Persuasive Picks – Week of October 5, 2015

Fortune Magazine author, Heather Clancy, pens an article about marketing tech spend and how marketers are willing to spend the money if a technology helps them. This article called “5 reasons marketing tech spending will reach $120 billion by 2025“, states that marketers are evolving from “mad men” to “math men.”


Content Marketing Valuable for B2B Marketers Who Document Strategy” focuses on how marketers can determine what strategies are working.  This article focuses on an August 2015 Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and Marketing Profs survey, sponsored by Brightcove. This survey found that 88% of B2B marketers use content marketing and that while almost a third of B2B marketers said their use of content marketing is effective, 36% had opposing views.

Huffington Post contributor, , covers the topic of marketing operations in his article called “How To Streamline Marketing Operations In Small Marketing Departments“. This article offers insight from this Operations Executive on how to do things differently in your marketing efforts.



Persuasive Picks – Week of September 28, 2015

The Top 7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2016” by contributor, Jayson DeMers, covers the new technologies available to marketers who want to stay ahead of the curve with their content marketing efforts.


DMNews offers insight on how marketers should apply neuroscience in order to appeal to customers’ subconscious mind.  This article, authored by Elyse Dupre, is entitled “The Marketing Brain Game” and gives practical tips on understanding the consumer decision making process.

Marketing Land’s article called “15 Digital Marketing Myths CMOs Need To Stop Believing” talks about digital marketing myths including the notion that SEO is dead and that negative comments on social networks are bad for business. This article, authored by Scott Rayden, is a comprehensive look at these and other myths and why you should debunk them all.



Persuasive Picks – Week of September 21, 2015

Huffington Post contributor, John Rampton, offers insight and practical tips on how to automate social media for your small business. This article called ” Your Small Business Can Automate Social and PR” simple, yet effective ideas to start automation of your efforts now so you can quickly see ROI.

Forbes once again covers the important topic of social media in an article called “7 Warning Signs That Your Social Media Campaign Is Failing“.  Contributor, Jayson DeMers, offers seven warning signs that your campaign is not effective, including the amount of time spent on the campaign, posts seem self-promotional and your strategy was an afterthought.

Laundry Service CEO Jason Stein Breaks Down Social Media Economics in an AdAge article called “How Much Is A Social Media Influencer’s Audience Really Worth?”  This is part of a digital crash course in the publication focusing on authenticity and great content.

Persuasive Picks – Week of September 14, 2015

How Marketing Got More Personal”, written by contributor, Julie Ginches, focuses on how the mobile industry has created a level of intimacy and become more personalized over the years. We are now in the “mobile era” and there is much more to come.


Ever wonder how most companies define content marketing? This is the focus of Business2Community contributor, Carly Murphy’s article called “Where Does Blogging Fit Into Your Content Marketing Strategy?” Blogging contributes significantly to your content marketing strategy and helps bring traffic to your website

Entrepreneur contributor, Adam Toren, pens a piece called “The 5 Ultimate Content-Marketing Tools”, which offers insight on which content-marketing tools entrepreneurs need to jump start their creative marketing efforts. ClearVoice, HubSpot, Copify and others are mentioned in the top five tools to utilize

Persuasive Picks – Week of September 7, 2015

Next Generation CMO: How To Succeed In The Future Of Marketing”, written by contributor, Stuart Levine, discusses the role of the CMO as it relates to collaboration, communication, creativity and flexibility.


Millenials are the topic covered by eWeek’s article authored by Nathan Eddy. This article called “Millennial Workforce Values Flexibility, Social Media”, identifies five unconventional benefits that Millennials find particularly important including flexibility in when and where they work.

Huffington Post contributor, Vala Afshar, pens a piece on the ever popular topic of digital marketing. This article called “The 5 Cs of Digital Marketing” offers tips on what the focus should be for digital marketers moving forward, including Content, Context, Content, Commerce and Convergence.