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22
Jul

Startupland: Madness, Brilliance and PR Misadventures

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"Startupland: Madness, Brilliance and PR Misadventures" brings new insight about startup decisions, the good and the bad, from the external PR counsel perspective.  Co-Authored by Kevin Wolf and Polly Traylor, the book shares stories about their clients, such as the CEO who only wanted "to podium," the CMO whose pitbull tactics had them running for the door, and the founder who put more energy into his Twitter posts than steering the ship on a smooth course.  We interview Kevin Wolf and ask him about the three biggest pitfalls for start-ups and what can be done to avoid them.  The host is Jim Obermayer

About the authors Kevin Wolf and Polly Taylor

Kevin Wolf is the founder of TGPR, a content marketing and PR agency based in Silicon Valley. Prior to starting TGPR, he managed corporate communications for a publicly-traded software company and worked in a pair of PR agencies. Kevin is a graduate of San Diego State University. He lives in Menlo Park, California, with his wife and sons.

Polly Traylor is founder and owner of PST Consulting, Inc., a corporate communications firm based in the Denver area. Previously, Polly worked at Microsoft in Seattle, and before that, as a staff editor and writer at various technology industry publications including CIO and The Industry Standard.  Polly is married to David, a life sciences investment banker, and together they are raising two daughters and three rescue  animals.

About the Companies

TGPR is a full-service content marketing and PR agency. Our clients are early stage enterprise cloud companies that want to raise awareness for their people, products and services, but don’t want to break the bank doing so. TGPR was founded in 2002 by enterprise communications practitioner Kevin Wolf, who is supported on client business by experienced writing and media professionals. TGPR’s mission is to support enterprise sales and marketing with great content and media relations. 

 

PST Consulting Inc. is a corporate communications provider serving startups up to Fortune 1000 clients with PR and writing services.

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11
Jul

The New PR: Blurring the Lines Between PR and Content Marketing

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In this interview with Interim VP of Marketing Erika Goldwater we discuss how PR must assume new responsibility and opportunities in its quest to more intimately engage its audience.  Erika says:

  • There are three steps the new PR person must take to be a PR content creator.
  • Must be that PR must also create content that the audience wants.
  • “It is no longer just a one and done press release,” she comments. 
  • PR must become an integral part of the marketing mix and strategy and create content.

 About Erika Goldwater Read the rest of this entry »

7
Dec

How PR Fuels Marketing and Drives Sales

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250-SLMARADIO-20161208-fairleigh.jpgSLMA Radio host Jim Obermayer interviews Elizabeth Fairleigh founder of thE Connection. They will discuss the power of PR to fuel marketing initiatives and drive sales. Fairleigh says PR has grown in importance to shape opinions as the point of the spear in high tech companies. Plus, she contends that PR is no longer just skill based word-smithing; it is an ability to create strategy as companies shape the playing field for their products. And yes, as Elizabeth Fairleigh discusses how PR drives sales. Then Program covers:

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30
Nov

Why PR is More Accountable in a Perplexing Digital World

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250-SLMARADIO-20161201-wincko.jpgSome say that public relations is more important than ever before.  Others contend it is losing ground in a digital world obsessed with accountability (read as sales results for every dollar spent in marketing).  Is PR more accountable than other forms of marketing?  Let’s hear it from Cision SVP of Marketing Ken WIncko.  We may also get a review of their new Cision Communication Cloud™. The host is Jim Obermayer

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28
Apr

The Recipe for Awesome PR that Fuels Marketing/Drives Sales

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SLMA Radio host Jim Obermayer interviews Elizabeth Fairleigh founder of thE Connection. They will discuss the power of PR to fuel marketing initiatives and drive sales. Fairleigh says PR has grown in importance to shape opinions as the point of the spear in high tech companies. Plus, she contends that PR is no longer just word-smithing skill based; it is an ability to create strategy as companies shape the playing field for their products. And yes, as Elizabeth Fairleigh discusses how PR drives sales. 

 
About Elizabeth Fairleigh 
A results-driven, PR professional with 20+ years of communications experience, I have earned a reputation for consistently exceeding my clients' expectations. I work with forward-thinking companies who understand the power of PR. Clients tend to be companies engaged in some aspect of Marketing &/or Sales. Prior to founding thE Connection in 1995, I was PR Director for two Atlanta-based tech firms, one of which filed a successful IPO during my tenure. 
 
In addition to in-house corporate PR, I have 5 years of agency experience working for an Atlanta-based PR firm. I began my career as a journalist in Rochester, New York and graduated with a degree in English from Agnes Scott College where I was Editor of the college's award-winning newspaper, "The Profile."
 
I am a recipient of the Phoenix Award, presented by the Public Relations Society of America/Georgia Chapter, recognizing excellence among public relations practitioners. I am an original member of the Board of Directors for CRMA-Atlanta and a current member of AiMA. 
 
About thE Connection
thE Connection, Inc.. is a PR firm specializing in media and analyst relations - Elizabeth Fairleigh founded the Atlanta-based company in 1995 and currently provides services to clients throughout the US. While many clients have been in the crm/technology arena, Fairleigh enjoys working with clients in other industries including the arts & hospitality. 
 
Specialties: Strategic PR planning and execution, media relations (traditional & new), analyst relations, thought leadership PR, book publicity, writing & editing: press releases, case studies, pitch letters, etc.
6
Jan

Why are Content Marketing Agencies all the Rage?

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SLMA Radio host Jim Obermayer interviews Christopher Hosford, editor-in-chief of the HosfordGroup a content marketing agency.  In this week's program Obermayer asks Hosford, "Why are Content Agencies necessary?" 

Can the typical digital, direct marketing, or branding agency handle content creation for B2B and B2C clients; or has the need outgrown their talents and ability to respond? Obermayer agrees nothing is created in lead gen today that does not have a need for a 'pile" of content for the insatiable appetite of buyers.  What content do these agencies create and what is the cost?  Is it true that those with the best and most content win?

About Christopher Hosford

Christopher Hosford is editor-in-chief of HosfordGroup, a New York City-based content marketing agency. He and his team are all former journalists — Chris previously was East Coast Bureau Chief of Crain's BtoB magazine, where he also spearheaded the company's content marketing services for such clients as Oracle Eloqua, Marketo, Aprimo, Act-On and Adobe. Previously Chris was editor-in-chief of the VNU/Nielsen publication Sales & Marketing Management magazine, and has covered marketing, business operations, finance and law fof 20 years. Chris was born in Atlanta, raised in Miami, and is a graduate of the University of Florida.

About the HosfordGroup, LLC

HosfordGroup LLC is a New York City-based B2B content marketing agency, specializing in the development of white papers, case studies, original research, webinars, blogs, live and virtual events, infographics and videos, among other forms of marketing content, all in support of clients' strategic marketing goals. HosfordGroup works directly with enterprise marketers, as well as with agencies of record to supplement their own content marketing services.

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11
Sep

Sept 13: Expert talk about the STUPID mistakes bloggers make!

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SLMA Host Jim Obermayer Interviews Dan McDade president of PointClear and Susan Finch of SusanFinch.com. McDade publishes ViewPoint, The Truth About Lead Generation which was just named One of Top 50 Blogs by Top Sales World. Susan Finch, the director web services for the SLMA, has created over 100 blogs for her clients. Learn what works and what doesn’t. Hear what Dan McDade has to say about what he has done to create an award winning blog. Hear from Susan Finch who recounts the stupidest, and sometimes costliest mistakes new bloggers make.

Dan McDade of Point ClearAbout Dan McDade

Dan McDade founded PointClear in 1997 with the mission to be the first and best company providing prospect development services to business-to-business companies with complex sales processes. He has been instrumental in developing the innovative strategies that drive revenue for PointClear clients nationwide.

In addition to serving as president and CEO of PointClear, Dan is the author of The Truth About Leads, an insightful book that sheds light on the little-known secrets that help focus B2B lead-generation efforts, align sales and marketing organizations and drive revenue. The book was published in 2011.

Dan is a board member and immediate past-chairman of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Education Collaborative, an organization promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in Georgia’s middle and high schools. He also serves on the TAG board. The Sales Lead Management Association named Dan one of the 50 most influential people in sales lead management in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In addition he was named a 2012 Top Sales Expert and one of the Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers for 2012 by Top Sales World. Dan is also the author of ViewPoint | The Truth About Lead Generation, a blog exploring issues related to B2B sales, marketing and lead generation.

About PointClear

PointClear is the prospect development company. Founded in 1997, the Atlanta-based company helps B2B companies drive revenue. PointClear closes the gap between marketing and sales—nurturing leads, engaging contacts and developing prospects until they're ready to close.

PointClear’s prospect development services include market development, lead development and opportunity development, encompassing the following functions: lead generation, qualification, and nurturing; event support; and data segmentation and management. The company stands out because of its strategic approach to planning; the quality of its people; and a multi-touch, multi-media, multi-cycle prospecting process.

This unique combination gives clients such as Quincy Compressor, CenterBeam, South Star Entergy Services, Intermec, Bomgar, Microsoft, Optum Insight, Joulex and D&B more predictable forecasts and significantly higher revenue results.

Susan Finch Web Solutions ProviderAbout Susan Finch

Susan prides herself on keeping the ego out of client blogging and web devel0pment. She believes in giving her clients all access to their files, with warnings of course of how to NOT break it. She has been in Marketing and Public Relations since 1984 and began devel0ping websites in 1996 with her first client, the City of Anaheim. Over the past several years she has a spent a lot of her time training clients on how to take charge of their sites, become disciplined in adding good content regularly, and helping them avoid simple, yet sometimes catastrophic mistakes.

Her background in public relations has helped her advise clients as to what they should share, and how they should respond to unexpected headlines that involve their companies.  Laguna Woods Village (formerly Leisure World) in Laguna Woods, CA taught her about the importance of training clients and spokespeople to respond to the media and express their views in a positive and diplomatic way.

Susan has been a director for the SLMA since 2008. She is also the founder and CEO of Binky Patrol, Inc. - an all volunteer non-profit that makes blankets and gives them away to children and teens in need of comfort.

Connect with her:  susanfinch.com | LinkedIn | @susanfinchweb

13
Feb

Feb 16: Jeff Pedowitz and Debbie Qaqish of The Pedowitz Group

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Will Crist will ask Debbie and Jeff about:

  1. The three biggest issues facing B2B marketers in 2012?
  2. What’s your definition of a revenue marketer?
  3. Tell us about your Revenue Marketer Radio program?
  4. Who was the best interview you’ve had on your Revenue Marketing Radio program?
  5. How can marketers measure marketing ROI from social media?
  6. Tell us how to integrate sales and marketing activities and goals.
  7. How large does a company have to be before it can use The Pedowitz Group?

Jeff and Debbie have been independently named as two of the most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2010 and 2011. Debbie was also recognized in 2011 as one of the 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management.

Jeff Pedowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer the Pedowitz Group Jeff has 20 years of experience leading successful B2C and B2B organizations. As founder and president of The Pedowitz Group, Jeff is responsible for setting the company's vision and strategic direction along with managing all daily operations. He frequently writes and speaks on a variety of topics related to demand generation, Web 2.0, and marketing.

Debbie Qaqish, Chief Revenue Marketing Officer As a principal partner and chief revenue marketing officer of The Pedowitz Group, Debbie is responsible for developing and managing client relationships, as well as leading the firm’s strategic partnerships and alliances.

Debbie is a nationally recognized speaker, thought leader and innovator in the demand generation field, with more than 30 years of experience applying strategy, technology and process to help B2B companies drive revenue growth.

Debbie has been at the forefront of the marketing automation phenomenon, first as a beneficiary, and as an advocate and expert. She is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to driving revenue through demand generation techniques, marketing automation technologies and the integration of sales and marketing.

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Feb

Feb Shows: Shawn Naggiar, Kevin Miller, Jeff Pedowitz, Debbie Qaqish and Paul Mosenson

The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) weekly radio program (broadcast live at 5 PM PST each Thursday), announced the line-up for February’s SLMA Radio Programs. He will interview Shawn Naggiar CRO of Act-On Software on Feb 2nd, Kevin Miller CMO and Principle of SalesFUSION on February 9th, Jeff Pedowitz and Debbie Qaqish of the Pedowitz Group on Feb 15th and Paul Mosenson President of NuSpark Marketing on Feb 23rd. Read the rest of this entry »

2
Jan

Jan. 5: Jill Konrath - 3 Biggest Problems You Are Called Upon to Fix

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jill-konrath.jpgJill Konrath’s career is defined by her relentless search for fresh sales strategies that actually work in today’s business environment. She's a bestselling author and frequent speaker at sales conferences.

We will be talking to Jill about the three biggest problems you are called upon to fix at companies and your success in fixing them, as well as her book, SNAP Selling.

SNAP Selling, Jill's newest book, jumped to #1 on Amazon within hours of its release. Selling to Big Companies, her 1st book, was selected as a "must-read" by Fortune magazine. It's been an Amazon Top 20 sales book since 2006.

26
Dec

Dec. 29: Best of SLMA Radio - Lisa Cramer, Jeff Pedowitz and Russell Kern

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The Sales Lead Management Association hosts a live weekly radio program dedicated to the management of sales leads. This week’s guests are: Lisa Cramer and Russell Kern

Commentary: Jeff Pedowitz, The Pedowitz Group.

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Lisa Cramer, LeadLife Solutions Russell Kern, President of The Kern Organization
6
Dec

Dec 8: Crisis Communications Planning with Bob Conrad and Aprimo’s Lisa Arthur Data Socialization

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Bob Conrad, Conrad Communications

SLMA Director, Christel Hall brings our guest, Bob Conrad to us.  She had this introduction to share, "Bob is a PhD, APR, and colleague here in Northern Nevada, whose day job is as public information officer for the State of Nevada (Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources).  As such, he has dealt with crisis management issues many times and speaks on crisis management to other business groups.  In fact, he recently created an ebook (available on his website) that covers an interview with Jim Lukazewski, who is PRSA National’s expert on crisis management, and who has been a crisis management consultant for major corporations and government officials.

Off hours, Bob is an author and blogger/creator of ThisisReno.com, a community news site.  I just finished editing Bob’s next book which addresses in part how often the media misinform…Toyota, EWG, etc., and are sometimes instrumental in creating a crisis where none would otherwise exist.  So as a public relations specialist, a crisis communications specialist, and a blogger, he provides an interesting mix.  Plus, he’s not shy about being controversial with some of his comments."

Bob will be discussing planning for the unforeseen emergency through good leadership and other tips.

SLMA Director, Susan Finch will be interjecting a few tips with regards to preparing your online presence to distribute your emergency or message about an unplanned situation quickly and effectively.

Lisa Arthur, Chief Marketing Officer - Aprimo

Lisa will be speaking on the topic of the "socialization of data" and how this trend impacts customer engagement.  As Aprimo’s Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa drives global market and brand strategy, solutions and product marketing, demand generation and customer-centric initiatives. A 25-year marketing veteran, she has served as CMO for Internet leader Akamai Technologies and B2B2C application provider Mindjet.

Lisa spent nearly seven years at Oracle, where as a Vice President of Marketing, she managed the market entry and growth for Oracle CRM and drove market and demand initiatives for all of Oracle’s services including its E-Business Suite On-Demand. Most recently, as the founder for Cinterim, Lisa applied her market-centric processes and insight to provide strategic counsel for Silicon Valley start-ups and Fortune 50 technology companies.

Lisa is a seasoned keynote speaker and has addressed diverse topics at Web 2.0, Office 2.0, American Marketing Association (AMA) Strategy Conference, Stanford University and the MIT Sloan CMO Summit. She has also appeared on Asia’s Wall Street Journal broadcast and published papers with AMA. Lisa is a member of Ball State’s Emerging Media Board of Advisors and a former advisory board member of the CMO Council. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University.

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Oct

Oct. 6 Show: Debra da Costa, Direct Marketing Partners and Susan Finch, Binky Patrol, Inc.

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ddacosta_DMP.jpgDebra da Costa, CEO Direct Marketing Partners

Debra da Costa is the founder and CEO of one of the leading sales lead management service providers, Direct Marketing Partners. Debra is a pioneer in the sales lead field. Debra da Costa founded Direct Marketing Partners in 1991 with the goal of creating a company truly responsive to the individual needs of clients. To this end, she structured DMP so that the company would be large enough to have the depth of expertise required by corporations with worldwide interests, but of a size that would permit close project participation by all the firm's senior staff, as well as flexibility and agility.

From the beginning, and under Debra's leadership, DMP has provided clients with marketing campaigns, which generate sales leads of superior quality. Over the years, the company’s offerings have expanded to include call center/ telemarketing, hosted database, list research and acquisition, direct mail, e-mail marketing, search engine marketing, professional services consulting, fulfillment and event support services.

Before creating DMP, Debra was the President of Debra da Costa Consulting where she was responsible for high-tech industry marketing campaigns.

In her career, Debra has held several design and technical positions with public agencies in both Canada and the U.S. and was responsible for the marketing efforts of Lawrence Moss and Associates. It is through these experiences that she discovered that all roads lead to marketing.

Debra will be answering question and sharing insights on the importance of lead qualification.

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In 1996 Susan Finch was immersed in a high-end art gallery in Laguna Beach, but knew she needed to do something to help her community and children in need.  The idea for Binky Patrol Comforting Covers for Kids came to her one afternoon and she immediately contacted local media to help her get this idea rolling.  One of the first partnerships she developed was with Wahoo's Fish Taco headquartered in Santa Ana, California.  She learned the value of mutually beneficial partnerships with regards to sponsors and events.  She was carried along in the beginning by Wahoo's Founder, Wing Lam who showed her how everyone can win and all brands can benefit from the criss-cross marketing and publicity.  This was before Social Media and the Internet was truly getting its legs at that point.  Now, 15 years later, the organization has enjoyed publicity at the local level with chapters finding their own corporate partners.  The companies are able to utilize the list of the charity and gain exposure, goodwill and a sense of community without a lot of effort.  The charity benefits from the added volunteer force, exposure to the sponsors clients, newsgroups and social media reach.  All benefit.   Susan will answer questions about ways B2B and B2C can help expand their reach while helping a charity, without putting a strain on their budgets.

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Jun

June 30 Show: Peter Shankman and Mike Muhney of VIPorbit

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PR Week Magazine has described Peter as “redefining the art of networking”, and Investor’s Business Daily has called him “crazy, but effective”. Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage.

An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and worldwide connector, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about Social Media, PR, marketing, advertising, and customer service.

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media. HARO is currently the largest free source repository in the world, sending out over 1,500 queries from worldwide media each week.

Peter is also the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc., a boutique Social Media, Marketing and PR Strategy firm located in New York City, with clients worldwide. His blog, which he launched in 1995 at http://shankman.com, both comments on and generates news and conversation.

Peter is the author of two books: Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work and Why Your Company Needs Them (Wiley and Sons 2006) and Customer Service: New Rules for a Social-Enabled World (Que/Pearson, 2010) and a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and tradeshows worldwide

A marketing pundit for several national and international news channels, including Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC, Peter is frequently quoted in major media and trade publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, The Associated Press, Reuters and USA Today.

Born and raised in New York City, Peter still resides there with his two psychotic cats, Karma and NASA.

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Mike Muhney is the CEO & Founder of VIPorbit, a software startup company focused on Mobile Contact Management solutions initially focusing on the iPhone and soon iPad.

Mike’s credentials? Well, he is the Co-Founder and Inventor/Designer of ACT! – the product that originally created the Contact Management category globally. During it’s 24-year life ACT! has had over 10,000,000 people globally use it.

Mike is also Co-Author of a forthcoming book “Who’s In Your ORBIT?” and subtitled “Beyond Facebook…Creating Relationships That Matter.”

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May

May 5 Show: Public Relations and Marketing, Lisa Arthur and Christel Hall

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lisa-arthur.jpgLisa Arthur, Chief Marketing Officer - Aprimo

As Aprimo’s Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa drives global market and brand strategy, solutions and product marketing, demand generation and customer-centric initiatives. A 25-year marketing veteran, she has served as CMO for Internet leader Akamai Technologies and B2B2C application provider Mindjet.

Lisa spent nearly seven years at Oracle, where as a Vice President of Marketing, she managed the market entry and growth for Oracle CRM and drove market and demand initiatives for all of Oracle’s services including its E-Business Suite On-Demand. Most recently, as the founder for Cinterim, Lisa applied her market-centric processes and insight to provide strategic counsel for Silicon Valley start-ups and Fortune 50 technology companies.

Lisa is a seasoned keynote speaker and has addressed diverse topics at Web 2.0, Office 2.0, American Marketing Association (AMA) Strategy Conference, Stanford University and the MIT Sloan CMO Summit. She has also appeared on Asia’s Wall Street Journal broadcast and published papers with AMA. Lisa is a member of Ball State’s Emerging Media Board of Advisors and a former advisory board member of the CMO Council. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University.

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Christel Hall, PRowrite

Christel Hall is owner and operator of PRowrite Public Relations, specializing in business-to-business public relations consulting, writing and editing.  While Christel promotes client products and services to journalists and bloggers, she also helps those same B2B clients, large and small, understand how to communicate productively and profitably direct to target audiences via the Internet and social media.

Her experience includes several years in marketing communications and public relations for corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Beckman Instruments, Lear Siegler, Legacy Electronics, and Micromanipulator, and for agencies Needham Harper Worldwide and The Young Company, before founding PRowrite in 1990.   Christel serves on many boards and committees for the Public Relations Society of America, the Business Marketing Association, the SoCal PR Network, the Carson Area Marketing and PR Network (CAMPN) and SLMA.

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Apr

April 21 Show: Jeff Pedowitz and Tony Rutigliano

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Jeff Pedowitz of The Pedowitz GroupJeff Pedowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer

We will ask Jeff why the Pedowitz Group is ranked 12th in Atlanta’s fastest Growing Companies (out of 50).   What does his company do that is different from his competitors?  What advice can he give sales manager’s to grow their revenue in 2011?   What is the number one error marketing manager’s are making in 2011?

Jeff has 20 years of experience leading successful B2C and B2B organizations. As founder and president of The Pedowitz Group, Jeff is responsible for setting the company's vision and strategic direction along with managing all daily operations. He frequently writes and speaks on a variety of topics related to demand generation, Web 2.0, and marketing.

Prior to founding The Pedowitz Group, Jeff served as vice president of professional services for Eloqua, one of the world's leading providers of demand generation software. While there, he spearheaded a best practices consulting organization from the ground up and helped Eloqua achieve a significant thought leadership position in the marketplace.

Jeff began his career with Subway Sandwiches, where he successfully built a territory to include 35 owned and franchised stores. From there, he held key leadership and executive positions with Computer Associates, SmartTime Software, and Salesnet.

Tony Rutigliano - Gallup and co-author of Strengths Basd Selling

Tony Rutigliano, Founder of Gallup’s Sales Force Effectiveness Practice

The SLMA will ask Tony why his book Strengths Based Selling is difference from the several dozen other books on selling published each month.   We’ll ask what sales managers, salespeople and C-Level management can learn from his book.

Tony Rutigliano is coauthor of Strengths Based Selling, which Gallup Press published in March 2011. Rutigliano consults on ways that organizations can improve their effectiveness in assessing, developing, and retaining talented contributors. A founder and leader of Gallup's sales force effectiveness practice, he has expertise in measuring the capacity for success within individuals and teams and helping organizations deploy effective systems to recruit and manage their human capital.

Rutigliano rejoined Gallup in 2007 as a Senior Practice Expert after serving nearly four years as Vice President/Chief Learning Officer for ADP. At ADP, Rutigliano oversaw initiatives and programs aimed at improving the organization's learning, leadership development, succession planning, performance management, and talent-assessment capabilities. He also led many of the sales training and sales-manager development efforts for ADP's force of more than 5,000 reps.

Before joining ADP in 2004, Rutigliano served as a Senior Managing Consultant with Gallup. During his 10 years with the company, he worked with clients in the technology, financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and media industries throughout North America and Europe. Rutigliano also served in a leadership role during the launch of Gallup's Q12 employee engagement practice.

Before initially joining Gallup, Rutigliano was publisher and editor-in-chief of Sales & Marketing Management magazine, where he led a team that reported on and influenced key trends in sales force structure, automation, training, and compensation. He has also served as a director with the American Management Association, where he worked in such fields as human resources management, training, and compensation.

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Mar

March 31 Show: Mike Schultz and Tony Panaccio

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mike-shutlz.jpgMike Schultz, Publisher

Host Will Crist wants to discuss Mike’s new book, Rainmaking Conversations. This is a landmark book that is getting a large launch, find out why.

Mike Schultz, Publisher of RainToday, is world-renowned as a consultant and expert in services marketing and rainmaking. Mike is also President of the RAIN Group, a sales training sales assessment, and sales performance improvement company that helps leading organizations improve sales results. His practice focuses on strategy for professional service and technology businesses in the areas of branding, marketing, lead generation, and sales performance.

Co-author of the booksProfessional Services Marketing (Wiley, July 2009) and Rainmaking Conversations(Wiley, March 2011), Mike is a well-known speaker in his areas of expertise, delivering keynotes and speeches for such organizations as MarketingSherpa. Over 80 publications and news outlets such as Business Week, Inc. Magazine, BNN, Boston Business Journal, and others have featured Mike's original articles and white papers, and frequently quote him as an expert. Mike is a lead author in many RainToday.com research reports.

tony-panaccio.jpgTony Panaccio, EMSI Public Relations

Public relations has really blossomed with the internet. Will Crist will discuss how PR is being used by B2B to inexpensively spread the gospel for a company’s products and services like never before.

Tony Panaccio is the Senior Campaign Strategist for EMSI Public Relations. With more than 28 years experience in news and media – split evenly between journalism and marketing -- Tony has an intrinsic understanding of what editors, producers and radio show hosts want and how to deliver it.

Tony started his career in the media as a newspaper journalist for The Clearwater Sun, The Tampa Tribune, The Hollywood Sun-Tattler and The Miami Herald’s Topic Magazine. In 1989, Tony moved on to public relations as a VP for Edelman PR Worldwide and the Weber Group, and as a Managing Director for Hill & Knowlton. During those years in the Big Three of PR agencies, he worked with client such as IBM, Sony, Warner Bros., Microsoft and others. He participated in the IBM Deep Blue computer chess match against Russian chess champ Gary Kasparov, and even wrote speeches for Microsoft’s Bill Gates. Continuing his growth, Tony soon was tapped to be a Senior VP at CrossGen Entertainment (later bought by Disney), where he managed the company’s communications with the media and worked with film producer Michael Uslan (of Batman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Constantine, National Treasure fame) to license CrossGen’s properties into film and television.

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Jan

Jan. 27 Show: Eric Swartzman, iPressroom and Jenny Vance of LeadJen

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Join us Thursday to hear Eric Swartzman, CEO of iPressroom speaking about 'Social Marketing to the Business Customer.' and Janny Vance, CEO of LeadJen

Eric Schwartzman of Eric Schwatrzman.com

@EricSchwartzman is coauthor of Social Marketing to the Business Customer, the first book devoted exclusively to B2B social media communications. He has been conducting monthly social media training programs for PRSA since 2006 and works as an independent online communications consultant to businesses, the US Military, government agencies and nonprofits. Eric specializes in online communications strategy, social media policy development and accelerating social media literacy within organizations. He is a frequenter speaker at professional conferences and has been producing the award-winning podcast “On the Record...Online” (@ontherecord), which focuses on how technology is changing the way organizations communicate, since April 2005.

Jenny Vance CEO of LeadJen

Across the globe, LeadJen has developed partnerships and supplied services that increase sales growth through database building, marketing campaigns, & B2B appointment setting. These advances enable any company, in any industry to improve marketing campaigns and grow sales revenue. LeadJen is consistently blazing past phenomenal benchmarks of appointment generation & pipeline growth.

Erik Schwartzman Jenny Vance of LeadJen
Eric Schwartzman of Eric Schwatrzman.com Jenny Vance CEO of LeadJen

This show is sponsored by: SmartLead by AdTrack

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Jan

Jan. 13 Show: Michael A Brown, Debbie Qaqish - Pedowitz Group, Sally Lowery - Bronto Software

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This Thursday's show will feature commentary by Michael A. Brown.

More than 20 years’ experience with companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 100. Michael A Brown advises and trains your marketing and sales groups to use the phone effectively to find, land, and keep customers, and grow your business. Favorably differentiate your phone approach and conduct from consumer “telemarketing” and from your competitors.Help you build and ramp-up your in-house phone team, or recommend the best outsourced call centers to conduct telemarketing and telesales for you. Pedowitz Group's Chief Revenue Officer, Debbie Qaqish

As a marketer on the forefront of the marketing automation phenomenon – first as a beneficiary and now as an advocate and expert – Qaqish is a nationally sought-after speaker on topics related to driving revenue through demand generation techniques, marketing automation technologies and the integration of sales and marketing.

Qaqish addressed MBA students at the Mason School of Business at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, on October 27, 2010 and broadcast her internet talk-radio show, WRMR-Revenue Marketer Radio live from the classroom the following day.

Pedowitz customer, Sally Lowery from Bronto Software.

Sally Lowery is the Director of Online Marketing at Bronto Software, a leading email service provider. In her role, she manages tactical and strategic lead acquisition, multi-channel marketing, and the integration of marketing concepts. Many of her whitepapers on email marketing, multi-channel marketing, analytics and automation have been published by E-Commerce News, Email Marketing Reports, Practical eCommerce, DemandGen Report and Magilla Marketing. Sally has over 12 years of extensive experience in traditional and online marketing in both the B2B and B2C space.

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Michael A. Brown Debbie Qaqish Sally Lowery

This show is sponsored by: SmartLead by AdTrack