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The 10 Best Customer Service and Customer Engagement Platforms

Posted on June 27, 2017 · Posted in Customer Experience, Marketing

June 27, 2017 by Tom Pick The emergence and spread of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has dramatically changed the game for both B2B vendors and customers. Producers of.. read more

11 Brutal Truths About Creativity That No One Wants to Talk About

Posted on June 22, 2017 · Posted in Creativity

June 22, 2017 by Carla Johnson Creativity is a funny thing. People tell me they want more creativity in their life. They’re itchy to stretch themselves with new ideas at.. read more

Ready to Modernize Your Marketing? Here’s the First Step.

Posted on June 20, 2017 · Posted in Change Management, Marketing, Sales

June 20, 2017 by Suzanne Martin Change. It’s hard and intimidating. And as marketers, we’re facing what can feel like more than our fair share of it. I know how.. read more

How Marketing & HR Can Build a Much Stronger Brand Together

Posted on June 15, 2017 · Posted in Branding, Customer Experience, Employee Engagement

June 15, 2017 by Michelle Smith Enduring brands are built by people – not ads, clicks or views. Marketing has traditionally taken the lead in communicating the corporate brand promise,.. read more

The (Fixable) $600 Billion Hit to Your Bottom Line

Posted on June 13, 2017 · Posted in Customer Experience, Employee Engagement, Internal Communications

June 13, 2017 by Carla Johnson I’ve written many times before that no company can deliver remarkable customer experiences without an eye to employees and their level of engagement. Marketing.. read more

Good vs. Bad Content – What’s the Difference?

Posted on June 8, 2017 · Posted in Marketing

June 8, 2017 by Chuck Frey We’re awash in a cesspool of bad content. Much of it is content that is so self-serving, it makes you cringe. Tired topics that.. read more

Unleashing Creativity & Avoiding Group Think

Posted on June 6, 2017 · Posted in Creativity, Innovation

June 6, 2017 by Michelle Smith It’s hard to find a leader today who isn’t aggressively calling for growth and innovation within their organization and hasn’t clamored for more creative,.. read more

“Fine” is the F-Bomb of Customer Experience

Posted on June 1, 2017 · Posted in Customer Experience, Marketing

June 2, 2017 by Shep Hyken Not long ago I was interviewing Kevin Berk, founder and CEO of ServiceGuru, on Amazing Business Radio. We were talking about the word fine… read more

34 of the Best Non-Marketing Books for Marketers

Posted on May 30, 2017 · Posted in Creativity, Marketing, Storytelling

May 30, 2017 by Carla Johnson A few weeks ago, Jay Acunzo asked me how I felt travel affects creativity. He certainly hit a hot button for me, because when.. read more

Beyond Campaigns: Focus on Marketing Operations and the Buyer’s Experience

Posted on May 25, 2017 · Posted in Customer Experience, Marketing, Sales

May 25, 2017 by Nina Kuhlman Speaking marketer to marketer, we both know the great feeling of working with a team to create a new campaign. Goal-setting, brainstorming, storyboards, copywriting,.. read more