Marketing Takeaways from Marketo Roadshow Sydney

On the 28th of August 2015, I went along to the Marketo Marketing Roadshow at the Westin in Sydney to “learn more on marketing’s rapid transformation, what key trends I should focus on now and how to ride the tidal wave of change” (which was the promo for the event).

Like everything else, marketing is changing at a rapid pace.  But I was wondering how much is hype? how much is real? and what is really within our control that will influence our marketing results and ROI.

I figured that Marketo is probably in a good position to give an update, considering their connections to some excellent thought-leaders and practitioners in this area: read more

Social Media Marketing World

How To Be Authentic In Social Media

Hint: Your online should match your offline (thanks for that one Erika)

This year, I returned to the Social Media Marketing World conference in San Diego, and I learned a whole lot more than I bargained for.

Did the presentations and sessions blow me away?

Mostly no, but thank you Tim Washer and John Jantsch for being awesome and making my time in your sessions well spent.

Despite a lot of the sessions being duds, everything else around the sessions did teach me so much more.  So I will share with you the 2 biggest lessons I learned: read more

SMMW14

My Visit To Social Media Marketing World 2014

I’ve been a fan of using social media to boost business results for about 7 years now – wow that looks like a long time – so when the opportunity arose for me to fly for a whole day to get to San Diego to mingle with those “in the know” I jumped at the chance.

I learned about the event through following Social Media Examiner (my new Mashable), and the speaker list featured 2014’s best and brightest in the field.

My reason for attending was not really the content, as you can kinda find that content online.  I was just keen to meet other social marketing strategists and corporate marketers that I could learn from and even help.  It was also cool to meet a few of the influencers and party on the USS Midway 😉 read more

Market Your Way to Growth Book

Market Your Way To Growth: A Book Review

These are troubling times for many businesses. The world is changing faster than we could have ever expected.

Businesses that have been around for decades are sadly slipping into administration, unprepared and blind-sided by changing customer purchase habits and global competition.

So it seems that the Kotler boys latest book is appearing at exactly the right time…

Market Your Way To Growth: 8 Ways To Win

If you are in business you will know that if you are not growing, you are dying.  You need to understand the best strategies available to take your business through the current economic bumpy waters.  And if you are not updating your skills, and re-evaluating your current marketing methods, you could quickly lose touch with your customers, and revenue can slide. read more