Here are the 10 things you need to know to accelerate your innovation.
Today, every brand wants to do more with the content they own. They want to share it with more people, sell it to more people, or even just engage more of their company in reading it. And, this is no short-term task. The average company is expecting to work on this for at least five years before they feel their digital content distribution strategy is solid and effective. That said, no one person or company claims to know all of the answers in generating a proven path toward success and high-value brand equity. Everyone loves to hear what others are doing and innovate off of that.
After having been on the road for three weeks, speaking with CMOs and CEOs of companies - from B2B to B2C, and across all industries and countries, I felt there were 10 pieces of advice that could help everyone accelerate their innovation, or simply gain enough courage to get started. A few people asked me to share them in a broader forum, so here they are:
Good luck! And share you stories and learnings. At this point in the digital distribution lifecycle, things are going to keep getting better and more exciting!
This column was first published Sept. 30, 2011.
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Jeanniey Mullen, a recognized women-in-business and tech, is known for her entrepreneurial style and her ability to build, shape, and grow brands into well-known dominant, successful entities. Jeanniey is a pioneer in email, mobile, and digital marketing; publishing; and brand-building. She now leads her own agency, YellowBean LLC, focused on assisting companies of all sizes with driving innovation and growth. Most recently, Jeanniey was the Global EVP, CMO, and subsequently Chief Growth Officer for Zinio, where she worked to define and implement strategies creating explosive growth through strategic partnerships with publishers, technology companies, brands, and consumers during her five-year tenure. Jeanniey has authored and contributed to multiple books, blogs, and magazine articles. She is a regular columnist for ClickZ, a blogger for Huffington Post, and a frequent keynote speaker. A serial networker, in 2005 Jeanniey founded the Email Experience Council, which was sold to the Direct Marketing Association in 2008. She sits on the Advisory Board for IndieFlix, and on the International Executive Council of the Internet Marketing Association. Jeanniey is recognized as both a Top CMO and Top Author on Twitter, and was most recently featured as Mover and Shaker by the Professional Woman's Magazine, and a featured Woman in Technology by The Legacy Series Magazine.
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