Our communications roles have changed, as have our job titles. Our marketing team of three has two of these "hottest jobs." But that leaves one of us, me, as just a "marketing generalist." Should I be worried? As CMO.com reports, "The company stands to gain a much better marketer who understands the big picture, and who … Continue reading Top 5 Hottest Jobs in Marketing
A version of this first appeared on CUinsight.com. I’m always on the lookout for useful tools. As a department of one, I’m short on time, but have plenty to do. Here are three (plus a half more) of my favorite tools: Wordmark.it: For finding the ideal typeface. Don’t let anyone tell you fonts aren’t important. … Continue reading 3.5 Tools for Busy Communicators
This post was originally published on CUinsight.com. “There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” ~Henry Kissinger The very definition of crisis means something unplanned. Crisis communication is the scary part of public relations and communications. It’s chaotic. You don’t know all the details. People might be scared. And others want … Continue reading 3 Concepts to Remember in a Crisis
Originally written for posting on the Kansas Credit Union Association website. Severe weather is upon us, and we have all heard the importance of having a personal severe weather kit with water, batteries, flashlight, important documents, medication… anything you need in case of a weather disaster. But what’s in your communications disaster kit? What do … Continue reading What’s in Your Communications Disaster Kit?
Originally written for credit union marketers and posted on the Kansas Credit Union Association's website, but any small business, nonprofit or other small organization could use these tips. Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone. With half of the nation watching for the game, and the other half only for the commercials, it can be … Continue reading Two Things Marketers Can Learn From the 2013 Superbowl