Networking

Should You Base Your New Marketing Hires on Marketing Degrees?

By Adam Pane / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Let’s face it – the BS degree doesn’t quite hold the weight that it used to. The generic programs that most liberal arts schools create do not prepare students to be day one value creators. Employers are no longer taking on the pressure of training new employees – they now outsource into the global market…

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Attracting the Right Customers to Your Trade Show

By Elton Mayfield / April 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Whether your business is to sell cleaning products or dog treats trade shows can be an effective way to introduce your product to distributors that can help your products gain popularity and bring about success. But just acquiring space in a convention center is not enough to make sure that the right people are…

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3 Trade Show Booth Elements You Shouldn’t Skimp On

By Elton Mayfield / April 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

When you attend a trade show, you pour many of your company’s resources — such as time, staff and money — into making it a success. This underscores the importance of your booth and making sure that it captures the attention of attendees while helping you achieve your objectives. The three trade show booth elements…

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Visiting New York on 9/11: A Note on Perspective

By Elton Mayfield / September 15, 2016 / 2 Comments

Don’t Lose Sight of What Really Matters I recently had the unique experience of traveling to New York City for a Business Marketing Association (BMA) meeting that coincided with the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Consequently, this year was a little different than past BMA meetings in that my trip was an opportunity not only to…

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Our Take From Cleveland: #CMWorld Day Two

By Renae Gonner / September 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

Corey and Kate spent two days at #CMWorld in Cleveland. This is the second of two posts sharing their quick takeaways from the event. If you haven’t seen the first, check it out.  Our second and final day at #CMWorld. And, like day one, it was a whirlwind of fresh ideas, new friends and awesome…

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Our Take From Cleveland: #CMWorld Day One

By Renae Gonner / September 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

    Our #CMWorld day one is done. And, these two first-timers are energized by the networking, excited to leverage what we’ve learned, and, okay, maybe just a little tired. Here’s what’s caught Corey and Kate’s attention in Cleveland. First, content marketers as a whole are working more from assumptions than fact. Consider: 57 percent…

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Top 5 B2B Social Media Marketing Myths

By Elton Mayfield / July 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

  Social networking is a large part of most people’s lives. But we don’t always know how to make it a part of our lives as B2B marketers. If you are not on social media or if you are not having strong results, you may have fallen prey to one of these common social media myths.…

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The Learning Continues

By Renae Gonner / June 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

3 Suggestions for New Grads   Guest Contributor: Matt Hillman, Creative Director As I approach a quarter century working in the marketing & advertising field, I’ve begun exercising my hard-earned right to be a curmudgeon. And a recent article in AdWeek offered some interesting reflections on the latest batch of graduates headed out to “conquer”…

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SMX West Recap

By Renae Gonner / March 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

Lessons Learned from One of the Best SEM Conferences in the Industry Guest Contributor: Corey Morris, Digital Marketing Director SMX West (Search Marketing Expo) is one of the premier events in the search marketing industry and is hosted yearly in a significant location for the search community—in the heart of Silicon Valley. I’ve been involved with…

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It Works If You Work It

By Renae Gonner / February 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

3 Reasons Networking in the Building Products Industry Helps You and Your Business Guest Contributor: Lexi Copeland, Account Coordinator After moving from western Kansas (shout-out to Hays, America) to Kansas City more than two years ago, I initially felt like a very little fish in a very big pond. Starting off my career, I wasn’t sure…

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