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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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May 6, 2020

“The consumer is you.”

Renata Ferraiolo began her career at British American Tabaco (Souza Cruz), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Throughout her career, she has held many different roles all over the world in marketing, sales, and general management. Known as a result-driven, creative and people-person marketing executive, she has over 23 years of FMCG experience and is a storyteller by nature. Renata is very focused on developing and expanding on marketing capabilities, brand purpose, social cause marketing, and omnichannel. She prides herself on being a global citizen, with passion for her family, traveling, and discovering new things.

Listen And Learn:

  • Set of strategies that focus on personalizing customer touch points across channels.
  • Her philosophy of humanizing marketing.
  • Combining the emotional and the functional.
  • Building stories and emotional epiphanies.
  • The power of storytelling.
  • Getting your team in the right mindset to implement a People-First marketing strategy

TO FIND RENATA FERRAIOLO ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Apr 28, 2020

“It’s key to understand how you can repurpose the skills, capabilities, and resources in your organization to solve new problems.”

Graeme Strachan is a management consultant with a passion for helping companies succeed by aligning operational reality to strategic intent. Working across industries as diverse as financial services, mining, education, digital media, and the not-for profit world for 20 years, he is known to bring breakthrough-thinking to solve complex business problems. Graeme is committed through client work and community involvement to making Denver a better place to work and live. As CEO of ViTL Solutions his job is to support and develop the company’s team so each individual is enabled and enthused to deliver outstanding results for their clients.

Listen & Learn:

  • How companies can traverse the value gap once the COVID crisis is over.
  • Ensuring that you can create as much value as possible for the costs of your goods and services.
  • Solving new problems for new and existing customers.
  • Understanding how you can repurpose the skills, capabilities, and resources in your organization to solve new problems.
  • How your value proposition changed because of COVID.
  • Why straight talk, reassurance, and consistency is important during the COVID crisis.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VITL, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND GRAEME STRACHAN ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Apr 21, 2020

“When you are experiencing disruption and change, there is no better time to disrupt and change.”

Shawn Rogers, vice president of corporate marketing at TIBCO, is an internationally recognized strategist, thought leader, speaker, and author specializing in artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, business intelligence, Cloud, IoT, Big Data, and social media technologies. He has founded and sold two Internet/media start-ups and co-founded the BeyeNETWORK. Shawn guided the company's international growth strategy and helped the BeyeNETWORK grow globally making it the largest and most-read online community covering analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, and data integration.

Listen & Learn:

  • What smart companies are doing to keep their brands vibrant during the COVID crisis.
  • Why brands need to shift their focus to include a more service-oriented message.
  • There’s a time to drive our businesses and then there’s a time to be part of a community and look for ways to help that community.
  • How to use the current crisis to differentiate your brand.
  • Why it’s important to have a handle on the analytical environment that impacts your business.
  • Why it’s important to be beware of the data changes that are impacting your businesses during the COVID crisis.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TIBCO, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND SHAWN ROGERS ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Apr 16, 2020

“Protecting your hard work and building brand loyalty is absolutely vital at this stage.”

66% of customers say that hearing from brands during the pandemic is comforting and reassuring. What are you doing to connect and engage with your audience during COVID? Tune in to this special mini-series installment of the Integrate & Ignite podcast to learn more.

Listen & Learn:

  • Defining your new normal and driving action through full-funnel marketing approaches.
  • How marketers can adapt and adopt as buying habits are changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Protecting your brand’s reputation by differentiating your approach.
  • Building novel marketing approaches that sustain, foster, and leverage relationships.
Apr 14, 2020

“There is always a big gap between who we think our customers are and who they actually are.”

Dean McBeth is managing partner and co-founder of Shepherd, an upstart consulting firm focused on customer-first strategies. He and his team help brands grow and bring companies closer to their customers. Dean – who is also an award-winning strategist and creative, a teacher, and a nationally sought-after speaker in the marketing and advertising industry – understands that it is the relationship between a business and its customers that creates meaningful products, experiences, and communications. Dean’s work is taught today at every major communication school in the country, and over the course of his career, he has held senior positions with some of the biggest agencies in the world, including numerous senior executive posts at the likes of Wieden+Kennedy, Barton F. Graf (BFG), Ketchum, Circuit of the Americas (COTA), and Crispin, Porter +Bogusky (CP+B).

Listen & Learn:

  • Affinity scores and cultivating your tribes to better understand buyer intent.
  • How to use your core audiences to gain insight, develop new tribes, and increase revenue.
  • The importance of cultivating the human insight.
  • Tribal Marketing strategies that drive acquisition.
  • How to find the sweet spot of sub-cultures that make up your satellites of influence.
  • Mapping out your “satellites of influence.”

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SHEPHERD, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND DEAN MCBETH ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Apr 7, 2020

Taking control of the narrative surrounding your brand is more important now than ever. I give advice on providing straight talk to your customers and your team during COVID-19 on part one of my new marketing mini-series.

Listen & Learn:

  • Without consistent communication, a bad storm will only become worse.
  • How to manage your reputation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Straight talk is the rule of the day: Be real, reassure, and be consistent.
  • Tips to drive your marketing and crisis communications in today’s uncertain marketplace.
Apr 7, 2020

“You can grow your audience and email list by thousands of prospects.”

Liam Austin, co-founder of Entrepreneurs HQ, is a virtual event planner and host, an online conference consultant, and a virtual summit strategist for people and businesses looking to increase their authority, grow their email lists (and audience), build a network of influencers, and generate additional revenue. The Entrepreneurs HQ community attracts experts to cover key topics of interest to their audience of 150,000+ small business owners, and he works with key partners to help promote these virtual summits, giving free value to audiences while partners benefit from exposure and revenue. His career has spanned the globe, from Australia to Europe to America, and he has been featured in multiple publications including BRW, The Australian, Inc., Startup Smart, Real Estate Business, and others.

Listen & Learn:

  • Establishing authority and rapport with your audiences through video during a virtual event.

  • Leveraging your audience to create virality and grow your brand ambassadors with virtual meetings, events, and conferences.

  • Virtual meetings can make it easier to attract top speakers and influencers to your event.

  • How virtual events can generate revenue.

  • The cost of a virtual event cost.

  • Keeping up with technology and improving your interactive virtual events.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ENTREPRENEURS HQ, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND  LIAM AUSTIN ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Apr 2, 2020

“Chatter does matter!”

Bill Bice has always been an entrepreneur, starting his first company at age 14. At 18, he started ProLaw Software, the first integrated ERP for law firms. Bill then became a VC as a founding partner in the Verge Fund, investing in high tech, high growth companies. As a serial entrepreneur, Bill believes that good marketing is all about data and he is passionate about helping small businesses grow. A programmer at heart, Bill founded boomtime, maker of fuse, a marketing-as-a-service platform that approaches marketing as a technology problem. In his many years in business, Bill has learned that when you follow the data, really good things happen. Bill has one simple goal: to enable small businesses to more effectively compete with their larger competitors.

Listen & Learn:

  • The importance of having a responsive website.
  • Building engagement on LinkedIn.
  • How to create social currency to grow your customer base, get referrals, and boost viable leads.
  • The importance of following the data.
  • Why go-to-market strategies need to be grounded in word-of-mouth marketing.
  • Why consistency is the one thing that many brands forget.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BOOMTIME, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND BILL BICE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Mar 31, 2020

“Only collect the data you intend to use.”

Scott Cohen is a proven email marketing veteran with 15 years of experience as both a brand-side marketer and email marketing agency executive. Currently, Scott is the senior email marketing manager at purple, where he combines his award-winning copywriting chops and industry-renowned email marketing strategy and execution expertise into building, growing, and optimizing a $100MM+ email marketing program.

Listen And Learn:

  • Where most email programs fail.
  • How to build an effective list.
  • Why he prefers a single opt-in approach.
  • Measuring KPIs.
  • GDPR regulations.
  • The need for direct and explicit opt-ins.
  • How email marketing ties into the larger customer experience.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PURPLE, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND SCOTT COHEN ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Mar 26, 2020

“Fish where the fish are.”

Mike Westgate is vice president of marketing at Briggo Coffee, an Austin-based consumer tech company that serves gourmet coffee and tea via mobile app and an autonomous vending system. The company is currently in scale-up mode, growing from Texas markets to the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to leading all brand and marketing strategy, Mike supports business development, forges strategic brand partnerships, designs and implements retail sales programs, and drives Briggo’s product roadmap. This is a man of many talents. His professional experiences include brand/product development, go-to-market strategy, consumer and tech product marketing, digital analytics, PR strategy, account management, and team leadership. 

Listen And Learn:

  • The strategies behind audience-based affinity profiling.
  • Determining your hero segment and core tribe.
  • Developing an Affinity Score for your audiences.
  • Tapping into your early adopters to make your product better.
  • Taking a Netflix and Uber approach to marketing coffee.
  • Extending the power of your content.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BRIGGO, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND MIKE WESTGATE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

How to extend the power of your content with your core tribes and early adopters. Learn more by calling the Avocet Communications team today at 303-678-7102.

Mar 24, 2020

“The company owns its brand, the public owns its reputation.”

Bill Coletti is a reputation management, crisis communications, and professional development expert, keynote speaker, and the best-selling author of Critical Moments: The New Mindset of Reputation Management. He has more than 25 years of global experience managing high-stakes crises, issues management, and media relations challenges for Fortune 500 companies and in winning global political campaigns. Bill previously co-led the Global Risk Management and Crisis Communications Practice for Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and he has provided senior counsel for numerous clients including AT&T, Target Corporation, American Airlines, The Home Depot, and Xerox over the course of his career.

Listen And Learn:

  • Why he recommends a hands-on approach.
  • how successful reputation management hinges on recognizing and responding within those critical moments in time.
  • The importance of involving executive leadership.
  • The difference between reputation management and crisis management/crisis communications.
  • Setting expectations with the Four As.

TO FIND BILL COLETTI ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

The importance of crisis communications and reputation management. Learn more by calling the Avocet Communications team today at 303-678-7102.

Mar 19, 2020

“Eventually the good messaging will resonate and spread with good people.”

David DeCamillis is vice president of Sales and Marketing at Platte River Networks, a Denver-based IT Managed Services firm. He has quite the story to tell about how his company “survived the Hillary Clinton email scandal.” During that tumultuous time, his firm was dragged headfirst into the international crisis that included paparazzi, congressional and federal investigations, and death threats. But he and the company survived through timely crisis management, dedication, and perseverance. David is well-known for his expertise in security enhancements, employee training, social media damage control, media management, website preservation, client communication, and more. He serves as president and founder of Denver Technology Partners and the Denver Biz Tech Expo.

Listen And Learn:

  • Insights into handling damage control in the media and on social media.
  • Managing messaging with internal and external audiences.
  • The impact of a crisis on Google searches, reviews, and rankings.
  • The importance of hiring a media and PR firm BEFORE a crisis.
  • How to push out positive and uplifting stories as part of a crisis and rebranding strategy.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PLATTE RIVER NETWORKS, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND DAVID DECAMILLIS ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Mar 17, 2020

“(It’s about) giving your customers somewhere to come back to.”

Brittany Vriesman is senior manager of digital marketing at Gaiam and SPRI brands, a leading lifestyle brand with a mission to make yoga, fitness, and wellness accessible to all. With nearly a decade in the digital marketing space, Brittany has managed digital platforms across event management, travel, and retail sectors. She brings a diverse background to her current role at Gaiam, where she focuses on marketing and customer retention and acquisition in both the B2B and direct to consumer spaces. Brittany taps into her experience across distinct industries to blend customer engagement, loyalty, unique promotions, and partnership opportunities to support revenue-driving initiatives.

Listen & Learn:

  • The loyalty programs that have helped differentiate Gaiam in the marketplace.
  • Creating micro-moments to highlight the brand experience.
  • How to create customers for life.
  • Strategies to surprise and delight customers.
  • The many touchpoints customers need along the funnel before making a buying decision.
  • Why there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to the customer journey.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GAIAM, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND BRITTANY VRIESMAN ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Strategies to surprise and delight customers. Call Lori Jones today at 303-678-7102 to learn more.

Mar 12, 2020

“Let’s make better mistakes tomorrow.”

Kristin Miller has over 15 years of PR experience, with a passion for technology PR. She is currently corporate communications director at Ping Identity, a company that helps prevent security breaches, increase employee and partner productivity, and provide personalized customer experiences for some of the world’s largest organizations. Before joining the Ping team, Kristin was head of Webroot’s global PR team, where she focused on cybersecurity across the US, EMEA, Australia, and Japan.  Previously, she was at SSPR, a high tech PR agency working with brands including Groupon, Patagonia, RingCentral, and many others.  An unrepentant fan of the oxford comma, she can be found chasing her six-year-old daughter through playgrounds, cheering for her alma matter Purdue University, or taking Buzzfeed quizzes.

Listen And Learn:

  • How and when to create crisis messaging and talking points.
  • The importance of working out worst case scenarios before a crisis actually hits.
  • How to pick your crisis communications team.
  • Why it’s important to tell your side of the story.
  • The best and most overlooked place to tell your side of the story.
  • Why it’s important to build a crisis PR plan that begins with asking the CEO a key question.

TO FIND KRISTIN MILLER ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Mar 11, 2020

“During this time period, business continuity is key.”

Listen And Learn:

  • Creating continuity and strengthening your brand with both external and internal stakeholders.
  • How you can positively impact the bottom line while important sales opportunities are being compromised.
  • Unique ways of staying in front of and interacting with your customers.
  • Recommendations for increasing blogging and video, social, and digital strategies.
  • Ways to extend your message beyond the show floor.

Helping you create continuity and strengthening your brand during a global crisis. Learn more by calling the Avocet Communications team today at 303-678-7102.

Mar 10, 2020

“The act of creating an effective brand position is filling an empty hole in the mind of the buyer.”

Carman Pirie is the co-founder of Kula Partners, an agency built to help leading manufacturers digitally transform marketing and sales to deliver more leads, close more prospects, and grow their competitive edge. Over his nearly three decades in marketing and communications, Carman’s career has taken him from the halls of Canada’s Parliament to various client-side and agency-side marketing leadership roles. Along the way, he has advised Fortune 100 clients, governments, and non-profit organizations. At Kula Partners, Carman serves as lead marketing and sales counsel to the firm’s diverse range of North American manufacturing clients. His unique insights and distaste for the ordinary have earned him a Gold Award for Media Innovation from Marketing Magazine and Kula Partners—Canada’s first Platinum HubSpot agency—has been recognized as a top lead generator among HubSpot partners.

Listen & Learn:

  • The difference between table stakes and true differentiation and positioning.
  • Why many executives fall into the QSP trap.
  • The power of using archetypes in branding.
  • Messaging to the decision-maker.
  • The correlation between archetypes and branding and higher profitability.
  • It’s not about what you sell, it’s about how you sell it.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT  KULA PARTNERS, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND CARMAN PIRIE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Mar 5, 2020

“Brand partnerships are the difference between surviving and thriving on the shelf.”

Karina Kromsova is the CEO of AKT Consulting. She's an experienced brand and sales developer with 20 years in the food industry. She spent the first part of her career in retail, where she led product development and marketing for the $10B+ grocery company, Giant Eagle. She then followed her dreams to NYC where she worked for Chobani during its peak time of growth, developing sales in all emerging accounts. Later, she spent time helping new food startups, such as Aspire Food Group, and now for Reneva & Poshi.

Listen And Learn:

  • How to take a customer-centric approach when building brand partnerships.
  • The importance of aligning on goals and measurement.
  • The goal of brand partnerships should be to build harmony, synergy, and brand extension.
  • The importance of cross-promotion.
  • Ways to tap into retailers’ seasonal calendars.

TO FIND KARINA KROMSOVA ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Mar 3, 2020

“Brands are no longer what we tell people we are. Our brands are what people tell each other they are.”

Filip Keuppens is a former U.S. Army soldier, professional mogul skier, and rugby player, coach, and referee, and the vice president of global sales and marketing for the Pickle Juice Company. Founded in 2001, The Pickle Juice Company brings consumers the only purpose-built, isotonic sports beverage on the market that helps combat the age-old problem of muscle cramps and dehydration. Filip has been with the company since June 2015 and is responsible for identifying expansion opportunities internationally and domestically. He has spent his career in sales, first for H.J. Heinz Co., followed by Warner Home Video and 20th Century Fox, where he was selling DVDs. The Pickle Juice Co. job is the perfect way to combine his interest in the food and beverage industry with his sports background. And, he especially likes that he is with a company that is on the forefront of pioneering a new category in sports nutrition.

Listen And Learn:

  • The power of letting your product speak for itself.
  • His process of “product discovery.”
  • How he has created a powerful brand ambassador program.
  • Why user-generated content is so much more powerful than brand-generated content.
  • How he uses micro-specialization to inspire big business gains.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT  PICKLE JUICE COMPANY, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND JFILIP KEUPPENS ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Feb 27, 2020

“We have to Sherpa the conversation.”

Chad Sanderson is an award-winning sales, marketing and business strategy consultant with 20+ years of proven results in driving revenue growth, facilitating market expansions and building high-performance teams. Chad is a sought-after and trusted advisor to global companies, partnering with them to optimize sales across markets and verticals, and drive predictable revenue growth. He is a founder of Value Prime Solutions, a leading provider of the ValueSelling Framework and the host of “The B2B Revenue Executive Experience” podcast. Throughout his career, he has consulted with and enabled major brands, including Adobe, Verizon Wireless, eBay, Microsoft, Chrysler, Fidelity, Thomson Reuters, and the Minnesota Vikings, to name a few.

Listen & Learn:

  • Crafting Differentiator Vision Matches for clients.
  • Defining a value probe.
  • Connecting with everyone who touches the revenue funnel.
  • Why the problem matters – and not the problem itself – is what’s important.
  • The value buying process.
  • The difference between a super-performing and an under-performing sales company.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT, VALUESELLING ASSOCIATES, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND CHAD SANDERSON ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

People-first marketing is our focus. Call Lori Jones today to learn more. 303-678-7102  

Feb 25, 2020

“Everything is in sound bites, everything is in video, and everything is visual.”

Dale Haines is a marketing professional who has worked in a variety of industries including finance, aerospace, and software. His passion is helping companies increase brand awareness and grow their market share. What Dale has learned over his more than 20 years of experience, is that those two goals are dependent on building relationships. As he sums it up: people do business with people and with companies they like. Dale is a pioneer in digital media, an authority in video content marketing, and the marketing project manager at ASU Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions

Listen & Learn:

  • Clearing up the myths and misconceptions about video content.
  • Incorporating infographics and calls-to-action into your videos.
  • How people engage with videos on different platforms.
  • Tips – and a short checklist – for creating effective video content.
  • Clearing up the myths and misconceptions surrounding video content.
  • Why video needs to be a part of the marketing mix.

TO FIND DALE HAINES ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Helping you incorporate video content into the marketing mix. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more.

Feb 20, 2020

“Listening, humility, and vulnerability are essential ingredients for marketing.”

Adrian Gershom is vice president of marketing and digital strategy at c|change, a Chicago-based consultancy that accelerates the sales and marketing of future-focused B2B companies. He works with clients that range in size from startups to Fortune 500 companies to understand and address how to make sales and marketing more measurable and effective. A particular area of focus is the role that culture and values play in separating organizations with highly effective sales and marketing teams from those that are merely average. Adrian is keenly interested in using business as a force for good and works to grow the number of certified B Corps as a B Local Leader in the state of Illinois.

Listen & Learn:

  • Breaking down the journey to uncovering your brand’s purpose.
  • The mistake many marketers make in focusing on the brand promise and forgetting about a brand’s purpose.
  • The five steps to finding your brand’s purpose.
  • Why the marketing team should be deeply involved with HR and employee onboarding.
  • Why listening, humility, and vulnerability are essential ingredients for marketing.
  • How sharing your story breathes humanity into your brand and connects with customers.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT, C|CHANGE, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND ADRIAN GERSHOM ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Feb 18, 2020

“Build a cult following around one singular passion point so that you can attract ardent fans and push others away.”

Prentice Howe is the principal at Door No. 3, an advisory firm to challenger brands. Based in Austin, Texas, the award-winning advertising agency works with growth clients including Mighty Swell, ShippingEasy, Cirrus Logic, Texas.gov, Drunken Sailor Whiskey, Northstar Financial, American Bank, and Centennial BANK. The services Door No. 3 provides include strategy, brand positioning, integrated campaign development, and media planning/buying. Prentice is also the host of The Empowerment Challenger podcast, where he talks with founders, marketers, and thought leaders to explore the tactics that challenger brands leverage to steal market share and topple giants.

Listen & Learn:

  • Embracing challenger brands.
  • The five personality steps of an empowered challenger brand.
  • Challenger strategies that help brands grow.
  • Attracting the most ardent fans.
  • How “compulsive servitude” builds audiences and advocacy.
  • Don’t be afraid to steal market share from the behemoths.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT, DOOR NO.3, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND PRENTICE HOWE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE. 

Feb 13, 2020

“Don’t dress copy up with nonsense; nonsense is a turn-off.” Author Nick Usborne.

Nick Usborne has been working as a copywriter and trainer for 40 years. His 2001 book, Net Words, paved the way for a new generation of online writers and copywriters. Nick coaches his clients to rise above what he calls the “manipulative approach” and instead to engage in what he calls, “Conversational Copywriting,” a more transparent and ethical approach to selling. Nick is about a no-hype, high-engagement, trust-building way to sell online. He has spoken at numerous conferences and conducted in-house seminars and training sessions for many companies, including Yahoo!, Intuit, Walt Disney Attractions, John Deere, National Cancer Institute, and the Information Technology Media Advisory Council. Bestselling author Seth Godin called Nick, “an astute, insightful and original mind.”

Listen & Learn:

  • The 7 steps to developing a conversational voice in your writing.
  • How to engage your customers on an emotional level with your copywriting.
  • Why people are turned off by gobbledygook, sales pitches, and false friendliness.
  • The value of “people first” writing.
  • Writing should be about the reader, not about the company.
  • Why it’s important to listen for emotional drivers.

Powerful marketing copy that’s people first. Call Lori Jones today to learn more. 303-678-7102  

Feb 11, 2020

“When you expand outside of your domestic market, you introduce a wide host of challenges that your teams are going to have to work through.”

Ryan Medine, vice president of marketing at Velocity Global, is a results-driven, global marketing executive with over 13 years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing. He is a creative brand visionary that excels at bringing brands to life by tapping into human emotions through messaging, content, and storytelling. He is an analytical leader with a proven track record of developing integrated marketing strategies that deliver exponential business growth and maximize ROI. Since joining Velocity, Ryan has delivered revenue growth of over 300 percent – surpassing $50MM – and helped the company reach #4 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Additionally, he transformed the marketing function from a two-person inbound-only team with stagnating results into a 13-person, cross-channel, inbound and outbound marketing engine.

Listen & Learn:

  • Ways to test a market without investing heavily in resources.
  • When you do – and when you don’t – need boots on the ground in a new foreign market.
  • How brand personas differ domestically vs globally.
  • Defining your brand’s One Singular Truth.
  • The importance of research and a strong strategy when launching a global expansion.
  • The cultural challenges and complexities marketing teams face when introducing a brand to the global market.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT, VELOCITY GLOBAL, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND RYAN MEDINE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Feb 6, 2020

“Getting to know your customers isn’t easy; it should always be evolving.”  

Mario Nawfal is founder of the IBC Group, a network of experts in over 40 countries that has risen in less than a year to become the established industry authority in the rapidly growing blockchain and Crypto space. This dynamic entrepreneur embarked upon his path with only $300 in the bank, selling blenders door to door. That experience led to his founding of Froothie Australia, a globally recognized brand of blenders and juicers. Through unconventional marketing techniques, efficient logistical systems, and a team of global contractors, Mario has propelled Froothie from $1 million in year one to over $10 million in year two, all bootstrapped.

Listen And Learn:

  • Testing, scaling, and the importance of proof of concept.
  • How he defines and reaches his targeted audiences.
  • Ways to present your brand’s competitive marketplace advantages.
  • When to conduct market and competitive research.
  • How to ignite customer count.
  • Ways to think outside the box to get attention.
  • The importance of being humble enough to learn from your competitors.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT, IBC GROUP, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND MARIO NAWFAL ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

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