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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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Jun 21, 2022

Challenging the status quo means being bold. Join host Lori Jones and her guest Achim Klor of Ziro on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast as they flip the script on marketing.

Jun 7, 2022
Leveraging resources to deploy mission-driven strategies that impact meaningful is the subject of this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast with host Lori Jones and guest Andrew Bennett of Smartsheet.
May 31, 2022

Developing a House of Brands around a vision and core values with guest Ryan Green of the Yoder Family of Companies on this edition of Integrate & Ignite. Tune in to this episode as Ryan shares lessons learned in launching this unique approach, developing a powerful positioning statement, and the importance of promoting consistency and a shared vision with internal and external stakeholders.

May 24, 2022

We are entering the era of Authority. Learn more about what this means for marketers from host Lori Jones and her guest Stephen Woessner of Predictive ROI on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast. Tune in as Stephen shares his three essential elements to building your brand authority and discusses his strategies for creating transitional moments for your audience and inspiring trust.

May 17, 2022

The Growth Mindset and ABM-Centric Demand Generation with Annie Wissner CMO of Whispir on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast.

May 10, 2022

From competitive insights to tapping into the customer journey, developing marketing strategies is all about finding that “sweet spot.” Tune in to this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast with host Lori Jones and her guest Ian Truscott of the Spotler Group to learn more.

May 3, 2022

What is “this thing called brand” and what is the definition that works best for small and mid-sized businesses? Tune in to this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast with host Lori Jones and her guest Karley Cunningham of Big Bold Brand to find out!

Apr 19, 2022
Embracing a learning mindset -- one that’s all about experimentation and innovation -- is where great strategy begins. Join host Lori Jones and her guest Richard Medcalf of Xquadrant on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast to learn more.
Apr 12, 2022

Internal communications strategies start with powerful messaging and engaged leadership. Learn more from host Lori Jones and her guest Kerry Christopher of Cardinal Health on this encore episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast.

Apr 5, 2022
Communicating complicated science, research, engineering, and technology with host Lori Jones and her guest Kortny Rolston-Duce of Quantinuum on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast.
Mar 29, 2022

Lori Jones and Austin Jordan of Redwire Space discuss the core tenets of brand strategy on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast.

Mar 22, 2022
Celebrate Integrate & Ignite’s 400th episode by listening in to this encore appearance by guest Keyana Corliss of Databricks. Host Lori Jones and Keyana discuss taking a holistic approach to integrating earned, paid, shared, and owned strategies; why storytelling matters more than ever; and why the best companies are the ones that give the PR team a seat at the table.
Mar 15, 2022
Messaging strategies and good ideas do nothing if you are stuck in the sea of sameness. Lori Jones and her guest Rachel Biederman of the ReedGroup talk about differentiation and building top-of-mind awareness on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast.
Mar 8, 2022

Lori Jones and her guest Tim Parkin of Parkin Consulting discuss how marketing teams can increase collaboration and better share insights by creating their own Book of Knowledge on part two of his appearance on the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast.

Mar 1, 2022

Get insights into how to market better, measure better, and increase revenue with host Lori Jones and her guest Tim Parkin of Parkin Consulting on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast.

Feb 22, 2022
Customer-first PR strategies with Lori Jones and her guest Kristin Miller of Ping Identity on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast. Tune in as Lori and Kristin discuss PR’s role in handling cyber security, why storytelling from the customer’s perspective is so important, and how to measure the quality and quantity of PR campaigns.
Feb 15, 2022

How growth is understood, broken down, and owned across an organization is the topic of this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast with host Lori Jones and her guest Angeley Mullins of Latana. Tune in as Angeley and Lori take a deep dive into how marketing is tied to building a brand’s long-term stability and growth strategies, how to improve communication, and how to bring more customers into your funnel.

Feb 8, 2022

Using experiential marketing to differentiate your brand in the sea of sameness with host Lori Jones and her guest Karen Kelly of Tapple on the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast. Listen in as Karen shares her insights into how she focuses on physical-world marketing technology, creating connections with her customers, and on the WHY behind a brand.

Feb 1, 2022
If you are solving your customers’ problems, why aren’t they buying from you? Guest Jeremy Miner of 7th Level and host Lori Jones explore the misalignment between sales and marketing on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast.
Jan 25, 2022
Sean Campbell of Cascade Insights discusses areas of opportunity in B2B marketing research on this episode of the Integrate & Ignite Marketing Podcast with host Lori Jones.
Jan 18, 2022

“We forget that what made an ad great was not that it was cheap, it was that it was interactive.”

Listen & Learn:

  • Why interactive content is more important than ever.
  • How interactive content helps brands cut through the overwhelming amount of information available in the marketplace.
  • How just about anything on your website can be turned into interactive content.
  • How strategic interactive content helps brands gain interest and intrigue with the buyer.
  • How B2C companies can create more engagement with their customers with interactive content.
  • The kinds of brands that can benefit the most from powerful interactive content strategies
Saksham Sharda is the creative director of Outgrow, a platform that lets marketers build and launch interactive calculators and viral quizzes that help engage your website visitors and generate more leads. Numbers-wise, they have over 5,000 paying users. They are #1 B2B Tech Company in New York according to G2 and HubSpot's fastest-growing app in 2019. Saksham specializes in marketing and web development, particularly in relation to interactivity and data science. Some of the interactive experiences he has designed have been featured on TrendHunter, ProductHunt, New York Marketing Association, Alibaba, TechCrunch, and Digimarcon Silicon Valley. He is also the host of the Marketer of the Month Podcast which has featured guests ranging from the co-founders of Wikipedia, Forbes influencers, and Pulitzer Prize winners.

 

Are you ready to deploy bold and brave content strategies that cut through the clutter? Call Lori Jones today. 303-678-7102.

 

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUTGROW, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND SAKSHAM SHARDA ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Jan 11, 2022

“TikTok is making marketers into performing artists.”

Listen & Learn:

  • How TikTok changed -- and gained popularity -- during the pandemic.
  • Why TikTok is an entertainment platform rather than a social platform.
  • The platform’s product roadmap aimed at highly creative and engaged creators.
  • How brands can find their authentic voice.
  • How TikTok is a multi-sensory platform marketers need to master.
  • On TikTok, content is king.
Mike Westgate manages TikTok’s US Growth Brand business, supporting hundreds of midmarket brand clients with unique marketing and advertising solutions. Before TikTok, Mike was VP of marketing at Briggo Coffee, the world's first robotic barista, responsible for B2B & B2C brand strategy, PR & communications, product marketing, and retail sales programs. Prior to Briggo, he was VP of Marketing for commercial real estate data marketplace startup, RealMassive. Prior, he led marketing and client engagements for W2O Group, a network of digital marketing agencies supporting Fortune 500 marketers with customer insights, strategy, and analytics. Before W2O Group, Mike spent nearly four years at Microsoft in Windows product marketing and SMB audience marketing roles, both in Seattle and in Austin. He began his career in CPG with five years at Sara Lee and two years at General Mills in a variety of sales and marketing roles.   

Content strategies that build your brand’s authentic voice. Learn more from Lori Jones by calling today. 303-678-7102.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TIK TOK, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND MIKE WESTGATE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Dec 7, 2021

“It’s about solving, not selling.”

Listen & Learn:

  • Defining conversational marketing.
  • The difference between pushing out messages vs. having a conversation.
  • Why it’s important to solve customers’ issues vs. sell them a product or service.
  • The importance of being a good listener.
  • Including chatbots and live chats into your conversational marketing strategies.
  • Meet people where they are in the buying cycle.
Amy Anderson is a widely respected and creative industry leader who sees the unique opportunity to leverage creativity to transform both brands and entire organizations across multiple sectors. She has a track record of driving value for clients through brand and growth strategies, designing teams, and innovative marketing strategies. Her work at Wild Coffee is focused on transforming businesses through a diverse set of disciplines and tailor-made teams that span brand strategy, digital marketing, PR, and marketing consulting. Amy has more than 25 years of experience at brands such as Calvin Klein and The New York Times Digital and drives strategy, creative and implementation across Wild Coffee’s diverse client roster that includes e-commerce, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and technology clients.

 

We deploy people-first strategies that are about solving problems. Learn more from Lori Jones by calling today. 303-678-7102.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WILD COFFEE, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND AMY ANDERSON ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Nov 23, 2021

“An omnichannel approach is what we have to start looking at.”

Listen & Learn:

  • The five generations of consumers you need to know about.
  • Insights into shifts in buyer behavior.
  • Why everything needs to start with an integrated omnichannel approach.
  • Getting back to basics and targeting individual consumers.
  • Why a broad approach to media buying will ultimately cost you money.
  • How your audience uses the same platform but for different reasons.
Mary Ann Pruitt, CEO of the Mosaic Media Agency, strives to empower others with the knowledge and tools to create a media buying strategy tailored perfectly to their business. She works hand-in-hand with other agency owners, business owners, marketing departments, and media buyers to provide a multi-pronged strategy to support marketing goals. Mary aims to educate contacts at all levels with insider knowledge and consulting services to help businesses streamline their processes, develop effective media buying teams, and provide support for new endeavors.

 

We take an omnichannel approach to our media buying strategies so that our clients’ marketing is integrated and targeted. Learn more from Lori Jones by calling today. 303-678-7102.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MOSAIC, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND MARY ANN PRUITT ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Nov 16, 2021

Hitting a pause button and being willing to invest a little bit more time in taking a good look at all aspects…buys off in dividends right now.”

Listen & Learn:

  • Why it was so important to understand where the brand had come from before setting out to do a refresh.
  • The six-phased strategic marketing process RMG and Avocet took together to refresh the brand.
  • Coming to a consensus and defining the brand’s what, how, and why.
  • How focusing on the WHY of what you do has the greatest impact on growth.
  • How to grow long-term relationships with customers that ultimately build the long-term success of the brand
Kirsten Sladovnik is the director of marketing for RMG – Rocky Mountain Group. She is responsible for all aspects of RMG’s marketing efforts, including research, brand development and management, advertising campaigns, website development, digital and social content, business development tools, and customer communications.

 

Kirsten joined RMG in July of 2020 and led the company through a brand strategy and visioning process that resulted in the creation of a new vision statement and subsequent rebrand and logo redesign for the 35-year-old engineering and architecture company. She is directing the redesign of RMG’s website to launch this winter and the development and implementation of an integrated marketing program that entails strategic initiatives to share RMG’s great story through creative messaging and business generating campaigns.

 

Prior to joining RMG, Kirsten directed the communications program for the Environmental and Resource Management of HDR for 12 years and was responsible for strategy, campaigns, stakeholder engagement, campaigns, event planning, facilitation, change management, publications, and newsletters.

 

We deploy a six-phase strategic marketing process that drives awareness and impacts growth. Learn more from Lori Jones by calling today. 303-678-7102.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RMG, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND KIRSTEN SLADNOVNIK ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

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