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.

Persuasive Picks – Week of August 31, 2015

How to Master Social Media to Get Ahead”, written by Amy Elisa Jackson and Levo League, offers new rules for social media from Internet guru Gabriel Sands. This Fast Company piece includes which social media sites matter most and how to tailor your approach to each one accordingly.


Entrepreneur contributor, Pratik Dohlakiya, covers the topic of “social listening” in his article called “2 Cases That Show How Social Media Can Change Your Business Trajectory”. This thorough and thought provoking article includes examples by Hallmark and Progressive.

Best selling author, Jon Acuff, pens a piece for Time called “7 Lessons I Learned From Taking 10 Days Off Social Media and Email”. This piece offers insight on what happens when you take a break from your phone and social media.

Persuasive Picks – Week of August 17, 2015

Is Marketing on Twitter Worth the Investment”, authored by Huffington Post contributor, Jayson DeMers, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using Twitter, from hashtags to personalization. DeMers reminds us that Twitter is a constantly evolving platform, and it has many new functionalities in the works.


The popular topic of consumer behavior is covered in a MarketingProfs article called “Harness the Power of Personas for Social Media Marketing”. This article, authored by Keith Quesenberry, offers insight on creating personas to increase the relevancy of your social media marketing methods.

Forbes contributor, Cheryl Conner, talks about PR mistakes and successes in an article called “When PR Goes Really Right (Or Dead Wrong)”. She offers examples of entrepreneurs who took a chance on a unique PR strategy and it either bombed or created a real buzz.

Persuasive Picks – Week of July 27, 2015

Business2Community author, Anna Rodriguez pens an article called “The Good And The Devil Benefits of Virtual And Social Media Management”. The article focuses on the recent survey from WorldatWork that found found that the number of American employees who worked virtually at least one day a month reached 17.2 million in 2008. The article goes on to offer tips on managing a virtual workforce effectively. 6-ways-to-manage-a-virtual-work-force   ‘Why You Need To Diversify Your Marketing”, written by Forbes contributor, Mike Templeman, offers insight on why companies need to consider more than one channel in their marketing efforts. Once a company finds their marketing channel where they can achieve traction, it is incumbent upon that company to seek out and establish and second, third, or fourth effective marketing channel. Business2Community also covers the topic of storytelling in marketing in its article called “Using Storytelling in Your Software & Technology Marketing.  Author Stephanie Kapera discusses how storytelling in campaigns and videos as well as blogs offers marketers a chance to have their customers understand them better. Kapera also offers tips on when storytelling is not appropriare.

Persuasive Picks – Week of July 13, 2015

Forbes contributor, Theo Priestly pens a story discussing the challenges marketers face in these fast paced times. “Marketing: 3 Reasons To Tell A Story, Not Sell Technology” states that organizations need to turn their attention more towards storytelling and explains how to approach this task effectively. storytelling-18642-3-1940x1293   TheNextWeb’s article called “5 Social Media Fails and the Apps That Could Have Saved Them”, points out various social media mistakes by well known brands such as DiGiorno, New England Patriots and McDonalds. It offers insight on the apps that could have helped these brands when human error could not have been avoided. shutterstock_171257771 Justin Lafferty authors an article for AdWeek’s Social Times called “Was Amazon’s #PrimeDay a Social Media Failure?”, delving in to the success of this social media campaign. Though Amazon said that Prime Day sales surpassed Black Friday or 2014, a lot of the chatter around the sale event was negative or bland, according to Talkwalker.