a constant battle to stay one step ahead. If you’re growing your cybersecurity company,...

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I started working in the tech public relations industry in 2007. I had just come from academia and was starting my first corporate job with a small, growing agency. I was determined to be professional. To me, in addition to delivering a high quality of work, “professional” meant being formal, and...

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“Can you write a post for our blog?” That question strikes fear in the hearts of some people. But why?

There are several reasons people may be hesitant to commit to blogging. Some may  fear not getting good results or positive feedback. Time management may be an issue, perhaps not being able to put...

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Just like Bueller’s world, the tech world moves fast. If you’re not moving and adapting with it, your company could miss out on connecting with potential customers.

The traditional marketing tactics of sales-heavy vendor demos and self-published product reviews have lost cache with the savvy,...

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This post comes from Maddie Davis of Enlightened Digital, a digital magazine dedicated to the top tech and business news, updates and analyses. Maddie is the co-founder of Enlightened Digital and a tech-obsessed female from New York City. She lives by building and redesigning websites, running...

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Patients and consumers expect a lot of our healthcare experts. We hold our medical practitioners to a higher standard than most professionals, and successful relationships between patients and physicians are based on trust and honesty. When they give us advice, we tend to listen. What’s the best...

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For those who call themselves “content marketers” on their resumes but “writers” in their hearts, it’s no secret that there are only three ways to get better at your profession, no matter which label you put on it: 

  1. Write every day.
  2. Find a good editor and trust what she tells you.
  3. Read...
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CMI’s Content Marketing World 2018 brought together the best of the best from the content world: marketers, strategists, data scientists, writers, Hollywood stars, you name it. The diversity of roles amongst attendees and speakers is a sign of how mature the industry has become. It’s been years...

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