Ed Muzio — March 17, 2020 Dear Microsoft Office Development Team, Recently, my Office 365 calendaring system started paying closer attention to me. On a morning that started like any other, I was surprised to find an automated email informing me of the percentage of my time I’d spent “available to focus” versus how much … Continue reading Meetings Aren’t Wasted Time: An Open Letter to the Developers of Microsoft Office
Arik Hanson — March 11, 2020 By now, the “war for talent” has been well-documented. We’re facing a shortage of talent. Employees hold all the cards. Employers need to adapt in terms of what employees really want in the new economy. Except, here’s the problem: They’re not doing that. Not even close. According to Ragan’s … Continue reading Why Aren’t Employers Giving PR Employees the Benefits They Want?
Louis-Philippe Carignan — December 20, 2019 Follow @lpcarignan If there is one trend that has surpassed Agile in our profession over the last five years, I would say DevOps would be a good culprit. As we’ve seen an explosion of tools to implement CI/CD in our Scrum teams, we’ve also seen some of our Agile … Continue reading When Story Points Aren’t Enough…
Shep Hyken — December 4, 2019 Follow @Hyken In a recent Shepard Letter, I wrote about the concept of giving recognition to the people who deserve it. Someone being recognized for what they bring to the organization is often overlooked. That’s a shame. People need to be recognized for their contribution to the team’s success. … Continue reading When Things Aren’t Going Well, Will You Accept Blame?
Jake Rheude — December 3, 2019 Follow @jakerheude If you want to convert on your landing page – sales, sign-ups, etc. – then you need traffic. But if you have the traffic and you’re still not converting, that means there’s a problem with the landing page itself. It’s time to take a critical eye to … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Your Landing Pages Aren’t Converting High Enough
Just 9% of DCX executives have rolled out personalization tools in their organization. Amy Gesenhues on November 15, 2019 One would think that with more than 7,000 martech tools available to create exceptional digital customer experiences, businesses would have little trouble building a marketing stack that delivers a seamless customer journey — but that doesn’t … Continue reading Nearly half of businesses aren’t investing in personalization technologies despite citing customer experience as a top priority
Tim McCormick — November 12, 2019 Follow @https://twitter.com/saasoptics I often talk about B2B SaaS metrics from the perspective of what investors want. If you don’t have easy access to the metrics they expect (or, worse, if they’re wrong), your valuation could suffer, and that’s the last thing SaaS founders, CEOs and CFOs want to hear. … Continue reading SaaS Metrics Aren’t Just for Investors: Here’s Why You Need Them Too
Tamra Chandler — October 28, 2019 For many of us, “feedback” is a dirty word that we associate with painful conversations, bias, politics, resentment, and self-doubt. Feedback certainly has a branding problem — a negative reputation we’ve collectively built one lousy experience at a time. It isn’t that we all set out with bad intentions; … Continue reading This Isn’t Feedback: 4 Things You Think Are Feedback, But Actually Aren’t
Christopher Brown — October 11, 2019 Follow @marketculture Creating a new business that endures over a long time is hard. We all know the statistics; 80 % of companies fail within the first 2-3 years. What separates the businesses that sustain from those that wither away? Customer obsession. These companies have found a problem worth … Continue reading You Can’t Handle the Truth – Why Most Leaders Say They Want Their Businesses to Be Customer-Centric but Aren’t Willing to Take the First Step
Tom Wozniak — August 30, 2019 Follow @tomwozniak — August 30, 2019 Digital marketing is constantly evolving, with new communication channels and platforms emerging on a constant basis. Marketers are always on the lookout for a new channel to add to their marketing programs and most of their attention is on those exciting opportunities (Augmented … Continue reading 5 Stats That Will Make You Wonder Why You Aren’t Using SMS Marketing