“Thinking Big” as a Marketing Professional

Sep 19, 2013

International Literacy Day was Sept. 8, but we’ve decided to celebrate and promote it all month long with a series of blog posts based on marketing and business books we’ve recently read. Today’s post comes from DocuStar Marketing Director Martha France and features David J. Schwartz’s “The Magic of Thinking Big.”

We know the role of the marketing leader is changing. In fact, a recent article from CMO (a new media title from IDG Communications) goes so far as to say that, “today’s CMO will be tomorrow’s CEO.” For marketing executives, leadership skills, the ability to inspire your team and influence departments across the organization, have never been more important.

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Tags: Blog, CMO, marketing, career planning, CEO, literacy, leadership

3 Tips for Building a Social Media Lifelong Learning Environment

Sep 11, 2013

International Literacy Day was Sept. 8, but we’ve decided to celebrate and promote it all month long with a series of blog posts based on marketing and business books we’ve recently read. Today’s featured title is John C. Maxwell’s "Leadership Gold."

Has rational ignorance impacted your organization’s social media activity yet? Rational ignorance is the decision not to become more informed about something because the perceived cost of the additional intelligence — in terms of both effort and expense — is more than the expected return on the knowledge gained. It’s not a condition you’re excited to encounter if you’re trying to create a lifelong learning environment.

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Tags: Blog, Twitter, Klout, social media, literacy, leadership, learning, training

Creative Multichannel Campaign Ideas for September

Aug 01, 2013

Fall is just around the corner, so prepare to ramp up your sales and marketing efforts with these September multichannel campaign ideas:

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Tags: Blog, marketing ideas, direct mail, QR code, summer, ecommerce, creative marketing, multichannel marketing, financial services, insurance, marketing campaign, email marketing, literacy, September, books, football

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