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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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Now displaying: June, 2021
Jun 29, 2021

“Originality comes from within.”

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Why marketers must be original.
  • The five “Must Be’s” every marketer needs to embrace.
  • Tips for staying focused and grounded in the midst of change.
  • Staying relevant.
  • Why bending the rules is a good thing

 

Lisa Morris is the director of marketing at Dapicon Inc., a company that considers the idiosyncrasies of each supply chain participant, provides solutions that work for those participants, and delivers value that solves real business problems. Lisa has deep experience in strategic planning, business management, and creative visioning. She is a storytelling that brings innovative ideas to life in startup, growing, and fluid environments, and she is a resourceful problem solver adept at implementing innovative concepts, executing and bringing projects to successful completion, collaborating with stakeholders, maximizing resources, and facilitating and educating groups.

 

Brands that are bold and that embrace originality will win the day! Call LORI JONES today to learn more. 303-678-7102.

 

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DAPICON, CLICK HERE.

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Jun 22, 2021

“A brand is defined in a consumer’s mind and that takes time.”

Listen & Learn:

  • Products don’t sell themselves. Why being bold and brave strategies win the day.
  • How to rise above the sea of sameness and differentiation your brand in the marketplace.
  • Understanding the intersection between a well-planned brand strategy and brand activation.
  • The importance of immersion and of truly understanding your customers’ pain points and needs.
  • Defining your points of parity and points of differentiation.
  • The importance of having a consistent go-to-market strategy.

Michael Keplinger is a partner at SmashBrand, an agile brand strategy agency for consumer-packaged goods that specializes in a complete approach to market research, product design, and testing. After earning a degree and an early career in computer engineering, Michael’s entrepreneurial drive took hold and he soon found himself developing market strategies for his own consumer product business and he quickly found a talent for connecting seemingly unrelated dots to discover room for innovation and opportunity. At SmashBrand, Michael makes ample use of his philosophy regarding consumer products, that being that the key to success is about seeing everything from the eyes of the consumer and anticipating how they will react to a product or message. Michael currently leads SmashBrand’s research team to develop strategies for clients and to optimize various aspects of branding and packaging through testing. This best-foot forward approach to optimizing from a consumer perspective is likely the single biggest impact on marketing any brand can do, and over the past decade, he has developed an agile methodology and proven platform for consumer testing and integrated it directly into SmashBrand's entire process. Just imagine where a consumer product could go if you already knew it would work!

Taking bold and brave risks to get brands noticed in the marketplace. Call LORI JONES today to learn more. 303-678-7102.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SMASHBRAND, CLICK HERE.

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Jun 15, 2021

“Start thinking about how your content is created and stop thinking about it as a replacement.”

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Why a Subject Matter Expert is the most important asset a business has.
  • The Natural Language Generation tools that improve AI content.
  • The difference between Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Generation.
  • Understanding content sentiment.
  • The power of combing sentiment, intent, and content formats.
  • The risks of antiquated content.

Jeff Coyle is a cross-disciplined, data-driven inbound marketing executive with 20+ years of experience managing products and website networks and in helping companies grow. Before he helped co-found MarketMuse, Jeff was VP of Search at TechTarget where he built a 30-person content optimization team. As MarketMuse’s Chief Product Officer, Jeff leads his team of content and AI veterans in using machine learning to enable their clients to gain authority in their topical domain. Jeff is all about creating the kind of content search engines love and helping content marketers, search engine marketers, agencies, and e-commerce managers establish and build topical authority, improve content quality, and get the most out of every dollar spent on content. Jeff is also a sought-after speaker at conferences and has also advised Accel-KKR portfolio companies on lead generation.

 

Content marketing strategies that elevate your brand. Call LORI JONES today to learn more. 303-678-7102.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MARKETMUSE, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND JEFF COYLE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Jun 8, 2021

“The best way to succeed is to have a brilliantly designed innovation that is well-timed in the market.”

 

Listen & Learn:

  • How to time your go-to-market strategy.
  • Why exponential growth is based on creating heavy users out of your initial fans.
  • How to overcome the mental and cultural obstacles of what an innovative product should do in the marketplace.
  • The importance of building your brand on the backs of fans.
  • Tips for iterating in the market, growing fast, pacing your distribution so that you aren’t over-stretching your operations, and making time to listen to your consumers.

 

Dr. James Richardson is an expert in exponential growth in the consumer sector and author of Ramping Your Brand, a #1 Best-seller in Business Consulting on Amazon. He also hosts his own podcast—Startup Confidential. At his company, Premium Growth Solutions, he works for early-stage consumer packaged goods brands and with fast-growing emerging brands such as Once Upon a Farm, Dr. Squatch Soap, June Shine hard kombucha, and Proven skincare. As a professionally trained cultural anthropologist turned business strategist, he has helped nearly 100 CPG brands with their strategic planning, including brands owned by Coca-Cola Venturing and Emerging Brands, The Hershey Company, General Mills, and Frito-Lay as well as other emerging brands such as Once Upon a Farm, Dr. Squatch Soap, Proven skincare, Rebel creamery and June Shine kombucha.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PREMIUM GROWTH SOLUTIONS, CLICK HERE.

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