For nearly 20 years, podcasting has been a way for people to connect with an audience that shares a common interest. Far from being a fad, Forbes reported that there are more than 800,000 active podcasts out there right now.
Some of the most successful companies in the world are taking advantage of...
I swear Bob and I invented buzzword bingo. He was the toughest art director ever and I don’t mean critical or demanding; he was “I’ll kick-your-ass” tough. One day he announced he could beat any of us at any sport. I challenged him to an arm wrestling match, betting him five bucks I could “lick...Read More
Finding and hiring the right agency is often a difficult decision. How do you know they’ll deliver what you and your marketing team need? Will they be enjoyable to work with? Just how many proposals and pitch sessions do you need to make your selection?
Once you’ve made that decision, the real work...Read More
Congratulations, you’ve received your 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)! You’ve worked for weeks, months, perhaps even years to get to this point, and I’m sure you can’t imagine working on one more plan – but you do need a marketing plan for your FDA clearance.
Marketers sometimes have “shiny new object syndrome” and rush to test out new channels. Yet, for all the hubbub around emerging digital marketing tactics and ways to address the latest and greatest social network, you can’t discount the classics.
I understand the appeal - it’s like conquering the...Read More
Public relations (PR) and marketing agencies used to be two entirely separate entities and disciplines. However, companies began to recognize that budgets can stretch further – and awareness can climb higher - when stories are told through a mix of earned, owned, paid and shared media. Ever since,...Read More
There are no shortcuts to good marketing. This may be an unpopular opinion, but I strongly believe it.
Sometime within the last five to 10 years, the meaning behind the term “growth hacking” has morphed into an excuse to use hacks (sometimes more closely resembling tricks) to achieve growth at any...Read More
It was around 1990 and I was working in broadcast advertising for a large discount department store chain. I was in a recording studio casting voice-over talent for a series of television spots and needed a gruff CEO-type voice to personify a product.
I don’t recall the exact item, only that it...Read More
My spouse recently introduced me to Pitchfork’s Over/Under. If you’re not familiar with the cheeky interview series, it “prompts artists for their take on random selection topics, begging the question: Is it overrated or underrated?”
After watching DJ Khaled’s take on important worldly topics like...Read More
Consumers love podcasts, so it was only a matter of time before marketers started launching them to promote their businesses. A survey from IDG, CMI and MarketingProfs found 64 percent of technology marketers increased their use of audio/visual content in 2018. A report from HubSpot in 2018 noted...Read More
I recently returned from HIMSS19, an annual pilgrimage for anyone and everyone involved in healthcare IT, medtech and really any sort of innovation in healthcare. The industry descends on sunny Florida to network, demo the latest and greatest, hear from regulatory agencies on new rules and...Read More
I admit it. I was somewhat taken aback when I stepped inside the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando recently for HIMSS19, the world’s largest gathering of healthcare IT leaders.
Don’t get me wrong: I thought I knew what to expect. Working in PR and marketing, I had previously long-supportedRead More
One of my (many) new year’s resolutions was to take better control of my inbox and not return to 6,000+ unopened emails after a week-long vacation (which yes, is an unfortunate true story). Especially when only 200 of these emails were worth my time and attention.
My first plan of attack?...Read More
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...Read More