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Integrate & Ignite | Marketing Insights to Inspire

The Integrate & Ignite podcast explores the nature of what it means to be at the helm of marketing decisions. Every episode is crafted to make people think, to spark some “aha!” moments, and to illustrate just how important a truly integrated marketing strategy and a solid, inspired brand presence is to success and longevity. Your host, Lori Jones, is the President & CEO of Avocet Communications, and she has over 30 years of integrated marketing experience. Lori has interviewed over 300 top business leaders on the show with backgrounds in B2B and B2C from brands such as General Motors, IBM, McDonald's, and Netsuite. It is the wisest and most successful of leaders that know the value of advice, that can listen, and that can also share their experiences with others. Whether you're a CEO, a CMO, Marketing Director, or an entrepreneur who wears many hats, this podcast is for you. For more information and Show Notes, go to www.avocetcommunications.com
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Feb 23, 2021

“Who’s going to ignore a video that was recorded especially for them?”

Listen & Learn:

  • The specifics of conversion tactics, activation tactics, and growth tactics.
  • Why authenticity so important when creating a personalized video strategy.
  • How personalized videos drive action.
  • The best ways to use personalized video to reach your audience at each and every touch point.
  • High-touch, medium-touch, and low-touch approaches to creating a personalized video strategy.
  • How to reverse engineer what makes the best customer so you can then create a video strategy that leads to activation.

 

Oliver Bridge is head of marketing and growth at Bonjoro, a company that created an app that is changing the way businesses communicate with customers by enabling them to send highly personal and perfectly time video messages to better convert, onboard, and support customers. UK-based, Oliver is an entrepreneur, market strategist, and researcher who has founded and helped launch numerous startups and is an expert in boosting sales and busting churn.

 

Creating relationships that create conversion. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BONJORO, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND OLI BRIDGE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Feb 16, 2021

“You want to lead through ideas and concepts as opposed to leading by transferring emotion, energy, and enthusiasm.”

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Why thought leaders are natural teachers.
  • The three stages of influence.
  • The tipping point of influence.
  • Get seen, get noticed, and get known.
  • Why it’s important to ruffle some feathers.
  • How to decide which hill you want to die on

 

Matt Johnson is a marketing agency founder, podcaster, and musician. Matt runs a podcast launch and production agency based in San Diego. His international team helps business coaches, consultants, and thought leaders use done-for-you podcasting to attract an audience, build influence, and become MicroFamous. Matt is the author of MicroFamous and currently hosts the MicroFamous podcast. He is a frequent podcast guest and event speaker to audiences around the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

 

Creating thought leadership strategies that get you noticed. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

 

TO FIND MATT JOHNSON ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Feb 9, 2021

“There’s no downside for you to becoming (the content owner), and talking to customers.”

Listen & Learn:

  • How to measure what matters.
  • Tips for inspiring bravery.
  • The importance of talking to your customers.
  • How to become the content owner.
  • Why it’s important to challenge the status quo.
  • The importance of finding your tribe of influencers.

 

Rachel Garcia is a marketing leader in the life sciences and healthcare sectors and was recently named global clinical marketing manager for cell collections at Terumo BCT. Throughout her career, Rachel has delivered metrics-driven and continual improvement approaches for creative marketing and brand experiences for life science and healthcare service industries. Each campaign Rachel has been a part of is on-brand, targeted, segmented, and each one crafted to follow a buyer’s or patient’s journey.

 

Bold and brave marketing to challenge the status quo and make winning brands. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TERUMO BCT, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND RACHEL GARCIA ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Feb 2, 2021

“Because there’s so much virtual noise today because we’re all at home, LinkedIn notes and connections are more important than ever.”

Listen & Learn:

  • How to collect clean data from a virtual trade show.
  • How to drive virtual trade show attendees to your protocol.
  • Making sure your sales team is aligned and using LinkedIn properly.
  • Knocking down the myths of LinkedIn.
  • Even if trade shows are virtual this year, you still have to get to the buyers’ table.
  • How to have robust trade show lead gen strategy, even if the event is virtual.

Christina Wegner is the vice president of marketing for Vollrath. In her position, she is responsible for the development and execution of marketing communications and branding strategies across all Vollrath businesses – domestic and international. She has an extensive portfolio and is a proven leader with a wealth of knowledge in diverse and global markets. Before joining Vollrath, Christina most recently served as the assistant director of field marketing for Northwestern Mutual, where she was responsible for brand building, growing diverse, professional, and personal markets, and strategic planning. She earned her MBA in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on marketing from the University of Montana. 

 

Creative strategies for making the most out of a virtual trade show. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VOLLRATH, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND CHRISTINA WEGNER ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Jan 26, 2021

"You don’t have a right to win if you don’t meet the points of parity.”

Listen & Learn:

  • Why it’s important to listen to your audience FIRST.
  • The four steps to setting out a long-term consumer-focused strategy.
  • Putting the consumer at the center of everything you do.
  • Casting your vision.
  • Defining your audience and remembering that not every brand is for everyone.
  • Your brand’s “reason to believe.”

Jesus Valdez, marketing director at the Greeley, Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken, is a strong leader with proven business acumen and a keen general manager mindset. He is a P&G-trained brand and marketing expert, experienced in multi-million dollar digital and social media initiatives, and has a broad range of industry experience from Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) to multi-unit grocery retail to Quick Serve Restaurants (QSR) and family dining industries. Jesus has demonstrated expertise developing strategic vision and brand strategy grounded in consumer insight and company systems and culture. He is an expert in developing brand positioning, marketing, new product innovation, and in the execution of campaigns that drive financial results. He is also an organizational change leader and talent-developer with a proven track record of coaching associates and creating and deploying best practices that facilitate organizational change that refocuses organizational priorities across functions.

 

Winning on points of differentiation. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PILGRIM'S, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND JESUS VALDEZ ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Jan 19, 2021

"Create a direct-to-consumer network before you sell in-store."

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Tips for striking that hard-to-achieve balance between direct-to-consumer and brick-and-mortar.
  • Customer segments and how to approach each.
  • The value of in-store demos and roadshows.
  • Making your marketing more efficient so that you can scale your small business into a bigger business.
  • The process and analytics to determine how marketing can benefit the top-of-line revenue even for smaller brands.

Brandon Porras is VP of marketing for Kodiak Cakes, a fast-growing natural foods company located in the scenic Rocky Mountains of Park City, Utah, that makes great-tasting products that are packed with protein, 100% whole grains, and non-GMO ingredients. Brandon loves his job! He is currently responsible for leading Kodiak’s marketing team to #sharethebear. Kodiak is experiencing crazy growth which, for Brandon, comes with fun opportunities and new responsibilities. Brandon excels at creating new ways of marketing in the small food space, bringing millennials back to the center store, and collaborating with Kodiak’s amazing marketing team to expand the brand.

 

Creative strategies for growing your small business into a bigger brand. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KODIAK CAKES, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND BRANDON PORRAS ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Jan 12, 2021

“Being bold is about going against the grain, moving forward without fear.”

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Eight secrets to bold marketing.
  • Moving your brand from boring to brave.
  • The importance of building relationships.
  • Amplifying your sales through brave strategies.
  • Why it’s important to study other brands, even those outside your industry, to see how they are approaching bold marketing.
  • The five key audiences to focus on, including super fans and collaborators.

Suzanne Chadwick is a BOLD business, branding and speaker coach that takes brands from “basic biscuits to delectable ‘got to have you goodness.’” A powerhouse female entrepreneur, Suz created The Brand Builder’s Academy and the Connection Exchange to help build a community of bold women changing the world. She is committed to being an advocate for equality in business and society and believes in being a bold and powerful voice to support those with less opportunity and access. Suz actively supports charities that help young women and girls to reach their full potential and works with small businesses to build their confidence to THINK BIGGER, PLAY BIGGER, and BRAND BOLDER. Partnering with both small and large businesses, she finds their wow factor, supports them to build brands with clear and powerful messages that connect with their audience, and helps her clients to stand out and make their business the exception, rather than the rule.

 

It’s time to take bold and brave marketing. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

TO FIND SUZANNE CHADWICK ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Jan 5, 2021

If you don’t have the data, your first step is to get it.

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Prioritizing your products and services to determine your markets.
  • The life-time value of a buyer and the importance of focusing on loyalty and referrals.
  • Six Steps to Results Compounding.
  • The tools that help you understand what is happening in the funnel.
  • Six Growth Factors to Success.
  • The power of the Results Loop.

Tony Guarnaccia is widely recognized as an authority on digital marketing and has driven results for thousands of businesses across the globe, from small businesses to the Fortune 500. His personal mission is to democratize marketing, to level the playing field for every business to grow and succeed by sharing exactly what they need to do, how to do it, and providing the resources they need in a way that is easy-to-understand and simple-to-execute. Tony’s entrepreneurial endeavors began over 20 years ago when he created one of the first internet bakeries and later founded Image Cake, an award-winning promotional products company that served celebrities including Jennifer Lopez and Jay-Z as well as the Fortune 500 including Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle. He spent over a decade in enterprise marketing for ADP, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, AutoNation, Lithia Motors, Mohegan Sun, BMW, and many others. In 2009, Tony and his team achieved the distinction of being recognized as the Google AdWords Reseller of the Year. Tony’s vision is to directly impact the growth of 1,000,000 businesses by 2026 by sharing how any business can leverage Growth Compounding and the 6 Growth Factors that the world’s fastest-growing companies use to drive exponential growth.

 

Creating lifetime customers and creating loyalty through integrated marketing. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more.


TO FIND TONY GUARNACCIA ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Dec 15, 2020

“There is way more social proof when a customer is willing to put their face on camera.”

Listen & Learn:

  • The 15 ultimate, battle-tested, and magical questions to ask during a customer testimonial interview.
  • How to create world-class storytelling and establish trust with your customers faster.
  • The authenticity that video provides to potential customers to encourage a buying decision.
  • How to navigate the fine line between authenticity and very high quality.

 

Sam Shepler is a filmmaker turned entrepreneur with nine years of experience in B2B video marketing. Sam founded his first company, Skyscope (a B2B video marketing agency) in 2012 and sold it to Matter Communications, a national PR agency, in 2016. In 2018, Sam founded his current venture, Testimonial Hero. Currently used by nearly 100 clients worldwide, Testimonial Hero is a global B2B video testimonial creation service. The company mission is to make world-class customer storytelling effortless – so B2B revenue teams can establish trust faster with new prospects, accelerate the buyer journey, and drive more revenue.

 

Shorten your sales cycle and build authentic engagement with video testimonials. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TESTIMONIALHERO, CLICK HERE.
TO FIND SAM SHEPLER ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Dec 8, 2020

You’re not trying to learn everything possible about your customer. You’re trying to learn everything possible that is relevant to the value they expect from you.

Listen & Learn:

  • What marketers need to be concerned about regarding privacy over the next several months.
  • What you need to know about customer data platforming, common data models, and cloud and APIs.
  • The three things to look for when choosing a CRM system.
  • What you need to know to navigate the data-collection era.

Max Kirby is a thought leader in digital identity and data privacy. He leads Cloud Solutions at Publicis Groupe, one of the big players in the agency world, and he is helping his clients adapt to new technologies and data privacy laws as they come out. He’s also a big believer in the next phase of the internet: the decentralized web. Abstracting the underlying essence of technological concepts, Max helps the layperson understand advances in technology and how our principles might change as technology progresses. Max spends his professional days working with the internet giants (Google, Amazon, Microsoft) and platforms to better his client’s strategies and help them become modern, customer-centric organizations. Max’s optimistic passion comes through his explanations of how technology can advance business and politics without compromising what makes us human.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PUBLICIS SAPIENT, CLICK HERE.
TO FIND MAX KIRBY ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Dec 1, 2020

Marketing is part science, part art. You need the soft skills in order to be successful.”

Kelly Miano is the senior director of marketing at Perennial®, a human health science company dedicated to developing targeted, plant-based nutrition for adults 50+. She is a passionate marketing leader with 20+ years of experience in entrepreneurial and corporate environments. She has a strong track record of creating and executing innovative, integrated programs that build brands - from start-ups to iconic brands including Silk Soymilk, Madhava Natural Sweeteners, Smart Balance/Earth Balance, TCBY and Mrs. Fields. Kelly holds an MBA from the Leeds School of Business and BA in Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado, at Boulder.

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Five tips to building a startup brand.
  • Being brave and bold with your marketing.
  • Measurement and creating future demand.
  • Products do not sell themselves; marketing needs to be part of the mix.
  • How to build authority around marketing in an organization that may not value marketing.
  • The sweet spots and the signals to be aware of when assessing a growth strategy for startup brands.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PERENNIAL, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND KELLY MIANO ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Nov 24, 2020

If you’re not targeting the folks that can best benefit, you’re wasting a lot of time and resources on audiences that are never going to buy.

Jennifer Holtvluwer is the chief marketing officer at Spirion, the leader in data privacy and protection software. Their solutions discover, classify, and remediate sensitive personal data that are highly targeted by cybercriminals. Jennifer’s passion is to protect what matters most – the personal data privacy and data security of Spirion’s colleagues, customers, and the community. Spirion builds and delivers the most accurate data discovery and classification solutions on the planet so that we can ultimately protect humanity (yes, humanity) by eliminating data privacy breaches. Period. Jennifer is guided by the belief that customers don’t want fast and easy – they want accurate and persistent.

Listen & Learn:

  • Tips for finding your ideal customer.
  • The importance of providing value sooner to your customers.
  • Provide what is meaningful to your customers so you can better market to them.
  • Why you should know your buyer’s consequence.
  • Ways to move customers through the funnel to acquisition more quickly. 

Finding and messaging to your ideal customer to accelerate the deal cycle. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

Nov 17, 2020

“If we as a company are going to be profitable, the employee-owners should continue to be able to be profitable as well.”

 

Mark Lake is chief technology officer at Roccor, a disruptive military and commercial hardware supplier in the rapidly growing small satellite market. He oversees technology and advanced product development efforts, multi-organization cooperative ventures, and strategic partnerships for technology capitalization. Mark started his career as a research engineer and program manager for NASA. He has published over 50 research publications in the field of aircraft and spacecraft structures and a book entitled, The Inventor’s Puzzle: Deciphering the Business of Product Innovation. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and an adjunct member of the graduate faculty of the department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado.

Listen & Learn:

  • How Roccor developed a brand messaging structure that helps in their recruitment efforts and set the course for a dynamic culture that people flock to.
  • How Roccor has maintained its culture tenets and ESOP model as it has transitioned to a high-growth company.
  • The value of an employee-owned mindset.
  • How an ESOP model helps in recruiting talent.
  • How the company pivoted its messaging and thought leadership position during COVID.
  • The importance of internal communications when you are a high-growth business.
  • The values of honesty and transparency when being acquired.
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Marketing communications are vitally important during an acquisition. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROCCOR, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND MARK LAKE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Nov 10, 2020

“You can’t compete without a consistent way to build good links.”

 

Brad Smith is the founder and CEO of Codeless, a content production company whose content has been highlighted by The New York Times, Business Insider, The Next Web, and thousands more. He is also the cofounder of uSERP, a digital PR company that helps connect its clients with leading SaaS, eCommerce, SEO, tech, business, and marketing sites to boost brand authority. Fast. Brad has been an in-the-trenches marketer for over a decade, rolling his sleeves up and doing all the dirty work from copywriting to SEO to marketing automation to site redesigns and more. All while working in-house, freelancing, consulting, and providing agency services to almost every industry that crosses your mind. As Brad sees it, companies today don’t need more content. They need better content that actually performs. His companies fix that by producing and ranking SERP-topping content in the most competitive spaces – tech, cybersecurity, finance, etc. – on the Internet.

 

Listen & Learn:

 

  • Understanding the types and styles that are ranking.
  • Exploring search intent.
  • Creating SERP-topping content.
  • The strategy behind competitive keywords and building links.
  • Recommendations and strategies for using images in your content.
  • What should you have in your arsenal of content to boost coverage?

 

Content strategies that build your brand’s authority. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CODELESS, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND BRAD SMITH ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Nov 3, 2020

“Starting your own Amazon store isn’t hard; don’t get overwhelmed.”

Janis Carmena, founder of eCommerce Queen Bee, helps entrepreneurs to build their own private label product lines to sell on platforms like Amazon, Ebay, sales funnels and through their own website. I will guide you through the whole process and help you scale your business so you can quit your 9-5 and do something you love. She also developed Four Degrees of Brand, a course designed to help entrepreneurs get selling online fast and efficiently and help scale their products into a whole product line and brand.

Listen & Learn:

  • Defining your “zone of intelligence.”
  • How to become an “attractive character” to grow your brand.
  • Why authenticity is the new currency today.
  • How to retail arbitrage.
  • Letting Amazon do the work for you.
  • How to compete on Amazon.

The keys to growing and scaling your brand online. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT eCOMMERCE QUEEN BEE, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND JANIS CARMENA ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 27, 2020

“There is no Easy Button. The same timeless principles that applied 25 years ago will apply 25 years from now.”

 

Curt Mercadante, founder of Merc Enterprises, helps businesses and entrepreneurs increase their authority brand exposure to the right clients so they can make more money. For more than 25 years, he has counseled small business, entrepreneurs, as well as some of the largest corporations and associations in the country. He has built three profitable businesses, including a seven-figure public relations and advertising agency, is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Trainer, host of the Freedom Mindset Radio podcast, and author of the bestselling book, Five Pillars of the Freedom Lifestyle. Curt has spoken, trained, and coached around the world. His YOUThority Branding System helps brands build authenticity through consistency, truth, and third-party credibility.

Listen & Learn:

  • Breaking through the clutter with bold marketing.
  • The four pillars for building an authority brand.
  • Finding your ideal client.
  • Focusing on what your clients want AND what they need.
  • Authority vs. commodity brands.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MERC ENTERPRISE, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND CURT MERCADANTE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Making our clients authority brands for 40 years. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

 

Oct 20, 2020

“Go where people are; that doesn’t always mean physically, it means making things available 24/7.”

Becky Schol is the communications and marketing manager for the Public Works & Natural Resources Department at the City of Longmont. As a marketing leader, strategist, and writer she is focused on community awareness and engagement. Becky began her career as a newspaper reporter, then directed communications for three Colorado municipalities and a top-5 Colorado marketing agency. She later served as the digital marketing leader for Boeing Global Services. She is certified in FEMA emergency communications and Pragmatic Marketing, and she is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.

Listen & Learn:

  • Tips for creating meaningful and integrated plans.
  • Why you shouldn’t push aside a strategy or a tactic without understanding your audience at a very deep level.
  • The importance of relationship marketing as the basis for internal and external communications.
  • Ways to collect and interpret data and then apply it to your strategic plan.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CITY OF LONGMONT, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND BECKY SCHOL ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Oct 13, 2020

“Every brand was started from a human being; that fundamental human truth needs to carry over for your purpose to resonate.”

Jacqueline Lieberman is the founder of the brand strategy consultancy, BrandCrudo. She’s honed her no-B.S.-approach to marketing strategy over the years guided by one belief – when you make brands more human, you connect them to more people. Throughout her career, she has developed a narrative-based approach to traditional strategic planning to uncover the brand truth that resonates with audiences. She has worked with many brands, most notably for many of Unilever's iconic brands, Beech-Nut, General Mills, and most recently with Happy Family Brands and fintech disrupter, the Alternative Investment Exchange. Jacqueline applies both art and science to understanding human insight and to interpreting findings in order to unearth the real reason people should care about your brand. For Jacqueline, it’s all about finding a brand's raw truth and making it matter.

Listen & Learn:

  • The differences between mission, vision, and purpose statements.
  • Finding the DNA of your brand.
  • The building blocks for humanizing your brand.
  • Why customers just want honesty from brands.
  • Defining your brand’s points of parity and points of differentiation.
  • Practical advice for thinking about your brand as human.

 

 Let us help you define your brand’s purpose and humanize it in order to truly connect with your key audiences. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BRAND CRUDO, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND JACQUELINE LIEBERMAN ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 6, 2020

“I care enough about WHO you are to KNOW who you are.”

 

Bea Wray has five years of experience in personal branding and authority marketing. Her expertise is in strategic and partner marketing, gorilla marketing, company launches, and event management. She is also an author and keynote speaker on a wide range of topics including executive leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and women in business. Corporations increase employee engagement and excellence through her engaging presentations and active workshops on “Leadership Lessons,” professional development, and innovation. Associations and conferences hire Bea to energize audiences around collaboration, building personal brands, and leveraging networks to grow net worth. Her book, What an MBA Taught Me...But My Kids Made Me Learn, is available on both BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com.

 

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Why marketing is “more of a zipper than a snap.”
  • How to forge stronger engagements that are less likely to break apart.
  • Establishing marketing connectivity.
  • How to embrace change and new technology while still staying grounded in the “Old School what works.”

TO FIND BEA WRAY ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Marketing that creates relationships. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

 

Sep 29, 2020

“If your PR doesn’t live beyond the flicker of the moment that it’s published, it has super limited value for a client.”

As an owner and principal of a PR agency for over a decade, Chris Dickey has thoroughly explored the intersection of PR and search engine strategy. PR has always been a top-of-funnel marketing strategy, and Search, which on average receives six billion queries every day, is by far the world's largest product discovery platform. Yet brands typically approach toward search strategy through the narrow lens of advertising or SEO — largely ignoring the majority of high-value results that already exist on the first page of search. Chris' newest venture, Visably, is a new SaaS software the identifies a brand's footprint in search. Visably is currently in open-beta and available for anyone to trial it at no cost. Chris is passionate about helping brands reach their needle-in-the-haystack customer and evangelizing multi-channel search strategy, and Visably is poised to be an indispensable tool for PR and digital agencies. Chris has raised more than $700K to date.

Listen & Learn:

  • The power of product discovery through Search.
  • Why vanity metrics don’t work when measuring your PR.
  • What you can do optimize and a build search engine strategy as an additional component to your overall approach.
  • Defining Search Engine Visibility.
  • Amplifying and sustaining your brand’s voice at the top of the funnel.
  • The intersection of PR and search engine strategies.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VISABLY, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND CHRIS DICKEY ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Get your brand on the first page of Search. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

Sep 22, 2020

“Unless you’re a Hollywood producer, don’t get too fancy with your production.”

 

Gideon Shalwick is a serial entrepreneur who’s been creating content in the online video space for over a decade. Gideon launched Splasheo – a video captioning service made up of a team of real people who manually transcribe videos for brands and influencers, and then burn those captions directly into the video using engaging layouts – because he believes that captions…and not just native captions, but real, personalized captions…are what elevate video content to the next level. For Gideon, it is this personal touch that makes for true, authentic engagement.

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Sign-up to get your first four videos FREE by joining Splasheo today! Use this link for this $99 value!
  • The goal of video is three-fold: attention, engagement, and action.
  • Mistakes to avoid when creating a video marketing campaign.
  • Creating a visual in the minds of your audience.
  • Why video content is not about going viral, it’s about relationship building.
  • How to segment your content into smaller pieces of content. 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SPLASHEO, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND GIDEON SHALWICK ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Sep 15, 2020

“I want to see emerging brands succeed. We don’t want to have a world of just Coke and Pepsi.”

Carolyn Lowe founded ROI Swift in 2015 to help emerging consumer brands get expert help in Amazon, Paid Ads for Facebook/Instagram, and Paid Search. So many smaller businesses were being taken advantage of by paying agencies big dollars for no results, and Carolyn thought that was wrong. Her team grew an apparel and footwear company from $0- 12M in 18 months through paid Facebook and Instagram ads. In addition to helping her clients see larger profits, she is also an expert in e-commerce marketing communications, email marketing, market research, customer acquisition, lead generation, and agency management. Carolyn is a mom of two and a licensed pilot.

 

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Why “heavy and cheap” doesn’t work on Amazon.
  • The importance of understanding your fees and the Amazon marketplace.
  • Best practices for writing your listing and product description on Amazon.
  • It comes down to sessions and conversations.
  • Why an omnichannel approach is essential.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROI SWIFT, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND CAROLYN LOWE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Incorporating Amazon into your sales and marketing strategies. LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more.

Sep 8, 2020

“The more organic, the more authentic, the less salesy, the fewer ‘buy now’ messaging in our ads, the better.”

Bethany Claypool brings more than 15 years of marketing experience to Fathom Events, where she serves as head of marketing. In her role, Bethany leads the development of custom-tailored marketing plans for more than 160 box office titles each year, ensuring the entertainment experience and success of each title while leading the strategy of Fathom’s advertising, event marketing, digital marketing, branding, sponsorships, and PR practices. Prior to joining Fathom Events, Bethany was the senior marketing manager at the University of Denver where she was responsible for creating, deploying, tracking, and measuring marketing strategies. She also gained experience at multiple advertising agencies, with a focus on employer branding and strategy development, and marketing for some of the world’s largest consumer package goods brands.

Listen & Learn:

  • Using Reddit to engage your community.
  • Creative and strategic approaches with Reddit that build brand awareness and audience connection.
  • How to integrate social media with Reddit.
  • Dispelling the myths and misconceptions of Reddit.
  • Where should you start on Reddit?
  • Why it’s important to enter the Reddit platform as a user first.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FATHOM EVENTS CLICK HERE.

TO FIND BETHANY CLAYPOOL ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Sep 1, 2020

“How would you feel if a competitor’s ad was shown right before your video? It’s actually a very good thing.”

Nate Woodbury, owner of Be The Hero Studios, is a YouTube producer, currently producing a variety of "How To" YouTube channels. He helps his clients grow their YouTube following and turn their channels into lead generation machines that generate seven figures. His largest channel generates over $1M per month all from organic YouTube traffic. The strategic videos Nate produces ensure that customers find his clients, and more importantly, trust them. Nate is a master of efficiency and his brain always thinks in reference to the end result. He believes that activity without a focus on results is a waste of time, so he is always innovating ways to minimize time and expense and maximize results.

Listen & Learn:

  • How to tap into the 1.9 billion active YouTube users.
  • Why what you are sharing will ultimately make all the difference.
  • Why “how-to” videos work so well.
  • The importance of authenticity.
  • The four ingredients to a powerful YouTube strategy.
  • How to get an abundance of traffic to your YouTube channel.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BE THE HERO STUDIOS, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND NATE WOODBURY ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Aug 25, 2020

“If it weren’t for salespeople, our entire economy would crumble.”

Craig Klein is the founder and CEO of SalesNexus.com, a leading CRM, marketing automation and lead generation solution for sales teams from 10 to 100. He’s also the author of Inside-Out Selling, a guide to growing and managing sales teams. Prior to founding SalesNexus, Craig spent 15 years building and leading sales teams selling multimillion dollar, multi-year contracts to energy companies like ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, and Chevron. The long, complex selling environment within these energy behemoths gives Craig a keen sense of the risk of misallocated sales time. Craig’s belief that business growth is the engine of human advancement has led him to serve as a mentor to students in the University of Houston’s Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship.

Listen & Learn:

  • His approach to organizing the sales and marketing teams so they can connect to customers.
  • The “Four Steps to Market Domination.”
  • The difference between lead generation and lead nurturing.
  • How email marketing is a wonderful laboratory to test messaging.
  • How to create an effective email marketing campaign.
  • Finding your perfect customer.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SALESNEXUS, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND CRAIG KLEIN ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

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