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Choosing the Right Influencers For Your Campaign

Influencer should go right up there with disruptive as one of the more overused and abused terms of the past year within social media marketing. Too often the focus is on the campaign headlines rather than the substance of the actual execution. And the stakes of getting it wrong are high. If you reach out to heavy hitters in your industry and tell them that you’re going to be starting a campaign but then don’t follow through with what they …

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Suzie McCarthy

Posted on October 02, 2014 by Suzie McCarthy

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Random Still Reigns on the Internet

Being a marketer, and in the business of social media, I’m on the Internet as part of my career. As in, a lot. I am constantly fascinated at the things I see, and can react to either online or in real physical life. It also has raised my BS meter, because it turns out yes, the Internet occasionally lies.

But I am an optimist, and love how learning new things on the Internet continues to pique my curiosity and spark …

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Courtney Smith

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Courtney Smith

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How To Build a Better Integrated Marketing Campaign

Traditionally, integrated campaign forecasts begin with a campaign flow or funnel, built front-to-back. Impressions to clicks, clicks to site visits, etc.  Last year I created a post Accessible Key Performance Indicators, A 4 Part Framework, to help planners better understand KPI’s but, significantly, not the micro-details of campaign performance metrics. Recently, however, we have been helping Marketers look at integrated campaigns differently in order to go beyond the obvious performance metrics. Rather than impressions, click-thru’s, social shares and bounce rates, …

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Ryan Campbell

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Ryan Campbell

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Part Two: Risk vs Reward with Cisco CMO, @BlairChristie

In part two of this episode of Substance (click HERE to see part one), President Bryan Kramer continues his conversation with Blair Christie, Chief Marketing Officer of Cisco. Blair discusses in this 20-minute interview how to find the perfect balance between both the art and science of marketing. As a numbers driven marketer, she shares her insights on sales teams and how they can become more efficient with the help of big data. Blairs also hints how Cisco is at …

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Bryan Kramer

Posted on May 27, 2014 by Bryan Kramer

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Part One: Risk vs Reward with Cisco CMO, @BlairChristie

In this first of two episodes of Substance, President Bryan Kramer speaks with Blair Christie, Chief Marketing Officer of Cisco. Blair discusses in this 20-minute interview how important role models were growing up that made her the leader and marketer she is today. She also reveals her secrets on building her online relationships both personally and professionally, which is no easy task. Blair explains how Cisco is benefiting the future work force by teaming up with organizations to provide STEM …

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Bryan Kramer

Posted on May 08, 2014 by Bryan Kramer

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Mass Personalization Through Digital with Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research

In this episode of Substance, President Bryan Kramer speaks with Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder & Chairman at Constellation Research, Inc. Ray discusses in this 20-minute interview how he manages a hectic travel schedule with the help of social media as both a family and business man. Ray shares how his arrival on the tech scene was ironic including his early years as an analyst at PeopleSoft sparking his passion for trends and product strategy during the quickly evolving digital …

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Bryan Kramer

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Bryan Kramer

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When Life Gives You Technology, Make Relationships.

Last month our CEO Bryan Kramer was fortunate enough to sit on an amazing panel, Time to Change — Culture and Brand Disruption Leading to Innovation,” a PARC Forum. This panel brought together some of the brightest minds of Silicon Valley to share both their knowledge and experiences around disruption and innovation. This group consisted of Susan Etlinger of Altimeter Research, Todd Wilms of SAP, Michela Stribling of IBM, and Bryan, who somehow managed the festive group. Here is …

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Joey Lopez

Posted on February 26, 2014 by Joey Lopez

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Driving Social Change From Within with @JBurton, CMO of EMC

In this episode of Substance, Bryan Kramer speaks with Jeremy Burton, Chief Marketing Officer of EMC. Jeremy shares in this intimate 20-minute interview how his own family and early days as an engineer at Oracle have set him up for success in leading marketing for the $20 Billion company. He also shares his distinct views on the rise of social business, and gives examples about how it both helps and hinders quick adoption of social within such a large organization …

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Bryan Kramer

Posted on February 20, 2014 by Bryan Kramer

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Creating Magical Moments: The Lost Art of Marketing

I bet you can recall most of the times a truly magical moment happened in your life. Our brains do a funny thing when we connect with a magical moment – we create a photographed memory the likes of which lasts a lifetime. These magical moments are what create the value we receive out of an experience, making it worth every penny invested and even more. These created experiences should be the ultimate goal in business and life.

Imagine what …

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Bryan Kramer

Posted on August 06, 2013 by Bryan Kramer

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Accessibility as Strategy: The One-Way Conversation is Dead

As my grandma always used to say, “God willing someone answers the phone.” For context, she was talking about customer service and sales people. Are you ready for an open discussion? If you are, that means first, (and still unlike most customer service programs), you need to make yourself accessible. Being accessible means you have to interact, which leads to a 2-way dialogue.

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, invented his business on accessibility to their customers. Today’s customers are social …

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Bryan Kramer

Posted on June 11, 2013 by Bryan Kramer

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