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Jonathan Lister Keynote on Why LinkedIn is going “All-In” with Content Marketing

KatieBresnahan on Sep 16th, 2013     Content Marketing, Marketing PR Conferences, Online Marketing

Jonathan Lister Content Marketing WorldThe Day 2 afternoon keynote address at Content Marketing World in Cleveland was given by Jonathan Lister, the Vice President of Sales Marketing Solutions for North America at LinkedIn, speaking on why their company is going “all-in” with content marketing.

This is an incredible time for both LinkedIn and for TopRank Online Marketing, since TopRank provides content marketing services for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions.

Did you know? Consumers are 60% through the decision making process before ever reaching out to a business.

“LinkedIn is a members-first organization –making members happy and satisfied is more important than anything we do.”

Ashley Zeckman

Scott Monty on How Ford Empowers Customer Storytelling & Lessons Learned

Ashley Zeckman on Jan 7th, 2013     BlogWorld NMX, Online Marketing

As marketers we all know that storytelling is an essential part of connecting with prospects and customers.  Scott Monty (@scottmonty) and his team at Ford have taken the art of storytelling a step further.

In his moving (yes I said moving) keynote, Scott walked the audience through some of Ford’s most recent and innovative campaigns.   In many of these campaigns the story is told not from the perspective of Ford, but from that of the consumer.  Below you’ll find more about the stories of these campaigns, the people who told them, and the lessons learned.

Let Your Customers Tell The Story

The Car: Ford Fiesta

The Buyer: Millennium’s

Ashley Zeckman

Are You A Guilty Marketer? Opening Keynote at #SESCHI by Mikel Chertudi of Adobe

Ashley Zeckman on Nov 15th, 2011     B2B, B2C, Online Marketing, Search Engine Strategies

mikel chertudi keynote SES ChicagoMikel Chertudi, Senior Director, Global Media & Demand Marketing at Adobe Systems, presented Tuesday morning’s opening keynote at SES Chicago. The goal of his presentation was to take a deep dive into:

  • How the value of what marketers do is often viewed incorrectly
  • Mistakes that many marketers are guilty of
  • What questions marketers should ask themselves in order to invest marketing dollars appropriately

Changing the Marketing Conversation
Often times, as marketers we talk too tactically

Many marketers today still refer to marketing dollars as “spend”, “budgets”, or “cost centers”. One of the things that Chertudi urges online marketers to do is change the conversation. What does this mean?  Organizations should begin considering marketing costs as an investment and not just a cost. Instead of focusing on the “burn rate” we are urged to focus on determining if our investment is large enough to fuel the growth of the company. This will enable marketing to be properly viewed as a means of growing the organization instead of being perceived as a cost center.

Lee Odden

The Junction of Social Media & Content Marketing in New Zealand

Lee Odden on Nov 8th, 2010     Marketing PR Conferences, Online Marketing, Online PR, PR Conferences, SEO, Social Media

social media junctionIn a little over a week I’ll be giving the opening keynote at a social media conference in Auckland, New Zealand called Social Media Junction. The topic? The answer to one of the most common questions asked about social media:  ”The Truth About Social Media ROI”.

New Zealanders aka “Kiwis” are an active bunch on the social web with more than 2 in 5 interacting with companies via social sites and 84% of mobile social networkers there having visited Facebook (Nielsen). The social media momentum is growing and companies are hungry for information and perspective.

I’ll follow up the keynote presentation with a workshop, aka Masterclass Programme, the following day focused on Social Media Content Strategy that drills down into the mechanics of social media marketing, content marketing and SEO.  Here’s a bit of a preview on what I’ll be presenting in the workshop:

Lee Odden

Video Fake Steve Jobs Keynote – Web 2.0 Expo

Lee Odden on Apr 26th, 2008     Blogging, Marketing PR Conferences

One of the most entertaining keynote presentations at the Web 2.0 Expo by far was delivered by Forbes journalist, Dan Lyons. It’s a 15 minute long story of how Dan came to start the Fake Steve Jobs blog, it’s success and lessons learned. He also makes fun of EVERYONE. Enjoy:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3550977413365196450

BTW, if you want to see the 8 minutes before the video above, check this out on YouTube.

Lee Odden

Charlie Rose Keynote with Howard Rubenstein

Lee Odden on Apr 10th, 2008     Online Marketing, PR Conferences, Public Relations

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In the opening keynote at Media Relations Summit, the legendary TV journalist and interviewer, Charlie Rose, had the tables turned and became interviewee with the famous PR guru, Howard Rubenstein.

Rubenstein: Why are your interviews so revealing? How do you get your guests to reveal so much?

Rose: The thing about a story… Describes the recent news over the weekend about the Clinton campaign manager getting sacked. People that do what I do want to advance a story like that. Stories are about communicating the range of emotions that are important to people.

The world I live in is driven by relationships. It’s not who you know, but how you know them.

Jolina Pettice

SES NY Keynote: SEO Lessons and the Wall Street Journal

Jolina Pettice on Mar 19th, 2008     Enterprise SEO, Marketing PR Conferences, Online Marketing, Search Engine Strategies, SEO

SES NY Attendees, Keynote Day 3

After gathering around the caffeine this morning for Day 3 of SES New York, attendees gathered to listen to a keynote from Gordon McLeod, President, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network.

Gordon led the audience through the evolution of SEO within the Wall Street Journal organization, noting that they didn’t necessarily do things right the first or second time.

Since 1996, The Wall Street Journal has grown to incorporate SEO as a strategic business decision, not a grouping of tactics.

Here are some of the lessons they learned along the way:

1. Website is 1.0
Content has to be in places other than the company’s website. So stop holding onto it for dear life. Let your content transcend online channels including social.

Lee Odden

Guy Kawasaki Needs Your Links

Lee Odden on Nov 14th, 2006     Blogging, Marketing PR Conferences, Online Marketing, Pubcon

The WebmasterWorld Pubcon conference kicked off today with a short introduction to the conference by Brett Tabke and an opening keynote by Guy Kawasaki.

Apparently Guy really wants links as he sandwiched his very thoughtful and humorous presentation with requests for links so he can boost his Technorati ranking. Apparently he’s been hovering at around 46 and wants to hit the top ten.
He started off describing his backround working with Apple and Steve Jobs and very enthusiastic slant towards all things Mac. HIs recent book, Art of the Start is a best seller and serves as an interesting lead-in to his presentation, “The art of innovation”.

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